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There have been many songs that demonstrate Liberal view points. Some of them are protest songs.
Considered to be/could be left wingEdit
|Nelson Mandella||The Specials||1983||In The Studio||A protest song asking for political activist Nelson Mandella to be released.|
|This Land Is Your Land||Woody Guthrie||1944||
Advocates an end to poverty; workers' rights; and equality. Three of the verses are actually rarely sung; they are commonly censorsed because conservatives don't want to sing about
|What's Going On||Marvin Gaye||1971||What'sGoingOn|
|(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang||Heaven 17||1981||Penthouse & Pavement||Attacks the policies of Margaret Thatcher & Ronald Reagan and was banned by a conservative DJ.|
|Born In The USA||Bruce Springsteen||1984||Born In The USA||Attacks American imperialism, the Vietnam War and the way America treats veterans.|
|The Phony King Of England||Phil Harris||1973||Robin Hood (Disney version) soundtrack||Refers to Prince John and reflects how the poor feel about his unfair taxes.|
|Smalltown Boy||Bronski Beat||1984||The Age Of Consent||Attacks homophobia|
|Woodman Spare That Tree||George Pope Morris||1837||Attempts to persuade people to rethink damaging plants|
|Der Fuehrer's Face||Spike Jones||1942||Protests against Adolf Hitler, a fascist dictator|
|Blowin' In The Wind||Bob Dylan||1963||Freewheelin' Bob Dylan|
|Times They Are A-Changin'||Bob Dylan||1964||Times They Are A-Changin'|
|Fortunate Son||Creedance Clearwater Revival||1969||Willy & The Poor Boys|
|Subterranean Homesick Blues||Bob Dylan||1965||Bringing It All Back Home|
|War||Edwin Starr||1969||Protests against the Vietnam war|
|Sister Suffragette||Glynis Johns||1964||Mary Poppins soundtrack||Mrs. Banks (Glynis Johns' character) fights for equal rights for women|
|Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)||Marvin Gaye||1971||What's Going On|
|To Be Young, Gifted And Balck||Nina Simone||1969||Promotes anti-racism|
|Say It Loud; I'm Black & I'm Proud||James Brown||Promotes anti-racism|
|Ghost Town||The Specials||1981||n/a||Proves that Britain was in a terrible condition when Thatcher was in power|
|Height Of The Fighting (He-La-Hu)||Heaven 17||1981||Penthouse & Pavement|
|The Lebanon||The Human League||1984||Hysteria||Anti-war|
|No More Heroes||The Stranglers||1977||No More Heroes||Leon Trotsky and Lenin are among the heroes Hugh Cornwell lists|
|Zombie||The Cranberries||1994||No Need To Argue||Anti-war|
|Allentown||Billy Joel||1982||Nylon Curtain|
|Your Mirror||Simply Red||1991||Stars|
|I Want It All||Queen||1989||The Miracle|
|Hammer To Fall||Queen||1984||
|Anti-war ("What the hell are we fighting for?")|
|Black Friday||Steely Dan||1975||Katy Lied|
|Sunday Bloody Sunday||U2||1983|
|Another Way To Lie||Disturbed||2010||
|Imagine||John Lennon||If everyone cared for eachother|
|We Are The World||Artists for Haiti||2010||
singers trying to promote Haiti and help their people
The song also peaked at #2, but the radio didnt seem
to play it much, so it only stayed for like 6 weeks.
|If Everyone Cared||Nickelback||2006||anti-poverty song|
|Smells Like Teen Spirit||Nirvana||1991|
|Bonzo Goes To Bitburg||Ramones||1984||A song that criticizes Ronald Reagan|
|The Show Goes On||Lupe Fiasco||2011||A rap that talks about kids all around the world, and what holds them back|
|Ignite The People||6th Sense||2008||A rap song endorsing Obama|
|Black President||Nas||2008||another song about Obama|
|Cold Dead Hand||Jim Carrey||2013||A song supporting Gun-Control|
|Lay Me Down||Dirty Heads||2010||A song that is slighty similar to the "Bonnie and Clyde" story and immigration|
|Im So Bored (with USA)||A song criticizing the neo-conservatism in America|
|Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey||Sly & The Family Stone||1969||Stand||Equal rights for both blacks and whites.|
A powerful message to women about their appearance and society's expectations of beauty.
One woman also removes a wig to reveal a bald head, and Caillat herself removes hair extensions and fake eyelashes.
The song finishes: "Take your make-up off/Let your hair down/Take a breath/Look into the mirror, at yourself/Don't you like you?/Cause I like you."
|¿Which Side Are You On?||Ani DiFranco||2012||¿Which Side Are You On?||An anthem of the Occupy Wall Street movement that criticizes Reaganomics and capitalism's constraints on democracy while also promoting feminism.|
|Eventually||Shades||1997||Shades||A song that promotes women's equality|
|As Long As You Love Me||Backstreet Boys||1997||Backstreet's Back||The song promotes diversity and multi-culturalism.|