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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

Song Artist Year Album Details
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 the things that suck about America socialism in a patriotic song.

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
Revolution Beatles 1968
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

Works

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
fighting against global warning and pollution
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.
Try

Colbie Caillat

2014 Republic (Label)

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.

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