Best Protest Songs of All Time

In two classes; one based on how music and politics intersect, the other delving deep into the Beatles and the music of the 1960’s, it is increasingly difficult to ignore the importance and the impact of protest music. Rolling Stone, of course, provides the list of the 10 best protest songs of all time:

10. Country Joe and the Fish, ‘I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag’

9. Bob Dylan, ‘Hurricane’

8. Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘Fortunate Son’

7. Bob Dylan, ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

6. Rage Against the Machine, ‘Killing in the Name’

5. Barry McGuire, ‘Eve of Destruction’

4. Bob Dylan, ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’

3. Buffalo Springfield, ‘For What It’s Worth’

2. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, ‘Ohio’

1. Bob Dylan, ‘Masters of War’


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