Great protests songs

name 'em!

I’ll start:

Radio Radio
God Save the Queen
Blowing in the Wind?
Where have all the flowers gone?


“Blame Canada”

Why Don’t We Do It In The Road - The Beatles

(You may think I’m joking :) )

Her Majesty :)

Alice’s Resturant
Arlo Guthrie

Ye canna shove yir granny aff the bus. trad
Shuddapa you face. Joe Dolci
Wallstreet Shuffle. 10cc
Fairytale of New York. Shane Macgowan and Kirsty MacColl.

So, it really all depends what you’re protesting about! :D


Good choices Tom!
We’re have all the flowers gone? Always wanted to do a remake of that one…
How about,
House of the Rising Sun? The Animals? Ok so it’s protesting drug abuse…but a protest none the less…

I Shot The Sherrif
Get Up Stand Up!

need I say who?

A Woman In Somalia–Sade

Mr. Lonely–not shure who wrote it, an oldie but a goodie.

Biko Peter Gabriel

Those are great. Biko - forgot that one - great, great great!

The times, they are a changin’…

a favorite of mine, also

Soldier’s Song… James Taylor


And you say that the battle is over - John Denver

Seven o’ Clock News / Silent Night - Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair (Countermelody) - Simon & Garfunkel
"Generals order their soldiers to kill. And to fight for a cause they’ve long ago forgotten"

Borderline - Chris de Burgh

Lots of U2 songs…

Alamo - Donovan

Chicago by Graham Nash

Ohio by Neil Young

Dancing Queen by Abba (actually I protested this song):slight_smile:

and it’s one, two, three what are we fightin’ for?

Masters of War - Bob Dylan

War of Man - Neil Young

Working Class Hero - John Lennon

Get Over it - The Eagles

bin Gali

And you say that the battle is over - John Denver
Actually that song was written by my friend David Mallett - see

I actually played bass on Dave's first album. Denver also did The Garden Song from that album.


Ah, the brain is working better, I keep coming up with stuff from the other side of the pond:
How about a lot of stuff by Billy Bragg?
London Calling - most of the album actually
A bunch of stuff by the Jam :)

Actually that song was written by my friend David Mallett

Wow !

I didn't even realise that that was a cover that John Denver did.
An imensly powerfull nature lover song.



Man,they all forgettin bout the most powerfull protest song of all time,