Friday, May 26

The Top 50 Liberal Rock Songs of All Time

Please tell me nobody's gonna do this. And if they do, please tell me that "Imagine" isn't going to be #1. Somebody.

15 comments:

norbizness said...

I vote for "At Home He's a Tourist" by Gang of Four, and no, it probably won't be done. The staff of The Nation probably listens to the sublime sounds of Hopi rugs being woven rather than music.

BegginningToWonder said...

Well, it won't be "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Old Oak Tree"

The Critic said...

Not "Imagine", silly. "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

Roxanne said...

yuck.

R.Porrofatto said...

I hope not. And somehow I don't think this one would make it on the list:

The people of old Mississippi
Should all hang their heads in shame
I can't understand how their minds work
What's the matter don't they watch Les Crane?
But if you ask me to bus my children
I hope the cops take down your name
So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

Phil Ochs

Vitamin J said...

Patton Oswalt does a funny bit about the music on conservative talk shows vs. the crap they play on NPR. In a nutshell, he says the talk show hosts don't have any illusions about being hip and music-savvy, so they let their interns pick the songs, whereas the programmers at NPR think they're still "down," therefore, "Man, I got me an Ornette Coleman bootleg that was recorded in a graveyard in 1961! The kids'll dig this!"

eRobin said...

Dude, protest music is our greatest strength, which is sad I guess. If you don't like Imagine, stick with the angrist songs. I nominate:

Washington Bullets - Clash
Devils and Dust - Springsteen my current favorite
Call Me Up - Gang of Four
Going Underground - Jam
Street Fighting Man - Stones
Born in the USA - Springsteen
Know Your Rights - Clash, but it's an annoying song
Rich Man's War - Steve Earle

But Imagine really is number one just because it pisses conservatives off so beautifully.

eRobin said...

Okay, my husband nominates the Barney song.

Mudge said...

Alice's Restaurant

Liberal?..maybe..anti-establishment, very.

We've all felt at times that we belonged on the group W bench.

KathyR said...

Good luck with that...

Doug said...

"Star Spangled Banner" -- It's a song about a bunch of edgy rebels flying their freak flag who aren't down with the Establishment's rules.

Alex said...

either "Straight Outta Compton" or "Love Me, I'm a Liberal"

Steve M. said...

The Washingrton Post starts with five for liberals:

-- "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke.

-- "Mississippi Goddam" by Nina Simone.

-- "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.

-- "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye.

-- "You Haven't Done Nothin"' by Stevie Wonder.

Could be worse.

Sasha Slutsker said...

My 2 cents:

"Ohio" by Neil Young
"Let Them Eat War" by Bad Religion
"Revolution" by The Beatles (yes, it's liberal, not conservative as NRO said)
"F the CC" by Steve Earle
"Where is the Love?" by Black Eyed Peas

Gold For Runescape said...

"Star Spangled Banner" -- It's actually a song of a couple of edgy rebels traveling his or her fanatic flag whom are not along with all the Establishment's guidelines.
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