Two weeks ago we published a list of 10 Protest Songs that certainly are beloved and hold historic renown. No doubt there are an endless plethora to select from so our editors opted to pick one from each decade beginning in the 1960s.
Though we received some varying feedback on our Facebook Post about the sanctity of our selections including “any list that doesn’t include Bob Dylan is BS,” we still back our choices because all of the songs and artists from the initial list stand on their own merit.
That said, we certainly agree that there are so many more songs and artists worth mentioning that no single list could fully encapsulate the total. Hence here’s a dozen more “Songs That Inspired Change” to add to your protest playlist.
We’d love to get your comments on more of your favorite songs and artists that inspired a change in your heart, mind and soul.
After all, we’re all in this together.
James C. Sullivan is a guitarist, singer and long-time journalist having worked at publications including Snowboarder Magazine and USA Today. He recently returned to his roots in New England after a decade in California because cold winters and cloudy days inspire more creativity.