Fourth of July Special: The Top Lefty Tunes of the Last Thirty Years


Some weeks ago, conservative rag The National Review did a piece on the "50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs," listing, very dubiously, the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" as number one. (Pete Townshend was so irked that he rebutted it on his website, writing, "the song was meant to let politicians and revolutionaries alike know that what lay in the centre of my life was not for sale.")

But what about the top progressive songs? Granted, this is a lot easier -- the Sixties was practically one long lefty tune. So, unlike some recent (pretty decent) lists, we're going to avoid the low-hanging fruit and limit ours to the last 30 years. To get you started:

"When the President Talks to God," Bright Eyes
"Death or Glory," The Clash
"Killing in the Name Of," Rage Against the Machine
"The Message," Grandmaster Flash
"Fight the Power," Public Enemy
"Between the Wars," Billy Bragg
"Born in the USA," Bruce Springsteen

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