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13 Great Anti-Trump Protest Songs

Dozens of artists have responded to Trump’s rise with new or reworked songs of defiance. Here are some of the most powerful

From pop to punk, hip-hop to heavy metal, Donald Trump‘s rise to power has triggered a new wave of protest songs. Below we present a representative sampling, ranging from a reworked Carole King classic to YG’s consummately blunt “Fuck Donald Trump” rallying cry. Also featured: A Tribe Called Quest, Tim Heidecker, Chicano Batman, Loudon Wainwright III and many more.

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Mac McCaughan, “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)

McCaughan perfectly summed up the bitter taste left by a Trump-tainted 2016 in this sardonic Christmas Eve ditty: “You could say any horrible thing,” the Superchunk frontman hisses, “and still rise to the top of this shit heap.”

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