Music carries a lot of history. Just listening to some oldies songs can transport your thoughts and feelings back into the same vibe that the world shared decades ago. Some songs can evoke some emotional feelings of battles that was won in the past or defeats that was shared and some songs can remind you of a loved one that was lost. Music is one of the best ways to capture the emotion and feeling of some terrible or great event that once took place. It is a way of capturing more than just facts. It is a way of capturing raw emotion. It is important for musicians and songwriters to know what is happening around them because as a musician or song writer you need to stay ahead of trends and current occurrences can help you create a song that will carry emotion and history down to future generations.
Top political songs
There are surprisingly many songs that have quotes and meanings that originate back to a certain occurrence. Some of the top songs with political or historical meaning are;
I Wish I Was a Punkrocker – I Wish I Was a Punkrocker was written by Sandi Thom and Tom Gilbert about a wish to go back to an era where people wore flowers in their hair, fought political battles, cared for their world and where everyone had to struggle to make a living. The song was released in 2005 and is still one of the best songs ever more than ten years later.
This Land is Your Land – The song was sung by Woody Guthrie in 1940 and is known as one of the greatest songs ever written because it teaches people to share and be united and it carried a huge political message back in the day.
Killing in the Name – This song was released by Rage against the Machine and was released in 1992. The song is about racism, police brutality and defiance and the rock band captures the angry emotion perfectly in the tunes.
There are plenty of historical songs and even modern songs that were written to some degree due to political influence. Some of these songs helped transform the ways of old and others serves as a good reminder of things that should never have been allowed to happen.
Know your politics
The only way you as a musician or songwriter will ever be able to write a song that communicates with people is if they know what people are going through. The Foundation for Defense of Democracy is one of the best political foundations that you can read up about to keep you clued up on all the important battles and factors that is happening in your country and in other countries. The FDD can definitely benefit from your support and perhaps even a good influential song because they are the very people who are battling it out to keep you safe from terrorism. They are also constantly engaged in international negotiations for peace and they are against the violations of people’s rights across the globe. Now there is some terrific inspiration for a good song.