Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

i'm looking for a song between the years of 1945-85,that has to do with history.?

my friend needs to write a page on this song and what it had to do with history lol. so thanks :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "Have You Forgotten?" by Darryl Worley (about the 9/11 terrorist attacks)

    Here are Songs about the Vietnam War, I'm sure your friend knows at least some of them.

    "19" by Paul Hardcastle

    "2+2=?" by Bob Seger

    "50,000 Names" by George Jones (about the Vietnam Memorial wall)

    "8th of November" by Big & Rich

    "A Good Man is Hard To Find " by Bruce Springsteen

    "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie

    "All My Children of the Sun" by Pete Seeger

    "American Woman" by The Guess Who

    "Ballad of a Crystal Man" by Donovan

    "Ballad of the Green Berets" by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler

    "Beach Party Vietnam" by The Dead Milkmen

    "The Big Parade" by 10,000 Maniacs

    "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Paper Lace

    "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" by Public Enemy

    "Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan

    "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (references The Siege of Khe Sanh among other things)

    "The Boy Who's Never Found" by the Katydids

    "Bring Them Home" by Pete Seeger

    "Brothers Under the Bridge" by Bruce Springsteen

    "Burning Bridges" by the Mike Curb Congregation

    "The Call Up" by The Clash

    "Camouflage" by Stan Ridgway

    "Charlie Don't Surf" by The Clash

    "Clean Cut Kid" by Bob Dylan

    "Commando" by The Ramones

    "Compared To What" by Gene McDaniels

    "Compulsory Hero" by 1927 (band) - (deals with conscription in Australia during the Vietnam War)

    "Cops of the World" by Phil Ochs

    "Daniel" by Elton John - (the verse dealing most specifically with the Vietnam War was removed by lyricist Bernie Taupin shortly before being recorded.)

    "Draft Dodger Rag" by Phil Ochs

    "Draft Morning" by The Byrds

    "Draft Resister" by Steppenwolf

    "Drive On" by Johnny Cash

    "Edge Of Darkness" by Iron Maiden

    "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire

    "Everyday Combat" by Lostprophets

    "The Fightin' Side of Me" by Merle Haggard

    "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

    "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

    "Galveston" by Glen Campbell

    "Galveston Bay" by Bruce Springsteen

    "Giải phóng miền Nam" (Liberate the South) by Huỳnh Minh Siêng

    "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones

    "Give Peace a Chance" by John Lennon

    "Goodnight Saigon" by Billy Joel

    "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon

    "Hello Vietnam" by Johnnie Wright

    "I Ain't Marching Anymore" by Phil Ochs

    "I Can't Write Left-Handed" by Bill Withers

    "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" by Country Joe and the Fish

    "I Have Seen the Rain" by P!nk (featuring James T. Moore, her father)

    "Inoculated City" by The Clash

    "I Should Be Proud" by Martha and the Vandellas

    "It Better End Soon" by Chicago

    "I Was Only Nineteen (A Walk in the Light Green)" by Redgum

    "Jimmy Newman" by Tom Paxton

    "Johnny Come Lately" by Steve Earle

    "Khe Sanh (song)" by Cold Chisel

    "King Henry" by Pete Seeger

    "Last Train to Nuremberg" by Pete Seeger

    "Lookout Joe" by Neil Young

    "Lost in the Flood" by Bruce Springsteen

    "Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation" by Tom Paxton

    "M-16, concept album about the Vietnam War, by Sodom

    "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan

    "Machine Gun" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    "Medieval" by James

    "Monster" by Steppenwolf

    "More Than a Name on a Wall" by The Statler Brothers

    "Mountain" by Manowar

    "My Name is Lisa Kalvelage" by Pete Seeger (about a mother, a War-bride from Germany, who speaks out against the war)

    "My Son John" by Tom Paxton

    "The Nang, the Front, the Bush and the ****" by El-P

    "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    "Oh! Camil (The Winter Soldier)" by Graham Nash

    "Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard

    "Old Hippie" by The Bellamy Brothers

    "One Tin Soldier" written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, and recorded by Original Caste, Coven, and Skeeter Davis

    "Orange Crush" by R.E.M.

    "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens

    "Peace Will Come" by Tom Paxton

    "People, Let's Stop the War" by Grand Funk Railroad

    "Pull Out The Pin" by Kate Bush

    "Big Time in the Jungle" by Old Crow Medicine Show

    "Question" by The Moody Blues

    "Requiem for the Masses" by The Association

    "Rooster" by Alice in Chains

    "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

    "Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

    "Saigon Bride" by Joan Baez

    "Sam Stone" by John Prine

    "Sean Flynn" by The Clash

    "Shut Out The Lights" by Bruce Springsteen (deals with Post-traumatic stress disorder of a returning veteran)

    "Simple Song of Freedom" by Bobby Darin

    "Sky Pilot", written by Eric Burdon, recorded by The Animals

    "Something to Believe In" by Poison

    "Spitting" by Rocket From The Crypt

    "Still in Saigon" by Charlie Daniels Band

    "Straight to Hell" by The Clash - (deals with the abandonment of Vietnamese children fathered by American soldiers)

    "Talking Vietnam" by Phil Ochs

    "Talking Vietnam Potluck Blues" by Tom Paxton

    "To Susan on the West Coast Waiting" by Donovan

    "Travelin' Soldier" by the Dixie Chicks

    "Three-Five-Zero-Zero" from the musical, Hair

    "Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story" by Jedi Mind Tricks

    "Universal Soldier", written and recorded by Buffy Sainte-Marie; also recorded by Donovan

    "Unknown Soldier" by The Doors

    "Vietnam" by Phil Ochs

    "Vietnam" by J. B. Lenoir

    "Vietnam" by Jimmy Cliff

    "Vietnam Talkin' Blues" by Johnny Cash

    "Volunteers" by Jefferson Airplane

    "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" by Pete Seeger

    "Walking on a Thin Line" by Huey Lewis & The News

    "War" by Edwin Starr

    "War Games" by The Monkees

    "The War Drags On" written and recorded by Mick Softley; also recorded by Donovan

    "The War Is Over" by Phil Ochs

    "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath - (written about the politicians who were responsible for the war.)

    "What Are You Fighting For" by Phil Ochs

    "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye

    "Where Are You Now, My Son?" by Joan Baez

    "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" by Pete Seeger

    "White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land" by Phil Ochs

    "The Willing Conscript" by Tom Paxton

    "Yellow River" by Christie

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

    "Youngstown" by Bruce Springsteen

    "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore" by John Prine

    Some more Vietnam War Songs I found are:






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  • 1 decade ago

    Bob Dylan's "With God on Our Side" (mentions Indians, World War I, the Russians, Jesus and Judas).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    look up historic songs

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