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Unrequited Love Podcast and My Top Five Protest Songs

Sigh…. sooth your yearning heart with our excellent unrequited love podcast. Thanks for your help in making it. Download it here.

Unrequited Love Podcast.mp3

Next week we’re looking for your Top Protest Songs! Anti-war, anti-racism, anti-capitalism, you can be anti anything! I’ll be putting my suggestions in soon, get yours in quick!

5. Clampdown, The Clash

4. War, Edwin Starr

3. Road to Joy, Bright Eyes

2. Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2

1. What’s Going On? Marvin Gaye


September 11, 2008 - Posted by | Music, My Top Five, Podcast


  1. All 60’s… all great… all from my mom’s musical influence… and all from people who knew how to write political protest music (people it’d be great to have around now).

    5. Draft Morning – The Byrds
    4. Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane
    3. Military Madness – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    2. For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
    1. Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan

    Comment by Liz | September 11, 2008 | Reply

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  3. I’m sorry to be a bit slow but can you tell me where the list of songs featured in the podcast can be found
    many thanks

    Comment by judy | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. You beat me to the punch with Edwin Starr, good one!

    Billy Bragg-Which side are you on?
    Bad Religion-Let Them Eat War
    Nina Simone-Backlash Blues
    Creedence Clearwater Revival-Fortunate Son
    The Pogues-Streets of Sorrow/Birmingham Six
    The Showcase Showdown-Rip ’em Off
    The Boss-Born in the USA
    Zero Boys-Civilization Dying
    Kimya Dawson-Loose Lips
    Dead Kennedys-Holiday in Cambodia

    I went a little over board this time.


    Comment by Joe | September 15, 2008 | Reply

  5. Swastika Eyes – Primal Scream
    The Man Don’t Give a Fuck – Super Furry Animals
    White Riot – The Clash
    List of Deamands – Saul Williams
    Cunts Are Still Running The World – Jarvis Cocker

    Not too sure if these are 5 ANGRY songs or 5 protest songs, I don’t think they’d start a revolution but they’d probably be good songs to have playing the backround of one.

    Comment by Mark Orford | September 15, 2008 | Reply

  6. Great topic…here we go:

    1. I Wish Them All Dead – The Wonder Stuff
    It’s a “protest”, or perhaps more of a diatribe against, NAMBLA, which is pretty funny, because really, who actually sits down and writes songs speaking out against pedophiles (besides The Wonder Stuff, obviously)?

    2. Harrowdown Hill – Thom Yorke
    It may not be obvious, but this is about the biological weapons expert David Kelly who “committed suicide” in 2003 in the UK. Thom Yorke feels differently.

    3. American Skin (41 Shots) – Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce’s controversial song about the shooting of an unarmed man by NYC police in 1999. Despite being a local folk hero, The Boss got some flak from the NYPD and Rudy Giuliani for this one. We all know how politically savvy Rudy is.

    4. War Pigs – Black Sabbath
    Not much to say here. A classic.

    5. Hunger Strike – Temple of the Dog
    Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder sharing the vocals on what’s more of a statement song than a protest against anything specific. Great song, though

    6. Another Man’s Cause – The Levellers
    As a protest song, this one is fantastic. However, it’s a protest song about the war in the Falklands, so it doesn’t really get much mileage.

    7. No Phone – Cake
    Down with telephones!

    8. Fight for Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
    Could there be a better cause?

    9. Holiday – Green Day
    I still can’t believe Green Day managed to pull off such a relevant single (and album) after coming out with so much hollow crap for so long.

    10. Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine
    Another classic…really speaks for itself.

    Comment by Matt D | September 15, 2008 | Reply

  7. To be fair, I think I should throw in a few non-60’s songs.

    Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd
    Zombie – The Cranberries
    Handlebars – The Flobots
    Popular – Nada Surfer
    Youth of America – POD
    Love and Peace or Else – U2
    Just a Girl – No Doubt
    Live and Let Die – Guns & Roses
    Bom Bom Bom – Living Things

    Comment by Liz | September 15, 2008 | Reply

  8. What about a guilty pleasure top five?? Not too sure if you’ve already done that though.

    Comment by Mark Orford | September 16, 2008 | Reply

  9. 1. Warboys – Queen + Paul Rodgers. From “The Cosmos Rocks” just released yesterday!!! Not a bad album, it’s not as good as “Queen II” but not as bad as “Hot Space.” And there happens to be this anti-war ditty on it!
    2. Alternative Ulster – Stiff Little Fingers
    3. Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane
    4. The Luck of the Irish – John Lennon
    5. God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols

    Down with homework, down with homework!

    Comment by Brian | September 16, 2008 | Reply

  10. 1. Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me
    2. Stiff Little Fingers – Alternative Ulster
    3. Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
    4. Ian Brown – Save Us
    5. Tracy Chapman – Revolution

    Stick it to the man πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Comment by SheenaLM | September 17, 2008 | Reply

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