10 Great Songs About Politics

These anthems got their messages across loudly, clearly, and eloquently.

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Public Enemy

Earlier this week we published a list of what we considered to be some of the worst political songs ever—the trite, the mawkish, the hopelessly naïve.

Now it's time to look at the flip side: a selection of songs as moving and effective as those other songs are banal and ineffective. Let us know what we missed in the comments.

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