Protestne pjesme u izboru Davida Byrnea

Američki muzičar donosi listu pjesama nastalih u proteklih 60 godina a naslovljenu “The Power of Song to Give Voice is Eternal”.

Nekoliko godina unatrag britanski mediji su postavili pitanje - gdje su nestale sve protestne pjesme? David Byrne odgovara da nikad nisu nestale, možda smo samo prestali obraćati pažnju na njih.

“Iako mnoge od njih ne dovode u pitanje mudrost odluke o invaziji na Irak, dotiču brojna druga pitanja”, napisao je Byrne na svojoj web stranici predstavljajući osobnu listu najvećih protestnih pjesama napisanih u proteklih šest decenija.

Pjesme su stilski raznolike, uključuju izvođače od Billie Holiday i Pet Shop Boysa do Rihanne i Kendricka Lamara, a Byrne je na listu uključio i pjesme koje “prosvjeduju protiv prosvjeda”.

Uz pjesme Bucka Owensa, country muzičara iz Bakersfielda, koji slavi Amerikance koji se osjećaju neprimijećeno i napušteno, tu su i pjesme o šovinizmu, licemjerstvu, one koje se protive smrtnoj kazni ili odnosu policije prema Afroamerikancima.

Listu protestnih pjesama David Byrne je naslovio “The Power of Song to Give Voice is Eternal”:

Here Comes The Change (iz filma 'On The Basis of Sex’)/Kesha
Ghost Town/The Specials
Hurricane/Bob Dylan
Billy Austin/Steve Earle & The Dukes
Okie From Muskogee/Merle Haggard
Sólo le Pido a Dios/Ana Belén
Give Peace A Chance/The Plastic Ono Band
Me And A Gun/Tori Amos
Man Down/Rihanna
His Story/TLC
Give Ireland Back to the Irish/Blackthorn
At the Purchaser's Option/Rhiannon Giddens
Love Is Blind/Eve
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)/Pet Shop Boys
Hands Dirty/Delta Rae
Strange Fruit/Billie Holiday
Fortunate Son/Creedence Clearwater Revival
When The President Talks To God/Bright Eyes
Sunday Bloody Sunday/U2
Alright/Kendrick Lamar
The Pill/Loretta Lynn
Born in the U.S.A./Bruce Springsteen
Harper Valley P.T.A./Jeannie C. Riley
Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud (Pts.1 & 2)/James Brown
Rebel Girl/Bikini Kill
Fight The Power/Public Enemy
Fight the Power (Pt. 1 & 2)/The Isley Brothers
Ohio/Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
I Ain't Marching Anymore/Phil Ochs
Long Walk To D.C./The Staple Singers
War/Edwin Starr
Mississippi Goddam/Nina Simone
Get Up, Stand Up/Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rivers of Babylon/The Melodians
A Change Is Going To Come/Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters
With God On Our Side/The Neville Brothers
Standing In the Way of Control/Gossip
The Words That Maketh Murder/PJ Harvey
Road To Peace/Tom Waits
Changes/2Pac ft. Talent
Rednecks/Randy Newman
Rednecks, White Socks And Blue Ribbon Beer/Buck Owens
Be Free/AcetheSpade ft. J. Cole
Reagan/Killer Mike
That's Enough/Thompson & Richard Thompson
Streets of Bakersfield/Buck Owens
(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People/The Chi-Lites
Rising Down/Kaia Kater
(We're Not) The Jet Set/George Jones & Tammy Wynette