We pick out the 5 best songs about creating a better world.
Today, the 5th of June marks a day of significance for everybody. Whether we are Indian or Pakistani, fat or thin, Donald Trump or sane, we all share our Mother Earth. However, the Earth’s health has been steadily declining due to the ignorance and negligence of its own children. Over the years, several musicians have addressed this problem in an attempt to create awareness and to bring the people together for a good cause.
Here are our 5 picks for the best songs that do just that.
The Black Eyed Peas – “Where Is The Love?”
Probably the most obvious pick on the list, “Where Is The Love?” attempts to addresses every single problem there is on our planet, including war, poverty, crime, and pollution. While the song makes more of a blanket statement, it still made people stop and ask, “Where Is The Love?” and remember that life is better in a world full of love, life, and togetherness.
Marvin Gaye – “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”
From What’s Going On, one of the best albums of all time, Marvin Gaye’s “MercyMercy Me (The Ecology)” is one of the most popular songs that speaks of the evils against the environment. From pollution to oil spills, Marvin Gaye addressed it all at the height of his popularity, that too way back in 1971!
Soundgarden – “Hands All Over”
This early Soundgarden classic showcases singer Chris Cornell’s incredible lung capacity as he belts out some angry, environmentally charged lyrics. The song had some controversy surrounding it, particularly for its ‘Your gonna kill your mother” lyric, which is sadly reflective of what many people are doing to our own Mother Earth.
The Beatles – “The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill”
While the song sounds more like a fun, childish sing-along, its themes are quite the opposite. The Beatles made their way to India in the mid-sixties to learn transcendental meditation. However, they weren’t the only people present there. This song actually mocks a person who was present there, addressing the hypocrisy of him hunting a tiger and then returning to meditate.
Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees”
In today’s and age, how far would you have to travel to get away from everything fake, plastic and manufactured? The song is a testament to how we are now living in a world that’s devoid of all that’s natural. With every passing year, we submerge ourselves further in a world that we’ve created to fulfill our own needs, and lose touch with nature.
That’s our pick of the best songs about the environment. However, these are just five of the many songs that are out there! What are some of your favourite songs?