December 18, 2011

Universal Soldier changed the world

100 songs that changed history

Time Out Magazine has just launched a new feature called 100 Songs That Have Changed the World–and Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier" has been included in the list! Inspired (kind of) by Pete Seeger's assertion that, 'The right song at the right time can change history', Time Out assembled a panel of musicians, historians and enthusiasts to debate and collate the 100 songs that have had the most significant impact on real-world events–culturally, socially and politically.1--‘Fight the Power’ – Public Enemy (1989)2--‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid (1984)

3--‘Irhal’ – Ramy Essam (2011)

44--‘Universal Soldier’ – Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964)
Comment:  For more on Buffy Sainte-Marie, see Buffy Earns Honorary Doctorate and 2010 Aboriginal People's Choice Winners.


Red Dirt Boogie said...

I am a great fan of Buffy St. Marie. Even her current material is challenging the forces that be in "Running For The Drum" with one song in particular, "No No Keshagesh". I highly recommend the video!

dmarks said...

Pete Seeger was all about changing the world for the worse. He was a strong supporter of the USSR, including Stalin's policies.