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16 of the Greatest Protest Songs

Protest songs usually come in bunches, stemming from a serious cultural incident that persuades the populace to rebel against their leaders. These type of songs have been around for as long as there has been music, so it’s safe to say that there are quite a few of them floating about. Below we have selected 16 of what we believe to be the greatest protest songs of all time, and if you don’t agree with us, then you’re free to…well…protest…


John Lennon
The Sex Pistols
The Beatles
The Pixies
The Rolling Stones
The Smiths
The Specials
Billy Bragg
Bruce Springsteen
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
The Doors
Bob Marley
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