Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era--Songs That Changed the World: The Complete Series

In case you missed it, here's a recap of the series we did that started in September and ran into the new year.  These are the songs with their powerful lyrics that helped, in their own way, to change the world:

September 1:  "Turn!  Turn!  Turn!" by the Byrds

September 2:  "Think" by Aretha Franklin

September 3:  "Time For Livin'" by the Association

September 4:  "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child

September 5:  "People Got To Be Free" by the Rascals

September 6:  "Heaven Help Us All" by Stevie Wonder

September 7:  "Firework" by Katy Perry

September 8:  "Sky Pilot" by the Animals

September 9:  "Calling All Angels" by Train

September 10:  "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian

September 11:  "Fragile" by Sting

September 12:  "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" by George Harrison

September 13--"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen

September 14--"Pride (In the Name of Love)" by U2

September 15--"Where Have All the Flowers Gone" by Johnny Rivers

September 16--"Sing" by the Carpenters

September 17--"If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback

September 18--"Everything I Own" by Bread

September 19--"The Fear" by Lily Allen

September 20--"Put Your Hand in the Hand" by Ocean

September 21--"The Message" by Grandmaster Flash

September 22--"Just a Girl" by No Doubt

September 23--"You Found Me" by the Fray

September 24--"Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone

September 25--"Luka" by Suzanne Vega

September 26--"Peace Train" by Cat Stevens

September 27--"In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans

September 28--"The House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals

September 29--"If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback

September 30--"Mother's Pride" by George Michael

October 1--"100 Years" by Five for Fighting

October 2--"Enter the Young" by the Association

October 3--"The Greatest Love of All" by Whitney Houston

October 4--"Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles

October 5--"Higher Love" by Steve Winwood

October 6--"Ball of Confusion" by the Temptations

October 7--"As" by Stevie Wonder

October 8--"Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

October 9--"Waiting for the World to Change" by John Mayer

October 10--"Sweet Love" by the Commodores

October 11--"Sober" by Pink'

October 12--"Living for the City" by Stevie Wonder

October 13:  "Fly Like An Eagle" by the Steve Miller Band

October 14:  "Boy in the Bubble" by Paul Simon

October 15:  "What's Up" by 4 Non-Blondes

October 16:  "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind & Fire

October 17:  "The Times They Are A-Changin'" by Bob Dylan'

October 18:  "The Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen

October 19:  "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells

October 20:  "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

October 21:  "American Pie" by Don McLean

October 22:  "Indian Reservation" by Boise, Idaho's Paul Revere & the Raiders

October 23:  "Stop!  In the Name of Love" by the Supremes

October 24:  "The Last Resort" by the Eagles

October 25:  "I Got a Name" by Jim Croce

October 26:  "Give Peace a Chance" by John Lennon

October 27:  "Black & White" by Three Dog Night

October 28:  "Cherish" by Kool & the Gang

October 29:  "I Believe" by Blessid Union of Souls

October 30:  "One Day" by Matisyahu

October 31:  "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie

November 1:  "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

November 2:  "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana

November 3:  "Love Child" by the Supremes

November 4:  "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

November 5:  "99 Luftballons" ("99 Luftballoons") by Nena

November 6:  "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley"

November 7:  "War" by Edwin Starr

November 8:  "Hell is For Children" by Pat Benatar

November 9:  "Pink Houses" by John Mellencamp

November 10:  "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum

November 11:  "When Doves Cry" by Prince

November 12:  "Blowin in the Wind" by Peter, Paul & Mary

November 13:  "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles

November 14:  "Southern Man" by Neil Young

November 15:  "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)" by Marvin Gaye

November 16:  "Love Is the Answer" by England Dan & John Ford Coley

November 17:  "Praying for Time" by George Michael

November 18:  "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago

November 19:  "Slip Slidin' Away" by Paul Simon

November 20:  "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" by Don Henley

November 21:  "I Believe I Can Fly" by R. Kelly

November 22:  "Try a Little Kindness" by Glen Campbell

November 23:  "No Such Thing" by John Mayer

November 24:  "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison

November 25:  "Village Ghetto Land" by Stevie Wonder

November 26:  "Bless the Beasts and the Children" by the Carpenters

November 27:  "Waterfalls" by TLC

November 28:  "This One's for the Girls" by Martina McBride

November 29:  "From a Distance" by Bette Midler

November 30:  "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire

December 1:  "Kicks" by Paul Revere & the Raiders

December 2:  "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson

December 3:  "What the World Needs Now Is Love" by Jackie DeShannon

December 4:  "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye

December 5:  "You Always Get What You Give" by the New Radicals

December 6:  "We Are the World" by U.S.A. for Africa

December 7:  "Respect" by Aretha Franklin

December 8:  "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat Mudd

December 9:  "Easy to Be Hard" by Three Dog Night

December 10:  "Survivor" by Destiny's Child

December 11:  "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio

December 12:  "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

December 13:  "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum

December 14:  "Make It Happen" by Mariah Carey

December 15:  "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy

December 16:  "Shambala" by Three Dog Night

December 17:  "In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley

December 18:  "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin

December 19:  "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson

December 20:  "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

December 21:  "I Hope You Dance" by LeeAnn Womack

December 22:  "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins

December 23:  "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.

December 24:  "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon

December 25:  "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

December 26:  "One Tin Soldier" by Original Caste

December 27:  "Hero" by Mariah Carey

December 28:  "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

December 29:  "He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother" by the Hollies

December 30:  "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by the 5th Dimension

December 31:  "Flashdance (What A Feeling)" by Irene Cara

January 1:  "Imagine" by John Lennon

January 2:  "Love Train" by the O'Jays

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