A3: Now that's what I call protest

A simple internet search can produce results when searching for protest songs and there also channels that can be used in order to listen to song titles, for example Youtube. However, this is more applicable to songs from the 20th century. Earlier protest songs may require reading of lyrics.  Examples of protest songs that could be looked at follow below. This is not an exhaustive list and other British protest songs may also be used. Make sure that the 5 songs you examine are from different periods of history. You should be able to explain what each protest song is about, what messages are being given and how. You should use this information to influence the design of your album cover.

When Adam Delved and Eve Span - very short rhyme of the 14th century.

A Song for the Pilgrims of Grace - written in support of protesters during the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace.

The Diggers' Song Lyrics

The Diggers' Song Youtube

Rights of Woman (1792) - written by "a lady" in support of female rights.

The Triumph of General Ludd(starts at 06.55)

The Triumph of General Ludd Lyrics 

The Chartist Anthem - c.1843

The Chartist Anthem - c.1843 Lyrics

Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire

Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire Lyrics


The H-Bomb's Thunder - CND song 

The H-Bomb's Thunder - CND song - Lyrics

Universal Soldier - Donovan's anti-war song.

Universal Soldier - Donovan's anti-war song Lyrics

Give Peace a Chance - John Lennon. This song became a high profile anti-Vietnam war song.

The Peace Train - Cat Stevens 

The Peace Train - Cat Stevens Lyrics

Into the Void - Black Sabbath Lyrics

Into the Void - Black Sabbath

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Lyrics

Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Whip Them Down - The Selecter

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