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Song TitleArtistUnitRelevant Topic/Theme?Link?Submitted by
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RussiansStingCold WarIdle threats, senseless agression, human impact of politicshttp://bit.ly/1mCxuAQ@davidhochheiser
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IronicAlanis MorisetteFigurative LanguageIrony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VigLgJEFP8w
@eduwats
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Hateful Hate10000 ManiacsAfrica Colonization/Slavery/Imperialismhttp://bit.ly/1mCxHDS@msbuell
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Pigs (three different ones)Pink Floyd Animal Farm, Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell, Wealth and Power, Dictator Pigs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqblSqx_VI
@eduwats
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Beautiful DayU2TranscendentalismOversoul in nature, rejection of materialism, personal journey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGq6xrqQN4I
@medeateach
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Tales of Brave UlysseusCream The Odyssey, HomerReferences the Sirens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hLc_nqx8g
@eduwats
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Strange Fruit Billy HolidayCivil Rights Song about lynchings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Web007rzSOI
@sbdavidso
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War PigsBlack Sabbath60s counterculture@davidhochheiser
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Grey Victory10,000 ManiacsWWII/Cold WarAtom Bomb; ELA "pardox" of WWII victory and use of sarcasm
http://youtu.be/VDQ4AkTrtFY
@msbuell
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Holy MountainsSystem of A DownWWI or GenocideArmenian genocide
http://youtu.be/X-bNqBjKrQI
@msbuell
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Louis ArmstrongCivil Rights
Harlem Renaissance, Negro Spirituals, American pop culture, African American culture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVKKRzemX_w&feature=share&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&index=16
@msbuell
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ZombieCranberriesIrelandIrish Independence, Conflict in Northern Ireland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcwsfns7KPQ&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&feature=share&index=19
@msbuell
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A Hard Rain's a-gonna FallBob DylanCold War
Cuban Missile Crisis (written just before), later connected to Vietnam War
@msbuell
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Hitler SongLead BellyWWII1942, Blues Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcwsfns7KPQ&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&feature=share&index=19
@msbuell
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Orange CrushR.E.M.Cold WarVietnam War (Agent Orange)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcwsfns7KPQ&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&feature=share&index=19
@msbuell
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1812 OvertureTchaikovskyNapoleonNapoleon's defeat in Russia, Russian/French national anthems
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPmvLH6YcMA&feature=share&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&index=36
@msbuell
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Do You Hear the People SingLes Miserables
European Nationalism
Revolutions, 1830, 1848, etc., Role of students in Revolution
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMYNfQlf1H8&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&feature=share&index=38
@msbuell
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The Baby's NameIrish MusicImperialismBoer War, Irish Independence, Irish immigration to US
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8h9HMGTmlo&list=PLA9B3D8355BCFD89F&feature=share&index=43
@msbuell
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Gold Rush Brides10,000 ManiacsWestward ExpansionWomen's Perspective
http://youtu.be/z8LUbCv8Y0c
@msbuell
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Sun CityArtists Against ApartheidAfrica Mandela, Economic sanctions, 1984
http://youtu.be/aopKk56jM-I
@msbuell
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The TrooperIron MaidenCrimean War@jim50667
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Aces HighIron MaidenWWIIBattle of Britain@jim50667
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Bastille DayRushFrench Revolution@jim50667
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2112RushTotalitarianismIf you teach ANTHEM, this album is a riff on that novella's story@jim50667
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ChicagoCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungThe Chicago 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEFsBF1X1ow
@brainymisc
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Sister RosaThe Neville BrothersCivil RightsRosa Parks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKCsZc37esU
@brainymisc
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TreesRushEquality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_D0wkLyCXE
@brainymisc
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One DayMatisyahuBiasGreat for teaching bias and stereotyping
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We Didn't Start the FireBilly JoelCold WarGreat for review
http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html
@jmbweir
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Alexander HamiltonLin-Manuel MirandaAmerican Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNFf7nMIGnE
@jmbweir
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Too Late to Apologize - Declaration of Independence
Soomo PublishingAmerican Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg
@jmbweir
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James K. PolkThey Might Be GiantsExpansionism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9SvJMZs5Rs
@jmbweir
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Anne BradenFlobotsCivil Rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm2UnYMHY6M
@jmbweir
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OhioCrosby, Stills, Nash & YoungVietnam War protest
Protesting the killing of 4 Kent State students by the national guard in 1970.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE9vMBBe10
@classroomtools
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My Dream of the Big ParadeThe Peerless QuartetWWI disenchantment1925 hit reflecting the anti-war mood in the aftermath of WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PloEiN1Zpec
@classroomtools
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The Ballad of Sacco & VenzettiJoan Baez20s immigrationThe Sacco & Venzetti case seen thru words written by Venzetti
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl3_5X_FLwI
@classroomtools
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Bread and RosesJudy CollinsEarly 20th Cen LaborThe plight of women fighting for labor and voting rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYIHPj-3hg0
@classroomtools
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Waist Deep in the Big MuddyPete SeegerVietnam War protest
The song that CBS censored from The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24VOo7-ctKU
@classroomtools
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Blowing In the WindPeter, Paul & MaryCivil Rights
The definitive cover of Bob Dylan's anthem to the Civil Rights movement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fAO4idaI
@classroomtools
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DeporteesJoan BaezImmigration
Baez' cover of the great Woody Guthrie song on treatment of undocumented
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jWFPLjYEaw
@classroomtools
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Ol' Man RiverPaul RobesonSlavery
Robeson's performance from the 1936 film of the 20s play Showboat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh9WayN7R-s
@classroomtools
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God Bless AmericaKate SmithWorld War II
Kate Smith sings the definitive cover of Irving Berlin's American anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJo7x9y3D4
@classroomtools
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The Last Time I Saw ParisAnn SothernWorld War II
Oscar Hammerstein's academy award winning ode on the fall of France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2c9cVfIov4
@classroomtools
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Over ThereBilly MurrayWorld War IGeorge M. Cohan's song that captures the urge for war in 1917
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbggEGUaE28
@classroomtools
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I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier
The Peerless QuartetWorld War I
This song represents the US anti war mood in the early years of WWI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2qOAgMCl4
@classroomtools
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Eve of DestructionBarry McGuireCold WarVery cynical - great for Cold War / Civil Rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLsElbW9Xo
@classroomtools
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Rosie the RiveterWorld War IIThe song that popularized the work of women on the home front
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55NCElsbjeQ
@classroomtools
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We Shall OvercomePete SeegerCivil Rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b24Ewk934g
@classroomtools
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Ballad of the Green BeretsBarry SadlerVietnam War Pro war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5WJJVSE_BE
@classroomtools
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America The Beautiful (multilingual)
Coca Cola advertisementImmigrationThe many faces and voices of Americans@SarahJoncas
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WaterlooAbbaFrance/Napoleon
But also, expression "meeting one's Waterloo" and concept of history being repeated
https://youtu.be/Sj_9CiNkkn4
@aoakes4
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Studying to ClassicalI Heart RadioAll
Anytime students are working in groups and you need to set the mood.
http://www.iheart.com/original/1458/
@KerryHawk02
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Among the Americans10,000 ManiacsWestward ExpansionNative American POV
https://youtu.be/REeVXsyFrBk
@msbuell
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Don't Drink the WaterDave Matthews BandWestward ExpansionNative American POV
https://youtu.be/psIuidkkLjI
@msbuell
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You Haven't Don Nothin'Stevie WonderSeventiesWonder's direct attack on Richard Nixon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uQCJ6PzRdA
@smaher
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Kay KyserWorld War Ipublished right after Pearl Harborhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHUFiG1YBwc@smaher
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Call me MaybePostmodern Jukebox1920sPostmodern Jukebox's take on Twenties Jazz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPJwz39Hfk8&lc&
@smaher
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Enter the Sandman (Live 1991)Mettalica
1990s, End of Cold War
1.5 million celebrate the end of Soviet censorship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W7wqQwa-TU
@smaher
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To late to apologizeSoomo PublishingAmerican RevolutionOne Republic Lyrics recrafted in video for American Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZfRaWAtBVg#t=126
@smaher
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Iranian Funk MusicIranian Funk MusicGlobalizationBefore the 79 revolution, there was funk in Iran
http://music.cbc.ca/#!/blogs/2012/10/Searching-for-Irans-lost-funk
@smaher
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20s Concert 20s Concert 1920sBeen using this site since the late 90s
http://bestwebs.com/roaring1920/index.shtml
@smaher
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Zoot Suit RiotCherry Poppin Daddies
1940s/Mexican American
I use as part of immigration unit, culture clashes
https://youtu.be/1IqH3uliwJY
@msbuell
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