Listen to TIME’s Protest Song Playlist On Spotify

The Protester is TIME's 2011 Person of the Year. In honor of that decision, we’ve put together a playlist of protest songs

  • Share
  • Read Later
Joe Giblin / AP

Pete Seeger

What’s a protest without music? Even the most passionate rebels, freedom fighters and peace lovers need inspiration from time to time, and they usually find it in song.

A good protest song can serve as a rallying cry or as a voice of support for what is often a long, hard struggle against — well, against whatever it is you’re seeking to overcome.

To accompany TIME’s choice of “the Protester” as the 2011 Person of the Year, we’ve put together a 32-song Spotify playlist of some of the most inspirational protest songs of the past century. Unfortunately, John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance” and Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not be Televised” aren’t on Spotify, but the online music program does have Sarah Jones’ screed against misogynist hip-hop lyrics in her Heron-inspired poetic rap, “Your Revolution.”

So take a listen here.  And then maybe, if you’re so inclined, take action.

(MORE: TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year: The Protester)

(MORE: TIME’s Top 10 Protest Songs)

1 comments