Essay:Greatest Conservative Songs

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There are many brilliant—and popular—conservative songs.

Here is our growing list:

  1. Wouldn't It Be Nice by the Beach Boys – Pro-marriage.
  2. Fast Car, by Tracy Chapman. Self-help, free market, division of labor, and a criticism of alcohol. "I know things will get better/You'll find work and I'll get promoted/We'll move out of the shelter/Buy a bigger house and live in the suburbs"
  3. Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road, by Elton John. The same message as the Prodigal Son: look objectively at our own lives, and realize that "I should have listened to my old man."
  4. You Can't Hurry Love (You Just Have to Wait) – Abstinence for rock fans. The versions by The Supremes and Phil Collins were popular.
  5. Have You Forgotten? by Darryl Worley – Patriotic response to September 11, 2001 attacks.[1]
  6. Still the One by Orleans (1976) – A tribute to fidelity in relationships.
  7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd – A response to hippie culture. Defends Southerners from stereotyped attacks by liberal, Canadian rocker Neil Young.
  8. My Love by Petula Clark – Christian love in secular form.
  9. I Fought the Law (and the Law Won) by The Crickets – Its title says it all. The version by The Clash has a particularly good tempo.
  10. Anything Goes by Guns N' Roses- A blatant message about the dangers of premarital sex.
  11. Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes- A song about the growing power of conservatism.
  12. Stand By Your Man by Tammy Wynette – Don't expect feminists to like that one! Or Hillary Clinton!
  13. "Lee Greenwood's rendition" of Battle Hymn of the Republic – "As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free."
  14. The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash.
  15. You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone – One of the biggest hits ever, but liberals omit that this song is about Jesus.
  16. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd - Because Conservatives want a free country, and liberals are in love with communism.
  17. Jerusalem. Don't let the sword sleep in the hand.
  18. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits – We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms.
  19. The Ascent of Stan by Ben Folds – Tells the story of a former "textbook hippie man" who realizes that he has become everything that he was protesting against.
  20. Starting All Over Again by Petula Clark – Keep moving onward, even in the most difficult of times.
  21. Thank You My Lord by Petula Clark – The title says it all.
  22. Brick by Ben Folds Five – Shows the regret involved in abortion.
  23. Alive by P.O.D – About being thankful for the gift of life.
  24. Gotta Serve Somebody by Bob Dylan – "It may be the devil or it may be the Lord."
  25. Jesus Take The Wheel, by Carrie Underwood. A gospel-themed hit from the American Idol winner.
  26. Mine by Taylor Swift – Talks about how her parents stooped to liberal values and divorced, and how she doesn't want that to happen with the guy she meets, dates, and marries.
  27. Red Barchetta by Rush – Tells the story of a future with excessive regulation, where even driving is illegal.
  28. Father of Mine by Everclear – A reminder of the importance of good parenting. Everclear singer Art Alexakis wrote much of his material from his own perspective of a troubled childhood. At the end of the song, Alexakis promises to be a better father than his own had been.
  29. The Taxman by The Beatles – George Harrison said, "Taxman was when I first realized that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving most of it away in taxes."
  30. Back in the U.S.A. by Chuck Berry – A patriotic song about missing life in the U.S.A.
  31. Government Cheese by The Rainmakers – Humorous spoof of welfare.
  32. Angry Young Man by Billy Joel – The doctrinaire leftist radical with "his fist in the air and his head in the sand" comes in for biting criticism.
  33. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd – The name says it all.
  34. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum.
  35. Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun by Grand Funk Railroad – A father gives his son some sage advice.
  36. Something For Nothing by Rush – "You can't get something for nothing, you can't have freedom for free."
  37. Neighborhood Bully by Bob Dylan – Israel's right to exist and defend itself.
  38. Get It Right the First Time by Louisiana's Le Roux – Wealthy Georgia politician is placed in high office and turns out to be a puppet with no ideas of his own. Released in 1980 when Jimmy Carter was up for re-election.
  39. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd- A song about wishing that a conservative president would return back to office.
  40. Yours Is No Disgrace by Yes – Written to, and about, the troops headed for Vietnam.
  41. Fair Exchange and Sparks of the Tempest by Kansas – Warnings about totalitarian governments who want to take away your freedom in the name of utopia. Also much of their early 80s material, which has Christian lyrics.
  42. In America by the Charlie Daniels Band – Patriotism makes a comeback in response to the Iran hostage crisis and Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
  43. Storm the Embassy by the Stray Cats – Another conservative song about the Iran hostage crisis.
  44. We Must Take America Back by Steve Vaus – Became an underground country music hit in 1992 after RCA dropped him and took the album out of print due to the political lyrics.
  45. Renegade by SteppenwolfJohn Kay's childhood escape from Communist East Germany.
  46. Capitalism by Oingo Boingo – There's nothing wrong with free enterprise.
  47. Unborn Child by Seals and Crofts – This pro-life song was a hit single in 1974, but for some reason gets left off the Seals and Crofts greatest hits albums.
  48. Bad Rap (Who You Tryin' To Kid, Kid?) by Steve Taylor – Takes aim at LA and NY hipsters, the Village Voice, abortion, and "the left-wing band with their head in the sand".
  49. Last Kiss by Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders – "Oh where oh where can my baby be; The Lord took her away from me; She's gone to heaven so I got to be good; So I can see my baby when."
  50. Love Me, I'm a Liberal by Phil Ochs – Revealing Liberal hypocrisy for what it is.
  51. America USA by Joey Sudyka – Not very well known, perhaps, but a good patriotic song.
  52. Red White and Blue by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  53. Simple Man by Charlie Daniels – A song about how drugs and poor politics are a result of people putting their bibles down. Also a strongly pro death penalty song.
  54. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd – A very strong anti-drug use song by America's most well-known Southern rock band.
  55. Virtually anything by Toby Keith, but especially Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American).
  56. Under God by Pat Boone.
  57. Christmas Shoes by NewSons – A Christmas song by a Christian band.
  58. God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.
  59. God Bless America by Irving Berlin.
  60. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed by Yes – "...I know your cross is heavier With every step Every step But I know a man who'd walk miles for you..."
  61. Supper's Ready by GenesisThere's an angel standing in the sun, and he's crying with a loud voice, "This is the supper of the mighty one", Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Has returned to lead his children home, To take them to the new Jerusalem.
  62. Your Love Is Extravagant by Casting Crowns.
  63. What If His People Prayed by Casting Crowns.
  64. King Without a Crown by Matisyahu – A Hasidic Jew raps about God as the source of happiness and salvation from the things of this world: "If you're drowning in the waters and you can't stay afloat ask Hashem for mercy and He'll throw you a rope."
  65. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver (and others) – Celebrates Southern country landscape and traditions.
  66. Sin City by the Flying Burrito Brothers – Attacks modern decadence and predicts divine punishment for sin.
  67. I Saw the Light by Hank Williams (and numerous cover versions) – Redemption from sin through faith.
  68. No Son of Mine by Genesis.
  69. Don't Stop (Thinking About Tomorrow) by Fleetwood Mac – Used by Bill Clinton as his campaign theme song in 1992, but liberals often try to appeal to conservative themes for elections.
  70. Lightning Crashes by Live – The joy and significance of childbirth.
  71. Takin' Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive – The work ethic and promoting self-employment.
  72. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin – The importance of traditional families and responsible fatherhood.
  73. The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels – A deeper message here, as Daniels explains.
  74. Big Money by Rush - Pro-capitalism
  75. Real American by Rick Derringer – patriotic anthem, known as Hulk Hogan's pre-match song
  76. Amazing Grace – A Christian hymn written by English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807), published in 1779.
  77. Go Down Moses performed by Louis Armstrong; written by Sy (Arr) Oliver.
  78. Walking Contradiction by Green Day – Though a vocal critic of the Bush Administration, here Green Day mocks the often self-contradictory and inconsistent liberal ideologies, hence the term "walking contradiction".
  79. God and Guns by Lynyrd Skynyrd – A powerful new song that elaborates on the song title.
  80. Staying Alive by the Bee Gees – Pro-people and pro-staying alive, and this: "we can try to understand/the New York Times' effect on man."
  81. Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones – Reminds humanity that nobody is perfect and evil is present in the world and needs to be fought.
  82. All In by Lifehouse – Describes a relationship with God as being full of commitment and without reservations.
  83. The Ballad of the Green Berets by Sergeant Barry Sadler – Pro-American and pro-military.
  84. Iraq No Phobia by Pro-Pain – It is a pro-American, pro-military heavy metal song about the first Gulf War: "Mohammed's no match for the great Uncle Sam."
  85. Bus Stop by The Hollies – Pro-chivalry, pro-romance and pro-marriage: "Someday my name and hers are going to be the same."
  86. Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes by Kevin Ayers – Defends the right of businessmen to choose their customers: "we don't serve strangers in blue suede shoes".
  87. Union Sundown by Bob Dylan – The title says it all.
  88. People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions – An all-time classic song about the glory of the Lord.
  89. Get A Job by The Silhouettes – Self-explanatory; a rebuke to lazy liberals who want to sit around and wait for government handouts.
  90. Pray by Justin Beiber- a song about supporting your country.
  91. Hypnotize by System of a Down – SOAD is a rather left-ish band although this song is about liberals believing anything they see or hear in the media.
  92. Gematria (The Killing Name) by Slipknot – This song is about what the liberals of America, who can get very annoying sometimes.
  93. Don't Tread on me by Metallica - Name says it all!
  94. Welcome to the Family by Avenged Sevenfold – A song about death row, although not anti-death penalty.
  95. Turn, Turn, Turn by The Byrds – An almost word-for-word direct quotation from the Bible, specifically Ecclesiastes, with the addition of the refrain "Turn, Turn, Turn".
  96. Critical Acclaim by Avenged Sevenfold – Pro-America and pro-Military.
  97. The Star Spangled Banner – The American national anthem.
  98. YMCA by Village People – This song praises youth activities at the Young Men's Christian Association; one of the biggest hits of alltime.
  99. Dissident by Pearl Jam – About a woman who engages in liberal values by being impregnated out of wedlock and having an abortion, but immediately regrets doing so.
  100. Keep an open mind or else by McCarthy - about the conservative value of keeping an open mind.
  101. Way Out Here- Josh Thompson: "Our house is all protected by the good Lord and a Gun", and "We wont take a dime if we aint earned it, when it comes to weight, brother we pull our own". It is pro gun ownership, the Lord, and hard work. Also preaches the morals and ethics that are known from small towns.
  102. D-I-V-O-R-C-E - Tammy Wynette made this sad song a huge hit in 1968.
  103. Respect Aretha Franklin(1967)- This song is about respecting woman and their choices to be equal members in society.
  104. A Better Tomorrow by Wu-Tang Clan - A rap song about staying away from liberal excess and illegal acts in order to be a positive influence for the next generation.
  105. God's Gonna Cut You Down - by Johnny Cash - Gives a clear message that you cannot lead a life of sin and you will one day have to face the consequences. "You can run on for a long time... Sooner or later God'll cut you down."
  106. Game of Love - by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders - "The purpose of a man is to love a woman, and the purpose of a woman is to love a man... It started long ago in the Garden of Eden when Adam said to Eve 'Baby, you're for me.'"
  107. It's America by Rodney Atkins - Celebrates the American spirit and all the good things about the United States

Please add your best conservative picks.