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Conservative songs exist, and some are immensely popular.  Here is our growing list:
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#"Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys.  Pro-marriage.
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#"Have You Forgotten?" by [[Darryl Worley]]. Patriotic response to [[September 11, 2001 attacks]].<ref>http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=15568</ref>
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#"Still the One" by Orleans (1976), is a tribute to fidelity in relationships.
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#"Sweet Home Alabama" by [[Lynyrd Skynyrd]]. A response to hippie culture. Defends Southerners from stereotyped attacks by [[liberal]] rocker Neil Young.
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#Lee Greenwood's rendition of [[Battle Hymn of the Republic]]. "As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free."
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#"My Love" by [[Petula Clark]]. Christian love in secular form.
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#"Starting All Over Again" by [[Petula Clark]]. Keep moving onward, even in the most difficult of times.
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#"Thank You My Lord" by [[Petula Clark]]. The title says it all.
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#"I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)". Its title says it all.  The version by [[The Clash]] has a good tempo.
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#"Fast Car" by [[Tracy Chapman]].  Self-help, free market, division of labor, and a criticism of alcohol.
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#"You Can't Hurry Love (You Just Have to Wait)". Abstinence for rock fans.  The versions by [[The Supremes]] and [[Phil Collins]] were popular.
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#"Pomp and Circumstance" ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOcvcBxrfN4 ''Land of Hope & Glory'']) By Freedom gain, by Truth maintain...
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ0oCmDXrVk&mode=related&search= "Jerusalem"] Don't let the sword sleep in the hand.
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wahd2piIr4Q "Brothers In Arms"] by [[Dire Straits]]. We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms.
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#"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.
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#"Brick" by [[Ben Folds Five]]. Shows the regret involved in abortion.
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#"Alive" by [[P.O.D]].: About being thankful for the gift of life.
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#"Gotta Serve Somebody" by [[Bob Dylan]]. "It may be the devil or it may be the Lord."<ref>http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/serve.html</ref>
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#"Stand By Your Man," by [[Tammy Wynette]]. Don't expect [[feminists]] to like that one! Or [[Hillary Clinton]]!
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#"Jesus Take The Wheel" by [[Carrie Underwood]]. A gospel-themed hit from the American Idol winner.
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#"Red Barchetta" by [[Rush]]. Tells the story of a future with excessive regulation, where even driving is illegal.
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#"You Light Up My Life" by [[Debbie Boone]]. One of the biggest hits ever, but [[liberals]] omit that this song is about [[Jesus]].
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#"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.
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#"Happiness is a Warm Gun" by [[The Beatles]].  It sure is.
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#"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." <ref>http://home.att.net/~chuckayoub/Taxman_Lyrics.html</ref>
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#"Back in the U.S.A." by [[Chuck Berry]]. A patriotic song about missing life in the U.S.A.
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#"Government Cheese" by [[The Rainmakers]]. Humorous spoof of welfare.
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#"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.
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#"Gimme Back My Bullets" by [[Lynyrd Skynyrd]]. The name says it all.
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#"Let My People Go" by [[The Pursuit of Happiness]]. "How will you free us with your hate?  How many heads will smash when you smash the state?  You say march, I think I'll wait." An anti-protest song.
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#"Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun" by [[Grand Funk Railroad]]. A father gives his son some sage advice.
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#"Something For Nothing" by [[Rush]]. "You can't get something for nothing, you can't have freedom for free."
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#"Neighborhood Bully" by [[Bob Dylan]]. Israel's right to exist and defend itself.
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#"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.
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#"Only The Young" by [[Journey]]. "The shadows of a golden age, a generation waits for dawn, the brave carry on, the bold and the strong".  An anthem for the Reagan Generation.
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2UE5g72s0o "Yours Is No Disgrace"] by [[Yes]]. Written to, and about, the troops headed for Vietnam.
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#"Fair Exchange" and "Sparks of the Tempest" by [[Kansas (band)|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.
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#"In America" by the [[Charlie Daniels]] Band. Patriotism makes a comeback in response to the Iran hostage crisis and Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
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#"Storm the Embassy" by the [[Stray Cats]]. Another conservative song about the Iran hostage crisis.
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#"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.
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#"Renegade" by [[Steppenwolf]]. John Kay's childhood escape from Communist East Germany.
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#"Capitalism" by [[Oingo Boingo]]. There's nothing wrong with free enterprise.
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#"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.
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#"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".
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#"Last Kiss" by [[Pearl Jam]]. "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 I leave this world"<ref>http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=14</ref>
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#"Love Me, I'm a Liberal" by [[Phil Ochs]]. Revealing Liberal hypocrisy for what it is.
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#"America USA" by [http://giveagiftofsong.com/products.htm]Joey Sudyka. Not very well known, perhaps, but a good patriotic song.
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#"Red White and Blue" by [[Lynyrd Skynyrd]].
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#"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.
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#"That Smell" by [[Lynyrd Skynyrd]]. A very strong anti-drug use song by Americas most prestigious southern rock band.
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#Virtually anything by [[Toby Keith]], but especially "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)".
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#"Under God" by [[Pat Boone]].
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#"Christmas Shoes" by NewSong - a Christmas song by a Christian band.
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#"God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood.<ref>http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/proudtobeamerican.html</ref>
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#"God Bless America" Words and music by Irving Berlin.
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kZ0pA9REyU "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed"] [[Yes]] ''...I know your cross is heavier With every step Every step But I know a man who'd walk miles for you...''
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCXiuqJ1E6g Supper'sReady] [[Genesis (band)|Genesis]] ''There'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.''
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoaH0I9UwLI "Your Love Is Extravagant"] Casting Crowns
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnnhYE1DhC4 "What If His People Prayed"] Casting Crowns
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#[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EBiei21-C8 "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."
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#"Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver (and others).  Celebrates Southern country landscape and traditions.
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#"Sin City" by the Flying Burrito Brothers.  Attacks modern decadence and predicts divine punishment for sin.
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#"I Saw the Light" by Hank Williams (and numerous cover versions).  Redemption from sin through faith.
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#"No Son of Mine" by Genesis.
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#"Don't Stop" (Thinking About Tomorrow) by Fleetwood Mac.<ref>Used by Bill Clinton as his campaign theme song in 1992, but liberals often try to appeal to conservative themes for elections.</ref>
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#"Lightning Crashes" by Live.  The joy and significance of childbirth.
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#"Takin' Care of Business" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.  The work ethic and promoting self-employment.
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#"Cat's In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin.  The importance of traditional families and responsible fatherhood.
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#[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=6547 "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"] by Charlie Daniels.  A deeper message here, as Daniels explains.
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== References ==
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Please add your best conservative picks.
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[[Category:Essays about Conservatism]]
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Revision as of 11:57, 4 July 2010

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