Thanks for recommending it. Thank you for stopping by. MG Singh emge from Singapore on September 09, 2020: Changing the world is so romantic but there are always pitfalls. All the music is recorded and filmed live outside. Just yesterday our community participated in the March for Our Lives to support the students from Parkland, Florida. Some of those projects are large in scope, innovative, and truly phenomenal. It's an average song, some genius moments, some not so genius moments. I'm sure you are changing the world where you are. This song was written and performed by A.J. I encourage you in all you do! Rather than getting angry and impatient enough to change the world now, he takes the approach that one day his generation will be in charge. Some great songs in your list and certainly no shortage of social issues worth supporting. In this 2006 rock song, the narrator describes feeling marginalized by leaders and resents that his generation is regarded as standing for nothing. How do you want to do it? Sing! Bill - I hope that between the Women's March and yesterday's march, we are seeing a new era of activism and social awareness. Every generation feels misunderstood and disenfranchised because they are young. A new release concerning the plague of gun violence. Multicultural Songs from Around the World . I added the Pink Floyd tune. Animaniacs Yakko's World (Countries Of The World) Lyrics. We all need to be involved. Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 25, 2018: There's so many good songs in there. Thank you for this, thank you for the Love you put on it, it seems a great Heart. Mama Lisa's World presents thousands of traditional kids songs from over a hundred countries and cultures! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 25, 2018: Bob - Thanks for that suggestion. I'm pretty sure that's a new record. "Land of Confusion" became one of the most popular Genesis songs when it was released on the Invisible Touch album in 1986. Dan's Top 5: 1. Begin with the end in mind. 10 Influential Songs That Changed the World Sam Cooke â âA Change Is Gonna Comeâ (1964). He also calls out hip-hop culture for its homophobic slurs by pointing out that civil rights are human rights, whether we're talking about the LGBT community or people of color. I feel that when people write songs to try and make people do something to make the world a better place and that’s not what my central idea is. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 05, 2019: Stu - Thanks for the suggestion. This tune creates an idyllic picture of humanity laying down its weapons and joining together in brotherhood, no one hungry, greedy, or self-righteous: You may say that I'm a dreamerBut I'm not the only oneI hope someday you'll join usAnd the world will be as one. (1972) " The Man Who Sold the World ". Have a wonderful weekend. Tired of waiting for someone else to do something about the issue you care about? When you're on the very low end of the wage scale, even a temporary setback can mean the difference between having nightly shelter and being forced to live on the streets. A decade later, he would become a victim of gun violence. Couple to add: FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 05, 2020: Peggy - We've been through a lot of social change and now with the pandemic, we're going to go through a lot of change to other aspects of our lives. Thanks for stopping by. He has the conviction that a better world is possible: If you hear this message, wherever you standI'm calling every woman, calling every manWe're the generationWe can't afford to waitThe future started yesterday, and we're already late. "Dare to educate yourself about it because facts still matter. Thank you for including Marvin Gaye, one of my favorite artists--another one taken from us much too soon. -- Sean Michaels, author of Us Conductors and The Wagers INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER. I have always liked that song "Imagine" by John Lennon. He describes the heavy burden of working to change an unfair system that controls the flow of information. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 10, 2018: It is important to stand up for what is right and work to change things for the better if we are able. I've added it at #68. Are you in? Written after his young son was diagnosed with a kidney disorder, it encourages us to each show kindness and gratitude in our lives as a way of making the world a better place. Written as a tribute to Big Sean's late grandmother, this 2015 hip-hop song reminds us that we each have the power within us to change the world. After 17 classmates lost their lives to a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, spoke out against the powerful NRA gun lobby and advocated for changes to gun laws. I’ve always been told “God put us here to love and help others” but those people don’t stop to help. Whether you're seeking to change laws, individual lives, or attitudes, the opportunity is yours to step forward and make a difference. Making up for lost time, she wants to spur others onward to change. I've added it at #52. Always enjoy your articles! They have such determination! We also feature a major collection of Mother Goose Rhymes, global recipes, holiday traditions and lively conversations about childhood around the world. Read up for some fun facts and little-known info that will score you maj points. Thank you. Connect with other people and share your story, your vision. I guess it could also count as a war protest song. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 24, 2018: The Victor - I've added that now! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2018: Sean - Thanks for your energy around changing the world. I prefer to listen to most anything off Rio, but this is an amazing song. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 14, 2018: Dianna - Thank you for such a sweet message. A good list that spans the decades from the '60s to today. Copied to â¦ FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 31, 2018: Genna - Thanks for your kind words of support. I particularly love Imagine, Man in the Mirror and One Love. Along with 7.5 billion other people on this planet, you're just one person swimming in a vast sea of humanity. Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on April 08, 2018: This is an amazing article, dear Flourish! Thanks for your kind comments. This 2005 rock song urges you to wake up and speak out so that others can feel your urgent call to action. This is actually one of my long term life goals. 10 Songs About World Peace USA for Africa â We Are the World. I've added it to the list at #51. This song is about exploring the world and a relationship you are uncertain about. This 2012 hip-hop song became an international hit, the first Top 40 in America to promote gay marriage, and ultimately an anthem for marriage equality. By Kat Bein. Bravo! All Around the World â Rachel Sumner Hello â Two of a Kind Hello "Round the World â Two of a Kind Learning Languages â Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin Ni hao, Jambo, Hola â Liz Buchanan 'Round The World With Ways To Say Hello â Hap Palmr Sing! Thanks for stopping by. Koralee - Great recommendation! Be The Change by Eric Bellinger is also a beautiful song about changing the world :). We don’t have to worry about those issues because we wake up and one of the first issues most of us have is figuring out what to eat for breakfast weather that be cereal, a pop tart, or toast etc. Great job. If we all work hard we can make it happen! Itâs a song about sex masquerading as a song about the end of the world, so all I have to say is: Do not grab a boy, nor a girl, unless theyâre already in isolation with you. Frank - We all have the power to change the world, at least our little corner of it. Analyzing the top 100 songs in the world right now, you won't find a lot of pop songs. Arm yourself with civility and acceptance for others. This is an even better idea than the "Sun" list, as there is an abundance of songs for consideration, and they're all usually good. Hurl smiles and encouraging words. Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on April 01, 2018: Wonderful list of such inspirational songs. This ranked list includes songs like "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M., and "A World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon. The duration of song is 03:01. Each wave of young people faces its own crisis of conscience regarding whether to stand up and make necessary changes in the world or continue to watch from the sidelines. The narrator describes various homophobic stereotypes. Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on March 25, 2018: Hi Flourish. To motivate and inspire you onward, here is a list of pop, rock, country, R&B, and hip-hop songs about changing the world. Go change your part of the world for good! There were many songs during the 1960s that were trying to make change come about. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 25, 2018: I was in college in the late 60's and I swear, it seemed like every other song recorded was about changing the world....where did that conviction go to? We are all human and share a common destiny, according to this 2009 pop song. Go local or go big, just do something. It includes elements of both xenophobia and religious intolerance. In collaboration with TopMusicMafia. I love the simplicity of the song yet very meaningful. Dare to educate yourself about it because facts still matter. There are a lot of people around us and in other countries that wake up having to worry about if they are going to make it to tomorrow, am I gonna get food today, is my family going to make it etc. Thanks for sharing another excellent list of songs! Hate won't get us to a better place. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 25, 2018: Poetry in music often inspires more than speeches and you have woven your choices into some of the current issues today we need to stand up for. I hope you have a fabulous weekend! I don't think that they will give up the cause of reasonable gun control laws and soon most of them will be voting. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 30, 2018: Larry - Hope you're changing your world and not letting the rest bother you too much. This 1987 tune is one of my favorite pop songs with a message, and it features a narrator who confesses that he has too often been self-centered rather than being concerned with the world around him. Many of the tracks listed are songs about the world, but just because that word is in the title doesn't mean that the song's subject is exclusively about that. This song is almost iconoclastic with the end of the world, and this live version is great because it looks like Michael Stipe needs a music stand to remember the lyrics. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 03, 2018: Natalie - Thanks for the recommendations! I'm keeping up, Flourish! FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 11, 2019: Natalie - Great to see you again! Originally sung by and written Michael Jackson with Lionel Ritchies, We Are the World... Matisyahu â One Day. I am encouraged by the young people of today protesting the unsafe environment in the schools. The Best Alternative Songs Of The '80s, Ranked, The Best Songs with Beautiful in the Title, Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Originals, The Best & Most Memorable Songs From Scary Movies, The Best Songs With Material in the Title, It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Underwood's message in song speaks to my heart and what I believe will change the world: caring for others. 14 years since the release and this song is still of such significance. (1974) "The Man with the Golden Gun". I’m currently writing (trying) an album I am going to call “For Peace”. In doing so, you can make the world a place that is brighter, better, kinder, and safer. One planet. Rasma - Thank you for stopping by. The popularity of the most listened to World Cup song ever hints at the massive power of that songs associated with 2014 Brazil could have. "Where have all the flowers gone" is one that I remember. Small acts of kindness can unleash large effects elsewhere, the so-called "butterfly effect." It advocates forgetting the conflict and instead joining hands to connect and overcome. Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 26, 2018: A most informative and interesting hub. What have you done today to unleash kindness upon this world? Help your neighbor or carry a seniors groceries to their car. Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 26, 2018: Great topic, and as usual, very well presented. Good list, thanks for making it. Song for the Unraveling of the World is a map of our paranoia- and anxiety-riddled, existentially challenged, pre-apocalyptic times.â âPaul Tremblay âTerrifying, full of paranoia and delusion and at the same time haunting and beautiful.â âThe Bibliophile Librarian That forgotten money may not be worth much to you, but it could help change someone else's world. With an emphasis on the power of love to change the world, this 1991 pop song implores the listener to see the world as a reflection of God's love. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 26, 2019: The song Love’s on the Way by Sebastian Kole is a great song about changing the world. Have a great week. I hope we're on to something positive. As God references people who are homeless, hungry, and hurting, it implores the listener to start now before it's too late. As the family matriarch, Mildred encouraged Big Sean to pursue his dreams, and he passes her message of inspiration to others: I hope you learn to make it on your ownAnd if you love yourself just know you'll never be alone ... And when you get it all just remember one thingRemember one thing: That one man could change the world. Mary - Thank you for your kind support. This contemporary Christian song from 2012 takes the vantage point that recognizing the problem is not enough. Adele â âHelloâ Adele, queen of the break-up songs, crafted the perfect maelstrom of sadness, regret and longing in her hit single âHelloâ. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 16, 2019: Duane Arnold - Thanks for your suggestion. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. The best songs and charts from different countries around the world. Jo Miller from Tennessee on March 29, 2018: This is a very timely list. Songs so beautiful, they'll stop you in your tracks. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 10, 2019: Michael-is-my-king - I love that you are such a young person and so passionate about making a positive impact on the world. This 2006 rock song and its accompanying video provide a social commentary on change and the responsibility to act. Mildred V. Leonard was one of the first black female captains in World War II, returning home to earn a bachelor's and master's degree and serve as one of Detroit's first black female police officers—a true trailblazer. The 10 Best World Cup Songs Ever: The Definitive List From 1962 to Today. People have fought for this freedom. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand). Copied to clipboard. Have you ever thought about how many songs with world in the title have been written? All the best, Flourish. Clive - That's one of my very favorites, too, and the last song Michael Jackson sang before he died. Here is a playlist including all of the Songs Around the World we have produced over the years. Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 31, 2018: This is so inspirational. "You're old enough to kill but not for voting." Every year, on 22 April, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. MG - You're right. Most of them have been introduced to me by young people (my daughter's friends and classmates who are passionate about making a difference). FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 01, 2018: Chitrangada - I hope you're changing the world in your corner of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTUsFm0BAu8. Make a recommendation in the Comments Section below. I notice most of the songs are from this century. Members of the LGBT community advocated for transgender rights and for basic civil rights in employment and housing. I hope you are having a good weekend. If your favorite song with world in the title isn't listed, feel free to add it to the list so others can also vote it up. Linda - We can all model the type of kindness we wish to see reverberate throughout the world. Songs for the End of the World is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. He also notes that evildoers with their hearts full of corruption will have no place to hide. Christina Aguilera's voice lifts and inspires in this 2016 rock song as it describes the senselessness of being hated for one's race, nationality, or who you love. Mary Lambert â âSame Loveâ (2012). My causes are the environment and pet overpopulation, and I have traditionally given until it hurts. Louise - Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. This video shows most of the countries and territories in the world. I like those particular songs, too. I never thought I'd live through a time reminiscent of the 1960s but here we go, knee deep in it. 2 on the main Billboard Hot 100.It spawned many cover versions. I want to make a change and I feel like I’m order to do so I need to view myself from one of those people’s prospective and see what corrections I can make to myself and after that I can only hope that people will begin to follow my lead. Have a wonderful weekend! I think that the movement started by the high school kids in Florida may actually effect change in the future. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 26, 2018: John Ray Cuevas - Thank you for your sharing your favorite. Duran Duran - Ordinary World - The most-liked Duran Duran song, apparently. My central idea is not to tell people they should do this or that to try and make the world a better place, but to at least try and make sure they acknowledge what’s going on and how not everyone has it as easy as us. Anyway, Imagine will always lead the way, for me, in this category. Video by KidsTV123. Have a great day! It touches on discrimination, racism, hatred and the lack of compassion we face in Another great list, Flourish. Wonderful to see that this collection is much larger than I thought it might be. That was just one of the tidbits in the lyrics. The song Loveâs on the Way by Sebastian Kole is a great song about changing the world. The World Music genre consists of songs fabulously written and artistically composed by famous lyricists and composers. John Lennon sang of peace and unity in this classic rock song during the waning years of the Vietnam War. I appreciate your loyalty. The 10 Best Songs About the End of the World On the first anniversary of the 2016 election, we can't help but get a little morbid. Wow, I had to scroll all the way to number 25 to get to one that I agree with. They wrote the song for American singer Skeeter Davis, and her recording of it was highly successful in the early 1960s, reaching the top five on four different charts, including No. There are so many factors dividing our world today, including politics, religion, and socioeconomic status. Disrupt the status quo with fresh ideas and a desire to see them through. Sadly, more than half a million people in the United States today live on the streets, in shelters, in subsidized transitional housing, or in their cars. The Trump era has inspired a resistance. New Releases Now - Sign up to find top new songs of 2020 and videos from the best new 2020 albums! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTUsFm0BAu8. Yet, you'll see music fans have shifted to hip-hop and latin music. This 2009 country song oozes empathy for such vulnerable people by drawing attention to that spare change on your floorboard, sticky with Coke. What about "Eve of Destruction"? My favorite among these songs is John Lennon's Imagine. The least we can do is exercise it. Nothing will change if you simply sit still, so get up and own your place in the world to make it better. Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 25, 2018: Your article and the photos contain important messages, Flourish. Anti-Muslim fear, hatred, and prejudice has grown since the September 11 attacks. Many good songs here. The late Beatles starâs most famous solo song is a moving and idealistic meditation on hope and the possibility of achieving world peace. Thanks for sharing them. Marriage rights was also a key platform issue prior to the legalization of same sex marriage in all 50 states. We can do it. Lambert was raised in â¦ Use it as a personal anthem of tolerance, acceptance, and love for your fellow human. Now as much as ever, we could use the global unity that Bob Marley is calling for in this reggae-infused song from 1965. Have a wonderful week! How about the Indigo Girls - There's Still My Joy, Learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers, How can the Devil take a brother if he’s close to me?". You have made a wonderful collection here and I compliment you on it. A resistance movement is an organized effort by a significant proportion of the population of a country that opposes or resists legally established government and seeks to disrupt civil order or stability. Thanks for the kind kudos. Wanting change is simply a start. Nashville Recommendations: Hear 4 New Songs From The Music City : World Cafe NPR pop critic Ann Powers highlights new songs from Brit Taylor, Molly Parden, The â¦ The song puts the onus on you: "Whatcha gonna do?". Garth Brooks should definitely be on this list somewhere with "We Shall Be Free," "The Change," or "People Loving People.". This statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed during the time of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020. Now go use your powers for good! Devika - We need all the help we can get in this world working for good. Connect with other people and share your story, your vision. My go to song for inspiration to focus on what's important is Johnny Reid - Today I'm Gonna Try To Change The World. Since Columbine nothing has changed, and there is no excuse for that. Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 25, 2018: The world is not much of a safe place. It cites Mahatma Gandhi's famous quote about changing the world by starting with yourself: "You must be the change you want to see in the world.”, Released in 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement, this R&B song was inspired by Sam Cooke's personal experience of racism and discrimination. During his lifetime, Marley was a vocal anti-apartheid advocate. That's the essence of this 2009 pop song which encourages listeners to reach out in love and use to benevolent words and deeds to help those in need. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 14, 2020: Anon - Thank you for the song suggestions. Millions of American immigrants are denied basic human rights because they are undocumented. Are you the "music guy" on your trivia team? I urge you to instead consider the consequences of not doing so. I imagine that the song could be a conversation between God and a world-weary traveler. Powerful songs and I didn't think of these songs in such a way. Nikki Khan from London on March 25, 2018: A wonderful hub Flourish to bring some change in this world for good.All songs are amazing to inspire us to do something except keep on watching and blaming others. I hope readers will give a listen to your song. To make a change we must work together but in order to work together you must start on your own. I am 13 years old and I’ve loved music since I was born. Cooke wrote this protest song to support the civil rights movement in the... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. They work in low-wage industries and lack basic labor protections, education, mobility, and access to public services. We need you! Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on March 25, 2018: Flourish, I must admit that many/most of the new ones I had not heard (I tend to listen to classical music). Stay well. All these songs are about (or heavily reference) historical events, and are listed in alphabetical order by song title. I hope the article inspires others to do what they can to change the world around them (or keep doing so). If you feel small and anonymous, there's a good reason for it. What could a single individual do to make a difference? Consider this 2008 R&B number an urgent call to action. You're right about there being so many social issues that need support. Some of the popular songs from World Music genre are Aashiqi Ka Rog, Dance Of The Sufis, Dreamwalk. Do you think the music world becoming more politically active? Gay marriage was eventually legalized in the United States in June 2015 as a result of a landmark Supreme Court case, Obergefell v. Hodges. I think it was Gandhi who said be the chance you wish to see in the world. I'm sure you know them all. Bob - Because music reflects the sociocultural environment, many are naturally about social justice topics and changing the world. A new fantastic point of view.â There were some good new ones I thought you may enjoy as well! 6/13/2013. I hope many others dedicate (or re-dedicate) themselves to whatever cause appeals to them. With a central message that change begins from within, this 2017 hip-hop song encourages listeners to discover what inspires them and know what they stand for. FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on March 27, 2018: Dora - Glad you knew a couple songs here, Dora. Songs with world in the lyrics are fair game too. Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on April 01, 2018: Great list LInda! Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World, 66. I hope more people get involved in causes they believe in so that we can all make the world a better place. StockSnap via Pixbay, Free Domain, modified by FlourishAnyway. Listen to Carpenters Top Of The World MP3 song. The narrator feels that she must have been sleeping until now, having ignored the plight of climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution.