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http://www.may2015.com/ideas/the-10-greatest-political-songs/

New Statesman last year updated their more obvious 2010 list of 20 ‘top’ political songs with a new, more interesting and nuanced top ten of political songs but it seems to have been updated into May this year. Interestingly it includes a selection by Deborah Levy who I once knew and by chance I’m currently reading her poetic first novel ‘Beautiful Mutants’ which still contains many satiric word images that are as potent now as they were when written in the late Eighties. Find out what song Deborah chose here:

http://www.newstatesman.com/music/2010/03/top-20-political-songs

And to finish with here’s a less Establishment list from ‘Song Facts’ that as you might imagine is much longer!

http://www.songfacts.com/category-songs_with_political_statements.php

A good resource which led me to discover ‘Under Cover of the Night’, a rare political song by The Stones from 1983 with a video by Julien Temple.

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