Many artists and bands have recorded anti-war songs, and they're not always those associated with protest. Here are 11 songs that decry the deceit, corruption, and futility of war.
1. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
2. Generals and Majors - Andy Partridge (XTC)
3. Welcome to the Occupation - REM
4. The Call Up - Joe Strummer, Mick Jones (The Clash)
5. Wargasm - Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner (L7)
6. 99 Luftballons (99 Red Balloons) - Fahrenkrog-Petersen / Karges / McAlea (Nena)
7. And the Band Played Waltzin' Matilda - Eric Bogle (The Pogues)
8. The Words that Maketh Murder - P J Harvey
9. Self Evident - Ani DiFranco
10. Rich Man's War - Steve Earle
And number 11, one of the most enduring peace and justice songs ever written: Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan
Limiting myself to 11, I omitted powerful anti-war songs by Black Sabbath, Jynkz, Phil Ochs, Billy Bragg, Pete Seeger, Green Day, and so many more. Please post yours below.