Top 10 punk songs of revolution, rebellion, and protest

The “Occupy” movement is moving into cities all over the U.S., but the past year has seen a large number of political and social revolutions and rebellions. From Egypt and Libya to Ohio and Wisconsin, from New York and Oakland to London and Syria and beyond, people are pushing to receive the progress and change that they want.

So, naturally, we’ve decided to put a punk rock touch on things and give you the top ten punk songs of revolution and rebellion. We know that there are so many good songs we had to leave out, but bear with us, and feel free to list your other personal favorites in the comments section.

Without further ado, the list.

10. Propaghandi – “Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes”

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9. Rise Against – “To Them These Streets Belong”
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8. Authority Zero – “Revolution”
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7. Cobra Skulls – “Rebel Fate”


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6. Bad Religion – “You Are The Government”

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5. The Adicts – “Viva La Revolution”
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4. Pennywise – “Fuck Authority”
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3. Against Me! – “Baby, I’m An Anarchist!”
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2. Anti-Flag – “This Is The End (For You My Friend)”
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1. NOFX – “The Decline”



8 Comments

  1. Recard12/3/2011 2:34 PM | Permalink

    Crass – Big A little A

  2. Henry Raby12/3/2011 3:34 PM | Permalink

    Streets Are Ours- King Blues
    Suspect Device-SLF
    Protest Song-Devil’sBrigade
    Rise Up- Straeberry Blondes

    Also check out solo artists Billy Liar, Richie Blitz and Grace Petrie

  3. inorbit
    InOrbit12/3/2011 4:03 PM | Permalink

    Baby, I’m an Anarchist is pretty tongue-in-cheek. I think that kind of cheapens how serious of a revolution song it is.

  4. inorbit
    InOrbit12/3/2011 4:03 PM | Permalink

    Gotta say, I’m surprised at the lack of Clash songs. And Anti-Flag, too, I guess. Not as surprising as the lack of Clash though.

  5. chozmaster
    chozmaster12/4/2011 9:41 AM | Permalink

    Not to mention any UK82 and barely a scattering of Old Skool tracks. Shame.

  6. Gustavo12/8/2011 10:13 AM | Permalink

    Missing Screeching Weasel – Anthem for a new tomorrow
    Missing Screeching Weasel – 6 percent

  7. daveloebsack
    DaveLoebsack12/13/2011 6:57 AM | Permalink

    Raise Above- Black Flag is shamelessly missing

  8. chestnut
    Chestnut Growler12/14/2011 12:45 PM | Permalink

    I built a Spotify playlist of songs of this type.

    http://open.spotify.com/user/chestnutgrowler/playlist/3ZQji4Ig9U4R7zd7qAQTbK

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