10 Social & Political Rock Songs

September 21, 2016

With the dawn of a presidential election looming over our heads, and what seems to be an infinite list social, political, and economic dissatisfactions amongst the American people, everyone seems to be making their voices heard in how they can hope to build a brighter future for the U.S.

The same sentiments are reflected in literally thousands of songs from artists of all walks of life. Below you'll find 10 rock songs, each created with its own distinct message to be sent out to the world.

Living Colour - "Cult of Personality"

Metallica - "...And Justice For All"

Green Day - "American Idiot"

Rage Against The Machine - "Sleep Now In The Fire"

Guns N' Roses - "Civil War"

Five Finger Death Punch - "Wrong Side of Heaven"

Shinedown - "Devour"

Rolling Stones - "Gimmie Shelter"

White Stripes - "Icky Thump"

Pearl Jam - "Dissident"