Show Hide image Culture 21 August 2014 What is the greatest political song? Which songs should make our forthcoming list? Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Five years ago we published a list of the 20 greatest political songs. We had everything from Dylan and Marley to Billie Holiday and U2. We took a look at the stories behind each and the reasons for their success. You can take a look and listen to the list below. Next month we are publishing an updated list – and new ones on the most political novels, films and works of art. We want to include your choices. Should any of these 20 songs make this year’s list? Or is the greatest piece of political music missing? You can vote and comment here. 1. Woody Guthrie - "This Land is your Land"2. The Special AKA - "Free Nelson Mandela"3. Bob Dylan - "The Times they are a-Changin'"4. Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"5. Claude de Lisle - "La Marseillaise"6. U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"7. Eugène Pottier - "The Internationale"8. Robert Wyatt/Elvis Costello - "Shipbuilding"9. Sex Pistols - "God Save the Queen"10. William Blake - "Jerusalem"11. The Who - "Won't Get Fooled Again"12. Rage Against the Machine - "Killing in the Name"13. Tracy Chapman - "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution"14. Nina Simone - "Mississippi Goddam"15. Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On?"16. Gil Scott-Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"17. Bob Marley - "Redemption Song"18. John Lennon - "Imagine"19. Pete Seeger - "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"20. Tom Robinson - "Glad to be Gay" › What the jihadists who bought “Islam for Dummies” on Amazon tell us about radicalisation Harry Lambert was the editor of May2015, the New Statesman's election website. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles What actually is Article 50? The small print that will trigger Brexit Who will win the Copeland by-election? What is the Scottish Six and why are people getting so upset about it?