In the first of our lists on political art, the New Statesman's critics and our readers select ten thought-provoking songs, dating from 1916 to 1989.
Why Billy Bragg is our greatest political singer.
"Emanicipate yourselves from mental slavery"
Plus ça change, says Pete Townshend
Poem transformed into unofficial national anthem
"Her fascist regime"
Complex examination of the futility of war combined with empathy for soldiers in the Falklands confl
Worker's song that later became the first anthem of the Soviet Union
Read the story behind the songs, listen to all 20
"Don't talk to me about the rights of the IRA, UDA"