The planet earth has been abused over and over again by the very people who live in it. Fortunately, there are many cause-oriented groups today that dedicate themselves to raising awareness on the responsibility of humans in preserving the environment. As such, the green movement was born and continues to spread around the globe.
These environmental groups regularly come up with events that attract hundreds to thousands of people. There are also quite a number of music artists who have written and produced great songs related to Mother Earth. We share some of them here.
This is the debut single of the popular English band Duran Duran led by vocalist Simon Le Bon and released in 1981. It became an instant hit in the U.K. where the band is based and became the band’s first Top 10 hit worldwide.
Rock icon Joan Jett is behind this song that sends a message to everyone to fight for our planet. Any Weather is her latest single taken from her album entitled “Unvarnished” and is considered a love letter to the earth. It was written together with David Grohl who’s closely associated with popular bands Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
This Land is Your Land
This song was written in 1940 by Woody Guthrie but was recorded four years after in 1944. By the 1960s, the song was revived by various American artists including Bob Dylan, Trini Lopez as well as the Kingston Trio. Since then, this tune has been recorded in other countries such as Canada, Sweden, the U.K., Belgium and Turkey.
Don’t Go Near the Water
Performed by The Beach Boys, this song speaks about the reality of the world’s bodies of water from the streams and lakes to the rivers, seas and oceans. It warns people against going near the polluted water and in the end encourages everyone to do their share in preserving the ecosystem.
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
This is the second single from the album “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye released in 1971. The song became one of Gaye’s famous hits and landed in the top give of the soul album charts.