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The Protest Song List

  1. Changes - 2Pac
  2. Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves - Annie Lennox
  3. Intervention - Arcade Fire
  4. Neon Bible -Arcade Fire
  5. Respect - Aretha Franklin
  6. Blowin in the Wind - Bob Dylan
  7. Masters of War - Bob Dylan
  8. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
  9. Redemption Song - Bob Marley
  10. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
  11. Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
  12. Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
  13. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
  14. Fortunate Son - CCR
  15. People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield
  16. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello
  17. Zombie - Fela Kuti and Afrika 70
  18. Working Class Hero - John Lennon
  19. Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer
  20. Amazing Grace - John Newton
  21. Man in Black - Johnny Cash
  22. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
  23. Same Love - Macklemore
  24. What's Goin’ On - Marvin Gaye
  25. My Generation – Nas
  26. Paper Planes - MIA
  27. Mississippi Goddam - Nina Simone
  28. Up To the Mountain - Patty Griffin
  29. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
  30. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
  31. Sleep Now In The Fire - Rage Against the Machine
  32. Jerusalem - Steve Earle
  33. Revolution - The Beatles
  34. London Calling - The Clash
  35. White Riot – The Clash
  36. War - The Temptations/Edwin Starr
  37. Harrowdown Hill - Thom Yorke
  38. Talkin' Bout A Revolution - Tracy Chapman
  39. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
  40. Zombie – The Cranberries
perform live at the 2013 Feeërieën Festival in Brussels

Calling singers and songwriters:

Add your voice to the campaign to end extreme poverty and get the chance to record in a professional studio and perform live at the 2013 Feeërieën Festival in Brussels.


From civil rights and women’s suffrage to anti-apartheid and Live 8, protest songs have helped shape history proving that when people come together and raise their voices, extraordinary things can happen. Today, with 20,000 children dying needlessly every day from poverty and hunger, it’s time to turn up the volume.  Extreme poverty can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but it won’t happen without you.


ONE is partnering with legendary music venue Ancienne Belgique in a search for Belgium’s next Bob Dylan, an unsigned artist who has the power to move people to action through the power of the protest song.  The winner of the contest will get to record their song in Ancienne Belgique’s recording studio, have the video showcased on the ONE website alongside stars from around the world, and have the chance to perform at the 2013 Feeërieën Festival in Brussels.   


How do I enter?

Select a protest song from the list on the left or feel free to perform one of your own songs.  Performances can be sung or instrumental, solo or with a group, acoustic or electric.Use your webcam, mobile phone, or other recording device to upload your video to YouTube. Fill out the form below and include a link to your video. The videos will be collated in playlists on ONE and AB’s YouTube pages and judged by a panel of experts. All videos must be submitted by Friday July 12 at 11:59pm.

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    I agree to the terms and conditions. The contest will run until 11:59pm on July 12. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter. ONE and AB reserve the right to modify or change the prize(s) at any time. The prize(s) are not exchangeable for cash. The judges’ decision is final.

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