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Friday, August 19, 2011

Top 10 songs about nature...

Nature has always been an inspiration for art, and popular music is no different: the 10 best songs about nature come from some of rock and roll history's most enduring artists.Since artistic types tend to be more in tune with environmental issues than the population at large, it's no surprise that many environmental songs have made their way into the popular culture. Musicians have been selling green since the 1960's when the environmental movement first entered the collective consciousness -- until today, when global climate change can be found on page 1 of the news instead of page 15.
For me my music is sacred,and as Bob Seager rightly put it "today's music aint got that same soul...i like that old time rock n roll" so least assured you wont have Justin Beeber or Myley Cyrus or any of the boy bands in my list of 10 of my Favorited nature songs.Although there are hundreds of great green-centric songs to choose from, this playlist features the ten tracks that I personally feel are the best environmental songs.


10)"Ask Any Farmer" - John McCutcheon
This scathing tune attacks the forces of big business who move in, shutting down farms and agribusiness throughout the plains states: "Ask any farmer in Kansas ... and I guarantee you'll find that what I'm telling is true."

9)"Ode to Big Blue" - Gordon Lightfoot
This lovely tune by Gordon Lightfoot tells the legend of a great whale who lost his whole family to hunters, but died a natural death himself. It goes on to lament how the other whale species are depleting, as well: "They've been taken by the men for the money they can spend; and the killing never ends, it just goes on.

8) Waiting on the World to Change - John Mayer. One of the most popular songs by Mayer, it highlights the need for change from a younger generation and i couldn't agree with him more .im a small businessman and work hard to do what i do but over the years iv lost out several clients who have not given me the jobs cause of my age..people with no knowledge of plants no knowledge of design do work for obscene amounts of money i feel bad,annoyed but this song says it all "it's not that we don't care,
we just know that the fight ain't fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

7) )Mother Nature's Son" by the Beatles - It's fitting the list of 10 best songs about nature should be topped by the greatest musical act of the rock and roll era, the Beatles. Inspired by their visit to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, this song was primarily composed by Paul McCartney and is a beautiful ode to the wonders of the world.

6)Where the Green Grass Grows' by Tim McGraw: The song has been stuck in my head forever!this track Tim despises living in the city there's concrete growing in the city park
I don't know who my neighbors are
And there's bars on the corner and bars on my heart
I'm gonna live where the green grass grows

5) One Sweet World - Dave Matthew's Band. The huge band remarks on how special earth is, and even had a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor named after this song.its a legendray song and if you haven't heard it your missing out on something "Nine planets round the sun
Only one does the sun embrace upon this watered one so much we take for granted."

4) "Big Yellow Taxi" - Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell's anthem to nature is so infectiously catchy that it's been covered by other artists over and over again: "You don't know what you've got til it's gone. They pave paradise, put up a parking lot."

3"Where do the Children Play?" - Cat Stevens
This great tune by singer/songwriter Cat Stevens poetically addresses the ever-changing world of modern technology and progress, asking: "You roll on roads over fresh green grass ... I know we've come a long way, but tell me—where do the children play?"

2)Heal the world by michel Jackson : i remembering singing this song in our school annual program way back when i was in the 3rd standard...the whole batch was made to coon this number for an auditorium full of adoring parents desperately trying to record every little movement on embarrassingly large cameras .M.Js track is a huge hit and the lyrics just hit the spot ...
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

1)All I Can Do is Write About It by Lynyrd Skynyrd: This song is not a huge hit i discovered it on a sleepy stoney day back in hostel(it realy help me pull through the 4 years) and the band that's known for songs like "free bird" and"sweet home Alabama"has absolutely killed it with this acoustic number where they talk about how the grey of the concrete is slowly creeping and destroying the greens..they sing about the helplessness they feel and i cannot tell you how much i identify with them...i watch with sad eyes trees being cut everyday ,animals being killed,hurt and the vast mass of people who just don't care about the consequences of their actions ...'Cause I can see the concrete slowly creepin'
Lord take me and mine before that comes

Iv sat over this list for a week now adding deleting then adding again...some honorable mentions of absolutely awesome/must hear nature tunes are:Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye,Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds ,If A Tree Falls - Bruce Cockburn,Don't Go Near The Water - Johnny Cash,Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) - Neil Young,Here Comes The Sun-Beatles,Feeling Groovy- Simon & Garfunkel,"Green River" by Creedence Clearwater Revival ,"Box of Rain" by the Grateful Dead,.
(If iv missed any please do drop me the name of the song and the artist .....)


  1. I've heard only a few of them, others seems great. I will try to hear others and thanks for sharing.

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