100 songs that changed history
Discover the influential songs that changed politics and shaped world events
Inspired (kind of) by Pete Seeger's assertion that, 'The right song at the right time can change history', Time Out assembled a panel of musicians, historians and enthusiasts to debate and collate the 100 songs that have had the most significant impact on real-world events – culturally, socially and politically.
Some of these are songs that have inspired collective action, some were anthems of unity at historic moments and others were played with purpose at critical points in time.
Explore the list to find out more about all the songs, watch videos and download tracks.
Explore the songs that changed history
Find out which songs our panel put at the top of the pile in our '100 songs that changed the world' list, then tell us what you think of the top 10.
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