Top Ten Anti-War Songs

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The top ten songs of any genre that focus on the terrible aspects of war.

The Top Ten

1 One - Metallica

Awesome song - bobbythebrony

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2 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

This and Fortunate son! Metallica shouldn't be on this list. - gameofIceandFire

Love this one - bobbythebrony

What's with the Ozzy Ozbourne cover?

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3 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival UListen to Sample
4 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Great Song - bobbythebrony

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5 Born In the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen UListen to Sample
6 War - Edwin Starr UListen to Sample
7 Give Peace a Chance - Plastic Ono Band UListen to Sample
8 Masters of War - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
9 Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

One of the best songs ever - music and lyrics.

"No color or religion ever stopped the bullet from a gun
Out in the fields, the fighting has begun
Out on the streets, they're falling one by one
Out from the skies, a thousand more will die each day
Death is just a heartbeat away" - Metal_Treasure

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10 Child In Time - Deep Purple UListen to Sample

The Newcomers

? Us and Them - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Military Man - Gary Moore

Originally written by Phil Lynott and performed with Thin Lizzy, here Phil Lynott is a guest musician and sings with Gary Moore. - Metal_Treasure

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12 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down UListen to Sample
13 Doesn't Matter Anyway - Savatage

Great song with great lyrics "AK-47, Tomcat, F-11 hardly ever used" - Metal_Treasure

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14 Poor Man's Crusade - Demons & Wizards

It's about the Crusades - "So we will slaughter in the name of Christ" - Metal_Treasure

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15 Zombie - The Cranberries UListen to Sample
16 Warbird - Annihilator UListen to Sample
17 A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
18 One Child - Savatage UListen to Sample
19 Imagine - John Lennon

Governments want war instead of peace. They ultimately never gave a chance to the olive branch.

How is this not on here?!

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20 Still Waiting - Sum 41 UListen to Sample
21 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
22 Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire UListen to Sample
23 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival UListen to Sample
24 Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival UListen to Sample
25 Unknown Soldier - The Doors UListen to Sample
26 911 for Peace - Anti-Flag UListen to Sample
27 Far from Home - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
28 I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice

His only decent song

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29 War - Bob Marley UListen to Sample
30 Gods of War - Def Leppard
31 21 Guns - Green Day UListen to Sample
32 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
33 Holiday - Green Day UListen to Sample
34 Unknown Soldier - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
35 Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch UListen to Sample
36 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer UListen to Sample
37 Flesh Storm - Slayer UListen to Sample
38 Respect - Aretha Franklin UListen to Sample
39 The Post War Dream - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
40 Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon UListen to Sample
41 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix UListen to Sample
42 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
43 Civil War - Guns N' Roses

"What's so Civil about War anyway? " - christangrant

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44 Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young UListen to Sample
45 Soldier Side - System of a Down UListen to Sample
46 Disposable Heroes - Metallica UListen to Sample
47 1916 - Motorhead

This song made me cry.

"I heard my friend cry,
And he sank to his knees, coughing blood
As he screamed for his mother
And I fell by his side,
And that's how we died,

Clinging like kids to each other,"

Perfectly executed, with the emotional cello and military drums. - JoLeKosovo

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48 Too Many Puppies - Primus UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
3. One - Metallica
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1. One - Metallica
2. Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth
3. Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
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