Songs About Racism: The 80 Best Songs Against Xenophobia

Songs Against Racism

Racism and anti-Semitism are still topics confronted almost daily, even in the supposedly enlightened 21st century. In the 21st century, people are discriminated against because of their origin.

Not a day goes by that the news does not report about xenophobia. On Facebook, Twitter, and Co, there is always someone who posts an offensive comment. These times are stressful, but it always helps to have a few good songs against racism on hand to get you through the frustrating day.

Songs against xenophobia have been around for many decades. Racism has been a recurring theme since the blues came into being. As a means of expression for their anguish and argument with racists, musicians use their craft to protest and educate musically.

You can find Play songs at a protest or just let them inspire you. The songs stand for justice and fight for values like acceptance, tolerance, and respect.

More and more famous artists have also spoken out against racism in recent years, putting their thoughts and experiences into their songs. A new generation of artists addresses racism, violence, and disillusionment in a way that inspires hope!

Singer Beyoncés with “Freedom” or rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with “White Privilege II” show what they think about xenophobia. D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar even produced whole albums on this theme. Icons like Prince, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson released songs in response to various instances of police brutality.

Even typically apolitical stars like Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, and Usher have spoken out against xenophobia.

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(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

The 80 best songs against xenophobia

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

1.The Times They Are A-Changin’Bob Dylan
2.Black or WhiteMichael Jackson
3.The Story of O.J.Jay-Z
4.Edge of a RevolutionNickelback
5.FreedomBeyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar
6.People Are PeopleDepeche Mode
7.If I Was PresidentWyclef Jean
8.Mr. NiggaMos Def
9.Complexion (A Zulu Love)Kendrick Lamar
10.We’re a WinnerThe Impressions
11.Where Is Home?Bloc Party
12.Get Up, Stand UpBob Marley
13.Schrei Nach LiebeDie Ärzte
14.Living for the CityStevie Wonder
16.WarEdwin Starr
17.Give Peace a ChancePlastic Ono Band
18.Runnin’Pharrell Williams
19.Out in the FieldsGary Moore and Phil Lynott
20.Your Racist FriendThey Might Be Giants
21.ChainsUsher feat. Nas and Bibi Bourelly
22.Strange FruitBillie Holiday
23.Arbeit Macht FreiThe Libertines
24.GloryCommon feat. John Legend
25.Is It Because I’m BlackSyl Johnson
26.Sunday Bloody SundayU2
27.Boom Boom BoomK.I.Z.
28.Beds are BurningMidnight Oil
29.Where Is The Love?Black Eyed Peas
30.Buffalo SoldierBob Marley
31.A Change Is Gonna Come Sam Cooke
32.New SlavesKanye West
33.Fight The Power Public Enemy
34.Killing In The NameRage Against The Machine
35.WarBob Marley
36.Southern ManNeil Young
37.Links 2 3 4Rammstein
38.Ganz klar gegen NazisWizo
39.Your Racist FriendThey Might Be Giants
40.Black Boys on Mopeds Sinead O’Connor
41.Black Pearl Sonny Charles and The Checkmates, Ltd.
42.The Power Of EqualityRed Hot Chili Peppers
43.Wenn so viele schweigenZSK
44.F*ck YouLily Allen
45.Beds Are BurningMidnight Oil
46.New National Anthem T.I.
47.Willkommen in DeutschlandFahnenflucht
48.Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m ProudJames Brown
49.Hands UpDaye Jack feat. Killer Mike
50.Prayer of the RefugeeRise Against
51.ImagineJack Johnson
52.BikoPeter Gabriel
53.Schrei nach LiebeCallejon
54.What If I Was White (Album Version)Sticky Fingaz
55.Message From a Black ManThe Temptations
56.BlackbirdThe Beatles
57.Same As It Ever Was (Start Today)Michael Franti
58.InternationalSportfreunde Stiller
59.Cry FreedomDave Matthews Band
60.Free Your MindEn Vogue
61.DialloWyclef Jean
62.Be Free (feat. J Cole) [Be Free]AcetheSpade
63.Wir Sind Das VolkChima Ede
64.Chocolate CityParliament
65.AlrightKendrick Lamar
66.Proud to Be BlackRun DMC
67.Hey Mr. NaziBlumio
68.White Privilege IIMacklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Jamila Woods
69.AboutTok Tok Tok
70.Mississippi GoddamNina Simone
71.Don’t Think They KnowChris Brown
72.DreamworldRobin Thicke
73.AlabamaNeil Young
74.Black RageLauryn Hill
75.Sad NewsSwizz Beatz feat. Scarface
76.2015Neon Black
77.Sandra’s SmileBlood Orange
79.The CharadeD’Angelo
81.I Had a DreamKelly Clarkson
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