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Protest Tunes Looks Back

DJ General Strike looks back at the Top 40 (not that Top 40!) protest songs of 2022. These are Molotov hot tracks!

  1. Adeem the Artist – Heritage of Ignorance – White Trash Revelry- Four Quarters Records (folk/country)
  2. Dropkick Murphys – All You Fonies – This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Dummy Luck Music (folk/country)
  3. Ezra Furman Lilac and Black – All of Us Flames – Anti (folk/country)
  4. Miko Marks – Trouble – Trouble – Redtone Records (folk/country)
  5. Shaina Taub – Tikkun Olam – Songs of the Great Hill – Atlantic (folk/country)

  1. Coco Peila, Aima The Dreamer, Ryan Nicole – I Am Jane Roe – I Am Jane Roe – Miss Behave Records (hip-hop)
  2. David Strickland – Stand Up – Spirit of Hip Hop: Elements – MNRK Music Group (hip-hop)
  3. Gabriel Teodros – Coffee & Sage – Coffee & Sage – Gabriel Teodros & Third Eye Bling (hip-hop)
  4. Lecrae – Still in America – Church Clothes 4 – Reach Records (hip-hop)
  5. Linqua Franqa – Wurk – Bellringer – Ernest Jenning Record Co. (hip-hop)
  6. Nas – Don’t Shoot – King’s Disease III – Mass Appeal (hip-hop)
  7. Propaganda – Soil is Sacred – Terraform: The Soil – RMG (hip-hop)
  8. Robert Glasper – Black Superhero – Black Superhero [Feat. Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid & Big  R.I.T.] – Loma Vista (hip-hop)
  9. Architects Deep Fake – the classic symptoms of a broken spirit – Epitaph (Metal/Hardcore)
  10. Rise Against The Answer – Nowhere Generation II – Loma Vista (Metal/Hardcore)

  1. Stray from the Path III – Euthanasia – UNFD (Metal/Hardcore)
  2. Voice of Baceprot – Not] Public Property – [Not] Public Property – 12WIRED (Metal/Hardcore)
  3. Anne Beretta – The Real America – Rise – Bully Me Now Music (punk)
  4. Anti-Flag – Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. – Laugh. Cry. Smile. Die. – Universal (Punk)

  1. Newtown Neurotics – Climate Emergency – Cognitive Dissidents – Cadiz Entertainment (Punk)
  2. Petrol Girls – Fight for Our Lives – Baby – Hassle Records (Punk)
  3. Rebelmatic – Walk on Water – Walk on Water – Coffee Grind Media (Punk)
  4. Special Interest – Concerning Peace – Endure – Rough Trade Records (Punk)
  5. Ben Harper – We Need to Talk About It – Bloodline Maintenance – Chrysalis Records (R&B/Funk/Soul)

  1. Bitch Polar Bear – Bitchcraft – Kill Rock Stars (R&B/Funk/Soul)
  2. Fantastic Negrito – They Go Low – White Jesus Black Problems – Storefront Records (R&B/Funk/Soul)
  3. Hurray for the Riff Raff – Precious Cargo – Life on Earth – Nonesuch Records (R&B/Funk/Soul)
  4. Taina Asili – Abolition – Abolition – Taina Asili (R&B/Funk/Soul)
  5. The Suffers – How Do We Heal – It Starts with Love – Missing Piece Records (R&B/Funk/Soul)
  6. Captain Ska – This Is A Warning – La Isla Del Brexit – Captain’s Records (Reggae/Ska)
  7. JER – Decolonize Yr Mind – Bothered/Unbothered – Bad Time Records (Reggae/Ska)
  8. Sizzla – Stop Destroying the Earth – Stop Destroying the Earth – Na Lef Ya Muzik – Reggae/Ska

  1. Soom T – Big Bad World – Good – Renegade Masters (Reggae/Ska)
  2. Danceland – Not Without a Fight – Pink Lem – Pinkfoot Music (Rock)

  1. Midnight Oil – We Resist – Resist – Sony Music Entertainment (Rock)
  2. MILCK, Autumn Rowe, BIANCO, Ani DiFranco – We Won’t Go Back – We Won’t Go Back – Tone Tree Music (Rock)
  3. Muse – Will of the People – Will of the People – Warner Music UK (Rock)
  4. P!nk – Irrelevant – Irrelevant – RCA (Rock)
  5. The Last Internationale – 1984 – 1984 – The Last Internationale (Rock)
  6. The Snuts – Zuckerpunch – Burn the Empire – Parlophone Records (Rock)