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We were all shocked by how current and valid many of them are today.
RED BANK, NJ, January 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The air is politically charged. Tensions are high. These are the times when people use their art and creativity to voice dissent, band together, and make a statement. On January 18, pop culture website Popdose.com published The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time, a massive long-form piece featuring a list of 100 vital protest tunes, as voted upon by Popdose's crack staff.
"The initial list had more than 250 songs on it, and through a vote that was distilled to an even 100 songs," said Senior Editor Dw. Dunphy. "Each writer had a chance at providing commentary for the songs, so this is truly a staff-created piece, developed in true democratic fashion. The songs cover a wide spectrum of topics and time periods, and we were all shocked by how current and valid many of them are today."
The list of 100 songs also includes a link to a specially-created Spotify playlist for the article.
What also surprised the collection of writers was how far-reaching the term "protest" can be. "Bluntly, any song that has an opinion on a subject and a purpose of advocacy in its regard can be viewed as a protest. There are plenty of what we know to be 'protest classics' in among tracks you would not expect. This represents a very intriguing, very modern view of a musical form as old as communication itself."
Celebrating its ninth year as a smart, literate, and daring pop culture website, Popdose.com charges into 2017 with new features like David Medsker's Dizzy Heights podcast; Keith Creighton's brave Gender Nation X series, exploring gender identity; and Jack Feerick's Too Old To Rock 'N Roll, which sees the author returning to the music scene. The site continues to bring readers a wide spectrum of insightful music and movie reviews from Robert Ross, Justin Vellucci, Scott Malchus, Bob Cashill, and Ted Asregadoo. Returning to the site is the readers'-favorite Chart Attack!! from Jason Hare and Ken Shane's weekly exploration of classic soul music, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade.
Dunphy said of the rush of content at the start of the year, "Popdose has proven to be the sharpest observer of all things in the pop culture world. We've consistently hit the mark not only on what's new and next but also with our retrospective pieces like The 100 Greatest Protest Songs Of All Time. 2017 promises to be the year where the site's collective voice will be more necessary than ever, and we're starting off with a bang."
The Popdose 100: The 100 Greatest Protest Songs Of All Time is now live at: http://popdose.com/the-popdose-100-the-greatest-protest-songs-of-all-time/
About Popdose.com - Created by entertainment writer Jeff Giles, Popdose.com launched in 2008 and has quickly moved to the forefront of pop culture news websites. The site features news, reviews, interviews and more from the worlds of music, movies, television, books, theater and more. For more information visit http://www.popdose.com
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