Imagine John Yoko is a beautifully curated recollection of a song, an album, successive films, and the legacy of peaceful idealism from the people who made it happen and carry on with the message.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Americans in the '70s would not accommodate a female Japanese performer of experimental music that is designed to provoke. Have we grown since then?
These are not necessarily the “best songs" in the Beatles' storied catalogue, but these are the songs through which we might gain the deepest appreciation for their popular genius.