Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday - 10 Songs for Earth Day

Earth Day was founded back in 1970 and falls on April 22nd each year. To help celebrate, I thought I would share one of my favorite places to find out about music - the Y! Music Playlist. They have created this Top 10 Earth Day songs playlist. Read their blog post to find out more about music and earth day...they have a long history together.  I hope you enjoy.

1. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
2. Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
3. Paradise - John Prine
4. Shapes Of Things - The Yardbirds
5. Nature's Way - Spirit
6. Don't Go Near The Water - The Beach Boys
7. If A Tree Falls - Bruce Cockburn
8. Don't Go Near The Water - Johnny Cash
9. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem) - Neil Young
10. I Remember California - R.E.M.

Do you have a favorite environmental song?  Post a comment and share!


Cathy W. said...

Great list!

No eco-tune favorites, except maybe "Black Water" by the Doobie Brothers. It praises the Mississippi River and is one of my favorite tunes.

Amanda (the librarian) said...

I love "Big Yellow Taxi" - especially the line about "they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot"!

Mannheim Steamroller put out a couple albums with pro-Earth themes: "Saving the Wildlife" (a portion of its sales went to The Species Survival Program) and "Yellowstone: The Music of Nature" (a portion of its sales went to the Yellowstone Association for the national park's fire recovery program).

Also, part of the sales of Narada's "Wilderness Collection" benefitted the National Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and the Wilderness Society.