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Freedoms Greatest Hits!

By: Ryan Capal, Chantelle Thompson, DeVaughn Williams, Colette Ouattara


Sing- My Chemical Romance

“SING” is a song written by My Chemical Romance that was released in 2010.The First Amendment “For every time that they want to count you out, Use your voice every single time you open up your mouth”


What’s Going On- Marvin Gaye

The song was Originally inspired by a police brutality incident witnessed Renaldo Benson. Benson witnessed police brutality and violence in the city's People’s Park during a protest held by anti-war activists in what was hailed later as "Bloody Thursday". He asked Marvin to join and he accepted the offer.The song is a political song - Ties in with the First Amendment“Picket lines and picket signs, Don't punish me with brutality”


Time To Get A Gun

This song is written by Miranda Lambert and is on her album, RevolutionThe Second Amendment, right to bear armsThe song is a very blunt and straight to the point interpretation of the 2nd amendment, which is the right to bear arms. The song describes various incidents in which Miranda uses as reasons to why she should get a gun for protection. “ My neighbors car got stolen last night, right out of his driveway”, “ They’re making plans for a four way highway, and a big old overpass”, “ Mary say’s she’s worried about herself and her kids”. Those are a lot of the incidents and reasons used by Miranda to get a gun, and getting a gun is protected with the right to bear arms.


We As Americans- Eminem

We As Americans is featured on his 2004 album Encore. The Second Amendment- right to bear armsDuring the hook of the song, Eminem states, We as a american, us as a citizen.Gotta protect ourselves, look at how sh** has been. We better check ourselves, livin up in these streets. Through worse and through better health, survivin by any means…”


99 Problems- Jay Z

The song was based on a real event that happened to the artist, in New York The Fourth Amendment- Search and SeizureArtist used lyrics such as “ Well my glove compartment is locked, so is the trunk in the back, and i know my rights so you gon’ need a warrant for that” to state that he knows what the cops can and cannot due regarding the amendment.


Police State- Dead Prez

Police state is feature on Let’s Be Free, which was released in 2000. The Fourth Amendment “FBI spying on us through the radio antennas and them hidden cameras in the streetlight watching society. With no respect for the people's right to privacy…” “Bring the power back to the street where the people live”


Hurricane- Bob Dylan

Released in 1975 by Bob Dylan. A protest song about the imprisonment of Rubin Carter. The Fifth Amendment Rubin Carter is a famous boxer. It describes alleged acts of racism and profiling against Rubin, which Dylan describes as leading to a false trial and conviction..


She Keeps Me Warm- Mary Lambert

The song derived from a song, that Lambert did with Macklemore called, “Same Love”. Both songs are based on gay rights and the protection of same sex marriage, which is related heavily to Mary Lambert. She is a lesbian artist who said she wanted to provide visibility for a lesbian and gay relationship. She said “I wrote it because she hasn’t found a song that represented a gay relationship without emphasizing sex.” The song gained a lot of respect from people who wanted to support same sex marriage. The song is interpreted through the ninth amendment.


Blackbird- Glee

The song, Blackbird was originally written by the Beatles and remade by GleeThe Thirteenth Amendment“I remembered this whole idea of "you were only waiting for this moment to arise" was about, you know, the black people's struggle in the southern states, and I was using the symbolism of a blackbird“All your life you were only waiting for this moment to arise”. They are paying homage to the civil rights movement and slavery. For all of the black people’s lives they were waiting for the moment when they would finally be accepted as a part of society .


Prohibition Is A Failure- Lowes Stokes

Marcus Lowell “Lowe” Stokes was apart of the Skillet Lickers for many years but also produced his own music. The Eighteenth Amendment He sang,“Prohibition is a failure as anyone can see. For whiskey is sold in every town in the good ol' USA. Oh, the policeman will arrest you, he'll lock you up in jail. He'll drink up all your liquor, and turn you out on bail.”


Freedom- Paloma Faith

English singerFreedom is from her 2012 album Fall to Grace Connected to the 14th Amendment- Citizenship to former slavesIn her song she writes, “Darling you set me free, and I’ll shout it to rooftops I am you, you are me.”


Roar- Katy Perry

Perry states “I went through a lot of experiences in my life that I think built more character. I had to find my own self identity the hard way. But I came out alive and stronger, a little bit stronger.”“Roar” is connected to the 19th Amendment - Women’s Suffrage Movement“I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath Scared to rock the boat and make a mess So I sat quietly, agreed politely I guess that I forgot I had a choice I let you push me passed my breaking pointI stood for nothing, so I fell for everything.”


” is from Katy Perry’s new hit album Prism.This is Katy’s 8th number one hit.


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