Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Songs For Peace of all time 2017, The world is a topsy-turvy place. There are all sorts of problems out there. Wars, conflict, mayhem, everywhere you turn. We see it all around us, from television to the internet. It seems at times like half the nations of the world are at war. And of course, we’ve actually had two “world wars.”
Sometimes, conflict is more local, like in our own town, neighborhood, school, or even family.
Is it really supposed to be this way?
What a lot of folks really want is a peaceful, calm environment, absent of any strife or discontentment. And there are lots of songs out there which carry the message which says exactly how we feel. Songs which call for peace in our world, or even in our own heart. Songs which calm us down, help us relax and be contemplative, as their message carries us away from the turmoil.
- 10. LET IT BE – The Beatles
- 9. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – Louis Armstrong
- 8. OVER THE RAINBOW – Judy Garland
- 7. ONLY TIME – Enya
- 6. PEACEFUL, EASY FEELING – The Eagles
- 5. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – Simon And Garfunkel
- 4. WHAT’S GOING ON – Marvin Gaye
- 3. GET TOGETHER – The Youngbloods
- 2. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND – Bob Dylan
- 1. IMAGINE – John Lennon
Here’s the ones we like best, our picks for Top Ten Songs For Peace of All Time 2017.
10. LET IT BE – The Beatles
Paul McCartney of the legendary Fab Four wrote this timeless classic, and sang lead vocals for the song, which was released as a single in March of 1970. McCartney penned the words after having a dream where his late mother appeared to him, telling Paul, “It will be alright, just let it be.” The soothing, peaceful tune was The Beatle’s final single, released shortly before Paul left the group. Let It Be topped the charts in several countries, and was certified double platinum in the United States.
9. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – Louis Armstrong
The 1960’s was a strife and war-filled decade, and this song was presented as an attempt to calm everyone down and cause us to consider all that is right with the world. Originally offered to velvety voiced crooner Tony Bennett, What A Wonderful World was then offered to Louis Armstrong, who gave us this unmistakable rendition in 1967, which went on to top charts in the U.K., ultimately finding its place in the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.
8. OVER THE RAINBOW – Judy Garland
Imagine being caught in the middle of a Kansas tornado. That was Dorothy (and Toto’s) lot in the classic 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz. But Dorothy believed there might be a more peaceful place to be found, somewhere over the rainbow. Over The Rainbow has received countless awards and recognitions, and has been recorded by many artists over the years. Among its most significant awards is being listed number one on the “Songs of the Century” list compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. The American Film Institute also ranked it the greatest movie song of all time on the list of “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs”.
7. ONLY TIME – Enya
Few songs are as effective as calming the savage beast within any of us as this peaceful composition by Irish singer Enya, released in 2000. Only Time rose to greater success following the World Trade Center attacks in America in 2001, climbing to number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one on the adult contemporary chart. Enya donated the earnings from the sale of that single to the Uniform Firefighters Association’s Widows’ and Children’s Fund to help the families of first responders in the aftermath of 9/11.
6. PEACEFUL, EASY FEELING – The Eagles
From their 1972 debut album, Peaceful, Easy Feeling finds that perfect calm, soothing groove in anybody’s heart. Writer Jack Tempchin was living in a communal home with other musicians in southern California in the early 1970’s, and reflected on what was going on when he wrote the hit. “We’d sit in front of the picture window and watch the beautiful girls on the bus stop bench and fall in love with them until their bus came. We talked in those days about how love never seems to show up until you stop looking for it. But, as young guys, we were unable to stop looking for love even for one day.” Peaceful, easy feeling indeed!
5. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – Simon And Garfunkel
Only a select group of songs ever achieve the status of a standard, but Paul Simon’s classic hit from 1970 ultimately became one of the best-selling singles of all time, topping charts all over the world, as well as being a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. Covered by a host of artists, the most well-known non-Simon and Garfunkel version of Bridge Over Troubled Water was probably performed by Elvis Presley in 1970.
4. WHAT’S GOING ON – Marvin Gaye
The self-produced Motown album was soul crooner Marvin Gaye’s eleventh, and was a concept album which took a wide-angle lens view of the tumultuous world of the time. What’s Going On is storytelling set to music, the observations of a war-weary world being told from the perspective of a Vietnam veteran who returns from a war-torn battlefield, only to find an American version of unrest upon his return. Gaye’s album, which included the song of the same name, was hailed commercially and critically.
3. GET TOGETHER – The Youngbloods
Penned by artist Dino Valenti in the 1960’s, Get Together was written to contrast the stark differences of love and fear, while appealing for peace and unity. The best-known version of the song was recorded by The Youngbloods in 1967. The song did not reach its zenith, however, until two years later, when it was used in a radio public service announcement as a call for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Get Together then found its audience, and hit the charts again, rising to its peak position of number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
2. BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND – Bob Dylan
Listed by Rolling Stone magazine as number 14 in the “Greatest Songs Of All Time,” Blowin’ In The Wind was written and performed by folk icon Bob Dylan, and included in his 1962 album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.” In the song, Dylan asks a series of rhetorical questions about war, peace, and freedom, with the answer always “blowin’ in the wind.” Recorded by hundreds of artists, the most commercially successful version of the song was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary in 1963.
1. IMAGINE – John Lennon
During a time of acrimony with former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney, in which they were pitted against each other in legal wrangling, John Lennon wrote what many consider his best song. Imagine is Lennon’s plea for world peace, and an end to war and strife. The smooth, soothing sound and prayerful lyrics stand in stark contrast to a less than peaceful world, and are the perfect antidote for anyone seeking a peaceful musical solitude.
The 1935 British musical “Music Hath Charms” serves as a reminder than in the midst of turmoil, whether it be personal or otherwise, music offers us the opportunity to sit back, relax, and let the soothing sounds calm our souls, and take us to a pleasant, peaceful place.