Fight The Power

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DJs and fans of groovy music that means something, I started a list of 100 resistance songs you can and should play in your sets (live/radio/mixes) or simply listen to for inspiration to stay strong in the next four years. This is by no means comprehensive, primarily on the funk/soul/hip-hop side of things, leaning on my own personal taste, and is a work in progress. With all that being said, feel free to add by submitting your input to get@djplaturn.com (subject line: fight the power) and let’s get this list as complete as possible while we spread it around. This is for all of you who DJs (and listeners) that think you don’t have a voice when in fact you do — the music you play in your sets is more powerful than you know. Take a stand. Stand for something. Use your position to instill positive change. Power to the people.

*note: if you want any of these mp3s and are having a hard time tracking them down, holler and i’ll lace ya.


  1. Public Enemy – Fight The Power
  2. Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right
  3. Goodie Mob – Fighting
  4. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Power Of Equality
  5. Jurassic 5 – Freedom
  6. John Lennon – Power To The People
  7. Ice-T – Power
  8. Gary Byrd – Are You Really Ready For Black Power?
  9. Friend & Lover – Reach Out Of The Darkness
  10. Curtis Mayfield – Power To The People
  11. The Chi-Lites – Give More Power To The People
  12. The Temptations – Ball Of Confusion
  13. Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
  14. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  15. Black Sabbath – War Pigs
  16. S.T.O.P. Movement – Dear Mr. President
  17. The Honeydrippers – Impeach The President
  18. James Brown – Funky President
  19. Arrested Development – Revolution
  20. The O’Jays – Give The People
  21. Soul Excitement – Stay Together
  22. Johnny King & The Fatback Band – Peace Love Not War
  23. George Clinton – Paint The White House Black
  24. Edwin Starr – War
  25. The Geto Boys – Fuck A War
  26. Public Enemy – Revolutionary Generation
  27. Dead Prez – Warzone
  28. Public Enemy – Power To The People
  29. Big Daddy Kane – Children Are The Future
  30. L.T.D. – Love To The World
  31. Take 6 – Spread Love
  32. Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day
  33. Stevie Wonder – Love’s In Need Of Love Today
  34. The Roots – Respond/React
  35. Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us
  36. Lulu – Love Loves To Love Love
  37. Phat Kat – Don’t Nobody Care About Us
  38. Sly & The Family Stone – Stand
  39. Bob Marley – Get Up, Stand Up
  40. Lee Fields – Stand Up
  41. The Beatles – Revolution
  42. Dr. John – Revolution
  43. Last Poets – When The Revolution Comes
  44. T. Rex – Children Of The Revolution
  45. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – Anger In The Nation
  46. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
  47. Intelligent Hoodlum – Arrest The President
  48. N.W.A. – Fuck The Police
  49. Tribe Called Quest – We The People
  50. Paris – Hate That Hate Made
  51. Sam Cooke – Change Is Gonna Come
  52. Congress Alley – God Save America
  53. Prince – America
  54. Marvin Gaye – Anger
  55. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
  56. Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  57. Bob Marley – Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
  58. Kendrick Lamar – Alright
  59. Gang Starr – Positivity
  60. The Pharcyde – Devil Music
  61. D’Angelo – 1000 Deaths
  62. Max Romeo – Chase The Devil
  63. Paris – Break The Grip Of Shame
  64. Tears For Fears – Mad World
  65. Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y.
  66. Desmond Dekker & The Aces – Unity
  67. Billy Dyce & The Untouchables – Unity Is Love
  68. The Beatles – All Together Now
  69. The Jackson 5 – Love Is The Thing You Need
  70. Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
  71. Ray Barretto – Together
  72. The Beatles – Come Together
  73. Gil Scott-Heron – Home Is Where The Hatred Is
  74. The Meters – Keep On Marching
  75. Eddie Kendricks – My People, Hold On
  76. Bob Marley – One Love/People Get Ready
  77. Raphael Saadiq – People
  78. Curtis Mayfield – People Get Ready
  79. De La Soul feat. Chuck D – The People
  80. Public Enemy – Power To The People
  81. Curtis Mayfield – Power To The People
  82. Dyke & The Blazers – Runaway People
  83. McDonald & Giles – Tomorrow’s People/The Children Of Today
  84. De La Soul – Trying People
  85. Kool & The Gang – Who’s Gonna Take The Weight
  86. The Stylistics – People Make The World Go Round
  87. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  88. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
  89. The Clash – I Fought The Law
  90. The Ramones – I Want To Be Sedated
  91. Queen – I Want To Break Free
  92. Queen – Under Pressure
  93. The Clash – I’m So Bored With The USA
  94. Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
  95. Rage Against The Machine – Know Your Enemy
  96. Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule
  97. Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves
  98. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Throw Away Your Television
  99. Daft Punk – Television Rules The Nation
  100. Jimi Hendrix – The Star Spangled Banner

Contributions:

  1. The Isley Brothers – Fight The Power
  2. Immortal Technique feat. Mos Def – Bin Laden
  3. Bob Marley – Redemption Song
  4. Dead Prez – Radio Freq
  5. The Clash – Know Your Rights
  6. The Specials – Racist Friend
  7. Teddy Pendergrass – Cold, Cold World
  8. Ozomatli – Coming War
  9. The Coup – Laugh, Love, Fuck
  10. Nina Simone – Revolution

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