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Peter Rothberg

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Top Ten Songs About Class

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet. The condition of being dead-broke is a perennially popular theme in music, so, regardless, of your taste in genre, there's a song to accompany your protests against the avarice of the fat cats. Please use the comments field to let me know what I've missed and check out a brief guide on how to support the burgeoning movement against economic inequality.

 

Top Ten Songs About Class

Spearhead, Crime to be Broke in America

Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colors

Harry Chapin, The Day They Closed the Factory Down

Bruce Springsteen, Factory

Grandmaster Flash, The Message

Tom Waits, Brother Can You Spare a Dime

Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter

Tracy Chapman, Fast Car

Bob Marley, Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)

The Clash, Career Opportunities

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