7 Powerful Songs From History That Capture the Zeitgeist

These songs offer a glimpse into the past.

  • Billie Holiday at the Downbeat Jazz Club in New York City, 1947.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

“Over There” by George M. Cohan

“Battle Cry of Freedom” by George F. Root

“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday

“Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets

“San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)” by Scott McKenzie

“War” by Edwin Starr

“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye