The Songs That Made History: Can You Get a Chart-Topping Score?

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Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On May 13, 2023
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There are songs and then, there are songs that changed the course of music history. We could go as far as saying some of them changed the world and transformed culture by becoming potent anthems of change. Think you can identify them? Well, there’s one way to see how clued in you are about these chart-topping hits that have, in some cases, been passed down generations to remain as powerful as ever. Simply take this quiz. And remember, we’re looking for a noteworthy score here.

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This Billie Holiday song was originally written as a poem to protest racism and the lynching of African Americans.

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Containing the iconic line, “They paved paradise to put up a parking lot,” this one has become an anthem for protecting natural resources.

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Considered the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights movement, it was sung by over 50,000 people at Martin Luther King’s funeral.

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Released during the Vietnam War, this impactful asks you to imagine a utopia without borders, possessions, or religions.

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Considered an anthem of anthems, this iconic song was covered by Rihanna after the Haiti earthquake and Alicia Keys at Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday.

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In the early 1970s, Helen Reddy wrote this anthem when she couldn’t find any other song that related that it meant to be an empowered woman so perfectly.

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This powerfully political song depicted the atrocities and violence against unarmed civilian protesters in Northern Ireland.

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The Chubby Checker song that became such a hit, it actually inspired a dance and allowed for one to dance without a partner.

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This hauntingly epic ballad by this German band became the anthem of the end of the Cold War.

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This empowered song pushed for female liberation and fought back against male domination in the workplace, making its singer a crossover country star in the bargain.

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