Top 6 Environmental Songs and Artists
A rhythm with environmental cause! We celebrate musicians, artists and songwriters who are passionate about environmental songs, and how they continue to inspire and spread awareness.
Music delivers entertainment and joy. It brings out creativity for artists and songwriters. It inspires people to sing, dance, interact, share, and express emotions. Music brings people and diverse cultures together in harmony.
GenerationGreen.TV is on the lookout for popular, classic and emerging environmental songs ranging from top artists, independent soloists, groups, and kids who are actively promoting, spreading awareness about climate change, sustainability, conscious daily green living, and other environmental issues.
- Melissa Etheridge performed a music video entitled “I Need To Wake Up“, written for the 2006 documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth – a project undertaken by former United States Vice President Al Gore‘s campaign to educate the people about global warming. The motion picture footage from ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is produced and distributed by Paramount Classics, a division of Paramount Pictures Corp. The artist, Etheridge received the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song.
- Michael Jackson released “Earth Song“ in November 1995 with a strong environmental message on forest degradation, animal welfare, the effects of war on destruction of infrastructure & communities, pollution, natural disasters and a glimpse of earth’s collapse. The song received a Grammy nomination in 1997, and became a top 5 hit in most European countries. The single has sold 10 million copies.
- Jack Johnson, a Hawaiian-born singer-songwriter and guitarist delivers an environmental soft rock and acoustic rhythm for “Gone“, released in 2003 as part of his second studio album On and On.
- Sandel is a 23 year old singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. “The Shadows“ is a song tribute by Sandel in “response to the greatest environmental threat of our age.” Her unique voice is an eclectic mix of folk, pop and rock. She is currently based in NYC.
- Michael Darnel and Darrick Lee are from Vancouver, Canada who launched a rap video“Hurtin’ Our Planet“. They were featured by TUNZA, a children and youth program of the United Nations Environment Programme.
- A group of Australian young kids created the hip-hop song “Protect The World“using climate change as an inspiration. The kids wrote the lyrics and played all the instruments – keyboard, flutes, harp, drums, beatbox, clapping and bass with the help of Karuna Bajracharya, a young DJ and hip-hop recording artist, who facilitated the workshop and produced the soundtrack.