Throughout the years, music, song, and poetry have been created to spread the message of peace, hope and love.
In honor of the International Day of Peace (September 21), we at Care2 have compiled 10 of our favorite songs about peace.
Take a listen, and let us know if any of the 10 are amongst your faves. Or, let us know if you have a favorite that isn’t on the list – we’d love to check it out!
Wishing you peace today and every day, and now, let the music begin
Imagine Artist: John Lennon Selected by: Samantha S., Causes Editor Nicole N., and Judi G. all picked this for their favorite song about peace. We imagine it might one of your faves as well! Why: “This is such an iconic and powerful song,” says Samantha, Healthy & Green Living Editor. “It gives me goosebumps every time.” Judi G., Healthy & Green Living Contributor and Garden Expert – “This is a beautiful song that speaks of all the reasons that men go to war and imagine instead, that they have been overcome. It imagines a ‘brotherhood of man’ and gives me hope that peace is possible.”
Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
What a Wonderful World Artist: Louis Armstrong
Selected by: Robyn H., Care2’s Editor-in-Chief Why: This is a lovely song that speaks of a world filled with love, hope and possibility listening to either version makes me believe that peace is possible and that we truly are living in a wonderful world.