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What are some good songs that talk about nonconformity?

Asked by chicklit (215points) May 22nd, 2011


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trickface's avatar

Sheila Take A Bow by The Smiths

“kick the grime of this world in the crotch, dear”

DominicX's avatar

“Minority” by Green Day. That one popped right into my head…I love that song. :)

mazingerz88's avatar

We Don’t Need No Education – Pink Floyd

We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister

Raven_Rising's avatar

@Hibernate You beat me to it

On the musical front, Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked

Also Not a Pretty Girl and 32 Flavors by Ani Difranco

Kraigmo's avatar

Liberty the Grateful Dead

ThaiBigBri's avatar

Subdivisions – Rush
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies

drdoombot's avatar

Against the Grain
Leaders and Followers
New America I thought this song could have been the official theme for the 2008 Presidential campaign, despite being released 8 years earlier.
Tiny Voices
You A personal favorite.

All by Bad Religion, and I’m betting they have a ton more songs on the same subject.

gasman's avatar

Little Boxes is a song tht mocks conformity.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

There is another version of this tune…. ;)

Sunny2's avatar

Kermit the Frog’s: It Isn’t Easy Being Green

muppetish's avatar

Bad Reputation by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is a favourite of mine.

BhacSsylan's avatar

Pink’s new Raise your Glass is pretty good.

flutherother's avatar

The Mothers of Invention came out with Brown Shoes Don’t Make It in 1967.

dabbler's avatar

The old self-congratulating anthem, Frank Sinatra “I Did It My Way”

muppetish's avatar

Whenever someone mentions Sinatra’s signature tune, I have to give a nod toward Sammy because his I’ve Gotta Me—a wonderful nonconformist piece—moves me more (but I am openly biased in the favour of this member of the Rat Pack.)

Anemone's avatar

The Middle by Jimmy Eat World is a good one. It’s affirming about feeling different, anyway.

shariw's avatar

“The Times They are a-Changin’”——-Bob Dylan
“School’s Out for Summer”——-Alice Cooper
“My Generation”——-The Who
“Revolution”——-The Beatles

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