Every year, on April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day as a way of recognizing the gifts our planet has given us, the damage we have done to these natural gifts, and to learn about the steps we can take to both encourage and actively facilitate change.
Ever since the hyper environmentally-conscious movements of the late 1960s/70s, musicians and artists have used the negative changes of our planet as creative fuel to create positive, informative, and educational songs about what we are doing to the planet and how we can help.
We’ve gathered together Top Ten Easy Listening Songs About Healing The Earth to listen to this Earth Day and to remind yourself to minimize your carbon footprint everyday.
10. “One Sweet World”-[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dave Matthews Band[/lastfm]
Alternative rock jam group, Dave Matthews Band, have the sort of slightly hippie-d out musical tomes that we think would have brought hordes of Earth lovers to Woodstock, but none so poignant as their song “One Sweet World” which boasts lyrics such as:
Nine planets round the sun /Only one does the sun embrace /Upon this watered one /So much we take for granted /So let us sleep outside tonight /Lay down in our mother’s arms /For here we can rest safely