We’ve been dancing and singing around the office all week here at OneJustice.
Thank you for the amazing song suggestions!
You all are so inspiring! What a fantastic collection of songs – from Billie Holiday to the Clash, and from Pete Seeger to Green Day – you filled up our week with rousing melodies and inspiring lyrics. What a treat – and we just had to share them back with all of you. Check out the list below, in alphabetical order by song title, of the 32 suggestions. Enjoy building your playlist!
And the winner is . . . (drum roll please . . .) Ok, wait, first we have to say that we know the winner is a perhaps a bit predictable – but so many of you included it in your submissions – it was the most frequently posted song across all our social media sites. And maybe it’s because we’re feeling a bit mushy so close to Valentine’s Day, but we thought the lyrics really speak to exactly what makes OneJustice so unique.
“You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.”
OneJustice only exists because we are a network of people who all believe that by working together we can bring more justice into the world. OneJustice is truly just a container for the work done by all of you – the network of individuals who join together as volunteers, supporters, and donors because you believe that no one should suffer from solvable legal problems – that no one should lack basic access to legal advice and assistance. We’re all dreamers – dreamers for a better day, when low-income Californians no longer face legal barriers to basic life necessities. OneJustice’s entire job is to bring us all together to imagine that day – and then put our feet on the ground to make it a reality. So how could we not choose John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the winning song?
Congratulations to Claire Axelrad (blog), Cynthia Luna (facebook), Tam Ma (facebook), and Tanya Cobb (facebook via board member Diego Cartagena), who all posted “Imagine.” They will each get a super cool OneJustice water bottle – kudos!
The OneJustice 2013 Change, Love, Power and Justice Playlist – Created by the OneJustice Network!
“A Change is Going to Come” by Sam Cooke
“American Idiot” by Green Day
“Behind the Wall” by Tracy Chapman
“Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan
“Change the World” by Eric Clapton
“Equal Rights” by Peter Tosh
“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
“Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley
“Give a Little Bit” by Supertramp (Roger Hodgson)
“Help Save the Youth of America” by Billy Bragg
“Hurricane” by Bob Dylan
“I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy
“Imagine” by John Lennon
“It Takes Time To Build” by Beastie Boys
“Johnny 99” by Bruce Springsteen
“Justice” by Cassandra Wilson
“Know Your Rights” by The Clash
“Living for the City” by Stevie Wonder
“Look for the Union Label” produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union
“The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash
“Natural Woman” by Carole King
“One” by U2
“Ooh Child (Things are Gonna Get Easier)” by The Five Stairsteps
“People Get Ready” written by Curtis Mayfield, particularly as performed by Aretha Franklin
“Redemption Song” by Bob Marley
“Strange Fruit” performed by Billie Holiday and written by Abel Meeropol
“Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
“There is Power in The Union” by Billy Bragg
“Truth” by Ruthie Foster
“Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine
“We Shall Overcome” by Pete Seeger
“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye