11 Great Peace Songs (Reader Picks)

Tomorrow, September 21, is the International Day of Peace, and one nice way of celebrating is to listen to some inspiring peace-themed songs. We shared 10 of our picks with you (like “Imagine”, “What a Wonderful World”, and “We Got to Have Peace”), but there are definitely some that we missed. We read through your comments and rounded up some of your favorites. Check them out!

Peace Train (Above)
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

Let There Be Peace on Earth
Written by Jill Jackson Miller & Sy Miller, performed by Vince Gill


Give Peace a Chance
Written by John Lennon, performed by The Plastic Ono Band

Blowin’ in the Wind
Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” was also mentioned several times.


What’s Goin’ On?
Marvin Gaye

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Pete Seeger


Earth Song
Michael Jackson

“Earth Song” was the Michael Jackson song most often mentioned in the comments, but several of his other songs were named, including “Heal the World” and “Man in the Mirror.”

One Love
Bob Marley & The Wailers

Give Me Love
George Harrison

Get Together
Written by Chet Powers, performed here by The Youngbloods


Universal Soldier
Buffy Sainte-Marie


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Roberto Meritoni
Roberto Meritoni10 months ago


Teresa W.
Teresa W.11 months ago


Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harperabout a year ago


Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolseyabout a year ago

War by Edwin Starr is a great song!

Rose Roma
Rose R.about a year ago

Stunning songs which feed and nourish us. Did you notice that so many religious backgrounds were represented among the songwriters and not a terrorist among them? Sounds have been part of our moral nourishment throughout the history of humans (NOISE is a good read by David Hendy 2013.)

Azaima A.
Azaima A.about a year ago

Scott Ainslie's "Don't Obey" is my favorite peace song. http://cattailmusic.com/Lyrics/DontObeystudynotes.htm

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Let's work for this message to make it come true

Huntaspocha H.
Huntaspocha H.about a year ago

Continue the good work; keep posting more n more n more.Indian songs

Martha Ferris
Martha Ferrisabout a year ago

Love these songs! My favorites are from the songsters of the '60's. As bad as that time was some really good things came about as a result of the upheaval of our society. Would love to see the sixties rise again!

Peter A.
Past Member 2 years ago