Jimmy: What song would you use to represent mankind?
Say some friendly aliens abducted you to learn about humans and they don’t know what music is. What song or songs would you show them to give them a good idea of what humans are about. It should be a song or album (poem or other art if you wish) to represent all of mankind; all races, all countries, all cultures, Everyone.
Answers and Views:
Answer by Rami
coco jambo & because i got high
End of the World – Pearl JamAnswer by Sparx
Rainy Day Women by Bob Dylan. If you don’t know it, look it up. The music sucks but it has a very deep meaning.Answer by Kristin B
Symphony of Science- We Are all Connected. Ft. Carl SaganAnswer by David H
Almost Acoutic – The Jerry Garcia Acoustic BandAnswer by Temporary_TesianAnswer by killeen texas abn
In the current state of our world…Highway to HellAnswer by Addi
Insignificant – Nevermore.Answer by Metzae
The film “Baraka” is, without question, one of the greatest examples of Gaian art *ever* assembled. Everyone that ever lived should see it. And no, I’m not joking. If I could afford to show it to the whole world I would gladly spend my life doing so.Answer by HubbaBubble
Imagine by John Lennon. It’s more of an idealized version of what humanity could be but if you read between the lines it lays out the evils that represent a good portion of humans.Answer by Princess Yum Yum
Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade (from Tales of the Arabian Nights) – you can almost smell the ozone as the waves crash onto the rocks and the ship breaks up against a cliff. Wonderful stuff!
Or how about Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons?
Perhaps a compilation that includes opera as well – Ave Maria would surely move even the stoniest alien to feel some sort of emotion!Answer by elois
somewhere over the rainbowAnswer by Rick M
Crazy by AerosmithAnswer by My Name is Mudd
birdhouse in your soul by they might be giantsAnswer by Annsan_In_Him
Karl Jenkins’ mass for peace, “The Armed Man”. It portrays the madness of warfare followed by the horrors of it, yet with such musicality and orchestral power, the choir’s use of three languages (French, Latin and English) being the icing on the cake. There’s even a Muslim adhan solo in it! It ends with a gorgeously gentle piece from the Bible, “God shall wipe away all tears and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord.”
This clasically trained jazz musician from Wales was commissioned by Britain’s Royal Armouries to do this piece for the millennium. It is dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo crisis.Answer by Freedom
“when the children cry” by white lionAnswer by Marathon
How Far We’ve Come- Matchbox Twenty
And, maybe, Here Comes the Sun by the Beetles? :]Answer by bugsy
All you need is love – Beatles