Conscious Pop Music Hits of 2012-2014 for Play-List, Suggestions Needed
January 15, 2014 8:17 PM   Subscribe

"Same Love" by Macklemore is the epitome of a conscious (social, environmental justice) pop music song that has been a hit over the past two years. I'm looking for others to create a playlist - pop music songs that have been hits with a socially environmentally conscious message, or at least are not misogynist or violent in any way - talk about love, relationships, etc in a respectful way. Can you make any suggestions? Thx!
posted by franklen to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Pretty much anything by Michael Franti should fit the bill, though I am not sure he's got a great deal of music related to environmental issues. He's more aligned with your second point, speaking of love & relationships in a respectful way.
posted by deliciae at 9:59 PM on January 15, 2014 [1 favorite]

Brave by Sara Bareilles might fit your description.
posted by mekily at 10:23 PM on January 15, 2014

Canvas Bags, by Tim Minchin
posted by bunderful at 4:37 AM on January 16, 2014

If you're willing to go back two more years, "Wavin' Flag" by K'Naan fits your bill perfectly.
posted by jbickers at 5:17 AM on January 16, 2014

I like Royals, by Lorde. The message about conspicuous consumption and that nonsense is pretty great. Plus the song just ROCKS.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:39 AM on January 16, 2014

Rap okay? You might like Reagan by Killer Mike (lyrics) or Around My Way by Lupe Fiasco (lyrics).
posted by slidell at 6:54 AM on January 16, 2014

Response by poster: Woo haven't heard any of these I don't think, 'cept Royals, looking forward to checking them out. Or maybe I have heard them and just don't know them by name? Rap's okay!
posted by franklen at 7:32 AM on January 16, 2014

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