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September 11 Tribute Songs

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Following the 9/11 attacks, our country became unified in a way that had never been seen before. Everyone was in the dark and unsure of what was to come and people had lost hope. But in a time when there was so much chaos, there was one thing that brought everyone together: music. It doesn't matter which genre, music just has this ability to bring peace and hope and unify people and after 9/11 there were plenty of songs that did just that. Here is a list of 5 songs memorable 9/11 songs, from every genre, that brought people together and helped unify us as one.


“Where Were You? (When The World Stopped Turning)”

Alan Jackson

Lyric: “Did you burst out in pride for the red, white and blue And the heroes who died just doin' what they do? Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer And look at yourself and what really matters?”


“Empire State Of Mind”

Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys

Lyric: “One hand in the air for the big city Streetlights, big dreams, all lookin' pretty No place in the world that could compare Put your lighters in the air”


“Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)”

Toby Keith

Lyric: “Now this nation that I love is fallin' under attack. A mighty sucker-punch came flying in from somewhere in the back. Soon as we could see clearly through our big black eye, Man, we lit up your world like the fourth of July.”


“Have You Forgotten?”

Darryl Worley

Lyric: “They took all the footage off my T.V. Said it's too disturbing for you and me It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say If it was up to me I'd show it everyday Some say this country's just out looking for a fight Well, after 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right”



Bon Jovi

Lyric: “I found spirit, they couldn't ruin it I found courage in the smoke and dust I found faith in the songs you silenced Deep down it's ringing out in each of us”


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