Far away from the pop charts, a handful of songs in 2017 helped push political revolutions, highlight corruption and radicalize extremists.
One allegedly emerged out of the Kremlin, others from grassroots organizations. They’ve appealed to right-wing nationalists and arch left-wingers. It’s clear music has galvanized politics this year and is still perhaps the least appreciated political tool around.
These are the real songs of 2017. Just don’t put them on at the New Year’s party.
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Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition