In the recent years , climate change has become a global phenomenon. The current situation is so dire that we need immediate attention to reverse the adverse effects. Over the years, there have been many calls to create awareness and pool resources to sponsor climate change. These calls have not only involved creation of laws  but also social responsibility.  In light of these, many song have been produced to foster climate change. Here is a list of the most popular songs that encourage people to take responsibility and care for the environment.

  • Earth by Lil’ Dicky

The hit rap song dubbed “Earth” is the most recent and widely viewed song by the american song writer and musician Lil Dicky. The song was written and sang by Lil Dicky featuring other famous musicians and celebrities.The musicians and celebrities include Justin Bieber Ariana Grande Halsey,Zac Brown,Brendon Urie,Miley Cyrus,Wiz Khalifa,Snoop Dogg,Kevin Hart,Adam Levine,Shawn Mendes,Charlie Puth,Sia,Hailee Steinfeld,Lil Jon,Rita Ora,Miguel,Katy Perry,Lil Yachty,Ed Sheeran,Leonardo DiCaprio,Meghan Trainor,Joel Embiid,Tory Lanez,John Legend,Bad Bunny,Psy,Kris Wu,Backstreet Boys,Benny Blanco,and Cashmere Cat.

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All the characters in the song including Lil Dicky are animated with most of them depicted as various animals with teh exception of Kanye West and Leonardo.The song was also produced in collaboration with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. An organisation started by the celebrity to fund various environmentally friendly projects. The song that premiered on 19th April 2019 has over 180 million views on YouTube at the time this article was published.

The song has continued to receive positive feedback from both the fans and green movements in America and across the world. The song has a catchy tune and encourages people to save the earth as shown in the lyrics below;

I mean, there’s so many people out here who don’t think Global Warming’s a real thing
You know? We gotta save this planet
We’re being stupid
Unless we get our shit together now

  • Earth song by Michael Jackson

The late Michael Jackson is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of all time. Known for hit songs such as “beat it” and many more, Michael Jackson had the passion for encouraging people to save the planet and its endangered species. Even after his death , The Earth song has continued to gunner over 200 million views on YouTube at the time this article was written. The video shows sad images of killed elephants and speaks of the damage we have done to our world. The song has a hefty message and shows how far back the environmental problem begun since the song was produced in 1995. The song’s message is so strong as it asks us to take a look at the damage and hope to change the status quo.

 

Here are some of the catchy lyrics

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores
What have we done to the world
Look what we’ve done
What about all the peace
That you pledge your only son
  • Truth to Power by One Republic

Yes, Rock stars also care about the planet. The American rock band OneRepublic sing about the devastating outcomes of climate change. Truth to power song that was written and produced in 2017 and its purpose was to present the weak nature of the earth. The song compares the earth to a frail man who needs more attention. The song has been played millions of times both online and in concerts. Here are some of the catchy lyrics;

I could tell you I was fragile
I could tell you I was weak
I could write you out a letter

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  • Love Song to the Earth

This is one of the songs written and perfomed by Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Paul, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelsea Ballerini, Christina Grimmmie, Victoria Justice,  and Q’orianka Kilcher. The song was produced to provide support to the Friends of the Earth movement. All the finances collected from the song are directed towards reducing carbon emissions , to reduce fossil fuels exploitation and the UN. Despite the message of hope, the song has not collected many views. However, its the greatest of all for encouraging reduction of carbon emission. Here are some of the lyrics;

Hope for the future
It’s coming soon enough
How much can we achieve?
Hope for the future
It will belong to us
If we believe
If we believe

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There are so many other songs that have not received any recognition. It is our hope that more people continue to support and encourage climate change. The future is guaranteed if we reverse climate change