Martin Luther King

Many songs have been written about many people, but Martin Luther King has inspired more than most. Here is a list of 21 songs that have been inspired by him, a tribute to him or have ‘borrowed’ from him.

We Shall Overcome Joan Baez196526
I Had A DreamPat Boone1968-
People Got to Be FreeThe Rascals1968-
Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)Nina Simone1968-
If I Can DreamElvis Presley196911
Abraham, Martin and John Marvin Gaye19709
Dry Your EyesNeil Diamond1976-
Happy BirthdayStevie Wonder19812
Pride (In The Name Of Love) U219843
American DreamBobby Womack1984-
Gap BandSomeday198417
One VisionQueen19857
Strings of LifeRhythim is Rhythim198974
Fight The PowerPublic Enemy198929
Spiritual High (State Of Independence)Moodswings199347
Renegades Of FunkRage Against the Machine2000-
Free At LastSimon200136
Just A Little More LoveDavid Guetta feat Chris Willis200319
One Day (Vandaag)Bakermat201415
GloryJohn Legend & Common201562


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