Discover some of our fave changemaking tracks here – and be inspired to write your own.

  • The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - Bob Dylan
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    In 1964 Bob Dylan released a whole album of protest songs that got him labelled ‘the voice of a generation’. This is one of the lesser known tracks, but it’s still brilliant. Bob picked up a newspaper and read about an African-American hotel maid who was killed by a rich, white, well-connected man. The man’s jail sentence? Just 6 months. Bob said he didn’t change many words from the newspaper article to get his song. Be inspired to take your lyrics direct from today’s news.

  • This Is For My Girls - Kelly Clarkson
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    This fresh release for 2016 brings together the likes of Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Lea Michele, Chloe x Halle, Jadagrace, and Janelle Monáe, all standing up for girls’ rights to education. It’s been released to support Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative. She wants to change attitudes internationally about the importance of girls getting to go to school. How do you change attitudes? Start a conversation. How do you start a conversation? Release a banging slice of pop music. Be inspired to add your (singing) voice to a current campaign. It could be Let Girls Learn, or anything else you believe in.

  • Butterfly - Karl Lokko
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    Can people change? Former gang leader Karl Lokko is living proof. He went from dealing drugs to becoming a charity ambassador, poet, writer, and community leader. His poem ‘Butterfly’ lays it all bare and dares to talk about the importance of love. Be inspired by Karl to speak your truth, and show your vulnerable side.