Michael Jackson, “Earth Song”
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: Every single song about the environment is absolutely terrible. There is nothing worse than famous musicians wearing a mask of po-faced earnestness and entreating the rest of us foolish, ignorant humans to stop burning down forests and dumping our toxic waste into rivers. They know how serious the rainforests are. Why don’t we? Probably because we don’t know. Who will tell us? The pop stars.
Dr. Octagon, "Trees"
I shared this thought about environmental songs yesterday on Twitter, and was only given one counterpoint I could stand: Thank Mike Shepherd of Tower Defense and Karaoke. Again. Forever. for this example.
Duran Duran, "Planet Earth"
Very obviously, Earth Day was an excuse for posting some Duran Duran.