Yes! Canadian band Moxy Fruvous had a song called “River Valley,” which you can see covered here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zvoypIoskM. Also, Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” is an environmental song, with lyrics like “paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” There’s also this great list of environmental songs:
And this one, from wikipedia:
Yes. There are countless environmental songs. Some examples are:
Michael Jackson – Earth Song
The Turtles – Earth Anthem
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
Jack Johnson – The 3 R’s
Marvin Gaye – Mercy Mercy Me
This site has a good list of environmental songs: http://www.grinningplanet.com/6001/environmental-songs.htm.
There are absolutely loads – from Disney (the Circle of Life, Colours of the Wind) to pop-folk music (many of Jack Johnson’s songs), themes of nature have been common in music for centuries. The site PlanetPatriot has an entire section dedicated just to different environmental musicians.
A personal favourite, Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land
Yes — lots!
Bruce Cockburn: If A Tree Falls
Cat Stevens: Where Do The Children Play
Jackson Browne: Before the Deluge
Tracy Chapman: The Rape of the World
Bob Dylan: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Beach Boys: Don’t Go Near the Water
Marvin Gaye: Mercy Mercy Me
Pearl Jam: Do the Evolution
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