“Song of the Week” lists songs that celebrate nature and/or relate a message about the environment. These songs change each week or two; this page will archive a history of the songs. Listen to the complete playlist on our channel. Sometimes videos get deleted, so older links on this page may not work, but we clean up the playlist often!

2019

2018

2017

    • December 7: The Gate, Björk
    • November 17: Climate Change Song, Thanh Bui
    • November 3: Monkey Gone to Heaven, Pixies
    • October 18: Looking for a Place to Happen: Tragically Hip (in memory of Gord Downie, may he rest in peace)
    • October 10: The Memory of Trees: Enya
    • September 7: Water Song: Amata
    • August 1: Don’t Tell the Taxman at the Peace River: Luke Wallace
    • May 18: Hands All Over, Soundgarden (Rest in Peace, Chris Cornell; this was also our song of the week February 10, 2015)
    • May 10: The Lonely Cry of Space and Time: Anna Coogan
    • April 27: Earth Intruders: Bjork
    • March 17: Change is Coming, Skyclad
    • March 8: Voices from the Top of the Mountain, Adam Torres
    • February 17: One Fine Day, Sting
    • January 25: The Woman’s March Song, Ann Hampton Callaway (in honor of the Woman’s Marches around the world January 21, 2017)
  • January 9: One Tree Hill, U2

2016

    • October 7: When You Look at the World, JP Taylor
    • August 24: The Shadows, Sandel
    • May 24: Save the Planet, The Tragically Hip (upon learning about Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer)
    • April 20: Global Warming, Gojira
    • March 27: Somewhere Only We Go, Keane
    • February 17: Society, Eddie Vedder (set to “Defend Our Climate” rally photos)
    • February 4: Save the Bays, K.B.
  • January 3: Official Love Song To The Earth (again, but this song rocks): Various

 2015

    • December 18: Nine Treasures: Sonsii
    • December 2: J. Ralph and Sia: One Candle (see the documentary “Racing Extinction”)
    • November 25: Jenn Wanderer: Go Outside (more than a song!)
    • October 8: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Shallow Waters (I saw her sing this at a Kinder Morgan protest a few years ago, beautiful and talented!)
    • September 21: Featuring vocal performances 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, Q’orianka Kilcher (this song is so lovely, I will keep it up for two weeks), Love Song to the Earth
    • September 15: Tony Turner (writer), Harperman
    • July 18: Pretenders, My City Was Gone (thanks for skipping last week with us; we were entertaining guests and vacationing!)
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  1. One of my favorites….Marvin Gaye, “Mercy, Mercy Me”
    “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”

    Woo ah, mercy mercy me
    Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no
    Where did all the blue skies go?
    Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east
    Woo mercy, mercy me, mercy father
    Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no
    Oil wasted on the ocean and upon our seas, fish full of mercury
    Ah oh mercy, mercy me
    Ah things ain’t what they used to be, no no
    Radiation under ground and in the sky
    Animals and birds who live nearby are dying
    Oh mercy, mercy me
    Ah things ain’t what they used to be
    What about this overcrowded land
    How much more abuse from man can she stand?
    Oh, na na…
    My sweet Lord… No
    My Lord… My sweet Lord

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