893 Songs That Bring Us Together

893 Songs That Bring Us Together

Right now, all music is essential. It's helping us power through this uncertain time while helping us feel connected. We asked you to share the songs that make you feel connected, and you responded! We will start playing the 893 Songs That Bring Us Together Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. CDT. Songs will appear on the page below.

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  1. 1.
    Bill Withers: Lean On Me

    Lean On Me

    Bill Withers
    Still Bill
    Each of these songs, whether they be written about romance, self-empowerment, resilience, companionship, or community, all have one underlying thread to me: mystical hope that is grounded in a larger love beyond one's self. Such hope, such love can help bring all of us together, during times like these and always. - Matthew Y.
  2. 2.
    John Lennon: Imagine


    John Lennon
  3. 3.
    David Bowie: Heroes


    David Bowie
  4. 4.
    The Beatles: Come Together

    Come Together

    The Beatles
    Abbey Road
    I chose mostly Beatles, because it is the music I raised my girls on, and we all love to this day. All of these tunes remind me of my family, whom I miss dearly right now. - Donna V.
  5. 5.
    Prince: Let's Go Crazy

    Let's Go Crazy

    Purple Rain
  6. 6.
    Lizzo: Good as Hell

    Good as Hell

    Coconut Oil
  7. 7.
    The Beatles: Hey Jude

    Hey Jude

    The Beatles
    Hey Jude (Single)
  8. 8.
    Prince: Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    Purple Rain
    "Purple Rain" is basically the national anthem of Minnesota. - Mark L.
  9. 9.
    Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline

    Sweet Caroline

    Neil Diamond
    Sweet Caroline
  10. 10.
    Bob Marley and the Wailers: One Love / People Get Ready

    One Love / People Get Ready

    Bob Marley and the Wailers
  11. 11.
    The Beatles: Here Comes The Sun

    Here Comes The Sun

    The Beatles
    Abbey Road
  12. 12.
    Journey: Don't Stop Believin'

    Don't Stop Believin'

    How can you be unhappy listening to Journey? - Allison G.
  13. 13.
    Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World

    What A Wonderful World

    Louis Armstrong
    What A Wonderful World
  14. 14.
    Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    A Night at the Opera
  15. 15.
    Ben E. King: Stand By Me

    Stand By Me

    Ben E. King
    Don't Play That Song!
  16. 16.
    U2: One


    Achtung Baby
  17. 17.
    Bob Marley and the Wailers: Three Little Birds

    Three Little Birds

    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    This song is quintessential for me. It has gotten me through a lot of hard times, and it allowed me to share this song with others going through a hard time! It just oozes positivity in my mind. With such a simple message of hope, this song is my default "keep moving"!! - Adam D.
  18. 18.
    Carole King: You've Got a Friend

    You've Got a Friend

    Carole King
  19. 19.
    Kermit The Frog: Rainbow Connection

    Rainbow Connection

    Kermit The Frog
    The Muppet Movie - Original Soundtrack Recording
  20. 20.
    Sly and The Family Stone: Everyday People

    Everyday People

    Sly and The Family Stone
    Everyday People (Single)
  21. 21.
    Sister Sledge: We Are Family

    We Are Family

    Sister Sledge
    We Are Family
  22. 22.
    The Beatles: All You Need Is Love

    All You Need Is Love

    The Beatles
    All You Need Is Love (Single)
  23. 23.
    Aretha Franklin: Respect


    Aretha Franklin
    I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love you
  24. 24.
    The Mountain Goats: This Year

    This Year

    The Mountain Goats
    The Sunset Tree
    The Mountain Goats have a perfect mix of this grim acknowledgement of the current situation balanced with this feeling that it totally can and will work out. Thank you so much to the Current and all the wonderful staff for continuing to work through this time in the world! - Allison G.
  25. 25.
    Bill Withers: Lovely Day

    Lovely Day

    Bill Withers
  26. 26.
    Queen: We are the Champions

    We are the Champions

    News of the World
  27. 27.
    Outkast: Hey Ya!

    Hey Ya!

    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  28. 28.
    Prince: 1999


  29. 29.
    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World

    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Facing Future
  30. 30.
    U2: Beautiful Day

    Beautiful Day

    All That You Can't Leave Behind
  31. 31.
    Elton John: Tiny Dancer

    Tiny Dancer

    Elton John
    Madman Across the Water
  32. 32.
    Patti Smith: People Have The Power

    People Have The Power

    Patti Smith
    Dream of Life
  33. 33.
    Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Simon & Garfunkel
    Bridge Over Troubled Water
  34. 34.
    Talking Heads: This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)

    This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)

    Talking Heads
    Speaking in Tongues
  35. 35.
    The Youngbloods: Get Together

    Get Together

    The Youngbloods
    The Youngbloods
    Folks, let's face it. For this theme, "Get Together" by the Youngbloods is the cake, and the other 892 songs will be the icing... - Jerry V.
  36. 36.
    Billy Joel: Piano Man

    Piano Man

    Billy Joel
    Piano Man
    This music takes me to moments when everyone in the room lit up at the sound of the first few notes. People joined together in a circle, they swung their glasses with the chorus and they sang loudly in unison. These songs celebrate living and living as part of a community. - Kelly R.
  37. 37.
    The Beatles: Let it Be

    Let it Be

    The Beatles
    Let it Be
  38. 38.
    Brandi Carlile: Hold Out Your Hand

    Hold Out Your Hand

    Brandi Carlile
    By the Way, I Forgive You
  39. 39.
    Pharrell Williams: Happy


    Pharrell Williams
    Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  40. 40.
    Oasis: Wonderwall


    (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    "Wonderwall" has taken on such a new and important meaning to myself and all of Minnesota's soccer supporting community. Used to be when I heard that song, I just thought of the old band of brothers that hate each other, but now it's community, it's charity, it's family, and these days, it makes me miss my community more than any offseason. - Jace R.
  41. 41.
    Woody Guthrie: This Land is Your Land

    This Land is Your Land

    Woody Guthrie
    This Land is Your Land
  42. 42.
    Arcade Fire: Wake Up

    Wake Up

    Arcade Fire
    These anthems -- from Arcade Fire, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, and more -- are the soundtrack of my life. - Christine C.
  43. 43.
    Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come

    A Change Is Gonna Come

    Sam Cooke
    Ain't That Good News
  44. 44.
    R.E.M.: It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

    It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

  45. 45.
    Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run

    Born to Run

    Bruce Springsteen
    Born to Run
  46. 46.
    John Denver: Take Me Home, Country Roads

    Take Me Home, Country Roads

    John Denver
    Take Me Home, Country Roads (Single)
    I'm from WV, which is why "Country Roads" is on the list — whenever our family would go on vacation, we had a tradition of singing "Country Roads" when we crossed back into WV. The rest of these songs remind me of certain times in my life when things were not so tough, or were songs that got me through other tough times. - Karen F.
  47. 47.
    The White Stripes: We're Going to Be Friends

    We're Going to Be Friends

    The White Stripes
    White Blood Cells
    "We're Going to be Friends" and "For Baby" are each of my children's "songs" that we listened to shortly after their births. We've really been leaning on music at bedtime when both my husband and I sing with our child (5 and 3) to help them go to sleep. It's been a time of bonding and growing of our nuclear family unit. - Emily K.
  48. 48.
    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  49. 49.
    Queen and David Bowie: Under Pressure

    Under Pressure

    Queen and David Bowie
    Under Pressure (Single)
  50. 50.
    The Band: The Weight

    The Weight

    The Band
    Music from Big Pink
  51. 51.
    The Suburbs: Love is the Law

    Love is the Law

    The Suburbs
    Love is the Law
  52. 52.
    The Beatles: With a Little Help From My Friends

    With a Little Help From My Friends

    The Beatles
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  53. 53.
    Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah


    Jeff Buckley
  54. 54.
    Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

    I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

    Whitney Houston
    Long hours of dancing. A giddy five minutes at Otter's Saloon. A crowd sing-along between sets at a show. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" has always helped me chase the blues away. - Cecilia J.
  55. 55.
    Elvis Costello: (What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

    (What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding

    Elvis Costello
    Armed Forces
    There's a ton of songs in the world about feeling connected, united, or together — I love all of the songs that I picked, but I tried to think of what songs best fit the bill for what I hear on The Current, which I listen to almost every day. I'm honored to be a part of this giant family, and I thank you all so much for being here. All the best & stay safe - Tom B.
  56. 56.
    Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here

    Pink Floyd
    Wish You Were Here
  57. 57.
    The O'Jays: Love Train

    Love Train

    The O'Jays
    Back Stabbers
  58. 58.
    Bob Dylan: Blowin' In The Wind

    Blowin' In The Wind

    Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  59. 59.
    Alabama Shakes: Hold On

    Hold On

    Alabama Shakes
    Boys & Girls
  60. 60.
    The Hold Steady: Stay Positive

    Stay Positive

    The Hold Steady
    Stay Positive
  61. 61.
    Al Green: Let's Stay Together

    Let's Stay Together

    Al Green
    Let's Stay Together
  62. 62.
    The Beach Boys: God Only Knows

    God Only Knows

    The Beach Boys
    Pet Sounds
  63. 63.
    Car Seat Headrest: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

    Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

    Car Seat Headrest
    Teens of Denial
    Most are songs I've shouted along to with friends or strangers at a show. Music keeps me sane. I can't go to shows, but I listen to music all day to help ease my anxiety. - Jen D.
  64. 64.
    Earth, Wind and Fire: September


    Earth, Wind and Fire
    September (Single)
  65. 65.
    Simon & Garfunkel: America


    Simon & Garfunkel
  66. 66.
    Modest Mouse: Float On

    Float On

    Modest Mouse
    Good News For People Who Love Bad News
  67. 67.
    ABBA: Dancing Queen

    Dancing Queen

  68. 68.
    Cat Stevens: Peace Train

    Peace Train

    Cat Stevens
    Teaser and the Firecat
  69. 69.
    USA for Africa: We Are the World

    We Are the World

    USA for Africa
    We Are the World
  70. 70.
    Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky

    Mr. Blue Sky

    Electric Light Orchestra
    Out of the Blue
  71. 71.
    Atmosphere: Say Shh

    Say Shh

    Seven's Travels
  72. 72.
    Marvin Gaye: What's Going On

    What's Going On

    Marvin Gaye
    What's Going On
  73. 73.
    The Turtles: Happy Together

    Happy Together

    The Turtles
    Happy Together
  74. 74.
    Kacey Musgraves: Rainbow


    Kacey Musgraves
    Golden Hour
  75. 75.
    The Flaming Lips: Do You Realize??

    Do You Realize??

    The Flaming Lips
    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  76. 76.
    Grateful Dead: Ripple


    Grateful Dead
    American Beauty
  77. 77.
    Indigo Girls: Closer to Fine

    Closer to Fine

    Indigo Girls
    Indigo Girls
  78. 78.
    LCD Soundsystem: All My Friends

    All My Friends

    LCD Soundsystem
    Sound of Silver
    "All My Friends" reminds me of all my friends and dancing to this song with them. Music helps me continue to feel different emotions beyond fear and confusion. It brings me joy on days when that can be hard to find. - Josh S.
  79. 79.
    Queen: Somebody to Love

    Somebody to Love

    A Day at the Races
  80. 80.
    James Taylor: You've Got A Friend

    You've Got A Friend

    James Taylor
    Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
  81. 81.
    House of Pain: Jump Around

    Jump Around

    House of Pain
    House of Pain
    "Jump Around" by House of Pain requires a bit of an explanation because I’m showing my real Wisconsinite colors. It’s true: I’m a Badger! I didn’t frequent football games, but “Jump Around” was still ubiquitous during my undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have a lot of great memories centered around this song that continue to follow me around as an adult and fill me with pride to be a part of that collegiate community. Trust me, if you break out this song while DJing a wedding in Wisconsin, you’ll fill the dance floor no problem -- you might even end up summoning Bucky himself! - Kelsey B.
  82. 82.
    Bob Dylan: The Times They Are a-Changin'

    The Times They Are a-Changin'

    Bob Dylan
    The Times They Are a-Changin'
  83. 83.
    Chumbawumba: Tubthumping


    "Songs that bring us together" has several meanings to me. I used 3 categories: songs that bring people together (like going to a concert), songs of protest, or songs that reach out to someone else. A couple are subtle protest songs -- "Chumbawumba" was written around a maritime strike in England in the '80s. Music has always been an integral part of my life, and I enjoy all sorts of music. In these trying times, with everything being taken away from us as we battle this COVID-19 mess, music is the one thing I can hold on to, that can't be taken away, and it gives me hope of better things to come. - Daniel H.
  84. 84.
    The Beatles: In My Life

    In My Life

    The Beatles
    Rubber Soul
  85. 85.
    Brandi Carlile: The Story

    The Story

    Brandi Carlile
    The Story
  86. 86.
    The Rolling Stones: You Can't Always Get What You Want

    You Can't Always Get What You Want

    The Rolling Stones
    Let It Bleed
  87. 87.
    Lizzo: Juice


    Cuz I Love You
  88. 88.
    R.E.M.: Everybody Hurts

    Everybody Hurts

    Automatic for the People
  89. 89.
    Kendrick Lamar: Alright


    Kendrick Lamar
    To Pimp A Butterfly
  90. 90.
    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros: Home


    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
    Up from Below
  91. 91.
    Deee-lite: Groove is in the Heart

    Groove is in the Heart

    World Clique
  92. 92.
    David Bowie: Let's Dance

    Let's Dance

    David Bowie
    Let's Dance
  93. 93.
    Martha and The Vandellas: Dancing In The Street

    Dancing In The Street

    Martha and The Vandellas
    Dance Party
  94. 94.
    OK Go: This Too Shall Pass

    This Too Shall Pass

    OK Go
    Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
  95. 95.
    Garth Brooks: Friends in Low Places

    Friends in Low Places

    Garth Brooks
    No Fences
  96. 96.
    The Killers: Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside

    The Killers
    Hot Fuss
  97. 97.
    Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke

    Sir Duke

    Stevie Wonder
    Songs in the Key of Life
  98. 98.
    Randy Newman: You've Got a Friend in Me

    You've Got a Friend in Me

    Randy Newman
    Toy Story
  99. 99.
    Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends

    With A Little Help From My Friends

    Joe Cocker
    With A Little Help From My Friends
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