Period 7

Timeline created by Music and Society
In Music
  • Keep your eyes on the prize- Alice Wine

    Keep your eyes on the prize- Alice Wine
    The civil rights and black people were victims of violence, harassment, and prejudices and this song helped to remind them to never give up and keep their eye on the goal.
  • Women In the 50s

    Women In the 50s
    During world war 2, lots of women went into the workforce because a good majority of men were at war. When the war was over and everyone came back, women were expected to go back to their normal lives as housewives. Even if they did have jobs they would be lower jobs than men and when they married they were expected to take care of the kids instead of working that job.
  • Cry me a River - Julie London

    Cry me a River - Julie London
    The writer of Cry Me a River said he named it that because he had never heard the phrase and it sounded like a smart retort to someone who had hurt your feelings many times before. Looking at the lyrics they are very powerful and make women look really strong especially after a break up or after they made her cry many times. This song is kind of "torch" song where it helped start more of a revolution for women.
  • Let me go lover by Joan Weber

    Let me go lover by Joan Weber
    It was a really popular song and probably sparked some women empowerment during that time.Overall, it represented women and I am sure that some women out there could relate to it.It said, This song talks about couples who were married were expected to stay married, unless it is the man's decision to get a divorce.No matter how much a man may hurt the woman or how badly she may want to end it she will not because of the stigma she will receive.
  • Beginning of the Civil rights movement

    Beginning of the Civil rights movement
    The Civil Rights Movement was an organized effort by African Americans to end racial discrimination. This was also an effort to gain equal rights under the law. This movement began in the late 1950s and ended in the late 1960s.
  • (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue: Song writer- Fats Waller Singer- Louis Armstrong

    (What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue: Song writer- Fats Waller       Singer- Louis Armstrong
    This song addresses the social issue by describing how a black person perceived his role in society. Which was a racist society at that time.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The US flew over to Vietnam to prevent a communist takeover
  • Only a pawn in their game

    "Only a pawn in their game is a song made by Bob Dylan, produced by Tom Wilson and was released in 1964. It is in the event of the Civil Rights Movement because the song is talking about how poor white people have more rights than the blacks and that they can get away with more than the blacks and how it isn't right.
  • Keep on Pushing

    "Keep on Pushing" was a song made by the Impressions, it was produced by Johnny Pate and was released in 1964. It was in the Civil Rights Movement because it was talking about how people should keep on pushing and that even when they have obstacles in their life they can overcome. This was the Civil Rights Movement p because it was made in the 60s and that is one of the main events in the 60s.
  • Civil Rights movement

    Civil Rights movement
    The Civil Rights Movement was a mass protest to end racial segregation and to end discrimination with the southern states. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali were some of the main people in the Civil Rights Movement. It was at its peak in the 1960s with the boycotts and protests happening more at that time than at any other time.
  • Eve of Destruction

    Eve of Destruction
    Barry McGuire
    Anti-war song
    Men were drafted into the war of Vietnam
    And all this war is tearing the world apart
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    The race into space was fueled by the United States' rivalry with the Soviet Union during this era.
  • Fortunate Son

    Fortunate Son
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Anti War Movement Anthem
  • Space Oddity by David Bowie

    Space Oddity by David Bowie
    It started as a little "family project", he told Late-line — something fun to do with his son, back on Earth, while he was aboard the International Space Station.
  • Bring the Boys Home

    Bring the Boys Home
    Moved up the Soul Chart from 6 to 4. Also, that week on the Hot 100, at its 6th week, gone up 2 notches from no 23 to no 21. The song spent 13 weeks on the Hot 100 chart would Move up the Soul Chart from 6 to 4. Also, that week on the Hot 100, at its 6th week, gone up 2 notches from no 23 to no 21. The song spent 13 weeks on the Hot 100 chart would.
  • Gay Rights

    Gay Rights
    This movement started in the 1940s. People were coming out and wanting rights. In 1973, being gay was considered a mental issue.
  • Anti-War Movement

    Anti-War Movement
    The end of the Vietnam War brought us together to write songs about letting our soldiers come back from war.
  • A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh

    A Spaceman Came Travelling by Chris de Burgh
    Bring joy and surprise to people with the spirit of advent. Christmas song.
  • Don’t Stop Me Now

    Don’t Stop Me Now
    This song wasn’t well-received, hitting number 86 on the charts and number 9 in the UK. The best place on the charts was in the UK while hitting lower points in other countries. It is a song about being uniquely yourself, even if it has something to do with drugs and having relations with other men/women.
  • Johnny Are You Queer

    Johnny Are You Queer
    Conservative groups accused Cotton of supporting homosexuality.
    Also accused of trying to convert straight men gay.
    Some people got comfort from the song and found their sexuality.
    The song is about a woman blaming homosexuality on a man not loving her. It was not meant to be negative or positive against gays, although it was interpreted as mostly negative by the audience.
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun
    Women saw it as an act of feminism and power.
    Its empowering women and sending a good message to women. All about good feminism.
  • Fight the Power

    Fight the Power
    Men and women were given something to motivate them to revolt against their oppression. For this instance, the oppression from the government such as police officers.
    Gave people something to listen to and realize that everyone has a voice in this world and that you should use it, especially in times like this.
    They were against the government because they felt it was treating people the way they shouldn't have been equal.
  • Gender Inequality

    In the ’90s, the gender gap started to really close which caused improvement in discrimination throughout different areas like education, employment, etc. But with this, it caused other problems like the belief of power. Men began to believe they would be taking the job of the “housewife.”
  • Police Brutality

    Police Brutality
    Rodney King Case - On March 3rd 1991, the LAPD arrested African American man Rodney King because of reckless driving. The police then beat King 56 times with batons, and the 81 second videotape was shown on TV. 4 days later, the charges against King were dropped.
  • Trapped - Tupac

    This song awoke the public to the amount of racial discrimination and police brutality that was still persistent in the 90’s. Much like the title, black men began to feel “trapped” in what still felt like a white man’s America. The song “Trapped” woke a lot of black men up to the issues they were facing. They could relate to Tupac, as he was once very poor as well, and they connected with his music and the song made a huge impact on society.
  • They don't care about us - Micheal Jackson

    This song was VERY popular and more influential than “Trapped” by Tupac. Micheal Jackson was one of the most popular artists of all time, and so many people heard that song and were influenced by it. Micheal brought awareness to many social issues in his music and spurred change.
  • Just a Girl - No Doubt

    Many people took this song as a very powerful and strong image. They call this song a feminist anthem. This song got a very positive outlook of things.
  • Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks

    Many people loved this song until it got criticized for the message of premeditated murder. This caused this song to take a hit. The writer was accused of advocating premeditated murder. But after the music video came out the song popularity was heightened
  • LGBTQ+

    The LGBTQ+ movement began to gain momentum. The American culture started to standup and call for the rights to be granted to those who identify as being in the LGBTQ+ movement. Which eventually led to homosexual marriages being legalized.
  • Depression

    Depression started becoming a mainstream thing near the end of the 2000s, making it more of a problem. And with the internet, online bullying became a problem.
    Multiple depression websites and people helping with dealing depression started becoming more of a thing. Awareness of depression being a mental disorder and more research led to people being able to get help and the stigma on depression became less and less. There has also been more done to help people get help.
  • Bad Day

    It became a song on the top 10 songs for multiple weeks, being used for commercials.
    It brought light to the issue of depression, making it a big topic that is talked about.
  • Where is The Love

    Black Eyed Peas and Justin Timberlake made a song (Where is the Love) about terrorism and the event that transpired. It talked about the issues with terrorism both in the middle east and in the united states with organizations like the KKK still roaming about.
  • War on Terrorism

    September 11th, Two planes flew into the World Trade center's twin towers, destroying both buildings and killing more than 3,000 people. On that day, terrorists highjacked planes and used them to crash into the pentagon, the world trade center, and a supposed failed attempt on the white house. After the shock, the Black Dyed Peas and Justin Timberlake made a song (Where is the Love) about terrorism and the event that transpired.
  • All the Lovers

    All the Lovers was a song released by Australian singer Kylie Minouge in 2010. The song's music video featured a pyramid of people just making out with whoever. The music video was controversial and spread the message love is love.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe

    Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
    Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe. It shows a case of gay marrage and a gay relashion ship. It handles it with a positive view. It handles it very nicely.
  • Gay marriage

    Gay marriage
    Some people don’t believe that a man should marry a man. They think that it's wrong. Obergefell v. Hodges Vermont became the first state to legalize civil unions, a legal status that provides most of the state-level benefits of marriage. Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage. Not getting married. Let them get married. Editors, Editors. “Gay Marriage.”, A&E Television Networks, 9 June 2017,
  • Ms.lareina i got two daddies

     Ms.lareina i got two daddies
    Lareina 2012, It was for the most part good although there was a little backlash behind. It shows that the man has two dads who had adopted him and that he is quite happy about it.
  • Billy Bragg price of oil

    Billy Bragg price of oil
    Billy Bragg 2015, It was taken with full heart, showing that they are taking it seriously. Sings about war and how oil is ruining the world.
  • Gay Adoption

    Gay Adoption
    People believe that people who are more oriented to date someone of the same gender should not be able to adopt because they believe that they won't grow up right, in Tennessee, governor Bill Lee signed a bill against it, Ms.Lareina i got two daddies is a song that relates directly to this social issue as in the song he claims that he is happy about it but he gets made fun of for it in school.
  • Period: to


  • Period: to


  • Period: to


  • Period: to


  • Period: to


  • Period: to