9/11 In Music: Five Tribute Songs Inspired By 2001 Attacks

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To pay our respects we have compiled a list of tribute songs inspired by the catastrophic attacks of 9/11 2001. At least 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia and a plane which crashed in rural Pennsylvania ten years ago.

The attacks sparked a huge musical response from a wide range of artists from Paul McCartney to the Beastie Boys, and the messages conveyed in those songs include calls to celebrate the city of New York and to fight against terrorism.

They say artists are at their most creative during times of extreme joy or despair. This is perhaps why so many talented singer-songwriters have penned heartfelt songs about the tragic events that occurred on 9/11.

 
Neil Young recounts events on board United Airlines Flight 93, on which passengers attempted to take control of the plane from the hijackers. The plane crashed in Pennsylvania, killing all on board.

“Freedom” is a song written and recorded by Paul McCartney in response to the September 11 attacks in 2001. McCartney was in New York at the time of the attacks, and actually witnessed the destruction while sitting in a plane, which was parked on the tarmac at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Here is a full list of songs about September 11 attacks Full List

Here are five songs inspired by the events on September 11, 2001.

1. Interpol – NYC

2. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising

3. Paul McCartney – Freedom

4. Black Eyed Peas – Where is the Love

5. Neil Young – Let’s Roll

Neil Young – Let’s Roll by LeBalayeur

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