Favourite military / war themed songs?

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  1. Negative Creep

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    Just wondering what tunes people like that have a military theme to them. There doesn't seem to be that many out there, and all the ones I can think of are decidedly anti war. Even if I may not agree 100%, it doesn't stop them from being poignant and moving. Personally, the first two are hard to listen to without a lump in the throat, especially as they are from bands who are known for faster or more upbeat work. Anyways, I'd list

    Dropkick Murphys - The Green Fields of France
    Motorhead - 1916
    Iron Maiden - Paschendale and Aces High
    Johnny Cash - The Ballad of Ira Hayes
    Metallica - Disposable Heroes, For Whom the Bell Tolls and One (especially the S&M version)

    any others?
     
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    Eric Burden and the Animals Sky Pilot
    Bryan Adams Rememberance Day
    Pink Floyd has tons
    Prism Armageddon
     
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    Johnny Horton "Battle of New Orleans"
     
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    Johnny Horton - Sink the Bismark
    Metallica - Disposable Heros
    Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire
    Metallica - Disposable Heroes
    Metallica - Blackened
    Metallica - One
    Sweet Savage/Metallica - Killing Time
    Slayer - Chemical Warfare
    Slayer - Angel of Death
    Slayer - Ghosts of War
    Slayer - Killing Fields
    Slayer - Jihad
    Megadeth - Chosen Ones
    Megadeth - Set the Worlds A Fire
    Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
    Megadeth - Take No Prisoners
    Megadeth - Symphony Of Destruction
    Megadeth - Gears of War
    Alice in Chains - Rooster
    Iced Earth - Declaration Day
    Iced Earth - Red Baron/Blue Max
    Iced Earth - Valley Forge
    Iced Earth - Waterloo
    Iced Earth - The Devil To Pay
    Iced Earth - Hold At All Costs
    Iced Earth - High Water Mark
    Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
    Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare
    Iron Maiden - The Trooper
    Iron Maiden - Aces High
    Iron Maiden - Tailgunner
    Iron Maiden - Run Silent Run Deep
    Iron Maiden - These Colours Don't Run
    Guns N Roses - Civil War
    Motorhead - Bomber
    Motorhead - Marching off to War
    Motorhead - 1916
    Motorhead - War for War
    Motorhead - Dogs of War
    Anthrax - Death From Above
    Anthrax - Anthrax

    I am sure I will think of some more.
     
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    Al Stewart - "Road To Moscow"

    and I loved the score for the movie "The Great Escape".

    Sabbath - "War Pigs"

    and .....

    "Snoppy vs The Red Baron" 8)
     
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    I have allways loved that one!
     
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    Toby Keith - American Soldier
    Toby Keith - Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue
     
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    "When this bloody war is over" 14-18 war soldiers song
     
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    almost forgot;

    "Lucky Man" - ELP
    "Generals and Majors" - XTC

    Adler, so do I and I don't care who knows it! :lol: Good tune.
     
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    I have it on vinyl and on my computer. I play it all the time. My wife likes it also and she had me burn a copy for her car.
     
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    :headbang: same here.
     
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    Don't know if this fits but,

    U2- Sunday Bloody Sunday
     
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    Edwin Starr - War
    Guns 'n' Roses - Civil War
    Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
    Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare
    Iron Maiden - The Trooper
    Iron Maiden - Aces High
    Metallica - Disposable Heroes
    Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire
    Metallica - Disposable Heroes
    Metallica - Blackened
    Metallica - One
     
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    Well gentlemen and Ladies going to step away from modern music. And seeing this site is devoted to aircraft from WW2. Going to cast my vote as such

    1 Glenn Miller
    2 Tommy Dorsey
    3 Nat King Cole
    4 Vera Lyne
    5 Noel Coward
    6 Andrew's Sisters
    7 And many more
    I know they are not songs but the music from the above inspired a generations before ours. Our Parents our Grand Parents or Great Grand Parents. They went through a depression and fought a war and listened to the above preformers. And you know our Parents Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents they dreamt of times of betterment for themselves and their families. And you have to admit those preformers came out with great music. Easy listening music as well
     
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    Ok Lucky how about the music about Duke Wellington Called Hookey Boy from 1815 sung by British Troops about Wellington Kicking Boney's Arse prior to the Battle of Waterloo
    Or the Soldiers of the Queen sung in 1899 during the Boer War. Or for that matter every bagpipe music and Jacobite song from Scotland. For example Johnny Cope sung after the battle or Preston Pans 1745
     
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    Metallica Dont Tread On Me
     
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