History in Songs
Some people learn songs easily, or enjoy analyzing lyrics, and here are some history-related or otherwise evocative-of-history songs.
There used to be a cool little jukebox here where songs could be clicked and heard. Bummer the site closed down.
Read/listen with your critical-thinking cap on; don't take every word to the bank:
LINKS TO COMMENTARY ON THE SONGS:
Battle of New Orleans
We Didn't Start the Fire
PHOTOS to accompany the song, a very cool presentation by Ye Li at Caltech, with humor and a "pause" function
Wikipedia's report with lyrics (in time-line fashion—the blue words are the lyrics), summaries and links
Abraham, Martin & John
Lyrics or commentary
Pinky and the Brain: A Meticulous Analysis of History, video and link-annotated lyrics