More than a few of the songs on the National Review‘s list could be considered great liberal rock songs and probably are, by the artists who wrote them. Like #1:
“Won’t Get Fooled Again,” by The Who.
The conservative movement is full of disillusioned revolutionaries; this could be their theme song, an oath that swears off naive idealism once and for all.
The list is metal-heavy (Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Zeppelin, Scorpions) with the semi-obvious singles (“I Fought the Law,” “Rock The Casbah”) and semi-curious (The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For the Devil,” who recently penned the anti-Bush “Sweet Neo Con”).
Nonetheless, it proves an editorial gimmick as old as the combined age of the Stones can work for non-music magazines, too.