U2 – New Year’s Day

Don’t let the 80s hairstyles fool you this is ephemeral pop twaddle: Irish rockers U2 delivered this anthem for the Polish solidarity movement, in 1983. This organization was like a federation of trade unions, seeking, among other things better working conditions. Except that its advocacy faced crackdowns for not being Communist-party controlled. Lech Wałęsa, a leader, went on to be a president of Poland, and New Year’s Day remains one of the band’s most revered of songs.

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