by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Music.

greenpeacesong.gifYou know what I’m talking about. Most songs sponsored by organizations are about as catchy as Kevin Federline’s PopoZao. Greenpeace has created a new song called “Go GREEN!” with artists like Sarah McLachlan, Annie Lennox, Natalie Imbruglia, Candy Dulfer, and a whole bunch of other activists. It’s catchy, has cool vocal backgrounds, and almost works. Almost.

The only problem I have with this song is that it quickly goes from a potential “Air it on the radio!” to a personalized rally cry for Greenpeace. Which is cool and all, but damn — what an opportunity missed. Everything else works  perfectly until we get to the chorus which shouts, “Go Green! Greenpeace!”

Don’t get me wrong, I love Greenpeace, but I wish they had left themselves out of the chorus and let the song speak to the issues instead. Ah well, it’s a good start. I guess we’ll have to wait until Sheryl Crow releases her ‘Global Warming’ song to get something with more radio appeal. Either way, I downloaded “Go Green” and would recommend having a listen yourself. There are also some cool re-mixes from various artists that improve upon the original version in various ways.

Had a listen? Disagree completely with me? Speak up!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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