Emma Goldman famously said that “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution” and how can you dance without music? To this end I have collected the Top 10 Libertarian songs; music from genres stretching from country to dubstep and from parodies to reggae; music perfect for bringing in the revolution. So let’s jump right into it starting with number 10.

10) Juice Media: Net Neutrality [Rap News 25]

Quote: “The price of such liberty, openness and privilege, dear netizens, is our eternal vigilance.”

Not only does this song highlight the importance of securing net neutrality in a fun and easy to understand way, it even points out the crony relationship inherent between big corporations and government.


9) Rebel inc: Police State

Quote: “They got their riot shields, tear gas, and black batons. These so called public servants, it’s clear to see which side they’re on.”

This song brings attention to the rising police militarization and abuses of powers in the current police system and encourages the people to stand up for their rights.

8) Steve Berke: Pot Shop (Macklemore Thrift Shop Parody)

Quote: “These special interest groups are nothing more than corporate thugs”

Promoting legalizing marijuana, ending the drug war, and opposing crony corporate lobbyists? Count me in.

7) Peter Tosh: Legalize it

Quote: “Got to legalize it, don’t criticize it.”

Staying on the topic of marijuana, this is a wonderful song from Jamaica in the 70s showing that freedom knows no borders or time zones. Let’s just legalize it already.

6) Ice-T: Freedom of Speech

Quote: “Freedom of speech; let em take it away from me and next they take it from you, then what you going to do… this is where the witch hunt starts, they’ll censor what we see, we read, we hear, we learn, and the books will burn.”

Ice-T explaining how freedom of speech must include the freedom to say things and use words others find offensive, because once you take away that right they can take away all the others too. You don’t have listen if you’re offended by “cursing” but don’t take away his right to do it.

5) Porter Robinson: The State

Quote: “The State, the government, the supreme, the eternal, the aggressor against the persons and property of the mass of the public.”

I would be dropping the ball if I were to forget to add Porter Robinson’s song The State, a song that uses the words of Murray Rothbard and the smooth voice of Jeff Riggenbach. This song is basically the libertarian anthem.

4) Remy: God Bless the USA (VA Scandal Edition)

Quote: “When we heard the wait times on our list were so long that patience died, we said this is government run healthcare, so we’re going to do what’s right. We’re going to grab a piece of paper, and make a second list.”

No list of libertarian songs would be complete without mentioning Remy, one of the most popular libertarian musicians, making wonderful parody videos showing the ineptness and craziness of the government.

3) Hank Williams: Mind Your Own Business

Quote: “If I want to honkey-tonk around till 2 or 3, now brother that’s my headache, don’t you mind me”

For all the old school fans out there, a classic country song explaining why folks should mind their own business.

2) Joe Jackson: Obvious Song

Quote: “You don’t have to be a hippy to believe in peace, it’s obvious.”

Covering everything from negative externalities, tearing down borders, the drug war, the military industrial complex, and police brutality;  this song is pretty darn libertarian; and it’s got a catchy as all hell.

1) Hayek vs. Keynes Round Two: Fight of the Century

Quote: “Wow, one data point and you’re jumping for joy. The last time I checked wars only destroy.”

Is there anything more libertarian then a rap battle between John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek? Answer, no there isn’t.