Which Patriotic 9/11-Era Song Affected You the Most? Vote For Friday’s Countdown.
The thing about music that strikes me the most is that it can immediately take you back in time to a single moment. When people talk about the “soundtracks of their lives,” they ain’t jokin’. Sometimes you hear a song, and it becomes forever linked to a moment of pride, sadness, anger, desperation or happiness in your life. For no event is this more true than 9/11. With Sunday being the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, these songs keep popping up in our heads.
Which songs affected you the most?
Take a look at our top 12 Sept. 11-related songs (in random order). Some were new, others were old and became important all over again the wake of the attacks. Below, vote for the one that touched your life the most, the one that most takes you back to tragic time, the one that reminds you of what it means to be an American in a new age of terrorism.
As a small tribute to those who unwillingly gave their lives in the 9/11 attacks – and those who willingly laid down their lives for freedom in the war that followed – we’re revisiting the songs that shaped our nation in the weeks after Sept. 11. On Friday, Sept. 9, we’ll tally up the votes and pay tribute to America’s fallen in a morning-long countdown of the top 5 most important 9/11 songs during The Breakfast Bunch between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.