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Songs and Lyrics


Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream” has inspired many artists including Will.i.am, Common, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Elvis. Follow the links to watch, listen and read the lyrics to some of these songs. Those that are listed without a link you can look up on YouTube. Which song appealed to you the most?

Will.i.am and Common - Dream
Video
Lyrics

Elvis - If I Can Dream
Video and lyrics

Nina Simone - Why? (The King of Love is Dead)
Sound Clip - performed the day after King’s death
Lyrics

On YouTube

U2 - “MLK” and “Pride” both talk about Martin Luther King Jr.

Bruce Springsteen - “Workin’ on a Dream”

Stevie Wonder - “Happy Birthday”

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