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Any list of Vietnam War protest songs must include Edwin Starr's 1970 classic "War (What Is It Good For?)."

from Blue Batting Helmet

Say it again!

Song Nineteen: War - Edwin Starr. Written in "War" was originally offered to The Temptations, who turned it down because they did not want to alienate their more conservative fans with an anti-war song. "War" is Edwin Starr's only hit.


"Oh war, is an enemy to all manking. The thought of war blows my mind. War has caused unrest in the younger generation. Induction, then destruction who wants do die. War, good god y'all! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing."