Rihanna - American Oxygen
What breathes life into the American Dream, what's creating the 'New America,' this song boldly claims in word and image, is the country's diverse people and their struggles.
Dolly Parton -- Nine to Five
Dolly Parton's super lyrics and voice, with quick clips of Dolly, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda from the movie 9 to 5. All sentiments still relevant.
Machaliotis Dimitris' Minimum Wage
In this telling, if you're singing the blues looking for glory, brother you're in the wrong game.
Dropkick Murphys -- Worker's Song
Music and lyrics: "We're the first ones to starve, We're the first ones to die, We're the first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky"
Skip James -- Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues
Chris Thomas King recorded this cover of Delta bluesman Skip James' story of Depresion Era poverty for the movie O Brother Where Art Thou.