Bob Dylan's MASTERS OF WAR has topped a new list of great protest songs.

Dylan's 1963 tune, which appears on his FREEWHEELIN' album, beat out PETE SEEGER's folk anthem WE SHALL OVERCOME, James Brown's black power classic SAY IT LOUD - I'M BLACK + I'M PROUD, and punk hit GOD SAVE THE QUEEN by the SEX PISTOLS to claim the top spot in British music magazine MOJO's 100 Greatest Protest Songs list.

The top 10 is:

1. MASTERS OF WAR - BOB DYLAN

2. WE SHALL OVERCOME - PETE SEEGER

3. SAY IT LOUD - I'M BLACK + I'M PROUD - JAMES BROWN

4. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - SEX PISTOLS

5. STRANGE FRUIT - BILLIE HOLIDAY

6. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE - JOHN LENNON

7. A CHANGE IS GONNA COME - SAM COOKE

8. GET UP, STAND UP - THE WAILERS

9. INNER CITY BLUES (MAKE ME WANNA HOLLER) - Marvin Gaye

10. F**K THA POLICE - N.W.A

19/04/2004 21:13