Remembering 9/11 – Songs That Helped The Healing Process
It’s been over a decade since the tragic events of 9/11, but the memories of that day will always be fresh in my mind. One thing that helped the healing process begin, was music. Whether they were tribute songs played on the radio, or songs that I threw in my CD player, these are the songs I remember from that time that helped the healing process.
Enya ‘Only Time’
I remember this song the most because it was played over and over again. At the time, I worked for a station called KISS FM, and we played it all the time even before 9/11. In fact, I couldn’t stand this song when it did come out, but after 9/11 I connected to this song and will forever associate it with September 11th, 2001.
Styx ‘Show Me The Way’
Once again, this was a song I never really liked – until after 9/11. Don’t get me wrong, I like Styx, just didn’t really care for this song. But, it was definitely one that impacted several people.
Megadeth ‘Angry Again’
Although I don’t agree with some of Dave Mustaine’s antics, when you pop a Megadeth song in, you can’t help but get a little angry – and that’s one of many emotions that ran through me during the whole process.
Lee Greenwood ‘God Bless the USA’
In my opinion, this song, more than any other song, connected with everybody. Regardless of anyone’s religious belief, this song warmed the hearts of Americans everwhere.
Metallica ‘Seek and Destroy’
As a huge fan of rock and metal, obviously, I turned to the music I could relate to the most. I popped this song in my CD player and thoughts of bombing Iraq flowed freely through my head. Yeah, I was angry at this point. This video has war footage, as well as footage from 9/11.
So, those were just some of the songs I remember the most around 9/11. What songs do you remember hearing that may have helped the healing process or had an impact on you?