This song was written by Motown Record label as a protest against the Vietnam War. This song is also interpreted as a statement for everyone to live with love, peace and harmony.
Edwin Starr was originally with another music label Ric-Tic Records but when Motown bought the small record company, Edwin was given this song as a single.
The song was first sang by the band The Temptation but was thought as offensive by their fans. So Edwin did not originally want to record the song but university students from Detroit convinced him it would be a hit.
Edwin’s version of the song did became popular and hit number on the Billboard Top 100 for four weeks in September 1970. This famous song was also ranked the no.5 best song for that year.
Can you guess this song? Here is a clue:
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War, huh yeah What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh War huh yeah What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again y’all War, huh good God What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, listen to me
Watch Edwin Starr’s “War” song here:
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