U2 – “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – (1983)

Some bands take it upon themselves to be the torch bearers of some political cause. Usually it’s just annoying. But Bono manages to take it to a new level of annoying. And it isn’t just a recent thing. This song is one of the more political songs U2 ever recorded. It’s about the Bloody Sunday incident in Northern Ireland when British troops opened fire on protesters and bystanders. And it was on an album titled War. It was a top ten hit in the U.S.