When tragedy hits almost everyone turns to music to soothe, heal, and distract themselves. This was no different in the days and weeks following the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001. Two major musical events took place following the attacks — The Concert for New York City and America: A Tribute To Heroes. At these events artists were inspired to write new material, as well as bring upon new meaning to old songs we all know and love.
Check out some of the songs below that were a part of these musical events, as well as songs that were written over the past 11 years that were inspired by or refer to the tragic day.
Tori Amos- “I Can’t See New York”
Beastie Boys – “An Open Letter to NYC”
Sheryl Crow – “Out of Our Heads”
Paul McCartney- “Freedom/Let It Be”
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- “I Won’t Back Down”