10 Best Songs About 911

By Nico Gonzalez

Music is a powerful way to express our feelings, and in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many musicians wrote songs that expressed sorrow and anger. Here are 20 of the best songs about 911.


Politik – Coldplay

Politik by Coldplay is about the events that took place on September 11th. The song is about the anger and frustration that we all feel in the aftermath of the attacks. Its lyrics are about how life is not fair, and how everything seems to be falling apart. The tone of the song reflects the anger that we all felt towards the terrorists who attacked our country.

Patiently Waiting – 50 Cent ft. Eminem

The song “Patiently Waiting” by 50 Cent ft. Eminem is about the anger and frustration that many people felt in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The lyrics express the feeling of being left behind and waiting for someone to come and rescue us. It’s a powerful song that captures the anger and despair that many of us were feeling in the days and weeks after the attacks. Its lyrics are about the need to rise up against evil and violence.

Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys

JAY-Z - Empire State Of Mind ft. Alicia Keys

This song is about the city of New York and its resilience in the face of tragedy. The lyrics talk about how the city was “built this way” and how it will always be strong. The song was released in 2009, shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Its lyrics are about how the World Trade Centers were “the city’s pride” and how breaking them down is like breaking “the world’s spine.”

Flag Shopping – Heems

Heems: 'Flag Shopping'

One of those songs was “Flag Shopping” by Heems, a rapper from Queens who was born in India. The song is about the way that the attacks changed everything for him, and how he felt like he needed to buy a flag to prove his loyalty to America. Heems talks about how he used to feel like an outsider in America, but that now he “absolutely” feels like an outsider after the attacks.

Out of Our Heads – Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow - Out Of Our Heads

Sheryl Crow’s song “Out of Our Heads” is a powerful and emotional song about the events of September 11th. The lyrics express the sorrow and anger that we were all feeling in the aftermath of the attacks. The song is a tribute to the victims and their families, and it is a reminder that we will never forget what happened on that day. Its lyrics are about how “we are all completely beside ourselves” because of the way that everyone has been affected by this tragedy, and it also contains references to people running through the streets ” screaming for their lives”.

Exodus Damage – John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice- Exodus Damage

John Vanderslice’s “Exodus Damage” is a haunting song that captures the sadness and loss that we all felt after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The song is about the victims of the attacks, and Vanderslice sings about how they were “exiled from life.” He also talks about how the attacks destroyed our sense of security and left us all feeling scared and alone. Its lyrics are about overcoming the sadness and fear that we all felt after 9/11, and about taking a stand to prevent future terrorist attacks.

Why – Jadakiss

Jadakiss - Why (Uncut Version) ft. Anthony Hamilton

Why by Jadakiss is one of the best songs about 911 because it captures the anger and frustration that so many of us were feeling in the aftermath of the attacks. The lyrics are raw and unapologetic, and they perfectly capture the emotions that we were all feeling at the time. Its lyrics are about fighting back against the people who attacked us, and it is one of the songs about 911 that stands out among all others.

Sacrificed Sons – Dream Theater

Dream Theater - Sacrificed Sons + Lyrics

“Sacrificed Sons” is a song by the progressive metal band Dream Theater. It was written in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and expresses the sorrow and anger that we were all feeling. The song is about the firefighters who died in the attacks, and includes the lyrics “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust/Brave men lost their lives, so that we might live in freedom”.

Into The Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Into the Fire (Live In Barcelona)

The lyrics of “Into The Fire” express the anger and frustration that many Americans were feeling in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Springsteen sings about the need for strength and resilience in the face of such tragedy, and his lyrics offer a powerful rallying cry for America in its time of need. Its lyrics are about the strength of the American people, and about our power to overcome any terrorism that threatens our way of life. Springsteen was later quoted as saying “We had just gone through this hideous attack on our country. And then you go into a studio to sing? I mean it seemed ludicrous.”

America – Imagine Dragons

America - Imagine Dragons

The song “America” by Imagine Dragons is a powerful, patriotic anthem that speaks to the heart of America in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The lyrics are a call to unite as Americans and stand together against terrorism. The song is a reminder that even in our darkest hours, we are still one nation, under God, indivisible. Its lyrics are about fighting back after being attacked.