Adeli’s Music Blog

John Mellencamp

Posted in music by adeli on October 7, 2008

Today is John Mellencamp’s 57th birthday. The rocker from America’s heartland has been rockin’ in the U.S.A. for the last 30 years and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Mellencamp’s songs often speak of life in middle America as well as commenting on the state of our nation – good and bad. He hasn’t been afraid to speak against government and stand up for the farmers. He, along with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, organized the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise money to keep farm families on their lands. John Mellencamp is a prolific songwriter with a vast catalog of great music to his credit. Let’s celebrate a great musician, who in my opinion, is highly underrated. Cheers, John! Thanks for stickin’ up for the little guys.

Recommended albums:

Scarecrow (1985)
The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)
John Mellencamp (1998)
Words & Music – John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits (inexpensive collection with lots of music and extras)

Below, some of my favorite John Mellencamp songs:

Jack and Diane

Pink Houses

Hurts So Good

Small Town

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.

Walk Tall

I’m Not Running Anymore

Your Life is Now

Peaceful World

Summer of Love

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