List of songs about the Vietnam War

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This is a list of songs concerning, revolving around, or directly referring to the Vietnam War, or to the Vietnam War's after-effects. For a more complete listing see "Vietnam on Record",[1] and the "Vietnam War Song Project".[2]

Some popular songs of this variety include:

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  • "The 'A' Team" by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • "Agent Orange" by Grinder
  • "Agent Orange" by Sodom
  • "Agent Orange Song" by Maan Shah
  • "Alice's Restaurant Massacre" by Arlo Guthrie
  • "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan
  • "All My Children of the Sun" by Pete Seeger
  • "Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again" by The Sweet Inspirations
  • "Amerika the Brutal" by Six Feet Under
  • "America, F**k Yeah" by Trey Parker
  • "An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay" by Sam Roberts
  • "Anh hùng đâu phải cứ mày râu" - Vũ Trọng Hối (about women who fighting against the US army and the ARVN)
  • "Anh phi công ơi!" - Xuân Giao (a children's song about communist airmen protecting Vietnam)
  • "Anh Quân Bưu Vui Tính" - Đàm Thanh (about communist military postal men)
  • "Anh lái xe đường dây" - Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn (about the couragement of communist transport driver driving on ropes to supply for communist troops)
  • "Anh vẫn hành quân" - Huy Du (about communist troops still marching towards the battlefields for the national reunification despite of attacks and bombardment from the US army and the ARVN)
  • "Another Christmas Without My Son" by Reverend Oris Mays
  • "Artefucked" by Nargaroth
  • "Article IV" by Good Riddance (About US soldiers during The Tet-Offensive fighting for survival and protesters back in the states)

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  • "Ca Dao Mẹ" (Mother's Lullaby) by Trịnh Công Sơn [about a mother's sacrifices during wartime]
  • "Câu hò bên bến Hiền Lương" - music: Hoàng Hiệp, lyric: Hoàng Hiệp - Đằng Giao (about the wish for the national reunification)
  • "Chào Anh Giải Phóng Quân" - Hoàng Vân (celebration for the PLAF troops)
  • "Chào Anh Giải Phóng Quân, Chào Mùa Xuân Đại Thắng" - Hoàng Vân Trình (celebration for the PLAF troops and the national reunification)
  • "Chú Giải phóng quân cháu xin tặng chú một bài ca" - Vũ Thanh (a children's song for celebration to the PLAF troops)
  • "Chúng ta đã đứng dậy" - Tôn Thất Lập (about the uprising of South Vietnamese youth against the ARVN and the US army)
  • "Chiếc gậy Trường Sơn" - Phạm Tuyên (about the determination of communist troops on liberating South Vietnam)
  • "Chiến sĩ Rađa trên chốt biên thùy" - Thuận Yến (about the fighting of communist radar soldiers)
  • "Chim hòa bình" - (about the hope on peace)
  • "Chú bộ đội" - Hoàng Hà (about communist troops in Vietnam war)
  • "Chưa hết giặc ta chưa về" - Huy Du (about the determination of communist troops on destroying the enemy)
  • "Cô Gái Mở Đường"-Xuân Giao (about communist female army engineers)
  • "Cô Gái Pa - Kô" - Huy Thục (about minority ethnic girls supporting communist troops)
  • "Cô gái Sài Gòn đi tải đạn" - Lư Nhất Vũ (about Saigon girls supporting communist troops)
  • "Cô Gái vót chông" - Hoàng Hiệp (about minority ethnic girls supporting communist troops)
  • "Cho Một Người Vừa Nằm Xuống" - Trịnh Công Sơn
  • "Camouflage" by Stan Ridgway
  • "Carried by Six" by Internal Void
  • "Charlie Boy" by the Lumineers
  • "Charlie Don't Surf" by The Clash
  • "Charlie Freak" by Steely Dan
  • "Child in Time" by Deep Purple
  • "Cho Một Người Vừa Nằm Xuống" (For a Person Just Fallen Down) by Trịnh Công Sơn [dedicated to Lưu Kim Cương, a friend of the author who died in battle. Who is a Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilot.]
  • "Christmas in Vietnam" by Johnny and Jon
  • "Chuyện hai người lính" (Story about two soldiers) by Phạm Duy [1968, about two soldiers on different front lines who "kill each other because of love of Vietnam"]
  • "Clean Cut Kid" by Bob Dylan (tells how a normal American boy is changed to a fierce fighting boy by the use of drugs, pills, and alcohol)
  • "Coming Home Soldier" by Bobby Vinton
  • "Commando" by The Ramones
  • "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels
  • "Compulsory Hero" by 1927 [deals with conscription in Australia during the Vietnam War]
  • "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle
  • "Cops of the World" by Phil Ochs
  • "Cowboys on Horses with Wings" by Hoyt Axton
  • "Cousin Randy" by Infectious Grooves
  • "Cream Puff War" by The Grateful Dead
  • "Cruel War" by Peter, Paul and Mary
  • "Cry for Freedom" by The Starfires
  • "Cùng anh tiến quân trên đường dài" - Huy Du và Xuân Sách (about Nguyễn Viêt Xuân, a hero in fighting against the US)
  • "Cùng hành quân giữa mùa xuân" - Hoàng Hà (about happiness, beliefs on victories of communist troops on Ho Chi Minh trail)

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  • "Hà Nội - Điện Biên Phủ" - Phạm Tuyên (about victories of North Vietnam in Operation Linebaker II)
  • "Hành khúc không quân Việt Nam" - Văn Cao
  • "Hàng em mang tới chiến hào" - Lư Nhất Vũ (about logistics brought to communist troops at battlefields)
  • "Hành Khúc Giải Phóng" - Long Hưng và Lưu Nguyễn
  • "Hành khúc ngày và đêm" - Phan Huỳnh Điểu (about the love of a communist couple temporarily divided by the war)
  • "Hát cho dân tôi nghe" Tôn Thất Lập (about South Vietnamese youth against the US and the Republic of Vietnam)
  • "Hát mãi khúc quân hành" - Diệp Minh Tuyền (about the love toward peace and hatred toward war of communist troops)
  • "Hát trên đường tranh đấu" -
  • "Hát trong tù" - (the song of South Vietnamese youth being in prison because of against the US and the ARVN)
  • "Hãy giữ gìn lấy Việt Nam" - Văn Chung
  • "Hãy ca dạy lên" -
  • "Hò kéo pháo" - Hoàng Vân (the song communist troops singing while pulling artilleries by hand)
  • "Hoan hô chú bộ đội" - Nguyễn Thanh Tùng (celebration communist troops shooting down the US fighter jets)
  • "Huế Sài Gòn Hà Nội" - Trịnh Công Sơn
  • "Hallelujah Day" by The Jackson 5
  • "Hand of Doom" by Black Sabbath
  • "Handsome Johnny" by Richie Havens
  • "Hands Off Vietnam!" by Dzhilda Mazheykayte
  • "Hanoi Hannah" by Roger McGuinn
  • "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon
  • "Hát Trên Những Xác Người" (Singing on Corpses) by Trịnh Công Sơn [written following the Tet Offensive]
  • "Hallå Där Bonde" (Hello there Farmer) by Knutna Nävar
  • "He Wore the Green Beret" by Nancy Ames
  • "Heart of Darkness" by Grave Digger
  • "Hello Vietnam" by Johnnie Wright (also recorded by Dave Dudley)
  • "Hello Vietnam (Goodbye My Love)" by Ray Hildebrand
  • "Here's to the State of Richard Nixon" by Phil Ochs
  • "High" by Richard Marx
  • "Home" by Mac Davis. Also recorded by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • "Home from the War" by Lugh Damen
  • "Ho Chi Minh City" by Shrubs
  • "Huế Sài Gòn Hà Nội" (Huế, Saigon, Hanoi) by Trịnh Công Sơn [expresses the author's desire for a peaceful, united Vietnam.]
  • "Human Being Lawnmower" by MC5
  • "Hungry for Blood" by Virus
  • "Huyền Sử Một Người Mang Tên Quốc" (Ballad of a Person named Quốc) by Phạm Duy [about Phạm Phú Quốc, a RVAF pilot who bombed the Independence Palace in Saigon. He was shot down in North Vietnam in a mission to bomb the North.]

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  • "Năm Anh Em Trên Một Chiếc Xe Tăng" - Doãn Nho (about communist tankmen)
  • "Ngày Mai Chúng Mình Ra Trận" - Nhạc: Hoài Tố Hạnh, lời: Trần Đăng Khoa (nhà thơ) (about the feeling, believes in victory and the national reunification of Vietnamese communist youth, who was to join the war)
  • "Người mẹ Bàn Cờ" - Nhạc: Trần Long Ẩn, thơ: Nguyễn Kim Ngân (about Vietnamese mothers wanting peace)
  • "Người mẹ miền Nam tay không thắng giặc" - Thuận Yến (about South Vietnamese mothers fighting against the US army and the ARVN)
  • "Napalm in the Morning" by Sodom
  • "The Nang, the Front, the Bush and the Shit" by El-P
  • "Near Thái Nguyên Bridge" by Alexander Gusev
  • "Như có Bác Hồ trong ngày vui đại thắng" (Uncle Ho likely was Here On the Day of Victory) by Phạm Tuyên (about the feelings that Ho Chi Minh being appear on the national reunification day).
  • "Nối Vòng Tay Lớn" (Joining Hands) by Trịnh Công Sơn [expresses the author's wish for peace and national solidarity. This song was played on the radio after the communist forces took over Saigon's radio station during the Fall of Saigon.]
  • "No One to Follow" by Anvil
  • "A Nurse in the U.S. Army" by Connie Francis
  • "Napalm Sticks to Kids" by Unknown
  • "Những Bông Hoa Trên Tuyến Lửa" - Đỗ Trung Quân (about the happiness of communist troops on fighting against the US and the Republic of Vietnam)
  • "Những ngày hội đấu tranh" - (about the uprising against the US and the Republic of Vietnam)

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  • "Ta là chiến sĩ Giải Phóng quân" - Văn LưuTriều Dâng (about the pride of being the PLAF troops fighting against the US and the Republic of Vietnam)
  • "Ta đã thấy gì trong đêm nay" - Trịnh Công Sơn
  • "Take Good Care" by Tony Mason
  • "Take the Star Out of the Window" by John Prine
  • "Talking Vietnam" by Phil Ochs
  • "Talking Vietnam Potluck Blues" by Tom Paxton
  • ”Tame the Lion” by Emitt Rhodes
  • "Ta Phải Thấy Mặt Trời" (We Must See the Sun) by Trịnh Công Sơn
  • "That Black Wall" by Danny Barnes
  • "Tên lửa ta đáng rất hay" - Huy Thục (about communist antiaircraft missile soldiers against the US airforce and the ARVN)
  • "Theme for an American Hero" by Chip Taylor
  • "Theme for an Imaginary Western" by Jack Bruce
  • "There Won't Be Any Snow (Christmas in the Jungle)" by Derrik Roberts
  • "This is Radio Clash" by The Clash
  • "Three-Five-Zero-Zero" from the musical Hair
  • "Through the Ages" by Bolt Thrower
  • "Tình Ca Người Mất Trí" (Love Song of Someone Who Lost Their Mind) by Trịnh Công Sơn [about women with lovers who are soldiers]
  • "This Ain't Nothing" by Craig Morgan
  • "This Cowboy's Hat" by Lee Kernaghan [talks about his uncle dying in 1969 in Vietnam]
  • "Tiến bước dưới quân kỳ" - Doãn Nho
  • "Tiến lên chiến sĩ đồng bào" - Huy Thục
  • "Tiến Về Sài Gòn" - Lưu Hữu Phước (marching toward Saigon of communist troops)
  • "Tiếng nói Hà Nội" - Nhạc: Văn An; Lời: Cảnh Trà (about Hanoi's voice on the hope towards national peace)
  • "Tiếng Đàn Ta Lư" - Huy Thục (the sounds of minority ethnic supporting communist troops)
  • "Tin tưởng ca" (the beliefs on national peace and reunification of Vietnamese)
  • "Tình ca" - Hoàng Hiệp (about the love of a communist couple in the war)
  • "Tình nghĩa Bắc Nam" - (about the love between North and South Vietnamese)
  • "Tiếng hát những đêm không ngủ" - Phạm Tuyên
  • "Tiếng Hát Người Nữ Du Kích Củ Chi" - Lưu Cầu (nhạc sĩ) (about female communist guerilla at Củ Chi)
  • "Tiểu đoàn 307" - Nguyễn Hữu Trí (about the 307 Battalion of the PLAF)
  • "To Susan on the West Coast Waiting" by Donovan
  • "Travelin' Soldier" by Bruce Robison (popularized by the Dixie Chicks)
  • "Train to Vietnam" by The Rudies
  • "Trooper's Lament" by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler
  • "Trường Sơn Đông - Trường Sơn Tây" by Hoàng Hiệp [from a poem by Phạm Tiến Duật, about the love and the life of communist troops on the Ho Chi Minh trail.]
  • "The Road of Life from Hanoi" by unknown Soviet military transportation officer
  • "Thề quyết bảo vệ Tổ quốc" - Huy Du
  • "Thuyền em đi trong đêm" Nguyễn Phú Yên
  • "Tổ quốc ơi đã ta nghe" - La Hữu Vang
  • "Tôi Là Lê Anh Nuôi" - Trần Hiếu (about cooks in communist armies)
  • "Từ mặt đất thân yêu" - Tô Hải (about communist airmen fighting against the US army and the ARVN)
  • "Tự nguyện" - Trương Quốc Khánh (about voluntary spirits of delication for Vietnam of communist youth)
  • "Trên dòng sông lịch sử" - Nguyễn Nam
  • "Trên đỉnh Trường Sơn ta hát" - Huy Du (the happiness of communist troops on Truong Son mountains)

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  • "Xmas in February" by Lou Reed
  • "Xuân Chiến Khu" - Xuân Hồng (about spring and happiness in communist military camps)

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Vietnam War Song Project (VWSP)". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
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