The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along

The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along

Life is a mystery, or so they say. Everyone must stand alone. You don’t have to sing alone though. Here at The Global Blasphemer, we’re singing along with you—even if you’re just bopping to your earbuds. 

We present you, dear reader, with the “Global Blasphemer Sing-Along,” a Spotify playlist showcasing some of our favourite blasphemous tunes. It’s a musical smorgasbord that you can listen to either on shuffle or in order, like an old-timey mix tape. It starts anthemic (“Like a Prayer”) and a little silly (“Every Sperm is Sacred”) and then moves through hits both new (“Montero,” with its homoerotic/satanic music video) and old (the pre-geriatric Rolling Stones expressing “Sympathy for the Devil”) for a rough-and-ready survey of blasphemous pop in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The focus is commercial music produced in the U.S. (that global pop culture powerhouse), but the list also ranges from Finland (with Jordi’s Eurovision smash “Hard Rock Hallelujah”) to India (with various tunes, including “Radha [On the Dance Floor],” which was prosecuted for wounding religious sentiments). The playlist ends on a note of wistful equanimity, with Iris Dement offering sage advice on how to deal with religious disagreement: “No one knows for certain, and so it’s all the same to me. I think I’ll just let the mystery be.”

Happy listening! And let us know if there are songs we missed!

The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along
The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along
The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along

The Global Blasphemer Sing-Along
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