Friday, June 20, 2008

Top Ten Law Songs

Check out this "official" ranking of its all-time top ten law songs by U.S. law blog, Above the Law:

    1. I Fought The Law - The Clash
    2. Lawyers, Guns, and Money - Warren Zevon
    3. 99 Problems - Jay-Z
    4. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
    5. We're All Winners, as arranged by Nixon Peabody
    6. Law and Order theme song
    7. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
    8. Alice's Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie
    9. I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller 4
    10. The Road Goes on Forever - Robert Earl Keen

What do you think?

I'm wondering about the omission of the theme from Perry Mason, a golden-era TV offering which no doubt piqued the original interest of a whole generation of lawyers in pursuing careers in the field of real-life courtroom drama:



Back to the list....

We've previously featured numbers 1 and 9.

So, here is the late Warren Zevon with a rare, acoustic version of Lawyers Guns and Money from a 1994 BBC Christmas broadcast:

... and a more robust, full band version, from David Sanborn's Night Music in the late 80's:

And finally, our featured tune makes a cameo appearance as a theme song for a David Letterman bit, Celebrity Legal Troubles, with Mr. Zevon filling in for an absent Paul Schaeffer:


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