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See which song was voted the most inspiring political anthem in our first Inspirations poll, then list titles we forgot

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Poll results: Your most inspiring political anthem

''You may say I'm a dreamer/ But I'm not the only one,'' sang John Lennon of his wish for peace, in 1971's ''Imagine.'' And more than 35 years later, Lennon's lyrics still resonate: Forty-three percent of readers who took an poll chose ''Imagine'' as the political anthem that has inspired them most. The runners-up in our poll (in which 1,010 readers participated): Lee Greenwood's ''God Bless the U.S.A.'' (22 percent), Public Enemy's ''Fight the Power'' (19 percent), and Bob Dylan's ''Blowin' in the Wind'' (16 percent).

But we know there have been countless songs that have helped to shape your own political views of the world -- more options than we could fit into a single poll question. So tell us: What anthems have meant the most to you? List them below -- and make sure to visit's Inspirations to participate in our next poll, about the most moving love songs.

Originally posted Aug 21, 2006

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