Picking A Red Cross Theme Song

Last week, Robin posted a lovely tribute to the Water Blog in the form of Logan Whitehurst’s “Tokyo Narita.” The Water Blog ran with this idea, posting several other theme song options that have something to do with the wet stuff.

Which got me thinking…what songs do you think capture the Red Cross spirit?

We’ve brainstomed a few of them before — James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain,” for example — but I do have a personal favorite. When burning a CD for a friend of mine who’s off in Nigeria working for Doctors Without Borders, I included this classic:

A couple of lyrics that I think are apt:

We care a lot — about disasters, fires, floods and killer bees
We care a lot — about the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines
We care a lot — about you people ‘cuz we’re out to save the world

Pretty much sums up any humanitarian aid agency, no?

So, with this said, what are your picks for a Red Cross theme song?

P.S. Yes, I think I do still have my collection of Garbage Pail Kids…I’m definitely a child of the 80’s.


  • How about, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I feel fine…)” REM

    Ya know — it’s the end of the world but you’re feeling fine because the Red Cross has your back?

  • Believe it or not, my students actually had to answer this question about a year ago. We used to go work at our local chapter once a week for work experience, and so we talked about things that they already knew about the Red Cross.

    They’re choices include:
    Imagine (John Lennon)
    Waiting on the World to Change (John Mayer)
    World (Five for Fighting)
    Its Possible (Seussical the Musical)
    Believe in You (Amanda Marshall)
    Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast–Disney version)
    I’ll Hear Your Voice (Rockapella)
    And, as of this year, the ever popular…
    Every Day (Rascal Flatts)

    Being a huge James Taylor fan, I was disappointed to see they didn’t pick any of his songs.
    They picked some others as well.

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