17 Songs Written in the Aftermath of Columbine | Playlist
Numerous songs have been written in the aftermath of the Columbine Massacre. This playlist explores 17 songs written in the aftermath.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when the word Columbine is uttered? For those old enough to remember, and perhaps not from Colorado, it’s the Columbine Massacre that took place in 1999. This incident certainly wasn’t the first school shooting to occur, but it remains the deadliest high school shooting to date. Furthermore, it seemed unlikely. Littleton, Colorado?
The perpetrators were seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Both were supposedly bullied, though allegations they were social outcasts seem to be disputed. Nonetheless, they killed 13 – 12 of which were students – before committing suicide. In addition to the fatalities, there were many more injured. A most gruesome, chilling event.
Following the Columbine Massacre, America was unsettled, expectedly. There was debate about gun control, naturally. Also, there were questions about what influenced these teens to commit this mass murder. Was it the influence of Marilyn Manson? Did the purported bullying drive them over the edge? Additionally, musically, numerous artists were affected by this event. Numerous songs have been written in the aftermath. This playlist explores 17 songs written in the aftermath of Columbine.