Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" in Do The Right Thing

Film Released: 1989

After being asked to make a song for the film by Spike Lee himself, Public Enemy crafted "Fight The Power"—a tune meant to fight against the abuse of power, not authority itself—one of the most important songs in their lengthy discography. The song was a favorite of the film's character Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn) who blasted the song everywhere he went, making it a crucial motif of the film. And hey, if you don't like the song, fuck you, fuck your pizza, and fuck Frank Sinatra.