Fight The Power - Public Enemy (1989)
Once again, the power of film:
Do The Right Thing introduced this song to the world, and music has never been the same since. Hip Hop was just as important as Rock and Roll, and it would never take a back seat again. Taking its cue from The Isley Brothers classic of the same name, Chuck D and Flavor Flav strike out at inequality and sacred cows, destroying them all. No matter what silliness, controversy or lame albums followed, P.E. will always be the greatest in the game because of this one single, which didn't even chart in the Billboard Hot 100
Not taking anything away from it, but this cover is pretty amazing!