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World Trade Center in popular culture

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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2010, 01:26:47 am »

# A promotional video for Depeche Mode's video "Enjoy the Silence," features the band performing the song on the observation deck of the South Tower. This video is not, however, the official music video for the song.
# The song "United Stand" on the Impelliterri album system X is about the two towers.
# Rapper Jay-Z pays tribute to the dead of 9/11 attack in album Blueprint 2. He was also one of the first entertainers to also help out after the disaster, using his tour money as part of the donation.[citation needed]
# Rapper Jay-Z features the World Trade Center in his music video "Dead Presidents".
# Will Smith wrote a song titled "Why", which in the first verse of the song mentions him and his son watching the attacks on TV. He presumably based it on what he and his son referenced on that day, with his son asking him "Why" and how could he explain it to him.
# Filmed in the NYC area, the video titled "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders of the New School (with Busta Rhymes) briefly shows the Twin Towers in the background. The towers are also seen in their video "Electric Relaxation."
# Rapper Pete Miser wrote a song titled "Might Be" which mentions the events of September 11, 2001. The song is featured on Pete Miser's album "Radio Free Brooklyn" which was released in 2002.
# The song "Open Letter to NYC" also includes Mike D referencing to The Twin Towers and pays homage to New York City.
# In Linkin Park's 2007 single, What I've Done the video features many clips of Global Issues, a brief shot of the Lower Manhattan Skyline is shown with the Twin Towers, also scenes of 9/11 are shown later in the video.
# In Bruce Springsteen's Song "Darlington County" (Born in the U.S.A. - Released 1984) a lyrical reference to the trade centers is made: "...Our pa's each own one of the World Trade Centers for a kiss and a smile I'll give mine all to you..."
# The music video for "Worst Comes To Worst" by Dilated Peoples contains a shot with the Twin Towers in the background. The video was filmed before the attacks, but was released afterwards with a disclaimer stating that the artists meant no disrespect by including the image of the World Trade Center.
# I Am the World Trade Center, a music group active since 1999. After the September 11 attacks, the group briefly went by the name "I Am the World".
# The My Chemical Romance song "Skylines and Turnstiles" was written as a tribute to the 9/11 attacks. Gerard Way witnessed the attacks first hand from a ferry.[citation needed]
# Eminem highlights the World Trade Center attacks in his song "My Dad's Gone Crazy" from the Eminem Show album. The lyrics are: "More pain inside of my brain, than in the eyes of a little girl inside of a plane, aimed at the World Trade..."
# AC/DC used the World Trade Center in the video for "Shake Your Foundations".
# In the Kevin Rudolf song "N.Y.C." Nas raps and mentions the towers: "The illest city on the planet, towers came down, wall street barely standing."
# The video of Dinosaur JR's "Feel the Pain" was filmed with the World Trade Center as a backdrop.
# The band Breaking Benjamin filmed their 2009 single I Will Not Bow in the World Trade Center Building 10.
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