Earth Day: Every 'Earth' song on the Official Singles Chart Top 40

Planet earth is a popular theme in pop...

April 22 marks Earth Day, a day where millions across the world draw attention to the huge challenges facing the planet.

It's also a popular theme in pop; from artists singing hoping to bring peace on earth, to highlighting the climate crisis or musing about our brief time on the planet.

31 'earth'-related singles in the Official Chart's 75-year history have reached the Top 40, with two hitting Number 1: Michael Jackson's socially conscious Earth Song in 1995, and Belinda Carlisle's breezy pop anthem Heaven Is A Place On Earth in 1987 (a trance cover by dance outfit Soda Club released in 2003 also features in the list).

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Four songs about Earthquakes have hit the Top 40, led by Labrinth's Number 2 hit Earthquake ft. Tinie Tempah in 2011, while the similar (or possibly not) 'Feel The Earth Move' features twice with two Top 10 classics from Carole King and Martika. 

Elsewhere, U2 and Jamiroquai each have two entries with songs about the planet, and the most recent entry comes from comedian/rapper Lil Dicky - his single Earth was released in aid of Earth Day in 2019, and features 30 A-list cameos in the music video including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.

Every 'Earth' song on the Official Singles Chart Top 40

TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
EARTH SONG MICHAEL JACKSON 1 1995
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH BELINDA CARLISLE 1 1987
EARTHQUAKE LABRINTH FT TINIE TEMPAH 2 2011
DOWN TO EARTH CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT 3 1986
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY/PEACE ON EARTH BANDAGED 3 2008
PEACE ON EARTH/LITTLE DRUMMER BOY DAVID BOWIE & BING CROSBY 3 1982
EARTHQUAKE DJ FRESH/DIPLO/DOMINIQUE YOUNG 4 2013
EARTH ANGEL CREW CUTS 4 1955
IT'S TOO LATE/I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE CAROLE KING 6 1971
I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE MARTIKA 7 1989
GIVE ME LOVE (GIVE ME PEACE ON EARTH) GEORGE HARRISON 8 1973
LAST NIGHT ON EARTH U2 10 1997
TO EARTH WITH LOVE GAY DAD 10 1999
THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING UB40 10 1980
PLANET EARTH DURAN DURAN 12 1981
SOME KIND-A EARTHQUAKE DUANE EDDY AND THE REBELS 12 1959
HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH SODA CLUB FT HANNAH ALETHEA 13 2003
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH SPARKS 13 1974
NOT IF YOU WERE THE LAST JUNKIE ON EARTH DANDY WARHOLS 13 1998
EARTHBOUND CONNER REEVES 14 1997
HEAVEN AND EARTH POP 14 2004
LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH (LET IT BEGIN WITH ME) MICHAEL WARD 15 1973
DOWN TO EARTH GRACE 20 1996
EARTH LIL DICKY 21 2019
CANNONBALL (EARTHQUAKE) SHOWTEK/JUSTIN PRIME/MATTHEW 29 2014
I'LL GIVE YOU THE EARTH KEITH MICHELL 30 1971
CORNER OF THE EARTH JAMIROQUAI 31 2002
DOWN TO EARTH MONIE LOVE 31 1990
EMERGENCY ON PLANET EARTH JAMIROQUAI 32 1993
THE EARTHSHAKER PAUL MASTERSON PTS SUSHI 35 2002
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH STRANGELOVE 36 1997

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