I was just reading a post to a mailing list I belong to that mention the Tragically Hip's "New Orleans is Sinking." Given the devastation of Hurricane Katrina I wonder if any radio stations in North America have pulled that song out of rotation for the time being. Or for that matter any other songs that contain flooding or drowning images, like Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight."
Last week I heard a cover version of "In the Air Tonight" by some female singer. It really didn't work for me, as it totally lacked the tension, anger, despair, and whatever else you might find in the original.