John Heartfield Songs

Stories In Rhyme & Reasons

John Heartfield Words Music
 
Heartfield Songs and Musicals
Heartfield Stories Books Exhibitions
“John
 
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There are over 200 John Heartfield songs (and counting). Below is a small sample. I’ll add at least one more song every week. If you want to play or record any of my songs, it’s easy.


John Heartfield Songs
Stories In Rhyme & Reasons

I’ve written more than 200 songs. I’m currently writing songs for The International Multimedia Event One Hand!, which features music, my grandfather’s art, and a variety of contributions from an international collection of brilliant artists.

Steven Spielberg said something like: “When I was making Jaws, I told myself this is going to be great or a complete disaster. And those thoughts crossed my mind every five minutes.” I can relate. But there’s one exception. I never doubt my songs. Songwriting is my natural-born talent, and I’ve happily put in my ten thousand hours. Those hours pay off when I get to work with musicians who make their instruments sing in ways I can only dream about.

I’m thrilled whenever musicians and bands perform my songs. If anyone wants to perform any of my songs live, be my guest. All I ask is that you say it’s one of John Heartfield songs. If anyone would like to record one of my songs, write to me.

I began writing songs as soon as I picked up an instrument at age 11. For five years, I wrote the songs for America’s Most Famous Unknown Rock Band in the San Francisco Bay Area. Horizon Computers was one of the first personal computer companies in California. The owners asked me to write Horizon’s theme song, You Can If You Want to and perform it for the entire company.

One Hand!
A Multimedia Event

Soon I’ll post material from the One Hand! with songs, words, and graphics aiming to inspire thoughtful voting. One Hand! illuminates the cinematic life and times of my grandfather, the anti-fascist art pioneer, John Heartfield.