Having suffered through some of the more mawkish Hurricane Katrina-inspired songs (see: R. Kelly's "Let Your Light Shine"), we're happy to report that the grassroots music produced in response to the BP oil spill has so far proven to be a bit more palatable. A few cases in point below, from opposite ends of Louisiana's musical spectrum, plus some runners-up. (Evidently USA TODAY is hosting an oil spill song contest -- check it out here.)
Folk! "Let 'em drill"
Ukelele! "BP, You Really Suck"
Western! "My Big SUV"
Angry Grannies! "Halliburton & BP, You Suck!"