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Edwin Starr

War (3:30)

soul · funk · motown · 70s

"War" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969. Whitfield first produced the song — a blatant anti-Vietnam War protest — with The Temptations as the original vocalists. After Motown began receiving repeated requests to release "War" as a single, Whitfield re-recorded the song with Edwin Starr as the vocalist, deciding to withhold the Temptations' version so as not to…

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War, huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh
War huh yeah

Edwin Starr - War Lyrics


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