Top 100 Most Inspiring Songs - Songs 100-81
Won't You Be My Neighbor? - Fred Rogers
"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" may be the most beloved song of all time which was never released as a single and never hit the charts. It was written and performed by Presbyterian pastor Fred Rogers on his Public Broadcasting System children’s show, “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Each episode began with Rogers coming home, singing his theme, then changing into sneakers and a zippered cardigan sweater. In a typical episode, Rogers might have an earnest conversation with his television audience, interact with live guests, then take a field trip to such places as a bakery or a music store. Today his sweater hangs in the Smithsonian. And his gentle anthem lives on in our hearts.