Songs about social issues

More and more songs about social issues are slipping through the cracks and rising to the top of the charts. Songs that carried long term moniterary value have always been perceived as true hit songs. But other than popularity what makes a hit song? The marketing power its armed with? The advertising dollars behind it? What happened to songs with substance? What happened to social issues being the prime focus of those long term true hit songs? Actually, when you really take time to look for songs about social issues what you’ll find is more and more of them are popping up and rising to the top.