December 7, 1941 - Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; also attack the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Malaya, Thailand, Shanghai and Midway.
December 8, 1941 - U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. US enters World War II. Japanese land near Singapore and enter Thailand.
Not fertile ground for musical offerings - though pairing with some favourite movies, books or TV series portraying those dramatic and portentious events, a melody or two do emerge.
There are several movies, books and TV series dedicated exclusively to detail of the attacks, but I prefer those which use the historic events as part of the film's background.
The bombing of Pearl Harbour is part of the From Here to Eternity story, told in novel, film and TV mini-series. The invasion of Singapore and other areas of Asia is background for Nevil Shute's wonderful novel, adapted for film and TV mini-series,
A Town Like Alice.
The Winds of War, originally a novel, then the sprawling story of World War II via a well-loved TV series, had to include events which began the USA's entry into World War II - the TV series has a memorable piece of music as its theme:
From Here to Eternity gave us:
The cricial Japanese attack scene in From Here to Eternity:
And a little background from A Town Like Alice (the TV mini-series) whose story unfolds immediately after Japanese attacks on Singapore.