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                                                                              The 25 best songs about America

Legendary tales, heroes, and folklore abound in American history. The nation has also inspired people from other countries to travel to the US in search of a better life. Songs that are both supportive and critical of the United States have long been performed by artists. These diverse viewpoints contribute to the country’s rich and dynamic musical history.

Patriotism can be seen in many different ways. not only putting one’s hand over one’s heart or waving a flag. but by engaging in protest, attempting to effect change, and defending the rights accorded to us as citizens of the United States. Here are some of the songs that best capture what it means to be an American or why the USA nation is worth celebrating.

  1. “This Land is Your Land,” Woody Guthrie (1945)
  2. “California Dreamin’,” The Mamas and the Papas (1965)
  3. “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” Bob Dylan (1964)
  4. “Abraham, Martin, and John,” Dion (1968)
  5. “America,” Simon & Garfunkel (1968)
  6. “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Jimi Hendrix (1969)
  7. “American Pie,” Don McLean (1971)
  8. “Man in Black,” Johnny Cash (1971)
  9. “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” John Denver (1971)
  10. “America the Beautiful,” Ray Charles (1972)
  11. “We’re an American Band,” Grand Funk Railroad (1973)
  12. “Free Bird,” Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)
  13. “American Girl,” Tom Petty (1977)
  14. “America,” Neil Diamond (1981)
  15. “God Bless the U.S.A.,” Lee Greenwood (1984)
  16. “Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen (1984)
  17. “Pink Houses,” John Cougar Mellencamp (1983)
  18. “Living in America,” James Brown (1985)
  19. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” John Cougar Mellencamp (1985)
  20. “Fight the Power,” Public Enemy (1989)
  21. “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Neil Young (1989)
  22. “Banned in the U.S.A.,” 2 Live Crew (1990)
  23. “American Idiot,” Green Day (2004)
  24. “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys (2009)
  25. “Party in the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus (2009)

Link:

https://www.yardbarker.com/entertainment/articles/the_25_best_songs_about_america/s1__29454740#slide_24

 

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