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I posted this in the music/movie section as well but I'm not sure how many people visit that area so reposting here for a wider audience...

I've been looking to get some music together to play for July 4th. I'm
looking for songs that sing about things such as freedom, liberty,
America, patriotism, U.S. cities/states, etc. The following is what I
have come up with thus far. Does anyone have any other good
suggestions? The type of music can be any kind, so long as they fall
within this theme.

Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers / Buddy Guy
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hotel California Eagles
All My Exes Live in Texas George Strait
Arizona Really Was a Blast Scorpions
Rocky Mountain High John Denver
Born in the USA Bruce Sprinsteen
Living in America James Brown
San Francisco Days Chris Isaak
American Woman Lenny Kravitz/The Guess Who
LA Woman The Doors
Detroit Rock City Kiss
To Live and Die in LA Wang Chung
Texas Chris Rea
Leaving Las Vegas Sheryl Crow
Safe in New York City AC/DC
Jesus Just Left Chicago ZZ Top
Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
My Head's in Mississippi ZZ Top
American Pie Don McLean
Santa Fe Van Morrison
California Girls Beach Boys
Freedom Santana
California Dreamin' Mammas and Pappas
Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers
R.O.C.K in the USA John Mellencamp
Rockin' in the Free World Neil Young
Waterfront Property in
Arizona
George Strait
New York, New York Frank Sinatra
Englishman In New York Sting
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
Saturday in the Park Chicago
Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
By the time I get to Phoenix Glenn Campbell/Marty Robbins
California Love 2Pac
Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley
Georgia on my Mind Louis Armstrong
Tennessee Stud Johnny Cash
Ragged Flag Johnny Cash
Song Of The Patriot Johnny Cash
God Bless the USA Lee Greenwood
Back in the USA Chuck Berry
I've Been to Memphis Lyle Lovette
North Dakota Lyle Lovette
Baltimore Lyle Lovette
Rockin' in the USA John Mellencamp
We're an American Band Grand Funk
Young Americans David Bowie
American Girl Tom Petty
American Soldier Toby Keith
Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh
In a New York Minute Don Henley
Miss America Styxx
I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash

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Daytona-Chris Rea

Back to Memphis-Chuck Berry/Band-I prefer the Band version

Living In the USA-Chuck Berrry

Tennesse Jed-Grateful Dead

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Johnny Freedom - Johnny Horton

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America Waylon Jennings

Ragged Old Flag Johnny Cash

American Child Phil Vassar

God made a farmer Paul Harvey (this ain't a song but the 3 I previously mentioned are barely songs too [:D])

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Just throwing this out there for discussion - a lot of the songs on the list, if you get past the title, have lyrics that aren't particularly patriotic. Maybe that's the idea.

My own favorites:

American Salute - Richard Rogers

Stars & Stripes Forever - John Phillip Sousa

The Generals' March - Jerry Goldsmith

Victory at Sea - Richard Rogers

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Born in the USA and Living in America has to be in the top five of the songs listed so far.

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Born in the USA and Living in America has to be in the top five of the songs listed so far.

"Born in the USA" is no celebratory song. It's amazing how people hear the chorus and nothing else. Much like Martina McBride's "Independence Day."

Great songs, nonetheless.

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Sorry, everyone. My gf just told me that the song I referenced is not called "Proud to be an American." It's "God Bless the USA." [:$]

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Born in the USA and Living in America has to be in the top five of the songs listed so far.

"Born in the USA" is no celebratory song. It's amazing how people hear the chorus and nothing else. Much like Martina McBride's "Independence Day."

Great songs, nonetheless.

As much as he mumbles can anyone understand him??

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I posted this in the music/movie section as well but I'm not sure how many people visit that area so reposting here for a wider audience...

I've been looking to get some music together to play for July 4th. I'm
looking for songs that sing about things such as freedom, liberty,
America, patriotism, U.S. cities/states, etc. The following is what I
have come up with thus far. Does anyone have any other good
suggestions? The type of music can be any kind, so long as they fall
within this theme.

Sweet Home Chicago Blues Brothers / Buddy Guy
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Hotel California Eagles
All My Exes Live in Texas George Strait
Arizona Really Was a Blast Scorpions
Rocky Mountain High John Denver
Born in the USA Bruce Sprinsteen
Living in America James Brown
San Francisco Days Chris Isaak
American Woman Lenny Kravitz/The Guess Who
LA Woman The Doors
Detroit Rock City Kiss
To Live and Die in LA Wang Chung
Texas Chris Rea
Leaving Las Vegas Sheryl Crow
Safe in New York City AC/DC
Jesus Just Left Chicago ZZ Top
Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan
My Head's in Mississippi ZZ Top
American Pie Don McLean
Santa Fe Van Morrison
California Girls Beach Boys
Freedom Santana
California Dreamin' Mammas and Pappas
Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers
R.O.C.K in the USA John Mellencamp
Rockin' in the Free World Neil Young
Waterfront Property in
Arizona
George Strait
New York, New York Frank Sinatra
Englishman In New York Sting
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
Saturday in the Park Chicago
Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
By the time I get to Phoenix Glenn Campbell/Marty Robbins
California Love 2Pac
Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley
Georgia on my Mind Louis Armstrong
Tennessee Stud Johnny Cash
Ragged Flag Johnny Cash
Song Of The Patriot Johnny Cash
God Bless the USA Lee Greenwood
Back in the USA Chuck Berry
I've Been to Memphis Lyle Lovette
North Dakota Lyle Lovette
Baltimore Lyle Lovette
Rockin' in the USA John Mellencamp
We're an American Band Grand Funk
Young Americans David Bowie
American Girl Tom Petty
American Soldier Toby Keith
Rocky Mountain Way Joe Walsh
In a New York Minute Don Henley
Miss America Styxx
I've Been Everywhere Johnny Cash
American woman?Really?They were a canadian band and the song was a dis to america.I don't need your war machines Idon't need your ghetto scenes etc.Bad choice.

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Miss America by Styx is about a beauty queen. The song you want is the one DeYoung wrote for the bicentennial - Suite Madame Blue.

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