Ring in this Independence day with these awesoME patriotic songs!
“National Anthem” - Lana Del Rey
Controversy has followed Lana Del Rey since her album “Born To Die” dropped, but that hasn’t stopped her in the slightest. Her latest video, “National Anthem,” surprised audiences as it showcases the life of the Kennedy’s in a more modern fashion. She is known for having many slow songs but this is one of her more upbeat tracks with lyrics that you can sing loud and proud to on the 4th of July. “Red, white, blues in the sky, summer’s in the air, baby heaven’s in your eyes. I’m your national anthem,” Del Rey sings.
“Party in the USA” - Miley Cyrus
After the conclusion of her T.V. show and releasing a couple of albums, Cyrus now dedicates her career solely to acting with movies such as “The Last Song” and “LOL.” She has had many successful singles that gained worldwide recognition but none were as big as “Party in the USA.” It’s catchy, fun and promises an all-around good time. So be sure to get your hands up and nod your head like yeah while you “Party in the USA.”
“American Boy” - Estelle
A catchy song about an attractive American boy AND it features Kanye West? There’s no question why this song was an automatic hit. Raise the volume up and sing about great cities like L.A. and New York, commending the great sights we have to offer and the great men.
“American Honey” - Lady Antebellum
This Grammy award winning band has been accustomed to success as even their debut album became certified platinum. The appeal of the country/pop music comes from the two lead vocalists, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley. “American Honey” has a sweet melody that gives the feeling of sitting by a fire and swaying along to the sweet lyrics such as “She grew up slow, she grew up good, like American Honey.”
“American Baby” - Dave Matthews Band
Get in the spirit of a true patriot as you listen to Dave Matthews Band’s “American Baby.” It’s a song of hope and faith that will make you remember the true beauty in being an American. Sing with your family and friends, “Stay beautiful baby. I hope you stay American baby.”
“Keep On Rockin’ The Free World” - Bon Jovi
You can’t be in the true American spirit if you don’t have Bon Jovi on your 4th of July playlist. It’s a song to rock out to as the sky is lit with fireworks and the crowds around you cheer with glee. A true classic for a historical day.
“Ragged Old Flag” - Johnny Cash
If you’re feeling truly patriotic then sit down and listen to the wise words of a true American icon, Johnny Cash. Although it’s a song a bit difficult to sing along to because of the overwhelmingly long lyrics, it’s still a great song to celebrate the country’s Independence Day. Pay close attention to his great storytelling with his appealing country twang that he’s revelled for.
“Born in the USA” - Bruce Springsteen
“Born in the USA” is categorized as a nationalistic anthem, and ranked as number 275 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Songs of All Time.” The simple chorus makes it an easy song to sing with a crowd, so get everyone together to belt out the repeated lyrics “I was born in the USA.”
“Don’t Tread On Me” - Metallica
The heavy metal band Metallica starts off this song with the recognizable eight bar phrase from “America.” If you’re feeling a bit more angsty and want to prove to the world, or maybe just your neighbors, that you will fight for your country then this is the song to blare on your speakers.
“American Woman” - Lenny Kravitz
Although a cover song, Lenny Kravitz managed to leave his signature sound with the song “American Woman.” The electric guitar solos are iconic and are a sure-fire way to get your blood pumping. Finish off your Independence Day festivities with a bang and don’t leave Kravitz off your playlist.