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Freedom and/or American Pride

Amazingly July 4th is next week. How about songs to celebrate our Freedom or American Pride? I will start with one of my favs- Rockin’ in the Free World by Neil Young

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God Bess America  - Kate Smith

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I have always loved "God Bless America."  In addition to being easier to sing (Thank you Irving Berlin!) it captures the beauty of our country from  "the mountains to the prairies."  I am sad that it is being pulled back since there is some backlash regarding Kate Smith, who did the song proud!

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Born free by Kid Rock

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     Come on!! "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa

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Fight the Power - Public Enemy 

This is America- Childish Gambino

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Tony once told me of a band that sang songs on how America is number one and everyone should bow down.

 

I don't remember the name of this band. Do you know just what it is?

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This land is your land..  sung by Woody Guthrie

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Blackbird:  Beatles

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Free by Zac Brown Band

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Chimes of freedom by Bob Dylan

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We Shall Be Free - Garth Brooks

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Take me home country roads by John Denver

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Bells of Freedom - Bon Jovi

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Pink Houses by John Mellencamp 

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America - Neil Diamond

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Freedom by George Michael

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Back in the USA - Chuck Berry (1959) covered by Linda Ronstadt (1978)

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” - Jimi Hendrix
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Think by Queen Aretha

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I’m free by the Who 

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This Land Is Your Land:  Woody Guthrie

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R.O.C.K in the USA by John Mellencamp 

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The Star Spangled Banner:  Jimi Hendrix

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Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

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America: Simon and Garfunkel (not a flag-waving type song, but a positive take on this country, in my opinion). Also, whenever I hear S&G’s American Tune, I feel like it’s an ode to America, the lyrics perhaps notwithstanding.

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I agree with 1968Hoya46:  Simon & Garfunkel's "America" is a very positive take.  It reminds me of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in its depiction of the spirit that built this country, as the main characters set out to explore America, with bravery, optimism, imagination and humor.

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Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John

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America The Beautiful:  Ray Charles

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Ah come on , This should replace the star spangle banner.
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I love this life by Locash

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