USA Party: 12 Songs for Independence Day!

Blue Rings

Bruce Springsteen

Born in the USA" isn't outwardly patriotic, but critiques the treatment of Vietnam War vets. It reflects patriotism through protest in the land of the free.

James Brown

"America" is Paul Simon's introspective masterpiece, inspired by a hitchhiking journey to discover the essence of both literal and figurative America.

America the Beautiful

Ray Charles' piano and soulful voice elevate "America the Beautiful" to new heights of beauty and emotion.

Stars and Stripes Forever

John Philip Sousa, America's "March King," composed "The Stars and Stripes Forever," declared the National March of the United States in 1987.

Color Me America

Dolly Parton's "Color Me America" (2003) served as a healing anthem post-9/11, symbolizing patriotism with heartfelt lyrics and the colors of red, white, and blue.

Living in the USA

Steve Miller's 1968 tune was influenced by his radical experiences and the political climate of the time. Originally intended for the Democratic National Convention

American Pie

Don McLean's hit "The Day the Music Died" mourns the loss of American icons, reflecting on cultural shifts and tragedies—a realistic and honest song.

Philadelphia Freedom

Elton John & Bernie Taupin wrote "Philadelphia Freedom" for Billie Jean King, but it's also fitting for the country's first capital.


Neil Diamond's poignant song: immigrants coming to America seeking a better life and freedom.

My Sho

Hamilton's patriotic song: introduces Alexander Hamilton and often-unsung heroes Mulligan, Laurens, and Lafayette.

This Land

Gary Clark Jr.'s patriotic blues: inspired by racial injustice, personal experiences, and the desire for change.

Made in the USA

Demi Lovato's patriotic love song: celebrates date nights across America, from coast to coast, with heartfelt enthusiasm.