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Top songs to be played today (July 4)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Maybe I should been posting this in the music thread or in the "what you're listening to now" thread, but I felt in honor of the holiday break it out into its own thread:


    1. God Bless America - Kate Smith
    2. Fourth of July - Dave Alvin (or Robert Earle Keen)
    3. Back in the USA - Chuck Berry
    4. Star Spangled Banner - Preferably an orchestra/instrumental version, but the Whitney Houston version will do too (almost forgot to put this one in)
    5. Sandy (4th of the July, Asbury Park) - Bruce Springsteen

    other contenders:
    * This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
    * American Music - The Blasters
    * American Thing - John Eddie
    * Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen (I couldn't put a song about a Vietnam Vet being shit on by his country in the top 5)
    * American Woman - The Guess Who (or Lenny Kravitz)
    * America (aka "My Country 'tis of Thee") - written by by Rev. Samuel F. Smith (don't know who recorded it)
    * Living in the USA - Steve Miller Band
    * America - Neil Diamond

    any others that should be added to the play list?
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Great job getting the Blasters in there.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. (Gag me with a pitchfork.)
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    America the Beautiful by Ray Charles

  5. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    Steve Earle - Fuck the FCC
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    End of thread.
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How the hell did I forget to include that?
    I hang my head in shame.
  8. Carl Perkins Cadillac -- DBT
    King Harvest (Will Surely Come) -- The Band (Rock of Ages).
    My Home Is In The Delta -- Muddy Waters
  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I stood outside Fulton County Stadium after a Braves game one July 4 as they played Born in the USA to the fireworks show. Guy standing next to me starting laughing at the same time I did - he turns to me and says, "You'd think they'd have a clue that this is a protest song." You'd think.

    We're walking away afterward and The Queen says, "It IS?"
  10. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    As a Canuck, these songs make me think of America for some reason:

    Little Pink Houses - Mellencamp
    Glory Days - Springsteen

    PS - There's only one rendition of American Woman that counts and it's by that bunch of Canuckistanis
  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Guess Who
  12. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Who? ;)
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