Skip to comments.4th of July Playlist (What are the best patriotic songs?)
Posted on 07/03/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Other than the obvious American patriotic songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "America the Beautiful" what are some other great American patriotic songs that could go on a 4th of July playlist?
The Stars and Strips Forever!
Make that The Stars and STRIPES forever.
Whhitney Houston Nat’l Anthem Super Bowl ‘91
“The Stars and Strips Forever!”
Gaither Vocal Band
Not the best or an all time favorite, but hair raising nonetheless.
Faith of Our Fathers
Faith of our fathers, living still,
In spite of dungeon, fire and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy
Whenever we hear that glorious Word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.
Faith of our fathers, we will strive
To win all nations unto Thee;
And through the truth that comes from God,
We all shall then be truly free.
Pledge of Allegiance read by Red Skelton. Not music but...
“Freedom” by Kid Rock
Merle Haggard — Are The Good Times Really Over
bump for later
Re: Faith of our Fathers
Brought me to tears when we sang it as an exit hymn last Sunday in the wake of the SCOTUS decision on marriage.
I really like that video. I posted it last year on Facebook, and it was well received by people who had never seen it.
Brooks & Dunn...Only in America.
What Did Washington Say - Lou Monte
Hey, I live in a crazy Italian neighborhood.
One of my all-time favorites is The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa.
Charlie Daniels Band - In America
NOTHING by Springstein
MERLE HAGGARD - Fightin’ Side Of Me
Celtic Woman - O America!
That one too.
Chester, by William Billings. “New England’s God forever reigns.”
From my America Iphone playlist. :)
Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash
God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood
Ray Charles - America The Beautiful
the fourth verse of the star spangled banner
O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
LeeAnn Rhimes' version of God Bless America is fantastic.
1812 Overture - Boston Pops
In America - Charlie Daniels
Bridge on the River Kwai March - Boston Pops
Have You Forgotten - Darryl Worley
America - The Way I See It - Hank Williams Jr.
America, Why I Love Her - John Wayne
Battle Hymn of the Republic - John Williams
Ragged Old Flag - Johnny Cash
God Bless America - Kate Smith
The Star Spangled Banner - Kate Smith
American National Anthem - LeAnn Rhimes
God Bless America - LeAnn Rhimes
Proud to be an American - Lee Greenwood
Stars and Stripes for Ever - Boston Pops
Face the Flag - John Wayne
The Patriot - John Williams
The Pledge of Allegience - Red Skelton
The Ballad of the Green Berets
Facing British Lines - John Williams
Main Theme from the Patriot - John Williams
Living in the Promiseland - Willie Nelson
These Colors Won't Run
America the Beautiful - Frank Sinatra
There's A Hero - Billy Gilman
We Shall be Free - Garth Brooks
God Bless America Again
The American Way - Hank Williams Jr.
The Good Stuff - Kenny Chesney
Great Defenders - Lee Greenwood
Independence Day - Martina McBride
The Day America Cried - Johnny Van Zant
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue - Toby Keith
Let's Roll - Neil Young
The Eagle - Waylon Jennings
America the Beautiful - Willie Nelson
Who's Next - The Chamber Made Brigade
United We Stand - Ray Stevens
Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly - Aaron Tippin
God Blessed Texas - Alan Jackson
Where Were You - Alan Jackson
Steers and Stripes - Brooks & Dunn
America Will Survive - Hank Williams Jr.
The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard
America Will Always Stand - Randy Travis
Hey Mr. President - Warren Brothers
This one always makes my screen go blurry.
Thanks for the fantastic share. That’s quite the list.
Texas, Our Texas
The Yellow Rose of Texas
I don’t really do any America songs anymore - it’s done, put a fork in her.
They were American Soldiers too.
Here are some of my other favorites:
Maybe not Patriotic, but I like Toby Keith - Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.
Pretty much sums it up for me.
Thanks for all those links. That’s quite an eclectic list.
ANYTHING by the Cactus Cuties.
That ones nice almost as good as the Navy Hymn
Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid’st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!
O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
Of course for the more colloquial and less religious bent I like “My country Tis of thee” (also called “America) by Samuel Franscis Smith over America the Beautiful.
Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA/Proud to Be an American” is nice.
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Battle Hymn of the Republic (though I know it creates some historical antagonism it’s a beautiful song), God Bless America, Your a Grand Old Flag, Stars and Stripes Forever, Some Gave All.
Battle of New Orleans is a favorite and finally ... American Pie just cause I love that ol’ song.
There’s a bunch more but those tend to rouse me up.
Isn’t that the truth. Talented group of young ladies.
Beatles: Back in the USSR
OOOOOhhhh. The Navy Hymn. My eyes get all blurry at the first words and notes of that one. All of the men in my family who served in the military were in the Navy after the Revolution — from Annapolis grads (both died in WWII) down to raw recruits. Thanks for the reminder.
And Anchors Aweigh is a good one too. And the Caissons go Rolling Along and the Wild Blue Yonder should be included too.
I don’t like that song Hannity uses as a theme with the words “...a boot in your a$$, that’s the American Way.” Really. That is NOT the American Way. This is the most welcoming and charitable country on earth. Often to our disadvantage, but hospitable and charitable anyway.
I would add “American Salute” by Morton Gould (based on “When Johnny comes marching home”)
The Air Force Band has a good version of it:
I love ALL of the music (songs) from the original musical 1776 (the movie version in recent years has cut some of the ‘more controversial’ songs)....Favorite two are Sit Down John....and Mama Oh Mama
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