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4th of July Playlist (What are the best patriotic songs?)
July 3, 2013 | Self

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?


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KEYWORDS: independenceday; music; patriotism; songs
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I like this rendition of Toby Keith performing "American Soldier" on the July 4, 2010 with the Boston Pops...

www.Toby Keith, "American Soldier" (Youtube).com

1 posted on 07/03/2013 8:42:43 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The Stars and Strips Forever!


2 posted on 07/03/2013 8:44:21 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

Make that The Stars and STRIPES forever.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 8:45:12 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Whhitney Houston Nat’l Anthem Super Bowl ‘91


4 posted on 07/03/2013 8:46:38 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Huskrrrr

“The Stars and Strips Forever!”

;)


5 posted on 07/03/2013 8:47:26 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"I Pledge My Allegiance"

Gaither Vocal Band

Not the best or an all time favorite, but hair raising nonetheless.

6 posted on 07/03/2013 8:48:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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!

Refrain

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.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Pledge of Allegiance read by Red Skelton. Not music but...


8 posted on 07/03/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by albie
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Freedom” by Kid Rock


9 posted on 07/03/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT by albie
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Merle Haggard — Are The Good Times Really Over

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHJ41ktt3Q


10 posted on 07/03/2013 8:50:57 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

bump for later


11 posted on 07/03/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 8:51:31 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: albie
Pledge of Allegiance read by Red Skelton. Not music but...

I really like that video. I posted it last year on Facebook, and it was well received by people who had never seen it.

13 posted on 07/03/2013 8:52:03 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Brooks & Dunn...Only in America.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 8:52:28 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What Did Washington Say - Lou Monte
Hey, I live in a crazy Italian neighborhood.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 8:53:19 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

One of my all-time favorites is The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Dd0EaEbqg


16 posted on 07/03/2013 8:54:16 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Charlie Daniels Band - In America


17 posted on 07/03/2013 8:54:40 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

NOTHING by Springstein


18 posted on 07/03/2013 8:54:44 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

MERLE HAGGARD - Fightin’ Side Of Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX9X5zJ91Ac


19 posted on 07/03/2013 8:54:51 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"Living in America" by James Brown

CC

20 posted on 07/03/2013 8:57:55 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Celtic Woman - O America! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfxUohD_PlM O, America you're calling, I can hear you calling me: You are calling me to be true to thee, True to thee... I will be. O, America no weeping, Let me heal your wounded heart. I will keep you in my keeping, Till there be... a new start. And I will answer you, and I will take your hand, And lead you... to the sun: And I will stand by you... do all that I can do, And we will be... as one. O, America I hear you, From your prairies to the sea, [ From: http://www.elyrics.net] From your mountains grand, and all through this land, You are beautiful to me. And... O, America you're calling, I can hear you calling me: You are calling me to be true to thee, True to thee... I will be. And I will answer you, and I will take your hand, And lead you... to the sun: And I will stand by you... do all that I can do, And we will be... as one. O, America you're calling... I will ever answer thee. Lyrics from eLyrics.net
21 posted on 07/03/2013 8:58:30 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Celtic Woman - O America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfxUohD_PlM


22 posted on 07/03/2013 8:59:06 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That one too.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 8:59:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Kill a Commie for Mommie
24 posted on 07/03/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Chester, by William Billings. “New England’s God forever reigns.”


25 posted on 07/03/2013 9:00:21 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Battle Hymn of the Republic", Cactcus Cuties
"God Bless the U.S.A.", Lee Greenwood
"There She Stands", Michael W. Smith
"Star Spangled Banner", Cactus Cuties
"God Bless America", Kate Smith
"America the Beautiful", Ray Charles

From my America Iphone playlist. :)

26 posted on 07/03/2013 9:01:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash
God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood


27 posted on 07/03/2013 9:01:29 AM PDT by mikedfox
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ray Charles - America The Beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX7BcixX-4U


28 posted on 07/03/2013 9:03:53 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: ryan71

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![12]


29 posted on 07/03/2013 9:05:37 AM PDT by tanstaafl44 (ghod does not take attendance)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Here's a list from the CD's I created years ago. Wish there was a way to get them to people if they wanted them.

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

30 posted on 07/03/2013 9:08:27 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYYlLGGOUA


31 posted on 07/03/2013 9:09:17 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Huskrrrr

This one always makes my screen go blurry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQM1oLnMLNU

Mike


32 posted on 07/03/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: FlJoePa

Thanks for the fantastic share. That’s quite the list.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: ryan71
Muse - Uprising

Paranoia is in bloom,
The PR, transmissions will resume
They'll try to, push drugs that keep us all dumbed down
And hope that, we will never see the truth around
(So come on)

Another promise, another seed
Another, packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed
And all the, green belts wrapped around our minds
And endless red tape to keep the truth confined
(So come on)

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
So come on

Interchanging mind control
Come let the, revolution takes its toll
If you could, flick the switch and open your third eye
You'd see that, we should never be afraid to die
(So come on)

Rise up and take the power back
It's time the, fat cats had a heart attack
You know that, their time's coming to an end
We have to, unify and watch our flag ascend
(So come on)

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
So come on

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
We will be victorious
So come on
34 posted on 07/03/2013 9:15:45 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


35 posted on 07/03/2013 9:15:49 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They were American Soldiers too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZxMDZ3TdZM

Mike


36 posted on 07/03/2013 9:28:55 AM PDT by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
My favorite patriotic song is The Grand Old Rag by Billy Murray (1906) Another one that I like, "She's Old Glory" by Stuart Hamblen (1950) has, unfortunately, never made it to Youtube.

Here are some of my other favorites:


37 posted on 07/03/2013 9:32:02 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Maybe not Patriotic, but I like Toby Keith - Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.

Pretty much sums it up for me.


38 posted on 07/03/2013 9:32:59 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks for all those links. That’s quite an eclectic list.


39 posted on 07/03/2013 9:34:41 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: gov_bean_ counter

ANYTHING by the Cactus Cuties.


40 posted on 07/03/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 9:40:57 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Isn’t that the truth. Talented group of young ladies.


42 posted on 07/03/2013 9:42:21 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Beatles: Back in the USSR


43 posted on 07/03/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Second that!


44 posted on 07/03/2013 9:48:17 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: reed13k

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.


45 posted on 07/03/2013 9:48:30 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

bookmark


46 posted on 07/03/2013 9:50:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: rigelkentaurus
Texas, Our Texas
47 posted on 07/03/2013 9:52:45 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSe7WM9JP8Q.


48 posted on 07/03/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaAF_3WMJGM


49 posted on 07/03/2013 9:57:02 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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


50 posted on 07/03/2013 9:58:58 AM PDT by Nifster
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