Ah, the Fourth of July. The case of yr when we make official America's uniqueness by diversion with sparklers, throwing barbeques, and going up to population from England and shouting, "Boo-yah!" This is the example of time period we besides get out our loyal music, dust off our old CD's or cue up the Ipod to comprehend to songs astir the moral ol' US of A. Some of us power make happy this desire by listening to the National Anthem, probably preferring Whitney Houston's rendition to Roseanne Barr's, but for those who judge "The Star Spangled Banner" is simply not enough, the following is our account of foremost Fourth of July songs, songs firm to pale your combustion bread.

"America the Beautiful" by Ray Charles: Written by Katharine Lee Bates, a faculty member of English at WellesleyCollege, "America the Beautiful" was primitively a nursery rhyme confined on an 1893 fall from the East Coast to Colorado. The music of Samuel A. Ward, imperturbable in 1882, was at the end of the day fit to the libretto of Bates and "America the Beautiful" - as we know it - was hatched. Though this limerick has been crusted by a superfluity of artists, Ray Charles's performance is mostly study to be the peak moving, the most memorable, and the one that does the tune the record even-handedness.

"God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood: A hymn that became America's catchword after September 11th, "God Bless the USA" was cursive by bucolic vocaliser Lee Greenwood and free in 1984. Upon release, it climbed the country charts, top-hole off at digit vii. The ode itself is frequently vie as a way to rise xenophobia and proffer leg and gratitude to those who have fought for our state.

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"Blowin' in the Wind" by Bob Dylan: Though not complete next to public nationalism, "Blowin' in the Wind" subtly reflects on the freedoms America represents. Released by Bob Dylan in 1963, "Blowin' in the Wind" serves as a opus of protest, protesting lives gone astray and examination war. The ace of the limerick lies in the certainty that it doesn't one-woman out one circumstantial event, or else it serves as an anthem for the ages, one that - with an ever recent hope for peace - has the upcoming to exceed generations.

"Independence Day" by Martina McBride: "Independence Day" was released in 1994 as a single-handed that rose to cipher 12 on the state charts. The poem not single serves as a melodic phrase going on for the Fourth of July, but it also serves as a figure of speech for on the run an opprobrious link. "Independence Day" was stratified cipher 50 in the 2003 chronicle of CMT's 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music.

"Our Country" by John Mellencamp: A ode that in the beginning ready-made us all poverty to go acquisition a Chevrolet, "Our Country" eventually wrong-side-out into an song for America. The similes in Chevrolet's commercials, imagery of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Twin Towers, worked to continue this xenophobia. "Our Country" appears on Mellancamp's 2007 Freedom's Road album, an album that debuted at figure v on the Billboard 200 plan. This made Freedom's Road the peak debuting album ever transcribed by Mr. Jack and Diane.

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