Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Top 20 songs about Unrequited Love

There is a condition when the person you’re in love with just wants to be friends. It usually happens to nice guys. Women love these men, but “just not in that way”. This is one of the cruelest kinds of love. The one that almost kills its victims. It's called unrequited love. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one-sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space! There are the top 20 songs about Unrequited Love.

01. Joan Jett - I Hate Myself for Loving You

I think of you ev'ry night and day / You took my heart, then you took my pride away / I hate myself for loving you / Can't break free from the the things that you do / I wanna walk but I run back to you, that's why / I hate myself for loving you .

02. Berlin - The Metro

I remember the letter wrinkled in my hand / "I'll love you always" filled my eyes / I remember a night we walked along the Seine / riding on the Metro / I remember a feeling coming over me / the soldier turned, then looked away / I remember hating you for loving me / riding on the Metro

03. Chicago Soundtrack - Mr. Cellophane

Cellophane / Mister Cellophane / Shoulda been my name / Mister Cellophane / 'Cause you can look right through me / Walk right by me / And never know I'm there...

04. Air Supply - All Out of Love

And what would you say if I called on you now/ and said that I can't hold on / There's no easy way, it gets harder each day / Please love me or I'll be gone / I'll be gone

05. The Association - Cherish

You don't know how many times I've wished that I had told you / You don't know how many times I've wished that I could hold you / You don't know how many times I've wished that I could mold you / Into someone who could cherish me as much as I cherish you

6. Frankie Valli - My Eyes Adored You

My eyes adored you / Though I never laid a hand on you / My eyes adored you / Like a million miles away from me you couldn't see / How I adored you / So close, so close and yet so far away

7. Crosby Stills & Nash – The Southern Cross

So we cheated and we lied / And we tested / And we never failed to fail / It was the easiest thing to do / You will survive being bested / Somebody fine will come along / Make me forget about loving you / At the Southern Cross.

8. The Mamas and The Papas - Glad to be Unhappy

Unrequited loves a bore, yeah / And I’ve got it pretty bad / But for someone you adore / It’s a pleasure to be sad

9. Linda Rondstandt - Long, Long Time

Living in the memory of a love that never was / Cause I've done everything I know to try and change your mind / and I think I'm gonna miss you for a long long time / Cause I've done everything I know to try and make you mine / And I think I'm gonna love you for a long long time.

10. Nazareth – Love Hurts

Love hurts, love scars / Love wounds, and marks / Any heart, not tough / Or strong, enough / To take a lot of pain / Take a lot of pain / Love is like a cloud / Holds a lot of rain / Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts

11. The J. Geils Bands – Love Stinks

You love her but she loves him / And he loves somebody else / You just can't win And so it goes / Till the day you die / This thing they call love / It's gonna make you cry / I've had the blues / The reds and the pinks / One thing for sure / Love stinks

12. The Carpenters – All you Get from Love is a Love Song

Oh it's a dirty old shame / when all you get from love is a love song / That's got you layin' up nights just waitin' for the music to start / It's such a dirty old shame when you got to take the blame for a love song / Because the best love songs are written with a broken heart

13. Lionel Richie – Hello

I’ve been alone with you inside my mind / And in my dreams Iv’e kissed your lipsA thousand times / I sometimes see you / pass outside my door / Hello! / Is it me you’re looking for?

14. Ani DiFranco – Untouchable Face

So fuck you and your untouchable face / and fuck you for existing in the first placeAnd who am I that I should be vying for your touch? / And who am I?, I bet you can't even tell me that much

15. Eric Clapton – Layla

Let's make the best of the situation / Before I finally go insane / Please don't say we'll never find a way / And tell me all my love's in vain.

16. Radiohead – Creep

When you were here before / Couldn't look you in the eye / You're just like an angel / Your skin makes me cry / You float like a feather / In a beautiful world / I wish I was special / You're so fuckin' special

17. Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
You know, I wish that I had Jessie's girl / I wish that I had Jessie's girl / Where can I find a woman like that / I play along with the charade / there doesn't seem to be a reason to change / You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute / I wanna tell her that I love her / But the point is probably moot

18. Donovan – Catch the Wind

For me to love you now / Would be the sweetest thing, it would make me sing / Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind.

19. Meat Loaf – Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

And all I can do is keep on telling you / I want you / I need you / But -- there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you / Now don’t be sad / cause two out of three ain’t bad

20. Smokie – Living Next Door to Alice

Don't know why she's leaving, or where she's gonna go / I guess she's got her reasons but I just don't want to know / 'cos for twenty-four years I've been living next door to Alice / Twenty-four years just waiting for the chance / To tell her how I feel and maybe get a second glance / Now I've got to get used to not living next door to Alice

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Missing Someone

Today I want to explore that feeling of loneliness when someone you love goes away… could be it just for ten days (I Miss You – Incubus) or for a lifetime (He Stopped Loving Her Today), could it be due to work (Faithfully), a break-up (Stay) or death (Go Down Easy)… the feeling is pretty much the same… These are my Top 20 Songs about Missing Someone…

01. Everything but the Girl - Missing

And I miss you / (Like the deserts miss the rain)

02. Blackmore's Night - Wish you Were Here

Wish you were here... / Don't you know, the snow is getting colder / And I miss you like hell / And I'm feeling blue...

03. Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes / As if to hide a lonely tear... / My life will be forever autumn / 'Cause you're not here!

04. Incubus - I Miss You

I see your picture / I smell your skin on / The empty pillow next to mine / You have only been gone ten days / But already I'm wasting away / I know I'll see you again / Whether far or soon. / But I need you to know that I care / And I miss you.

05. Journey - Faithfully

Circus life / Under the big top world / We all need the clowns / To make us smile / Through space and time / Always another show / Wondering where I am / Lost without you / And being apart ain’t easy / On this love affair / Two strangers learn to fall in love again / I get the joy / Of rediscovering you / Oh girl, you stand by me / I’m forever yours...faithfully

06. John Waite - Missing You

I spend my time / Thinking about you / And it's almost driving me wild/ And there's a heart that's breaking / Down this long distance line tonight

07. Blink 182 - I Miss You

Where are you and I'm so sorry / I cannot sleep / I cannot dream tonight / I need somebody and always / This sick strange darkness comes creeping on so haunting everytime / And as I stared I counted the webs from all the spiders / catching things and eating their insides / Like indecision to call you / And hear your voice of treason / Will you come home and stop this pain tonight / stop this pain tonight

08. Lisa Loeb - Stay

You said that I was naive / and I thought that I was strong / I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave." / Oh, but now I know that I was wrong, 'cause I missed you. / Yeah, I miss you.

09. Avril Lavingne - When You're Gone

When you're gone / The pieces of my heart are missing you / When you're gone / The face I came to know is missing too / When you're gone / The words I need to hear to always get me through the day and make it ok / I miss you

10. The White Stripes - I Don't Know What to do with Myself

I just don't know what to do with myself / I don't know what to do with myself / movies only make me sad / parties make me feel as bad / ‘cause I'm not with you / I just don't know what to do

11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

How I wish, how I wish you were here / We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year / Running over the same old ground / What have you found? / The same old fears. / Wish you were here.

12. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

It's been so lonely without you here / Like a bird without a song / Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling / Tell me baby where did I go wrong? / I could put my arms around every boy I see / But they'd only remind me of you

13. Queensryche - Another Rainy Night (Without You)

But tonight I'll sit here tending the fire / and pace the floor one hundred times in an hour / And check the voice-mail for a message you've called / I'm all alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Waiting by the phone / Alone / It's just another rainy night, without you / Guess I'll leave a light on for you.

14. Naked Eyes - Always Something There to Remind Me

I walk along the city streets you used to walk along with me / and every step I take reminds me of just how we used to be/ Well, how can I forget you, girl? / When there is always something there to remind me.

15. Keith Urban - Tonight I Wanna Cry

Alone in this house again tonight / I got the TV on, the sound turned down and a bottle of wine / There's pictures of you and I on the walls around me / The way that it was and could have been surrounds me / I'll never get over you walkin' away

16. Counting Crows - A Long December

And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe / Maybe this year will be better than the last / I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself / To hold on to these moments as they pass

17. Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Don't want to close my eyes / I don't want to fall asleep / Cause I'd miss you baby / And I don't want to miss a thing / Cause even when I dream of you / The sweetest dream will never do / I'd still miss you baby /And I don't want to miss a thing

18. Dan Fogelberg - Go Down Easy

And it’s hard to go down easy; / And it’s hard to keep from crying / And it’s hard to lose a lover / In the early part of autumn.

19. Seether & Amy Lee - Broken

'Cause I'm broken when I'm open / And I don't feel like I am strong enough / 'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome / And I don't feel right when you're gone away

20. Chi-lites - Have You Seen Her?

Why, oh why did she have to leave and go away / Oh, I've been used to having someone to lean on / And I'm lost, baby I'm lost

Monday, July 13, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Infidelity

Regardless of anything, cheating is one of the most common topics in songs. I guess it just more commonplace than we would like to think, and I thought this would be an interesting topic to tackle from different angles as well...

1. Garth Brooks – The Thunder Rolls

She's waitin' by the window / When he pulls into the drive / She rushes out to hold him / Thankful he's alive / Through all the wind and rain / A strange new perfume blows / And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes / And he knows that she knows

2. Barbra Streisand – Left in the Dark

There are so many thing that I've just just gotta know / You tell me who! You tell me where! You tell me when! / But don't tell me now , I don't need any answers tonight / I just need some love so turn out the lights and I'll be left in the dark again

3. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats

That I dug my key into the side / of his pretty little souped-up 4 wheel drive / Carved my name into his leather seat / I took a Louisville slugger to both head lights / Slashed a hole in all 4 tires / and maybe next time he'll think before he cheats

4. Rhianna – Unfaithful
And I know that he knows I'm unfaithful / And it kills him inside / To know that I am happy with some other guy / I can see him dying / I don't wanna do this anymore / I don't wanna be the reason why / Every time I walk out the door / I see him die a little more inside

5. Sugarland – Stay

I've been sitting here staring at the clock on the wall / And I've been laying here praying, praying she won't call / It's just another call from home / And you'll get it and be gone and I'll be crying / And I'll be begging you, baby, beg you not to leave / But I'll be left here waiting
with my heart on my sleeve / Oh, for the next time we'll be here / Seems like a million years and I think I'm dying / What do I have to do to make you see she can't love you like me?

6. Mocedades – Tomame o Dejame

Tú me admiras porque callo y miro al cielo / porque no me ves llorar / y te sientes cada día más pequeño / y esquivas mi mirada en tu mirar / Tómame o déjame / ni te espío ni te quito libertad / pero si dejas el nido / si me vas a abandonar / hazlo antes de que empiece a clarear.

7. The Eagles – Lyin’ Eyes

So she tells him she must go out for the evening / To comfort an old friend who's feelin' down / But he knows where she's goin' as she's leavin' / She is headed for the cheatin' side of town / You can't hide your lyin' eyes / And your smile is a thin disguise / I thought by now you'd realize / There ain't no way to hide your lyin eyes

8. Shania Twain – Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?

Whose bed have your boots been under? / And whose heart did you steal I wonder?
This time did it feel like thunder, baby? / And who did you run to? / And whose lips have you been kissin'? / And whose ear did you make a wish in? / Is she the one that you've been missin', baby? / Well whose bed have your boots been under?

9. Jose Luis Perales – Tentación
No, la quiero sólo a ella, mi universo es ella, nada mas, tú eres la aventura, la risa, la ternura, y ella, la que espera en soledad, no, no. Tú eres mariposa que vuela entre las rosas, y ella es el cimiento de mi hogar.

10. Sara Evans – Cheatin’

What became of what's-her-name? / After she spent all your money / Did she leave you like you left me? / Sometimes life is funny / But I'll be glad to take you back /
Just as soon as I stop breathing / Maybe you should've thought about that / When you were cheatin'

11. Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Oh, well imagine; as I'm pacing the pews in a church corridor / and I can't help but to hear, no I can't help but to hear an exchanging of words / "What a beautiful wedding!, What a beautiful wedding!" says a bridesmaid to a waiter / "Oh yes, but what a shame, what a shame, the poor groom's bride is a whore."

12. Mary McGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers

There's been another man that I've needed and I've loved / But that doesn't mean I love you less / And he knows you can't possess me and he knows he never will / There's just this empty place inside of me that only he can fill / Torn between two lovers, feelin' like a fool / Lovin' both of you is breakin' all the rules

13. Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers

How could something so wrong be so right / I wish we didn’t have to keep our love out of sight, yeah / Living two lives just ain’t easy at all / But we gotta hang on in there or fall / Secret lovers, yeah, that’s what we are / We should not be together / But we can’t let go, no, no / ‘Cause we love each other so

14. Percy Sledge – If Lovin’ You is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Go Right)

If lovin' you is wrong, I don't want to be right / If being right means being without you, I'd rather live a wrongdoing life / Your mama and dad said, "It's a shame, it's a downright disgrace" / But long as I got you by my side, I don't care what your people say / Your friends tell you there's no future in lovin' a married man / If I can't see you when I want you, I'll see you when I can

15. Bryan Adams – Run to You

She say's her love for me would never die / But that'd change if she ever finds out about you and I
oh - but her love is cold / It wouldn't hurt her if she didn't know cause... / When it gets to much - I need to feel your touch

16. Shaggy – It Wasn’t Me

Honey came in and she caught me red-handed / Creeping with the girl next door / Picture this, we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor / I had tried to keep her / From what she was about to see / Why should she believe me When I told her it wasn't me

17. Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones

We gotta be extra careful / that we don't build our hopes too high / Cause she's got her own obligations and so do I / Me, me and Mrs., Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Jones got a thing going on, / We both know that it's wrong / But it's much too strong to let it cool down now.

18. REO Speedwagon – Take it on the run
Heard it from a friend who / Heard it from a friend who heard it from another you been messin around / They say you got a boy friend / You’re out late every weekend / They’re talkin’ about you and its bringin’ me down

19. Marti Webb – Take That Look Off Your Face

Take that look off your face / I can see through your smile / You would love to be right. / I bet you didn't sleep good last night / Couldn't wait to bring all of that bad news to my door / Well, I've got news for you: I knew before.

20. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me a River
I know that they say / That somethings are better left unsaid / It wasn't like you only talked to him and you know it / (Don't act like you don't know it) / All of these things people told me / Keep messing with my head / (Messing with my head) / You should've picked honesty / Then you may not have blown it

Monday, July 6, 2009

Top 20 Songs About Bitches

These are songs about bitches from both the perspective of the bitch (Bitch, Keeps Getting Better, etc.) and the perspective of their victims (Tango:Maureen, Ingrata). This is a tribute to all you bitches out there, and you know who you are.

1. Meredith Brooks - Bitch

I hate the world today / You're so good to me / I know but I can't change / Tried to tell you / But you look at me like maybe / I'm an angel underneath / Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried / Must have been relieved to see / The softer side / I can understand how you'd be so confused / I don't envy you / I'm a little bit of everything / All rolled into one

I'm a bitch, I'm a lover / I'm a child, I'm a mother / I'm a sinner, I'm a saint / I do not feel ashamed / I'm your hell, I'm your dream / I'm nothing in between / You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am / This may mean you'll have to be a stronger man / Rest assured that / When I start to make you nervous / And I'm going to extremes / Tomorrow I will change /

And today won't mean a thing / Just when you think, you got me figured out / The season's already changing / I think it's cool, you do what you do / And don't try to save me

2. Christina Aguilera - Keeps Getting Better

Some days I'm a super bitch / Up to my old tricks / But it won't last forever / Next day / I'm your super girl / Out to save the world / And it keeps getting better / Kiss / kiss / gonna tell you right now / I'll make it sweet on the lips, I'll simply knock you out / Shut up I don't care what you say / Cuz when we both in the ring you're gonna like it my way / Yeah baby there's a villain in me so sexy sour and sweet / and you'll be loving it

3. RENT - Tango: Maureen

When you're dancing her dance / You don't stand a chance / Her grip of romance / Make you fall / So you think, 'Might as well' / "Dance a tango to hell" / 'At least I'll have tangoed at all' / The Tango Maureen / Gotta dance till your diva is through / You pretend to believe her / Cause in the end -- you can't leave her / But the end it will come / Still you have to play dumb / Till you're glum and you bum / And turn blue

4. Cafe Tacuba - Ingrata

Ingrata, no me digas que me quieres / no me digas que adoras, que me amas /que me extrañas que ya no te creo nada / Ingrata, que no ves que estoy sufriendo / por favor hoy no me digas que sin mi te estas muriendo / que tus lagrimas son falsas

5. Elton John - The Bitch is back

I'm a bitch, I'm a bitch / Oh the bitch is back / Stone cold sober as a matter of fact I can bitch, I can bitch / 'cause I'm better than you / It's the way that I move / The things that I do

6. Billy Joel - Stiletto

She cuts you once, she cuts you twice / But still you believe / The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood / But you don't have strength to leave / You've been bought, you've been sold / You've been locked outside the door / But you stand there pleadin' /With your insides bleedin'/ 'Cause you deep down want some more / When she says she wants forgiveness / It's such a clever masquerade / She's so good with her stiletto / You don't even see the blade / You don't see the blade

7. Foreigner - Cold as Ice

You're as cold as ice / you're willing to sacrifice our love / You never take advice, someday you'll pay the price, I know / I've seen it before, it happens all the time /
You're closing the door, you leave the world behind / You're digging for gold, you're throwing away / a fortune in feelings, but someday you'll pay

8. Meat Loaf - I'll Kill You if you Don't Come Back

And in the pit of the night I hear you laughing so loud / I know you're laughing at me / oh ain't it funny and sad / The way I fell for your lies / the way I fell into love / And then begged to be free / You gave me nothing at all - now let me give it to you / You taught me how to be cruel - now let me try it on you / How do you abuse me? - let me count the ways / How many hours in how many days? / How does it amuse you? - let me count the pain / How many rules breaking how many games? / In every way I want you out of my life / But I'll kill you if you don't come back / I'll kill you if you don't come back

9. SheDaisy - Lucky 4 you (It's Just Me Tonight)

Number 5 just cries a river a minute / 7 wants to tie you up and drown you in it /
Yeah, 14 just wants to say so long, bygones / 32 wants to do things to you that'll make you blush / 10 would key the El Camino that you love so much / And there ain't nobody wants to mess with 23 / Oh, lucky 4 you tonight I'm just me

10. Maneater - Nelly Furtado

Everybody look at me, me / I walk in the door you start screaming / Come on everybody whatcha here for? / Move your body around like a nympho / Everybody get your necks to crack around / All you crazy people come on jump around / I want to see you all on your knees, knees / You either want to be with me, or be me!

11. Billy Joel - She's Always a Woman

And she'll promise you more than the garden of eden / Then she'll carelessly cut you / And laugh while you're bleeding / But she'll bring out the best / And the worst you can be / Blame it all on yourself / Cause she's always a woman to me

12. Rick Springfield - I've done Everything for You

This one way love affair ain't fair / it ain't fair to me / It's all give and take and
you just take / I can't take it, you see / Well, I'm givin' up on love this time /
Me and my friends, well do just fine

13. The Guess Who - Laughing

(Laughing) / ‘Cause you’re doin’ it to me. / (Laughing) / It ain’t the way it should be / You took away ev’rything I had. / You put the hurt on me.

14. Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm no good

I cheated myself / Like I knew I would / I told ya, I was trouble / You know that I'm no good

15. Black Sabbath - Evil Woman

I've seen a look of evil in your eyes / you've been filling me all full of lies /
Sorrow will not change your shameful deeds / Do well best, someone else has better seen / Evil woman / don't you play your games with me

16. Words - Monkees

Words that never were true / Spoken to help nobody but you / Words with lies inside, But small enough to hide / til your playing was through. ah!

17. ELO - Evil Woman

Evil woman how you done me wrong / But now you're tryin to wail a different song / Ha ha funny how you broke me up, you made the wine now you drink the cup / I came runnin every time you cried, thought I saw love smiling in your eyes / Ha ha very nice to know, that you ain't got no place left to go.

18. Hall & Oates - Maneater

Ooh, she's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door / So many have paid to see what you think you're getting for free / The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a jaguar / Money's the matter, if you're in it for love, you ain't gonna get too far

19. Chicago - Cell Block Tango

He had it coming / He had it coming / He only had himself to blame / If you'd have been there / If you'd have seen it / I betcha you would have done the same!

20. Offspring - She's got Issues

And I said yeah, yeah / Oh man she's got issues / And I'm gonna pay / Yeah, yeah / She says she's the victim / But she takes it all out on me / I don't know why you're messed up / I don't know why your whole life is a chore / Just do me a favour / And check your baggage at the door

Friday, July 3, 2009

Top 20 Songs for the 4th of July

Hope your BBQ is tender and your fireworks are loud in this 4th of July weekend! Happy Independence Day, y'all.

1. Lee Greenwood - God Bless the USA

And I’m proud to be and American / where at least I know I’m free / And I wont forget the men who died / who gave that right to me / And I gladly stand up / next to you and defend her still today / ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land / God bless the USA.

2. Charlie Daniels Band - In America

And you never did think that it ever would happen again / In America, did you? / You never did think that we'd ever get together again / But we damn sure could / We're walking real proud and we're talking real loud again in America / You never did think that it ever would happen again.

3. Martina McBride - Independence Day

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing, let the whole world know that
Today is a day of reckoning, let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong, roll
The stone away, let the guilty pay, it's independence day

4. Chicago - Saturday In The Park

Saturday in the park / I think it was the Fourth of July / People dancing, people laughing, A man selling ice cream, Singing Italian songs

5. Grateful Dead - U.S. Blues

Red and white, blue suede shoes, I'm Uncle Sam, how do you do?
Gimme five, I'm still alive, ain't no luck, I learned to duck.
Check my pulse, it don't change. Stay seventy-two come shine or rain.
Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat.
Wave that flag, wave it wide and high.
Summertime done, come and gone, my, oh, my.

6. Shooter Jennings - 4th of July

You were pretty as can be, sitting in the front seat / Looking at me, telling me you love me, and your happy to be, / With me on the 4th of July / We sang Stranglehold to the stereo / Couldn't take no more of that rock n roll / So we put on a little George Jones and just sang along

7. Mariah Carey - 4th of July

It was twilight on the Fourth of July / Sparkling colors were strewn across the sky /
And we sat close enough that we just barely touched / While roman candles went soaring above us and baby

8. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

Sandy the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight / Forcin' a light into all those stoned-out faces left stranded on this forth of July...

9. Bon Jovi - Miss 4th of July

I just waved goodbye to Miss Fourth of July / The queen of the roses has left us with nothing but thorns / Don't say we never tried, Miss Fourth of July / The crown that we reached for left us with nothing / But your thorns left me wounded not unlike the truth / When innocence sang his last song

10. Aimee Mann - 4th of July

Todays the fourth of july / Another june has gone by / And when they light up our town I just think / What a waste of gunpowder and sky / I'm certain that I am alone in harbouring thoughts of our home / It's one of my faults that I cant quell my past / I ought to have gotten it gone

11. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Born on the Bayou

And I can remember the fourth of july / Runnin through the backwood, bare / And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin, Chasin down a hoodoo there. Chasin down a hoodoo there.

12. James Taylor - On the Fourth of July

Oh the smell of the smoke as we lay on the land / And the feeling of finding my heart in my hand / With the tiny tin voice of the radio band / Singing love must stand / Love forever and ever must stand / All on the fourth of july / On the fourth of july

13. Night Ranger - Goodbye

There once was a time / Never far from my mind / On the beach, on the 4th of July
I remember the sand / How you held out your hand / And we touched for what seemed a lifetime

14. Paul Simon - American Tune

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower / We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hours and sing an American tune

15. Neil Diamond - America

Free, Only want to be free / We huddle close hang on to a dream / On the boats and on the planes / They're coming to America / Never looking back again / They're coming to america

16. U2 - The Hands That Built America

Oh my love / It’s a long way we’ve come / From the freckled hills to the steel and glass canyons / From the stony fields, to hanging steel from the sky / From digging in our pockets, for a reason not to say goodbye / These are the hands that build America.

17. Brooks and Dunn - Only in America

Only in America / Dreaming in red, white and blue / Only in America / Where we dream as big as we want to / We all get a chance / Everybody gets to dance / Only in America

18. Billy Ray Cyrus - Some Gave All

All gave some and some gave all / And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall / And if you ever think of me / Think of all your liberties and recall / Some gave all

19. Patti Labelle - The House I Live In

The church the school the clubhouse / The million lights I see /
But especially the people - yes especially the people / That's America to me

20. West Side Story - America

I like to be in America! / OK by me in America! / Ev'rything free in America / For a small fee in America! / Buying on credit is so nice / One look at us, and they charge twice.
Life can be bright in America / If you can fight in America / Life is alright in America / If you're all-white in America.