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.