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17 freedom ringing songs

The land of the free and the home of the brave.

17 freedom ringing songs
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Here are 17 songs ranging from rock to rap to get your 4th of July cookout feeling patriotic and free.

1. Born In The U.S.A - Bruce Springsteen


"Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A."

2. American Teen - Khalid

"So wake me up in the spring. While I'm high off my American dream."

3. National Anthem - Lana Del Rey


"Red, white, blue's in the skies, summer's in the air and baby, heaven's in your eyes. I'm your National Anthem"

4. America The Beautiful - Ray Charles

"America, I love you America, you see. My God he done shed his grace on thee. And you oughta love him for it."

5. America - Simon & Garfunkel


"Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike. They've all come to look for America"

6. Courtesy Of the Red, White, And Blue - Toby Keith

"Man, we lit up your world. Like the fourth of July"

7. Made In America - Toby Keith

"Got the red, white, and blue flyin' high on the farm."

8. Made In America - Jay Z and Kanye West

Yes there's two of them.

"Sweet baby Jesus, oh, we made it in America."

9. American Boy - Estelle feat. Kanye West

"Take me on a trip I'd like to go some day. Take me to New York, I'd love to see LA."

10. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

This song still represents the 4th because of the love for one of America's dearest southern states.

"Sweet home Alabama. Where the skies are so blue."

11. Americans - Janelle Monae

Although she does criticize America for some of it's biggest issues like gender inequality, racist, and immigration, she still holds love for the country in this song.

"Don't try to take my country, I will defend my land. I'm not crazy, baby, nah. I'm American."

12. Firework - Katy Perry


A patriotic and empowering song.

"You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night, like the Fourth of July."

13. Dreaming In The U.S.A. - Sting and Shaggy

"Are we hysterical, dreaming of the United States?"

14. Made In The USA - Demi Lovato

"No matter what the people say, I know that we'll never break, 'Cause our love was made, made in the USA."

15. New York, New York - Frank Sinatra

A classic and timeless song about another one of America's greatest states.

"I want to be a part of it, New York, New York!"

16. 4th of July - X

"Hey, baby, it's the Fourth of July!"

27. Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus


No 4th of July BBQ would be complete without this song.

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