10 Inspiring Songs About America
Celebrate the Fourth of July with these great patriotic songs!
4. Neil Daimond - Coming to America
Neil Diamond's “America” captures the spirit of those who have come to America looking for a better way of life. It looks at immigration in a positive way, referencing both the contemporary 80s and the American dream of the early 1900s. Many people have risked everything to come to this land of liberty in search of a better way to live. Today this song reminds us all of the blessings we have here, as well as the duty we have to welcome those who wish to be a part of those blessings!
5. James Brown - Living In America
James Brown contributed this funky piece to our patriotic songs list via the Rocky IV soundtrack. The song itself puts a soul twist on many of the themes in the other songs on our list. It glorifies the highways and byways of this land, focusing on celebrating the joy that can be found in America's cities and how good it feels to be here.
6. Martina McBride - Independence Day
“Independence Day” isn’t a song about America, but it is about the spirit of freedom. The lyrics tell the story of a woman who is abused by her spouse and the violent steps she takes to claim her freedom. As the song says, “I’m not saying if it’s right or wrong,” but the history of America certainly shows that freedom is worth fighting for. That’s the real message of this song, and it’s certainly a part of our nation’s history.
7. Ray Charles - America the Beautiful
“America the Beautiful” is considered by many to be as inspiring as our own national anthem. While many versions have been recorded, Ray Charles’ performance has risen to the top. The soulful singer put a gospel twist on this traditional tune and made it the most stirring rendition of the song yet. Just see for yourself.