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The Best Songs About America

Photograph of the blog post author, Annika Hope

Annika Hope


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America is a country that is steeped in history, so doesn’t it make sense that there are fantastic songs written about it? Maybe you will have heard of the songs on our list before, but if you haven’t then you have certainly come to the right place. Let’s see which tunes made it onto the article.

What Makes A Good Song About America?

The best songs about America should celebrate the diversity, beauty, strength, and spirit of the country. It should be uplifting, inspiring, and have a positive message. The lyrics should speak to the struggles and successes of the American people, and the music should be upbeat and memorable. The song should also touch on the history and culture of the United States, and reflect the values of the nation.

What Are The Best Songs About America?

The best American tracks are varied and numerous, but some of the most iconic include:

America the Beautiful by Ray Charles

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen

God Bless America by Irving Berlin

This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

Living in America by James Brown

American Pie by Don McLean

America by Neil Diamond

American Woman by The Guess Who

Who Has Sung Songs About America The Best?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it is subjective. Some notable artists who have sung songs about America include as we have already mentioned; Bruce Springsteen, but also Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young.

How Have Songs About America Changed Over The Years?

The themes and messages of songs about America have changed significantly over the years. In the 1960s and 70s, they often focused on social issues such as civil rights and the Vietnam War. The lyrics of these songs often had an anti-establishment message, advocating for change and equality. 

In contrast, songs about America today tend to be more celebratory, focusing on patriotism and pride in the nation. The lyrics of these songs often emphasize the values of freedom, opportunity, and unity.

Our Verdict

Songs about America need to have themes surrounding patriotism, freedom, strength and of course, if you can find more than the ones we have listed – and they are out there – then please go ahead. Or you can even try and write your own songs, we can’t wait to hear them. 


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