For The 4th – The Most Patriotic and Un-Patriotic Songs

To help put together your 4th of July playlist, the “Hollywood Reporter” put together a list of songs about America.  But some of them are actually UN-patriotic.  Here are a few examples:


1.  “God Bless the U.S.A.”,  Lee Greenwood

2.  “Back in the U.S.A.”,  Chuck Berry

3.  “Surfin U.S.A.”,  The Beach Boys

4.  “Party in the U.S.A.”,  Miley Cyrus

5.  “This Land Is Your Land”,  Woody Guthrie

6.  “America”,  Simon & Garfunkel


1.  “American Idiot”,  Green Day

2.  “Fortunate Son”,  Creedence Clearwater Revival

3.  “Born in the U.S.A.”,  Bruce Springsteen

(Surprised to see this on the un-patriotic list?  He actually wrote it about the negative effects of the Vietnam War.)

4.  “American Woman”,  The Guess Who

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Originally posted on July 1st, 2022