Best Patriotic Songs About our Independence – Hollywood Reporter

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Whether you like a good old-fashioned “Party in the U.S.A.” or a hearty slice of “American Pie,” there’s no shortage of Star Spangled songs to listen to this Fourth of July.
By Mia Galuppo
Staff Writer
Throwing a big bash for the Fourth of July and need a themed playlist?
The Hollywood Reporter has rounded up a list of song about the good ole U.S.A., from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.”
However, not all of them are exactly patriotic or positive in their view of American and its citizens. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” is often misunderstood as a nationalistic anthem (it actually was intended to attention to the negative effects of the Vietnam War), while Green Day’s “American Idiot” is a criticism of the American media.
Read on for more, and click here to see a list of Hollywood’s most patriotic movies.
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