15 of the Best True Blue American Songs (Popular)

Written by Andrea Canny

June 30, 2017

Looking for some popular tunes to sing at your 4th of July cookout with friends? We’ve got fifteen popular music options for your celebration!

1. “America” by Neil Diamond

One of Neil Diamond’s signature hits actually interposes the traditional true blue American song, My Country, ‘Tis of Thee at the end of the song.

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2. “American Girl” by Tom Petty

Tom Petty had more success with this song in the UK than in the USA until its re-release in 1994.

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3. “American Baby” by Dave Matthews Band

Released as the first single from their 2005 studio album, Stand Up, Dave Matthews Band’s song, “American Baby”, encourages Americans not to lose their culture in the midst of political and social unrest.

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4. “American Made” by Oak Ridge Boys

Hitting #1 on the country charts in April of 1983, this title song was another successful cross-over tune from the Oak Ridge Boys.

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5. “American Pie” by Don McLean

This folk classic’s lyric, “the day the music died”, refers to the 1959 plane crash which killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens.

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6. “American Woman” by The Guess Who

This Canadian written anti-war protest song came out of an onstage jam session to entertain whilst the guitarist changed his broken string.

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7. “I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice

Inspired by a true story of a father who drives the truck of his fallen soldier son in order to feel close to him, this Lee Brice song hit the charts in 2012.

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8. “For You” by Keith Urban

This song about the sacrifices made by soldiers played over the closing credits for the 2012 film Act of Valor.

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9. “It’s America” by Rodney Atkins

In 2008, this song hit #1 on the country charts in the USA, Rodney’s fifth #1 single of his career.

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10. “American Soldier” by Toby Keith

Keeping the #1 spot on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart for 4 weeks, this song always gets a big response as Toby Keith often entertains the troops with the USO.

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11. “Blowin’ In the Wind” by Bob Dylan

Dylan’s classic folk song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1994.

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12. “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John

Elton John asked Bernie Taupin to co-write a song with him called “Philadelphia Freedom” as an homage to Billie Jean King’s tennis team, the Philadelphia Freedoms.

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13. “Made in the USA” by Demi Lovato

This song won the 2014 Radio Disney Music Award for Best Road Trip Song.  

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14. “America” from West Side Story

Anita’s signature song from the Broadway musical, West Side Story, shares her love for her new country, America.

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Andrea Canny is a professional entertainer (31 years), writer, director, producer, studio vocalist, vocal performance/cabaret coach, adjudicator as well as cabaret artist who is currently writing a book on integrity in the entertainment business.
Photo credits:
Thumbnail: Photo by Renan Kamikoga on Unsplash
Summer Breeze. Copyright Capital Records.
American Girl. Estero Records.
American Baby.
 RCA Records..
American Made. MCA Records.
American Pie. Copyright Capitol Records.
American Woman. RCA Victor Records.
I Drive Your Truck. Copyright Curb Records.
Get Closer. Copyright Capitol Nashville.
It’s America. 
Copyright Curb Records.
American Soldier. Copyright DreamWorks Records.
The Times They Are A-Changin’. Copyright Columbia Records.
Philadelphia Freedom. Copyright MCA Records.
Made in the USA. Copyright Hollywoodl Records.
West Side Story. Copyright Columbia Records.
Living in America. Copyright Scotti Bros.