It’s impossible to live in the 50 states and not know about schoolhouse classics like “The Star Spangled Banner” and “This Land Is Your Land,” but those famous patriotic odes aren’t the only way to give a musical shout-out to America. This Independence Day, we’ve hand-selected 20 songs, each of which talks about this big, great, complicated country of ours in its own special way — from the critical (Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”) to the full on celebratory (Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.”). Happy 4th of July everyone!
#1 – Miley Cyrus – Party In The USA
Key ‘America’ Lyric: “And I got my hands up /They’re playin my song / I know I’m gonna be ok / Yeah, It’s a party in the USA”
Check out the full list here!