Bruce Springsteen, Born In The U.S.A. – an obvious choice for any top ten patriotic list. A “no-brainer.”

Jimi Hendrix, Star Spangeled Banner (Live at Woodstock) – Hendrix, Woodstock, and epic bending of the strings. Jimi pretty much rewrote this song. Sorry about it, Francis Scott Key.

Don McLean, America Pie – every American has sung along to this song. You have. Admit it!

Ray Charles, America The Beautiful – play this song while watching fireworks for full effect. I promise you will get a lump in your throat.

Whitney Houston, Star Spangeled Banner (Live at Superbowl 25) – quite simply the best live performance of our National Anthem ever, before Whitney fell from grace.

Sammy Hagar, Remember The Heroes – patriotic rock and roll. Pure and simple.

Dixie Chicks, Goodbye Earl – a mid-west version of the American Dream. The video is a personal favorite of Stu’s.

Johnny Paycheck, Take This Job And Shove It – this song epitomized the American worker of the late 70′s, and coined a phrase that is still used today. Who hasn’t wanted to say this at one point in their lives?

James Brown, Living In America – you can’t get more American than JB and Rocky IV. Sequin boxing gloves and shorts optional.

Prince, America – the full, unedited version of this epic tune is 22 minutes long. A red, white and purple monster jam! Turn out the lights, light up your sparklers, and get funky. (96.7 KCAL Rocks is not responsible for any injury caused while “getting down.”)



July 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Entertainment News, Events, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks,, Lifestyle, News | No comment