Top Five Fourth of July Songs
1.) America - Neil Diamond
From the god-awful soundtrack to the god-awful movie The Jazz Singer, "Coming to America" is Neil Diamond at his overblown best. When Neil breaks into "My Country Tis of Thee," listeners will either get goosebumps or waves of nausea
2.) Indoor Fireworks - Elvis Costello
The explosions at the heart of this great song have nothing to do with the 4th, but the passion and emotion in Costello's voice is still a marvel.
3.) Fourth of July - Dave Alvin
Robert Earl Keen does a killer version of this roots-rock classic, but Alvin's original is a powerful song that incorporates the holiday into a tale of a relationship going sour
4.) Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
The Boss wrote this anthem of independence and respect for all the right reasons. Many people picked this #1, but it made #4 on our list.
5.) America the Beautiful - Ray Charles
The legendary Ray Charles tackles a patriotic warhorse and turns into a true expression of the freedom and selflessness that makes American great.
Sources: Dallas Morning News and Entertainment Tonight
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