Whether your soundtrack is for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, 4th of July, Armed Forces Day, Patriot Day, or any other patriotic holiday, make sure you include these rock songs.
Some may be straight up about America and some may have more obscure or indirect relations. Regardless, I think this is a great list of songs to get you in the spirit of the holiday.
Heck, I even threw in some of the greatest rockers ever performing our national anthem. Because, well, America!
Jimi Hendrix – Star-Spangled Banner
Iced Earth - Star-Spangled Banner
KISS - Star-Spangled Banner
Rob Zombie – We’re an American Band
KISS - Rockin' in the USA
Saving Abel – Miss America
Weezer - I Love the USA
Kid Rock – American Bad Ass
Metallica – Don’t Tread on Me
Motorhead – America
John Mellencamp - R.O.C.K in the U.S.A.
3 Doors Down – Citizen Soldier
Sammy Hagar - Remember the Heroes
Night Ranger - You Can Still (Rock in America)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Red, White, & Blue
Alice Cooper - I Love America
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - American Girl
David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
Kid Rock – Warrior
Kid Rock – Born Free
Lenny Kravitz – American Woman
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
Neil Young - Rockin’ in the Free World
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
Soundgarden – 4th of July
Rage Against the Machine – Freedom
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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker
consulted data from WalletHub
, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here
. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.
Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.