Patriotic American Songs
The Fourth of July is coming up, and while you debate between "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America," we're here to help you decide which patriotic song is the best. We've compiled a list of the top patriotic songs in America, which includes everything from "Yankee Doodle Dandy" to "Born in the U.S.A." So grab your red, white, and blue, turn up your speakers, and get ready for some good old-fashioned patriotism.
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. It was composed by John Stafford Smith with lyrics by Francis Scott Key, and was a result of being inspired by the American victory over the British at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. It was originally called "The Defense of Fort McHenry," but in 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed an executive order that made it the official national anthem.
America the Beautiful
The song is often sung at the end of a baseball game, and it's also sung in many schools in the country. It's a song that people can be proud to sing. The lyrics are about America being the best country in the world.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
The Battle Hymn of the Republic is a patriotic song that was written in 1861 by Julia Ward Howe. It was sung to the tune of John Brown's Body. It became popular during the Civil War and is still used today.
"Yankee Doodle" is one of the oldest American songs and the unofficial national anthem of the United States. The song was originally sung by British soldiers to mock the "Yankee" colonials (Americans). The Americans picked up the song and made it their own, and it became a favorite among the troops during the Revolutionary War.
God Bless America
This is an American song written by Irving Berlin, who was Jewish. The song was written and published in 1918, but it didn't become popular until the 1940s. The lyrics are about how grateful Americans are for their country and how they will always be ready to defend it. It is one of the most popular patriotic songs in America.