By Jordy Altman
Flag Day was just the calm before the storm.
Sure, America lost the World Cup game. But that doesn’t mean that we’re any less free.
The Fourth of July is here and we need to celebrate that independence by waving our star-spangled banner high so everybody can appreciate those gorgeous red, white, and blues.
You won’t be the only one waving the stars and stripes.
Check out our Fourth of July playlist consisting of the best rock ’n’ roll music videos featuring that beautiful American Flag.
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen’s best known single shows an embattled working-class identity. Hard working Americans surrounding the American Flag. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Rob Zombie – We’re An American Band
Rob Zombie covering Grand Funk Railroad? FREEDOM. Not only does this song top VH1’s 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time, but Zombie’s outfit might top E!’s Best Rock Ensembles of All Time.
Rage Against The Machine – Freedom
Rage rages in Freedom, a rap-metal history lesson about the case for Leonard Peltier, who was one of the leaders of the American Indian Movement. Heavy bass and a feather in your cap? Only in America, baby…
John Fogerty – Centerfield
America’s Pastime finally gets an upgrade, moving “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from cleanup to lead-off. John Fogerty’s single was his first hit after a ten-year hiatus with CCR.
Kid Rock – All Summer Long
One part Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London”, another part Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”, and finish it off with some Kid Rock rap-rock. We’re left with a song that’s sweeter than (spiked) lemonade. Crank up this song next time you shoot a gun through a ballot.
Miley Cyrus – Party in the U.S.A.
Excuse, are you looking for the American-made critical and commercial success that reached the top ten of charts in eight different countries? Our music goes wherever it wants, and this one didn’t even need a wrecking ball to help.
Green Day – American Idiot
Billie Joe Armstrong wrote a song about burning the flag and we played it on the radio.
Lenny Kravitz–American Woman
Another modern-day cover from the 70s, Lenny revived the song for the Austin Powers soundtrack. So if you’re paying attention – an American covered a Canadian band’s song about an American woman for a movie about a British Spy, who was played by a Canadian. International, American love.
Jimi Hendrix – Star Spangled Banner
Hendrix used copious amounts of amplifier feedback, distortion, and sustain to replicate rockets and bombs during his live Woodstock performance. As for the American Flag – just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.