American Music for July 4 (Or Songs With America in the Title)

American Music for July 4 (Or Songs With America in the Title)This isn't a list of all tunes with "America" in the title, just such songs that sit on my hard drive. I'm sure I'm missing several appropriate songs and I'd love for you to add those titles to the comments.

  • Americareful - Atmosphere
  • American Jesus - Bad Religion
  • Look Inside America - Blur
  • American Skin (41 Shots) - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  • American Heavy Metal Weekend - Circle Jerks
  • American Way - Circle Jerks
  • American Dream - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Young Americans - David Bowie
  • Real American - Derringer
  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • The New American Way - Dropkick Murphys
  • American Without Tears - Elvis Costello
  • An American Trilogy - Elvis Presley
  • White America - Eminem
  • American Boy - Estelle
  • Song From An American Movie Pt. 1 - Everclear
  • America the Beautiful - Frank Sinatra
  • American Honky-Tonk Bar Association - Garth Brooks
  • We're An American Band - Grand Funk
  • American Eulogy - Green Day
  • American Idiot - Green Day
  • Last Of The American Girls - Green Day
  • Lost My America - I Mother Earth
  • Wild America - Iggy Pop
  • Flightless Bird, American Mouth - Iron And Wine
  • Hey America - James Brown
  • Living In America - James Brown
  • Made In America - Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
  • Who Will Survive In America - Kanye West
  • American Bad Ass - Kid Rock
  • Kids in America - Kim Wilde
  • America - Knaan
  • American Honey - Lady Antebellum
  • Americano - Lady Gaga
  • American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
  • Radio America - Libertines
  • The Beautiful American - Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
  • Hooked on America - Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Journey Through America - Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • North American for Life - Matthew Good
  • This America, Man - McNulty and Witness
  • Bluestime In America - Michael Hill's Blues Mob
  • American Way - Nas
  • America - Neil Diamond
  • America the Beautiful - Neil Young
  • Franco Unamerican - NOFX
  • America the Beautiful - Pat Boone
  • Daughter / American Pie - Pearl Jam
  • America the Beautiful - Ray Charles
  • RDA (Rock Death America) - Rheostatics
  • The Great American Nightmare - Rob Zombie
  • American Roulette - Robbie Robertson
  • An American Draft Dodger In Thunder Bay - Sam Roberts
  • America - Santana
  • America - Simon and Garfunkel
  • The American - Simple Minds
  • Breakfast In America - Supertramp
  • America, Fuck Yeah - Team America
  • America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix) - Team America
  • The Team America March - Team America
  • L'America - The Doors
  • American Woman - The Guess Who
  • Americana - The Offspring
  • The Body of an American - The Pogues
  • Letter From America - The Proclaimers
  • American Rock And Roll - The Righteous Brothers
  • Last American Exit - The Tragically Hip
  • American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • American Psycho - Treble Charger
  • Elvis Presley and America - U2
  • The Hands That Built America - U2
  • American Man - Velvet Revolver
  • America Is - Violent Femmes
  • American Music - Violent Femmes
  • American Gigolo - Weezer
  • Surf Wax America - Weezer
  • America - West Side Story

"This America, Man" isn't actually a song, but an exchange between McNulty and a witness that begins the greatest television series of all-time. It's here because it's a cut on The Wire soundtrack.

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4th of July - Dave Alvin. You forgot that one :)

July 4, 2012 @ 11:44 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Wrong. 4th of July does not include an instance of "america" in the title.

July 4, 2012 @ 11:47 AM


My bad. That's what I get for multitasking lol

July 4, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

519 Rob

I HATE American Woman by Lenny Kravitz SOOOOO much, it actually hurts me, deep down in my soul, to think about it.
Thanks for the painful memories, Mike!

July 4, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ 519 Rob - THANK YOU!!! I Hate Lenny Kravitz's American Woman with a feverish passion. The Guess Who version is deceint, but Lenny just killed it. To make matters worse, it gets played on the edge and 107.9 all the time. Although, really, when is the last time Lenny put out a good song?? For my money, it was "Mamma Said" with Slash.....

July 4, 2012 @ 1:01 PM

519 Rob

@ Mississauga Phil

Im glad there is someone out there with me on this. The song seems to go in phases. About a year ago, I swear I heard it in the radio 15+ times over a week or so. I dont like Lenny at all (Mama Said and Are You Gonna... are OK), so maybe I am biased. I just REALLY hate his version of American Woman.

July 4, 2012 @ 1:26 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Add me to the list of people who dislike Lenny Kravitz's version of American Woman.

Fun Fact: The song everyone called "Mama Said" is actually named "Always on the Run".

July 4, 2012 @ 1:38 PM

519 Rob

When you're right, you're right. Always On The Run it is!

July 4, 2012 @ 1:44 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@519 Rob

But just to confuse things, Lenny named the album Mama Said.

July 4, 2012 @ 1:49 PM

Mississauga Phil

@ Mike- I stand corrected, it is indeed always on the run.

I still maintain that Lenny Kravitz has not put anything worth listening to out in over 15 years....

July 4, 2012 @ 1:54 PM


The Beach Boys - "Spirit of America"

What about songs with USA in the title? This technically refers to America in the title, although abreviated.

July 4, 2012 @ 3:17 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


If we're going to include songs with USA in the title, I need to add these:

God Save The USA - Pennywise
French Kissin' In The USA - Debbie Harry
Outro (Screwville USA) - Spank Rock
USA - Middle Class Rut
USA - Custom
Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
I'm So Bored With The USA - The Clash
Geek USA - Smashing Pumpkins
Bossa Nova USA - Dave Brubeck
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen

July 4, 2012 @ 3:38 PM

Mississauga Phil

What about songs by the Presidents of the United States of America?

Lump sat alone in a buggy marsh
Totally motionless except for her heart....

July 4, 2012 @ 3:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Mississauga Phil

I liked Lump, but was always partial to Peaches.

July 4, 2012 @ 3:51 PM


What self-respecting Canadian music fan could forget Kim Mitchell's "America"?

"So everybody thanks God in America. Heard He's gonna forget about the rest of the world -- take up in America."

July 4, 2012 @ 5:50 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


What self-respecting Canadian music fan could forget Kim Mitchell's "America" and has two thumbs?

This guy!

July 4, 2012 @ 5:54 PM


America is Sexy - Paul Hyde (1989 Cdn singer, formerly of the Payola$)

July 4, 2012 @ 6:24 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Ah yes, America is Sexy. Never made it into my collection, but is stuck in my memory bank.

July 4, 2012 @ 7:04 PM


How about American Storm by Bob Seger. It's not one of his hits, but is on the Like A Rock Album. Bob Seger is the best. Also there's The Americans by John Mellencamp, my other favourite rock singer.

July 4, 2012 @ 8:46 PM


I could eat a peach for hours.

July 5, 2012 @ 9:29 AM


That was me.

July 5, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

519 Rob

If you are going to do USA songs, then there is Banned in the USA by (i think??) 2 Live Crew.

July 5, 2012 @ 10:04 AM


I believe Banned in the USA was the name of their first album.

July 5, 2012 @ 5:38 PM


Americanarama - Hollerado
Last Great American Whale - Lou Reed
The American In Me - Steve Forbert

July 5, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

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