Songs of the Week: Six songs for patriots
Published: July 3, 2012 05:58PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 05:59PM

Forget “Born in the U.S.A.”

Here are six songs that will make you proud to be an American during the week of July 4:

1. “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie:

2. “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen. Because of the line: “Sandy, the fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight.“

3. “I’m a Patriot,” Steven Van Zandt. Look for Jackson Browne or Pearl Jam’s version.

4. “No More Kings,” Schoolhouse Rock. Check out Pavement’s rambunctious cover.

5. “Don’t Tread on Me,” Metallica. A little bellicose, but what’s more American than electric guitars?

6. “If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw. For all of the soldiers, sailors and Coast Guard personnel out there.