7 Patriotic Songs for Your Summer Playlist

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As Flag Day and Fourth of July approach – I wanted to put together a list of 7 favorite patriotic songs that would make a fabulous addition to your personal summer playlist.

Enjoy and God bless America!

#1. For Freedom (Avalon)

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“Our flag is still standing there
She bled and she brought one land under God
Her colors still lead us there
She’s carried the lives of those before us
She’s buried the bold and brave
For freedom she holds our hopes
And hands up high
And for freedom she’ll ever wave.”

Album: For Freedom – EP

Artist: Avalon

Genre: Christian

#2. Ragged Old Flag (Johnny Cash)

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“So we raise her up every morning
We take her down every night
We don’t let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
On second thought, I do like to brag
‘Cause I’m mighty proud of that ragged old flag.”

Album: The Essential Johnny Cash

Artist: Johnny Cash

Genre: Spoken Word

#3. You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag (Mickey Mouse)

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“You’re a grand old flag
You’re a high-flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave
You’re the emblem of
The land I love
The home of the free and the brave
Ev’ry heart beats true
Under red, white and blue
Where there’s never a boast or brag
But should old acquaintance be forgot
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.”

Album: Yankee Doodle Mickey

Artist: Mickey Mouse and friends

Genre: Children, Patriotic

#4. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln (Disneyland)

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“Let us have faith that right makes might,
and in that faith,
let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

Album: A Musical Tour: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Artist: Disneyland

Genre: Spoken Word

#5. Independence Day (Martina McBride)

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“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today
Is a day of reckoning.
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It’s Independence Day.”

Album: Greatest Hits

Artist: Martina McBride

Genre: Country

#6. God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood)

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“If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife
I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away.”

Album: American Patriot

Artist: Lee Greenwood

Genre: Country

#7. The Star Spangled Banner (Whitney Houston)

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“Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

Album: Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances

Artist: Whitney Houston

Genre: Pop

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  1. These are all great picks. I’ve never thought of playing patriotic music at our get together before. I think that’s such a great way to add a bit more patriotic spirit to things!

  2. The perfect playlist to get ready for the 4th of July! I t is important to remember our patriotism and the love for our country

  3. This post is very timely. Yesterday, we celebrated our 122nd year of independence. I will check these songs out. Thanks for sharing. <3

  4. I haven’t felt patriotic in a while. Especially when the injustices in this country haven’t been addressed an continue to go on.

  5. I love the song “Ragged Old Flag (Johnny Cash)” as it gives me patriotic spirit. I hope to check this in spotify later.

  6. These are all great songs to inspire patriotism in everyone. It is very timely that you wrote this. I can only hope that people set aside their differences and just all work together to attain peace.

  7. Thank you for a low down on all the great songs. I’ve never thought of playing patriotic songs but it sure is a great idea.

  8. Beautiful songs, wonderful melodies. Thank you for introducing them to us non-Americans who love your country and its people!

  9. Great collection of songs. I am not so much familiar as I am not from US. But yes I am aware of 4th July as I had spent quite a long time in US.

  10. I was born July 4 – A cancer!

    great compilation and playlist. The biggest of these is that many of these tracks come out at a time when the country needed to embrace the differences of its citizens and come all together for the common good. Good Selection

  11. Love the song Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. Thank you for sharing this list. Will make sure to add this to my Spotify playlist.

  12. These songs remind me of 3rd grade for some reason. And when I saw Grand Ole Flag – oh the tune just blasted in my head!

  13. Thank you for these classic son listings! I hope one day as a nation, there can be a new patriotic song that unifies all people, and represents true equality.

  14. When I was up north at my mom’s, a Johnny Cash show would play at night. He had his own musical show with guests. I didn’t know. So cool.

  15. It’s always great to include patriotic songs on our playlists, no matter our country, and these are some great ones for Americans.

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