Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Songs of the Season

The other night, we were sitting around my house and Ellen's boyfriend Cody was asking me to play more patriotic American songs on the piano for the fourth of July. He said that I didn't play enough of them last year. So, to make it up, I played several different American tunes. I couldn't pick a favorite.

Besides the national anthem, which I think is a beautiful song (and I can't wait to hear it once the Olympics are on!), which song makes you think of America?

God Bless America. This Celine Dion version gives me the chills!

God Bless the USA. A more contemporary song, but I love the refrain a lot.
Stars and Stripes Forever. A classic Sousa march that you can't stop humming along! I love when it's played by big military bands.
Yankee Doodle Dandy. I know we've all heard this song when we were little, but have you ever seen this movie? It's such a classic! It's got some of the best dancing ever and when you hear this song in context it makes so much more sense (and I love the song now thanks to the movie!)

America the Beautiful. This song also happens to give me the chills! Can't tell you why, it just does!

So do you have a favorite? Or a favorite version? I think our country has some of the prettiest songs to represent it and though we don't always listen to them all year long, celebrating our nation is a great time to bring out the tunes!

Have a safe time at fireworks tonight/tomorrow!


  1. Oh I love Ray Charles America the Beautiful!

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  2. I love God Bless America too.. just such a gorgeous song! Happy 4th!

  3. I love I'm Proud to be an American...I think Lee Greenwald sings it.

  4. God bless the USA always makes me cry! Great song! Happy 4th chica!

  5. I love "America the Beautiful." I think that is such an amazing song.

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  6. What a great post for the Fourth!! I love hearing all of the patriotic songs and I agree with you about Celine Dion's version...it gives me chills as well! Darling blog, happy I came across it!

    Happy Fourth!
    Twirling Clare

  7. that celine dion version sent shivers down my spine as well! she has a beautiful voice! xx


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