Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rolling Stone Readers Pick "American" Songs

In this week's issue of Rolling Stone, a readers poll revolved around favorite "American" songs. That wouldn't be songs ABOUT America or songs written BY Americans, but songs that have America or U.S.A. in their titles. here are the results:

Top 15 "American" Songs:

1. American Girl - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
2. American Pie - Don McLean
3. American Woman - Guess Who
4. America - Simon & Garfunkel
5. Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
6. Living in America - James Brown
7. We’re An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
8. I’m Afraid of Americans - David Bowie
9. Young Americans - David Bowie
10. American Idiot - Green Day
11. I’m So Bored with the U.S.A. - Clash
12. America - Neil Diamond
13. Ashes Of American Flags - Wilco
14. Little America - R.E.M.
15. America The Beautiful - Ray Charles

Not sure why "Born in the USA" is listed, if we go there, how about John Mellencamp's "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A."?

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