Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy birthday America!

Making pie crust
Yesterday, we were making pie in the kitchen and Walker turned on some heavy metal. Like he does. I pointed out that we should be listening to something more appropriate to the day, like every song in our collection with the a version of the word "America" in the title.
So we did. Currently the collection on our music server has stuff from Walker's friends (and their spouses) from the get together they recently had, and a bunch of my Dad's collection as well. We can no longer hit "play all" because then you are treated to a mix of trance/club/electronica, heavy metal, and early music. It is interesting. And I want to do it for future holidays. Egg songs for Easter!
But searching for that word worked pretty well. It was not a very patriotic list of songs, but it was fun to listen to, and especially fun to watch the kids dance to the GWAR song. Walker added "USA" songs this morning, and that is a much more patriotic batch of songs, and then 5 versions of surfing USA, so I'm not going to include those.

Our 4th of July mix, with links where possible. We also deleted a song that was 90% swearing.
America - Bree Sharp
America Made - Jack Off Jill
America - Simon & Garfunkel
American Music - The Pointer Sisters
(You Can Still) Rock In America - Night Ranger
Young Americans - David Bowie
American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
America Must Be Destroyed - GWAR
American Dream - Bad Religion
North Americay - The Chieftans
My America - Nuclear Assault
Lost In America - Alice Cooper
Calling America - Electric Light Orchestra
I Continenti: North America - Flanders Recorder Quartet
American Pie -King Singers
America - Neil Diamond
American Terrorist - Lupe Fiasco
Mexican-American Trilogy - El Vez
Breakfast In America - Supertramp
Health Care For All Americans - Dead Fucking Last
Kids In America - The Muffs
I'm Afraid Of Americans - David Bowie
The Streets Of America - Bad Religion
America - Prince & The Revolution
Miss America - Styx
American Dawg - Neal Gladstone & Co
America The Beautiful - Willie Nelson
Last Boat To America - David Gray
American Girl - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
American Woman - Krokus
I Can Speak American - Screaming Blue Messiahs
American Idiot - Green Day
God Bless America - Celine Dion (We didn't actually listen to this. I HATE Celine Dion, but she snuck in on a Titanic Soundtrack. What is she doing singing this anyway? She's French Candian!)
Song For America - Kansas
King And Queen Of America - The Eurythmics
American Tune - Simon & Garfunkel
Coming To America - Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
American Pop - Manhattan Transfer
The Green Fields Of America - The Chieftans


  1. We clearly need to update the music database. You missed pieces by Uncle Bonsai, Dos Fallopia, Harry Shearer, Stan Freberg, The Manhattan Transfer, and PDQ Bach's "Chorale Prelude on an American Hymn for the Last Sunday Before the Fourth Day of the Seventh Month After New Year's Eve."

  2. Why is God Bless American on the Titanic soundtrack anyway?!

    Love this idea of searching for a word. Fun!

  3. What a fun idea! I will definitely be doing this next time we're having a celebration. Thanks for the idea, Shannon!