Thursday, July 9, 2009

Top 15 America Songs

Rolling Stone readers poll has placed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl" at Number One of their Top 15 "American" songs." The only prerequisite was that that the picks had to have the word "American" in them -- and did not have to be performed by Americans, be about the U.S., or politics at all.

The list features a diverse group of acts, including David Bowie, Ray Charles, Green Day, Neil Diamond, James Brown, the Clash, and others

  • The Rolling Stone Top 15 "American" Songs:
    1. "American Girl" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    2. "American Pie" - Don McLean
    3. "American Woman" - the 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." - the Clash
    12. "America" - Neil Diamond
    13. "Ashes Of American Flags" - Wilco
    14. "Little America" - R.E.M.
    15. "America The Beautiful" - Ray Charles
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