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Published On: Mon, Jul 2nd, 2018

5 Sublime Songs that Celebrate Freedom

One of the greatest things about America, is that with hard work and determination, anyone can live the American dream. This is true whether you’re a singer who wants to get your music heard, or a recent college graduate starting your own business. Thanks to the freedoms in America, anything is possible. While those freedoms can be celebrated throughout the year, it’s during the month of July that Americans are also celebrating the birth of a great nation.

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Since Americans love to use music to express how they feel, here are five sublime songs that celebrate freedom in America.

  1. Mother Freedom by Bread

Written by David Gates, Mother Freedom appeared on Baby I’m-A Want You, the fourth album produced by Bread, released in 1972. In a year that saw the beginning of Watergate, ongoing civil rights marches, and the continued testing of nuclear weapons, this iconic song about freedom gave Americans hope when they badly needed it.

  1. Rockin’ In the Free World by Neil Young

Released in 1989, the song Rockin’ in the Free World has become a much-loved anthem and is considered by many the best song ever by the 72-year-old rocker. Co-written by Neil Young and Frank Sampedro, the song initially appeared on the album Freedom, and has been covered by numerous bands throughout the years, including Bon Jovi and Pearl Jam.

  1. America by Neil Diamond

Born in Brooklyn, NY to a family descending from Russian and Polish immigrants, Neil Diamond is a singer-songwriter who scored most of his hits during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. One such song, America, which celebrates a place where people can freely live, appeared on the soundtrack for the movie The Jazz Singer in 1980. While the movie flopped, the soundtrack became Diamond’s most successful album.

  1. Something for Nothingby Rush

Rush became extremely popular in 1974 with their hit song, Working Man. Two years later, the band released their fourth studio album, 2112 containing the song, Something for Nothing. The lyrics express the idea that freedom isn’t free. Americans realize that their freedom comes with a cost, and that many have made the ultimate sacrifice for that freedom.

  1. Born Free by Kid Rock

Born Robert James Ritchi in 1971, Kid Rock has been hugely successful in many music genres including rock, country, and hip hop. Well-known as a political activist, the musician is even running for Senate. In 2010, Kid Rock released the song Born Free, a song that epitomizes all that America stands for.

Author: Jacob Maslow

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