51 Best USA Songs – with Elvis Presley and Folk Music

Welcome to the list with the absolute best USA songs there is. This list covers all the amazing songs about the United States of America. Everybody loving our country, will surely love every single song in this list.

You can use this list as a playlist for 4th of July songs, as some of them are truly patriotic songs for the USA.

The songs about USA are from all ages, let’s say. Some date back to the seventies, other are brand new from 2020 or even 2021. Some are modern, others written and performed by the King himself, Elvis Presely. Pick your favorite. I added as well a part of the lyrics as well as the video. You can immediately listen to the song and decide for yourself.

At the end of this list, I summed up the list. This is a great way to create your own playlist at home.

I also dedicated my time to come up with a complete New York City Song list.

We share with you:

1. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.

I hopped off the plane at LAX
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess (woah)
Am I gonna fit in?
Jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time
Look to my right, and I see the Hollywood sign
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous

My tummy’s turnin’ and I’m feelin’ kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I’m nervous
That’s when the taxi man turned on the radio
And a Jay-Z song was on
And a Jay-Z song was on
And a Jay-Z song was on

2. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith · 2002

One of the most patriotic USA songs there is.

American girls and American guys
We’ll always stand up and salute
We’ll always recognize
When we see Old Glory flying
There’s a lot of men dead
So we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our head

My daddy served in the army
Where he lost his right eye but he flew a flag out in our yard
Until the day that he died
He wanted my mother, my brother, my sister and me
To grow up and live happy
In the land of the free

3. Living in America- James Brown · 1985

When there’s no destination that’s too far
And somewhere on the way
You might find out who you are

Living in America
Eye to eye, station to station
Living in America
Hand to hand, across the nation
Living in America
Got to have a celebration
Rock my soul

4. Only in America – Brooks & Dunn · 2001

Is there any other songs that is truly that American? This song has it all. It is a masterpiece, sharing the dreams and hopes of everybody in this country. Tune in and put up the volume; it is time to celebrate.

Sun coming’ up over New York City
School bus driver in a traffic jam
Staring out at the faces in a rear view mirror
Lookin’ at the promise of the Promised Land

One kid dreams of fame and fortune
One kid helps pay the rent
One could end up going to prison
One just might be president

Only in America
Dreamin’ in red white and blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to

5. R.O.C.K. In The USA – John Mellencamp · 1992

They come from the cities
And they come from the smaller towns
Beat up cars with guitars and drummers
Goin crack boom bam

R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Yeah, Yeah!
Rockin’ in the U.S.A.

6. Born In The U.s.a. – Bruce Springsteen · 1984

Born down in a dead man’s town
And the first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much
‘Til you spend half your life just to cover up

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

7. God Bless The U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood featuring Fisk Jubilee Singers · 1984

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I worked for all my life
And I had to start again
With just my children and my wife

I thank my lucky stars
To be living here today
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom
And they can’t take that away

And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

8. American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley · 2009

Woahhhhh woahhhhhhh
She’s got Brazilian leather boots on the pedal of her German car
Listening to the Beatles singin’ “Back in the USSR”
Yeah she’s goin’ around the world tonight
But she ain’t leavin’ here
She’s just going to meet her boyfriend down at the street fair

It’s a French kiss, Italian ice
Spanish moss in the moonlight
Just another American Saturday night

9. Red, White & Blue – Lynyrd Skynyrd · 2003

We don’t have no plastic L.A. Frynds,
Ain’t on the edge of no popular trend.
Ain’t never seen the inside of that magazine GQ.
We don’t care if you ‘re a lawyer, or a Texas oil man,
Or some waitress busting ass in some liquor stand.
If you got Soul
We hang out with people just like you

10. America The Beautiful – Ray Charles · 1972

Oh beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife
Who more than self, their country loved
And mercy more than life

America, America may God thy gold refine
‘Til all success be nobleness
And every gain divined

11. American Soldier – Toby Keith · 2003

I’m just trying to be a father
Raise a daughter and a son
Be a lover to their mother
Everything to everyone
Up and at ’em bright and early
I’m all business in my suit
Yeah, I’m dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

12. Pink Houses – John Mellencamp · 1983

Well there’s a black man with a black cat
Livin’ in a black neighborhood
He’s got an interstate runnin’ through his front yard
You know he thinks he’s got it so good
And there’s a woman in the kitchen
Cleanin’ up the evenin’ slop
And he looks at her and says hey darlin’
I can remember when you could
Stop a clock

13. American Girl – Tom Petty · 1976

One of the most famous songs that includes the American Girl. This song is not just known in our country, but worldwide. Travel around Europe and this song will come up at one point in the radio.

Well she was an American girl
Raised on promises
She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there
Was a little more to life
Somewhere else
After all it was a great big world
With lots of places to run to
Yeah, and if she had to die tryin’
She had one little promise
She was gonna keep

14. Kids in America – Kim Wilde ·1981

Friday night and everyone’s moving
I can feel the heat but it’s soothing, heading down
I search for the beat in this dirty town (downtown)

The young ones are going
(Downtown) the young ones are growing
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
We’re the kids in America (whoa)
Everybody live for the music-go-round

15. Color Me America – Dolly Parton · 2003

I am red and white and blue
These are colors that ring true
To all I am and feel and love and do
I stand proud and brave and tall
I want justice for us all
Color me America, red, white and blue

16. Go Crazy – Chris Brown · 2020

Laid up, got me thinkin’, babe
Tell me if you with it ’cause I’m with it, babe
I haven’t heard from you in a minute, babe
Just tell me what to do when I get it, babe
Gucci and Prada

Trips to your crib in the middle of the night
I know that you miss me ’cause I put it down right
Damn, babe, I can put you on a flight
You know that a nigga like me can change your life

17. 50 States – Kids Learning Tube · 2019

Can you name all 50 states in the USA? It is even a party game to name all states.

This video and kids song about USA teaches children the names and capitals of each state. It may sound like something only for kids…but since I am honest here: I love this video and song.

Give it a go.

18. Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf · 2019

What you know about rolling down in the deep?
When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze
When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah
I feel like an astronaut in the ocean, ay

What you know about rolling down in the deep?
When your brain goes numb, you can call that mental freeze
When these people talk too much, put that shit in slow motion, yeah
I feel like an astronaut in the ocean

19. 34+35 – Ariana Grande

You might think I’m crazy
The way I’ve been craving
If I put it quite plainly
Just give me them babies

So what you doing tonight?
Better say, “Doing you right” (yeah)
Watching movies but
We ain’t seeing a thing tonight (yuh)

20. Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish · 2020

I’m not your friend or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am
I’m not your friend or anything, damn
You think that you’re the man
I think, therefore, I am

21. We’re an American Band – Grand Funk Railroad · 1973

Out on the road for forty days
Last night in Little Rock put me in a haze
Sweet, sweet Connie, doin’ her act
She had the whole show and that’s a natural fact
Up all night with Freddie King
I got to tell you, poker’s his thing
Booze and ladies, keep me right
As long as we can make it to the show tonight

We’re an American band
We’re an American band
We’re comin’ to your town
We’ll help you party it down
We’re an American band

22. Afterglow – Ed Sheeran · 2020

Stop the clocks, it’s amazing
You should see the way the light dances off your head
A million colours of hazel, golden and red
Saturday morning is fading
The sun’s reflected by the coffee in your hand
My eyes are caught in your gaze all over again

We were love drunk, waiting on a miracle
Tryna find ourselves in the winter snow
So alone in love like the world had disappeared
Oh, I won’t be silent and I won’t let go
I will hold on tighter ’til the afterglow
And we’ll burn so bright ’til the darkness softly clears

23. Mood – 24kGoldn · 2020

Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view

Why you always in a mood? Fuckin’ ’round, actin’ brand new
I ain’t tryna tell you what to do, but try to play it cool
Baby, I ain’t playing by your rules
Everything look better with a view, yeah

24. Levitating – Dua Lipa · 2021

Glitter in the sky, glitter in my eyes
Shining just the way I like (I like)
If you’re feeling like you need a little bit of company
You met me at the perfect time

You want me, I want you, baby
My sugarboo, I’m levitating
The Milky Way is liberating
Yeah, yeah, yeah

25. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival · 1969

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
They’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the Chief”
They point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no senator’s son, son
It ain’t me, it ain’t me
I ain’t no fortunate one

26. Our Country – John Mellencamp · 2007

Well I can stand beside
Ideals I think are right
And I can stand beside
The idea to stand and fight
I do believe
There’s a dream for everyone
This is our country

27. Anyone – Justin Bieber · 2021

Dance with me under the diamonds
See me like breath in the cold
Sleep with me here in the silence
Come kiss me, silver and gold

You say that I won’t lose you
But you can’t predict the future
So, just hold on like you will never let go
Yeah, if you ever move on without me
I need to make sure you know

28. Holy – Justin Bieber · 2020

I hear a lot about sinners
Don’t think that I’ll be a saint
But I might go down to the river, uh
‘Cause the way that the sky opens up when we touch
Yeah, it’s makin’ me say

29. Bang! – AJR · 2021

I get up, I get down and I’m jumping around
And the rumpus and ruckus are comfortable now
Been a hell of a ride but I’m thinking it’s time to grow
Bang! Bang! Bang!

So I got an apartment across from the park
Put quinoa in my fridge, still I’m not feeling grown
Been a hell of a ride but I’m thinking it’s time to go
Bang! Bang! Bang!
(Here we go)

30. Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake · 2020

Sometimes we laugh and sometimes we cry, but I guess you know now, baby
I took a half and she took the whole thing, slow down, baby (baby)
We took a trip, now we on your block and it’s like a ghost town, baby
Where do these niggas be at when they say they doin’ all this and all that?

31. Mr Red White and Blue – Coffey Anderson (Best Patriotic Song)

It’s the guts, and it’s the glory
A hundred stripes, a hundred stories
It’s the “Pledge of Allegiance” on the Fourth of July
It’s them handwritten letters from home
It’s them sleepless nights alone
It’s his new born baby he left with his wife

Lay down his life
(Mr. Red, White, and Blue) For these Stars and Stripes, hey

From the fields of Indiana
To the swamps of Louisiana
To the golden coast of Californ’
Uncle Sam’s the only family he’s got
His purple heart beat won’t stop
And his 18th birthday was the day he was born

32. Amerika – Young the Giant · 2016

And so I’ve arrived
With gold in my eyes
Are you paying attention?
I was searching for something
As I watched you run
I was sad when you said that you never really wanted some
Were you looking for someone
As I watched you go?
I am mad because I don’t know what you used me for?

33. God Bless Amerika – Lil Wayne · 2013

God bless Amerika
This so godless Amerika
Heard tomorrow ain’t promised today
The end of time is like a hour away
Damn, military minded, lost and can’t find it
The stars on the flag are never shining
Uh, I saw a butterfly in hell today
Will I die or go to jail today?
‘Cause I live by the sword and die by the sword
Heard police was looking for me, I’mma hide by abroad
Shootin stars in my pocket, bitch sit on my rocket
I’m wired off a socket, but still shockin
Everybody wanna tell me what I need
You can play a role in my life but not the lead
If there’s food for thought then I’m guilty of greed
Mama said take what you want, I took heed yea

34. American Girl – Bonnie McKee · 2013

I’ll just keep moving my body (yeah, yeah)
I’m always ready to party (yeah, yeah)
No I don’t listen to mommy (yeah, yeah)
And I’ll never say that I’m sorry

I am an American girl
Hot blooded and I’m ready to go
I’m loving taking over the world
Hot blooded, all American girl (Whoa oh oh oh)
I was raised by a television
Every day is a competition
Put the key in my ignition (Oh-way-oh)

35. Good Days – SZA · 2020

Good day in my mind, safe to take a step out
Get some air now, let your edge out
Too soon, I spoke, you be heavy in my mind
Can you get the heck out?
I need rest now, got me bummed out
You so, you so, you, baby, baby, babe
I’ve been on my empty mind shit

36. (You Can Still) Rock In America – Night Ranger · 1983

Little sister by the record machine
A tiny dancer such a sweet sixteen
She’s goin’ out, she’s gonna party tonight
She’s gonna shake and make it last all night

Little brother’s got a drivin’ machine
A fast driver such a clean machine
They’re goin’ out they’re gonna put out the lights
They gonna rock it, rock it, rock it

37. America – Simon & Garfunkel · 1965

“Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag”
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
And walked off to look for America

“Kathy”, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
“Michigan seems like a dream to me now”
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America

38. Without You – The Kid LAROI · 2020

You cut out a piece of me, and now I bleed internally
Left here without you (no, no, no), without you (ooh, ooh)
And it hurts for me to think about what life could possibly be like
Without you (no, no, no), without you (no, no)

I can’t believe that you wouldn’t believe me
Fuck all of your reasons
I lost my shit, you know I didn’t mean it
Now I see it, you run and repeat it
And I can’t take it back, so in the past is where we’ll leave it, uh

39. Made in America – Toby Keith · 2011

My old man’s that old man,
Spent his life livin’ off the land
Dirty hands, and a clean soul
It breaks his heart seein’ foreign cars
Filled with fuel that isn’t ours
And wearin’ cotton we didn’t grow

40. Heat Waves – Glass Animals · 2020

Road shimmer
Wiggling the vision
Heat heat waves
I’m swimming in a mirror

Road shimmer
Wiggling the vision
Heat heat waves
I’m swimming in a

41. Dakiti – Bad Bunny · 2020

A song about the USA in Spanish? Well, yes. It does not have to be in English though. There is many Spanish Speakers in our country, and since they also love their country, there is Spanish USA songs. Here’s my favorite.

Baby, ya yo me enteré, se nota cuando me ve’
Ahí donde no has llegao’ sabes que yo te llevaré
Y dime qué quieres beber, es que tú eres mi bebé
¿Y de nosotros quién va a hablar? Si no nos dejamos ver
Y a veces es Dolce, a veces Bulgari
Cuando te lo quito después de los parties
Las copas de vino, las libras de mari
Tú estás bien suelta, yo de safari
Tú mueve’ el culo fenomenal
Pa’ yo devorarte como animal
Si no te has vení’o, yo te vo’ a esperar
En mi cama y lo vo’ a celebrar

42. Rockstar – DaBaby · 2020

Let’s go
Brand new Lamborghini, fuck a cop car
With the pistol on my hip like I’m a cop (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Have you ever met a real nigga rockstar?
This ain’t no guitar, bitch, this a Glock (woo)
My Glock told me to promise you gon’ squeeze me (woo)
You better let me go the day you need me (woo)
Soon as you up me on that nigga, get to bustin’ (woo)
And if I ain’t enough, go get the chop

43. An American Trilogy – Elvis Presley · 1972

No list about USA songs would be complete with the King, Elvis Presley.

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old things they are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh, I wish I was in Dixie, away, away
In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
‘Cause Dixieland, that’s where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morning
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland

44. I Hope – Gabby Barrett · 2020

I, I hope she makes you smile
The way it made me smile
On the other end of a phone
In the middle of a highway driving alone

Oh baby I
I hope you hear a song
That makes you sing along and gets you thinking ’bout her
Then the last several miles turns into a blur, yeah

45. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd · 2020

I’m going through withdrawals
You don’t even have to do too much
You can turn me on with just a touch, baby

I look around and
Sin City’s cold and empty (oh)
No one’s around to judge me (oh)
I can’t see clearly when you’re gone

46. Cry Baby – Megan Thee Stallion · 2020

Her friends and mom hate me (go)
Lay down on the bed, do the crybaby (mmm)
She ain’t gave me none of that pussy in a while
She had the boy waitin’, I don’t mind waitin’ (come here)
Oh, you ain’t gon’ respond to my texts? (Oh, yeah?)
Want me keep on my diamonds, we sex? (What’s your name?)

47. Whoopty – CJ · 2021

Whoopty, bitch, I’m outside, it’s a movie, huh (whoopty)
Blue cheese, I swear, I’m addicted to blue cheese
I gotta stick to this paper-like loose leaf
Bitch, I’m ’bout my chicken like it’s a two-piece
You can have your bitch back, she a groupie
She just swallowed all my kids in the two-seat (skrrt)

48. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye · 2011

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well, you said that we would still be friends
But I’ll admit that I was glad it was over

49. Down to One – Luke Bryan · 2020

We were countin’ one star at a time
One fell out of the sky
You had your eyes closed, you were wishin’ on ’em
I was thinkin’ ’bout your lips, girl, and kissin’ on ’em
We were sittin’ in the light of the moon
I was watchin’ it shine on you
Funny how time flies with a good girl
On a good night

50. What’s Your Country Song – Thomas Rhett · 2020

Did you grow up on a tractor?
Did your daddy let you drive?
Are you whiskey bent and hell bound
Even though your mama tried?
Did you cruise down a backroad
With your Dixieland delight?
Are you on the Chattahoochee
On a barefoot blue jean night?

Everybody got a small town anthem
Everybody got a story to tell
Everybody got a hallelujah
Everybody been through a little hell

51. Body – Megan Thee Stallion · 2020

Look at how I bodied that, ate it up and gave it back (ugh)
Yeah, you look good, but they still wanna know where Megan at (where Megan at?)
Saucy like a barbecue but you won’t get your baby back
See me in that dress and he feel like he almost tasted that (ah, ah, ah)
Num, num, num, num, eat it up, foreplay, okay, three, two, one
You know I’m the hottest, you ain’t ever gotta heat me up
I’m present when I’m absent, speakin’ when I’m not there
All them bitches scary cats, I call ’em Carole Baskins, ah

Complete list of best USA Songs Patriotic:

  1. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A.
  2. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American) – Toby Keith · 2002
  3. Living in America- James Brown · 1985
  4. Only in America – Brooks & Dunn · 2001
  5. R.O.C.K. In The USA – John Mellencamp · 1992
  6. Born In The U.s.a. – Bruce Springsteen · 1984
  7. God Bless The U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood featuring Fisk Jubilee Singers · 1984
  8. American Saturday Night – Brad Paisley · 2009
  9. Red, White & Blue – Lynyrd Skynyrd · 2003
  10. America The Beautiful – Ray Charles · 1972
  11. American Soldier – Toby Keith · 2003
  12. Pink Houses – John Mellencamp · 1983
  13. American Girl – Tom Petty · 1976
  14. Kids in America – Kim Wilde
  15. Color Me America – Dolly Parton · 2003
  16. Go Crazy – Chris Brown · 2020
  17. 50 States – Kids Learning Tube · 2019
  18. Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf · 2019
  19. 34+35 – Ariana Grande
  20. Therefore I Am – Billie Eilish · 2020
  21. We’re an American Band – Grand Funk Railroad · 1973
  22. Afterglow – Ed Sheeran · 2020
  23. Mood – 24kGoldn · 2020
  24. Levitating – Dua Lipa · 2021
  25. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival · 1969
  26. Our Country – John Mellencamp · 2007
  27. Anyone – Justin Bieber · 2021
  28. Holy – Justin Bieber · 2020
  29. Bang! – AJR · 2021
  30. Laugh Now Cry Later – Drake · 2020
  31. Mr Red White and Blue – Coffey Anderson
  32. Amerika – Young the Giant · 2016
  33. God Bless Amerika – Lil Wayne · 2013
  34. American Girl – Bonnie McKee · 2013
  35. Good Days – SZA · 2020
  36. (You Can Still) Rock In America – Night Ranger · 1983
  37. America – Simon & Garfunkel · 1965
  38. Without You – The Kid LAROI · 2020
  39. Made in America – Toby Keith · 2011
  40. Heat Waves – Glass Animals · 2020
  41. Dakiti – Bad Bunny · 2020
  42. Rockstar – DaBaby · 2020
  43. An American Trilogy – Elvis Presley · 1972
  44. I Hope – Gabby Barrett · 2020
  45. Blinding Lights – The Weeknd · 2020
  46. Cry Baby – Megan Thee Stallion · 2020
  47. Whoopty – CJ · 2021
  48. Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye · 2011
  49. Down to One – Luke Bryan · 2020
  50. What’s Your Country Song – Thomas Rhett · 2020
  51. Body – Megan Thee Stallion · 2020

Summary of Epic Songs for USA

All right, all right. I sincerely hoped you put up the volume for this mega list for USA songs with lyrics. I tried to make a complete list, but since the USA is a stunning country with so much to explore and so many things going on, it is pretty much an impossible task.

Not to worry though. I also dedicated my time to come up with a complete New York City Song list too. It is more about the city itself, obviously, and not about the country. Tune in, you will love it too.

Do you have your own favorite song about United States of America? Leave us a comment below. I would love to hear it and add it to the list.

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