October 4, 2016

Top Karaoke Songs: 15 American Karaoke Songs

Feel free and independent today and always with one of these 15 great American karaoke songs!  If you’re in the patriotic mood you’ll be the hero singing one of these selections and it’s almost certain you’ll have the crowd behind you all the way.  Queue up the “USA” chants, go for the gold and be the champion on karaoke night with one of these great tributes to America!

(Use the Spotify link to preview the song if you need a refresher.)

Patriotic Karaoke Song List

1. Lee Greenwood – God Bless The USA

Not to be confused with God Bless America, this tribute to the U.S.A. is widely considered Greenwood’s signature song. Released in 1984, this song regained a lot of popularity after 9/11 as you might imagine. It’s a terrific ode to the country and a perfect song selection at a 4th of July themed karaoke party.

2. Toby Keith – American Soldier

A title that hearkens the memory of 9/11, this song is from 2003 and I’m not sure you’ll find a more patriotic country artist to boot. You’ll feel proud to be an American if you make this your song choice.

3. Martina McBride – Independence Day

I’m somewhat reluctant to include this one as an Independence Day must-sing because of the double meaning in the lyrics. However, because the words are so powerful there’s a strong enough argument for me to include it in this list of American karaoke songs.

4. Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten

Another song cut in response to what happened on 9/11, this is a title that comes to mind anytime I hear the name Darryl Worley. Whatever you believe the song implies with its lyrics (is/was he calling for war?), it’s a perfect song when feeling patriotic.

5. Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA

Honestly, does it get any more American than this? Who isn’t thinking Levi’s, red bandana, and Bruce sporting a white t-shirt against the backdrop of an American flag? That’s what I thought! Now get your song slip in there!

6. Kid Rock – American Bad Ass

Do you really need an explanation for why to sing this one? Look, if Kid Rock can “sing” this then you certainly can too! Bonus points if you have long hair and a tang top on!  Some karaoke versions have a lot of profanity uncensored so consider yourself warned.

7. Toby Keith – Made In America

“He’s got the red, white, and blue flyin’ high on the farm — Semper Fi tattooed on his left arm.” I love those lines. And I do feel like you can fix most things with WD40 and a Craftsman’s wrench.

8. Neil Diamond – America

Officially titled “America” there are a lot of people that think it’s called “Coming to America.”  This has led to some confusion when people put their song slip in with an incorrect song title and no artist name written down.  Sorry… karaoke DJ problems.

9. Toby Keith – Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue

Another song selection from our favorite patriotic country artist, this one also happens to be written partly in response to 9/11. Now go put a boot in their ass, it’s the American way!

10. John Mellencamp – R.O.C.K. In The USA

This song choice could be a bit of a stretch for honoring our independence but, hey, what the heck! Let’s R.O.C.K. the stage tonight and sing a salute to freedom!

11. Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom

Many people enjoy singing Elton John songs when they take the karaoke stage. So it should come as no surprise that I’d include one of his hits here in a list of American karaoke songs. Especially a hit that includes the lyric, “from the day I was born I waved the flag!”

12. James Brown – Living In America

Anyone picturing right now Apollo Creed in his Uncle Sam costume from Rocky IV? Bopping around real confident-like right before he enters the ring with Ivan Drago? Yeah… don’t be like Apollo. Be like James Brown!   Or if you really feel silly tonight, try the Weird Al Yankovic parody, Living With A Hernia.

13. Alan Jackson – Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

I know exactly where I was that day and what I was doing. Honestly, when I hear this tune I have a hard time not getting choked up.  However, if you have the chops to sing it then it’s a terrific selection since it even won song of the year in 2002.

14. Don McLean – American Pie

Frankly, the song is much too long. And you can be sure there will be a lot of irritated singers if you drop this in the queue on a busy night. But then again, it’s a great throwback that many people interpret differently and since it’s a fun song to sing who cares what everyone else says!

15.  Aaron Tippin – Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly

This is probably not a song too many people outside country music know about. And that’s a shame because it really has some heartfelt lyrics that any proud American would enjoy singing.  In addition, it’s not overly difficult to sing so definitely consider this tune for your 4th of July karaoke fun.

Leave a comment below if you have other ideas for American karaoke songs that should be included here!


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