Happy 4th of July from KEXP!

Whether or not you support current or past political policies and agendas, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that we are all extremely privileged to live in the United States. So, KEXP would like you, our listeners, to join us for a small token of celebration for this great, if sometimes flawed, country we live in (hey, nobody’s perfect, but we do have toilets and running water). The videos in this roundup mix classic American patriotism with self-effacing and sometimes disillusioned rebellion. Of course, when you think about it, the 4th of July celebrates an act of rebellion, so maybe all these songs should be punk. However you go about it, and whoever you support, we wish you a blissful celebration.

Aretha Franklin – “My Country Tis of Thee”

Bill Callahan – “America”

Johnny Cash – “This Land is Your Land”

Björk – “Declare Independence”

Neko Case – “Thrice All American”

LCD Soundsystem – “North American Scum”

Simon and Garfunkel – “America”

The Briefs – “We Americans”

Dead Kennedys – “California Über Alles”

The Avengers – “The American In Me”

FM Belfast – “American”

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