6 Awesome America Songs - Listen

We've selected six of the best ‘America’ songs, featuring Bruce Springsteen, Neil Diamond and Simon and Garfunkel.

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To celebrate Independence Day on 4th July, we are hosting the Great American Songbook Day – every song we play between 6am and midnight will be a song from an American artist!

To get us in the mood, we’ve selected six of the best ‘America’ songs, featuring Bruce Springsteen , Neil Diamond and Simon and Garfunkel. 

Born In The U.S.A – Bruce Springsteen

Released in 1984, Born In The U.S.A is one of Springsteen 's best-known singles. 

American - Simon & Garfunkel

Taken from their fourth studio album, Bookends, the song was later issued as a single in 1972 to promote the release of Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. The song was written by Paul Simon and is regarded as one of his best songs. 

America - Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond recorded ‘America’ in 1980 as part of The Jazz Singer soundtrack album. The song was a hit single in the US in 1981, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. Although the single version was a studio recording, it sounds live because of crowd overdubs in the song.

Living In America - James Brown

‘Living In America’ was released in 1985 and became a top five hit in the UK, peaking at number five; it was his only top 10 single in the UK. In 1986, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song and won Brown a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

American Pie - Don McLean

Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, it reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a re-issue in 1991 reached No. 12.

Kids In America - Kim Wilde

‘Kids in America’ was released in 1981 and was Wilde’s debut single. It reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.

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