Green Day 'American Idiot', Bruce Springsteen 'Born in the USA' and 5 Suggestions For the New National Anthem
America's national anthem is a storied song, frequently belted out before sporting events of all types. Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" has reigned supreme over the land since it was officially recognized as the national anthem on July 27, 1889. In my book, 123 years is quite enough time for one song. The Star-Spangled Banner" had a decent run, but does anyone really know (or for that matter care about) what a rampart is?
The easy choice for a replacement would fall on the shoulders of 'The Boss,' Mr. Bruce Springsteen and his timeless song, "Born in the U.S.A."
5. Kid Rock:"American Bad Ass"
4. Green Day: "American Idiot"
This classic punk anthem helped the millenial generation define themselves, and find their rebellious roots. Furthermore this powerful song was adapted into a live-action, award-winning Broadway musical. The title track from Green Day's seventh studio album represents what American exceptionalism and nationalism have to offer the world.
3. David Bowie feat. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails: "I'm Afraid of Americans"
2. Trey Parker:"America, Fuck Yeah!"
The case has now been made for what song should replace "The Star-Spangled Banner" as America's national anthem. I would suggest to all readers that they should begin to study this powerful and eloquent song, because it is sure to precede America's sporting events sometime in the near future.