Toby Keith, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”

After 9/11, country badass Toby Keith warned the terrorists responsible that they would be punished for crossing "Mother Freedom" by getting a boot up their ass. Ignorant? Maybe. But is there a better soundtrack to setting off explosives while drinking vast amounts of cheap alcohol on the 4th? Didn't think so.

James Brown, “Living in America”

Although most Americans associate James Brown's over-the-top celebration of the American dream with the patriotic persona of Apollo Creed from


, a man who actually lived the dream, coming from extreme poverty to epic fame, sang it.

2 Live Crew, “Banned in the U.S.A.”

Fresh off being ruled "obscene" by a U.S. district court judge, raunchy rappers 2 Live Crew decided to release an update on Springsteen's fist-pumping anthem to draw attention to their First Amendment troubles.

Miley Cyrus, “Party in the U.S.A.”

What is the United States of America but one giant party? Cyrus reminds us all that no matter where we are in our beautiful country, that timeless dream of wearing 6-inch heels and dancing on tables to Britney Spears songs is always within reach.