Star Spangled: Classic Rock Songs With Red, White Or Blue In The Title

So, it’s the 4th of July -and what better way to celebrate the ol’ Red, White & Blue than with, well…red, white and blue!

These colors have been a source of pride and patriotism for Americans since the birth of the first American flag in 1777. And though the flag does represent America’s independence from Britain, the two nations do enjoy the same great colors (UK flag, anyone?), and when it comes to classic rock ‘n’ roll, they have respected and influenced each other from the very beginning. Just think of the American blues, rockabilly and R&B influence on bands like The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin! So to celebrate these iconic American hues, along with all the great music that has been released from both sides of the Atlantic, here’s a list of classic rock songs that salute Red, White or Blue in the title. From The Jimi Hendrix Experience to Queen, The Allman Brothers Band to The Who, these bands have all contributed their share of colorful tunes. And even if they’re not all American, or not even British for that matter (what’s up Rush!), we love ‘em all just the same.

 *A huge thank you to Elliot Gross for the list suggestion!

 

Elvis Costello – “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”

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