Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jukebox Saturday Night for July 4th, 2015: The American (and Other) Experience Edition

OK, I guess have to post this song both because this week's jukebox Saturday night coincides with July 4th and because of my previous entry:

"God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood from the You've Got a Good Love Comin' album (1984)

I believe this song was rereleased on Greenwood's American Patriot album in 1992. Anyway, you just have to watch the video.


"The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa (1897) as performed by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in 2009

As described on the YouTube page: "The President's Own" United States Marine Band recorded John Philip Sousa's march "The Stars and Stripes Forever" on March, 3, 2009, in the John Philip Sousa Band Hall at Marine Barracks Annex in Washington, D.C. This video was recorded for the National Museum of the Marine Corps gallery titled "A Global Expeditionary Force 1866-1916," where visitors will find an interactive Marine Band exhibit.

"The Stars and Stripes" was made the official National March of the United States by Congress in 1987.


And let's counterpoint this with a slightly different but still upbeat song (that I posted before back here):

"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" by Shakira from the release Listen Up! The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Album (2010)

By the way, this YouTube video has 881 million views. Only soccer (football)-related matters can generate those kinds of numbers on YouTube (not counting that "Gangnam Style" video thing).

OK, that's all for now. I really need to get my day started.


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