Patriotic music isn’t restricted to big-band anthems adorned with traditional hymn-like lyrics.
Our playlist collects some fresh, modern and funny songs about America, each finding their hilarity in their free-spirited interpretation of pop music and American values, from tracks illustrating the perks of Mexican American culture, to songs parodying the President’s bad habits.
Funny Songs About America
1. Team America – America, F*** Yeah
From the creators of South Park, America, F*** Yeah is a landmark track both supporting and ripping into America’s overtly patriotic culture and narcissistic self-perception of being the centre of the modern world; “America, f*** yeah! Coming again to save the motherf****** day, yeah!”
A magnificent 80s-style parody on American rock anthems, this movie soundtrack is ridiculous in every sense, from its dated instrumental choices to its voice-acted lyrics crafted with an ironic sense of stupidity; “NFL, f*** yeah! Rock and roll, f*** yeah! The Internet, f*** yeah! Slavery, f*** yeah!”
2. Cheech and Chong – Mexican Americans
Cheech and Chong’s 80s comedy song, Mexican Americans, appears as a fleeting yet stand-out moment within ‘Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie’, dismissing the stereotypes given to Mexican Americans by the population whilst inadvertently affirming them as the truth;
“Mexican Americans don’t like to just get into gang fights, they like flowers and music and white girls named Debbie too, Mexican Americans are named Chata and Chella and Chemma and have a son-in-law named Jeff.”
Blanketed with voice acting and exaggerated accents and hilarious plays on the Spanish language, Cheech & Chong’s retro comedy track is so fresh and authentic that it easily holds up to this day.
3. Tom MacDonald – America
Tom MacDonald’s music is crafted to provoke political conversation and free thought, his Republican-inspired perception opening the doors for a number of controversial yet bravely held opinions for a young person in the modern age.
This track upholds old-school American values with almost comedically fervent levels of passion, burying profound sentiments beneath their bold delivery;
“Lately, USA is getting scarier, half of the Americans I see all hate America … Our greatest enemy was always slavery and terrorists, and now it’s people in the country tryna burn the heritage.”
Carrying countless instances of near-distasteful lyrics, it doesn’t matter if you agree with MacDonald’s political position or not; this track is purposely grounded in agitation and freedom of speech to encourage others to break the mould imposed upon them by left-wing social media;
“Our freedom is the reason you can disrespect our flag, if my stars and stripes offend you, then I’ll help you pack your bags.”
4. James Brown – Living in America
James Brown’s exuberant personality lends an organic sense of humour to his soul-nourishing funk / disco hit, Living In America.
Ornamented with bright brass sections bestowing a feel-good retro ambience to the piece, this naturally catchy and nostalgic track is flooded with motivating energy, inspiring love for the country you live in; “Living in America, hand to hand across the nation, living in America, got to have a celebration.”
Brown’s evocative listing techniques give another layer of historical context to the Team America soundtrack above, uncovering a potential basis for its parody; “Smokestack, fatback, many miles of railroad track, all night radio… All night diners keep you awake on black coffee and a hard roll.”
5. Whitest Kids U Know – The American Song
Whitest Kids U Know’s Republican parody track, The American Song, incites its humour with a wildly exaggerated Southern accent, opening the floodgates for an array of absurd political contrasts.
This track translates a Republican’s love for America and Uncle Sam into a full-blown homosexual relationship, evoked in comical contrast to the South’s overwhelmingly homophobic stance;
“I want to hug Uncle Sam, caress his hair with my hand… and rub his shoulders ’til his cares went away, trace the curves of his thighs and look into his eyes, and see if he wants to go hit the hay, ’cause, I’m totally gay for America, I’m totally gay for the U-S- of A.”
6. Cimorelli – Made In America
Cimorelli’s 2013 radio-style pop release, Made In America, offers a refreshingly juvenile interpretation of true American values and adoration of the culture you were raised with.
This track isn’t as comical as it is astoundingly upbeat and youthful, embracing a clear-skied perspective from start to finish.
Saturating their lyrics in heart-warming optimism, Cimorelli’s sunny melodies reveal a vague yet free-spirited message of celebrating each moment, experience and opportunity you’ve been blessed with; “Striped flag, wrapped around my head, blue, white, little bit of red, live free, like we always said.”
7. Rucka Rucka Ali – Old Town Road
Rucka Rucka Ali’s YouTube parody of Lil Nas X’s viral hit, Old Town Road, renamed Old Town Grope, hilariously exposes the questionable, hands-on habits of US President Joe Biden perceived whilst in close contact with females.
This satirical track isn’t anti-Democratic, simply highlighting and hilariously exaggerating some of the President’s undoubtedly strange and inappropriate behaviour often diminished by the media, crafting dark comedy from bleak, realistic circumstances;
“I’m gonna grab a woman’s ass, didn’t even ask, I’m just an old man yeah, can I get a pass? I’m out on the porch, see a couple whores, go up and I hug ’em just to show ’em my support now.”
8. Creed Fisher – This Place Called USA
Creed Fisher’s country / classic rock release, This Place Called USA, puts a pessimistic spin on American patriotism, listing downcast and humorously realistic, wholesome traits which have been lost to the modern age;
“These days dads are always gone, mama’s still here but she’s on her phone, grandma’s raising the kids and the devil is too, if you ask me, this whole world has gone to hell, I speak the truth but these days the truth won’t sell.”
Against their cowboy rock ambience, this protest track cuts straight into the truth of the modern state of America, whilst devoting itself unequivocally to the memory of true patriotic values;
“I bleed red, white, and blue, and my ways you just can’t change, wrong or right I give my life to this place called USA.”