Happy July 4th from The Sound Hound!

Posted: July 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

In celebration of July 4th, 2012, America’s 236th birthday, The Sound Hound has compiled a playlist of what we consider the greatest and most classic American Rock songs of all time. These aren’t necessarily songs about the USA, though some of them are, but they are all favorite anthems by American bands.  These are the songs we at The Sound Hound think of when we think of American Rock bands.


1. American Girl – Tom Petty

2. This Land is Your Land – Woodie Guthrie

3. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan

4. More Than a Feeling – Boston

5. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

5. China Grove – The Doobie Brothers

6. Hotel California – The Eagles

7. We’re an American Band – Grand Funk Railroad

8. Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

9. Born in the U.S.A. – Bruce Springsteen

10. The Summer Place – Fountains of Wayne

11. Surfin’ USA – The Beach Boys

12. Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley

13. (I’m Your) Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters

14. 25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago

15. Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival

16. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

17. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

18. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right to Party – Beastie Boys

19. Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood & the Destroyers

20  Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top

21. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen


Have a wonderful holiday!





  1. M. H. A. says:

    Fabulous list. Every one a gem. Happy Independence Day!

  2. Evan Pundyk says:

    How is this not on the list?

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