While July 4th memories are still fresh, I want to thank all of you who sent comments and suggestions to my list of the top 12 patriotic songs ever. Needless to say, such a list is impossible to get right, as many were quick to remind me.
I was rightly chided by more than one reader for neglecting Bob Dylan, denounced as a bigot for ignoring hip-hop and called an unprintable name, perhaps with due cause, for including a Dave Matthews cover of Neil Young. I also received a stream of Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith links "so I can hear what music real Americans listen to."
Best of all were the great suggestions, my favorites of which include songs by Leonard Cohen, Peter, Paul & Mary, James Brown and Marvin Gaye. Go here to listen to the full list of Nation readers’ most patriotic songs ever.