As we celebrate the 4th of July in America we thought we should take some time to highlight the top 5 patriotic prog songs to listen to so you don’t only have to listen to Lee Greenwood. So here we go:
5: “Voice of America” by Asia – The song is more about American radio in the early days, but still is a great song. It features some beautifully sung lyrics by the legendary John Wetton.
4: “4th of July” by Spock’s Beard – Not necessarily a patriotic song but..the title.
3: “America” by The Nice – A classic prog song that the song that made everyone which the band’s keyboarist, a young Keith Emerson, described as the first ever “instrumental protest song.”
2: “America” by Yes – A prog cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic, this song was released as a single in 1972 and was a minor hit for the prog group.
1: “Song For America” by Kansas – An obvious choice from the quintessential American prog group.