American Culture: Songs and Purposes

American Culture Songs and Purposes

Do you want to learn more about American culture? Here are five songs that can help.

Green Day “Jesus of Suburbia” This song is full of references about life in the American suburbs during the last ten years. Lyrics are here:

Billy Joel: “We didn’t start the fire” This song references events from the 1950s into the 1980s. Go here for more information:

Don McLean: “American Pie” This song is about America from the late 1950s and 1960s. Go here for more information:

Woody Guthrie “This Land” A song that describes many traditional parts of America. Full lyrics here:

Ice Cube “It was a Good Day A song that describes common activities and concerns for many black men in Los Angeles in the 1990s. Lyrics here:

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