All Things Considered’s Independence Day edition featured an excellent piece about The Songs That Make You Proud Of Your Country.
(No surprise, The Boss was the boss of them all, with not just “Born in the USA” but “Rosalita” as well.)
Just one quibble:
Introducing Marvin Gaye’s performance of the Star Spangled Banner at the 1983 NBA All Star Game, ATC host Michele Norris said “Never have so many women cheered so wildly for the national anthem.”
Obviously, she’s never been at a Boston Bruins playoff game.
Regardless, the great Marvin Gaye’s anthem: