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About Patriotic Music
What does patriotic music mean?
Patriotic tunes can inspire a sense of love or admiration for one’s country. For many, patriotic music is a heartfelt, meaningful expression of national pride. In the United States, patriotic music has been a vital part of the nation’s culture since its founding in 1776. Today these songs may be folk tunes such as “America” by Simon & Garfunkel or flag-oriented anthems like “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “A Grand Old Flag.” In times of war, battle hymns or marching songs can stir national pride and offer a country’s citizens a sense of togetherness. These songs can build confidence and act as a light in dark times. For some veterans, listening to patriotic music can be a deeply meaningful experience. It can remind them of the years they served their country and the intensity of putting their lives on the line for the nation they believe in.
What is patriotic music?
Patriotic music is music that celebrates a specific nation. This music may come in the form of traditional songs, such as Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” which he wrote in 1814 and is still the national anthem of the United States to this day, or more modern American tunes like Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA,” a ballad that has been played during every American Independence Day fireworks display since 1984.

There are songs in a variety of musical genres that can be considered patriotic music. Miley Cyrus’s song, “Party in the U.S.A.” is a rare example of an American pop hit that is also patriotic. The wildly popular song “American Pie” by Don McLean is a folk tune with patriotic elements. In the words of McLean, the song “summed up the world known as America.” The country music genre tends to involve patriotic themes like faith and the naming of well-known locations in that country. Consider Faith Hill’s “American Heart.” In it she mentions the Lord and spirit, as well as a number of American cities and states such as New Orleans, the Texas sky, and Broadway.
What type of music is patriotic music?
Patriotic music is music that focuses its subject matter on love for one’s homeland. Many countries have patriotic anthems or national songs that citizens know well enough to sing aloud. These songs often speak of freedom, liberty, God, and the country itself. Consider the similarities of the titles of several national songs from around the world: “God Bless Fiji” (Fiji), “Blessed Be This Noble Land” (Botswana), “Land of the Free” (Belize), and “The Pledge on the Flag” (Albania) all point toward the same sorts of nationalistic values albeit for one’s own country. In the United States, country music is often thought of as patriotic due to lyrics that celebrate American culture or history.

Popular songs like “I’m American” by country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, for example, feature lyrics such as “I thank God I’m American” and “Red, white and blue,” which is a reference to the nation’s flag. Other patriotic country songs include “American Heart” by Faith Hill and “Only In America” by Brooks & Dunn. Folk tunes can also fall into the patriotic music category. “Yankee Doodle” is one such song, one of the well-known marches of the American Revolution. “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” or “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” as it is known outside of the United States, is another such song that includes lyrics like, “His truth is marching on.”
What makes a good patriotic song?
A good patriotic song tends to hit on several key elements. It often involves lyrics that speak of the nation’s flag, religion, supporting the nation’s troops, and values such as freedom and liberty. American songwriter Irving Berlin, who wrote one of America’s most beloved songs, “God Bless America,” has been quoted as saying, “A patriotic song is an emotion.” It causes the listener to experience a swell of feeling and love for one’s country. It reminds individuals that they are not alone but are instead a part of something much larger than themselves, namely, their country. A good patriotic song ought to be memorable, with a tune that the average non-singing citizen can carry. Lyrics that feature vivid imagery tend to stay with people more easily than those without. American singer Woody Guthrie’s famous song, “This Land is Your Land,” has long been a crowd-pleaser among United States citizens, perhaps due in part to its colorful language: “As I went walking that ribbon of highway / I saw above me that endless skyway / Saw below me that golden valley / This land was made for you and me.”
How to find patriotic music for video?
PremiumBeat is home to a wide range of patriotic music that you can use to enhance your video project. Simply head to our search engine and type “patriotic” into the search bar. All resulting tracks will include patriotic elements. Some are reflective and solemn yet build to a determined, hopeful mood, while others are fast-paced and uplifting right from the start. You can use our many filter options to further specify the sort of song you want to hear. Looking for a track that will fit a video that celebrates the 4th of July? Click the “Genres” filter and scroll down to select the subgenre “Independence Day'' from the “Holiday” section. Alternatively, if you know you want your patriotic song to encompass a certain mood, head to the “Mood” filter and select from an array of moods such as “Military / Patriotic,” “Uplifting,” or “Epic / Orchestral.” Other filters include Instruments, Duration, and BPM (Beats Per Minute). Once you have found the patriotic music that is a perfect match for your video, add the tracks to your cart and head to checkout. Select one of our affordable music licenses, pay a one-time fee, and download your music in moments.

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Provoke thought and reflection

The deep emotionality of patriotic music can cause listeners to pause and reflect on what it means to be a citizen of his or her country. Because these songs often highlight human values like liberty and freedom, they can inspire people to look toward the big picture of life. By adding such tracks to your project, you invite your audience to have a deeper experience of your content. Find your perfect patriotic track in the PremiumBeat library today.

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Uplifting and Memorable

Patriotic music that is uplifting is often the most memorable. In turn, when you add such tracks to your project, your video, podcast, or commercial becomes more memorable as well. Check out the patriotic tracks in our library such as “We Are Victorious” or “When Heroes Rise” for heroic brass and a bold, empowering sound.

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