A New National Anthem

Friday, July 02, 2010 - 09:39 AM

This Sunday is the 234th birthday of the United States of America, and across the nation people will be watching baseball, illegally shooting off fireworks, eating apple pie, and generally swelling with patriotic pride.  And on radio stations across the land, Studio 360 will modestly proffer a new national anthem for your enjoyment: 'Beauty of America.'

Performed by the indie pop outfit The Apples in stereo and penned by their frontman Robert Schneider, 'Beauty of America' is a bouncy, march-like tune succinctly (and I mean 48-seconds-succinctly) heralding equality, peace, and the country's natural beauty.

Next week, we'll broadcast the rest of The Apples' in-studio performance and Robert's conversation with Kurt.

In the meantime, make sure to tune in this weekend to hear the results of Studio 360’s Uncle Sam redesign challenge.


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Comments [3]

Elizabeth from Brooklyn, NY

One of the best renditions of God Bless America: Archie Bunker singing while 'Meathead' offers his protest against what he believes his father in law stands for.


Jul. 04 2013 03:08 PM

Why was "God Bless America" not even mentioned on your program? This song, written about 70 years ago by Irving Berlin, is certainly more stirring not to mention easier to sing than our current anthem.

In the days following 9/11, this song was sung repeatedly by Americans (and many non-Americans, I'm sure) of every political persuasion.

Overlooking God Bless America - - an egregious error.

Jul. 04 2010 04:04 PM

Happy Birthday America & God bless the American souls.
We can.

Jul. 04 2010 10:17 AM

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