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Top Ten Patriotic Songs for Hipsters

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5. Titus Andronicus - "A More Perfect Union"

This grammar in this line from the Preamble to the United States always baffled us. How can you have something be more perfect than what is perfect already? Great fodder for hispter debate. Add an Abraham Lincoln quote ("As a nation of free men, we will live forever, or die by suicide") sung in Patrick Stickles' cathartic growls, over thrashing, ominous, driving guitar lines, and you may just have the quintessential patriotic hipster song.

4. Nina Simone - "Sunday in Savannah"

This one from sonic luminary Nina Simone isn't "in your face" patriotic, we grant you that, but it's filled with such hope and uplifting spirituality, that's it's destined to be a great end of the party wind down dozy. Simone recorded this moving number at a concert just after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968.

3. The White Stripes - "The Union Forever"

On the surface, you may think this one is about a more perfect union (a nation, or marriage we can't say), but in actuality, it harps on Jack White's favorite movie Citizen Kane. Stir up debate with film majors at your shindig about the greatest movies of all time. And find out on which side of the "is Jack White brilliant or a rip off artist" wrangle the music snobs are on too.

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