Songs about Flags

Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of songs about flags.

The Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key

As the national anthem of the United States, this song needs no introduction to those who live in America. This song about the American flag is actually known as one of the most difficult songs to sing in front of an audience. Watch Kelly Clarkson sing the Star Spangled Banner at a Dallas Cowboys game in 2006.

You’re a Grand Old Flag – Bill Murray

This song may not be well known among the people currently living in the United States. However, this song was one of 1906’s top rated songs. The song was written as a tribute to the American flag and was used as a marching song.

Blowin in the Wind – Bob Dylan

While this song is not officially about a flag, the lyrics and song title implicate it is about a national flag. The song was actually a controversial topic upon its release because of its references to war, freedom and peace. However, it was ranked as 14th best song of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine.

Ragged Old Flag – Johnny Cash

This song is the opening song of Johnny Cash’s 47th album, also titled Ragged Old Flag. The song itself is a spoken word tribute to the American flag.

American Flag on the Moon – Brad Paisley

The newest song on our songs about flags list comes from Brad Paisley. The song is a country/pop song that is on Brad Paisley’s 2014 album titled Moonshine In The Trunk.

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