Memorial day, also known as Decoration day is a special opportunity to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
To keep the holiday spirit alive, here is our compilation of popular patriotic songs perfect for your Memorial day playlist to honour and remember veterans.
Best Memorial Day Songs, With Lyrics
The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home
This song from Justin Moorey is a tribute to young soldiers who lost their lives in war and couldn’t make it back home. Moore wrote the song with Paul DiGiovanni, Chase McGill, and Jeremy Stover. More than 61,000 copies of this song have been sold in the United States till date. Get the lyrics of this song here.
I Drive Your Truck
Lee Brice released this song in December 2012, as the third single from his album Hard 2 Love. The lyrics of this song are inspired from a true story. One of co-lyricist of this song Connie Harrington heard an interview on NPR with a father whose son had died while serving in Afghanistan. Get the lyrics of this song here.
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Angel Flight Lyrics- Revival | Radney Foster, The Confessions
Angel Flight, is the famous country song from the album, Revival. This song is sung by Radney Foster & The Confessions and written by Darden Smith & Radney Foster. The song pays tribute to all the pilots of Angel Flights, who bring back home the remains of fallen service members.Get the lyrics of this song here.
Soldier's Last Letter
This classic country song is written by Redd Stewart and Ernest Tubb and recorded by Ernest Tubb in 1944. Later, in 1970 Merle Haggard and The Strangers band released a version, which peaked at ninetieth position on Billboard Hot 100. Get the lyrics of this song here.
8th of November
This popular war song was written and recorded by Big & Rich in 2006. It made it into the Billboard Hot 100 list and peaked at 94th position. Get the lyrics of this song here.
50,000 Names Carved In The Wall
This song was recorded by George Jones in 2001, as a tribute to soldiers who fought and died in the Vietnam war. The song features a wall with names of soldiers inscribed on it. Get the lyrics of this war song here.
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Go Rest High On That Mountain
This very famous country song was written and recorded by Vince Gill in August 1995. This song has bagged multiple awards including Best Country Song in the 38th Grammy Awards and CMA’s Song Of The Year in 1996. More than 857,000 digital copies have been sold in the US, ever since it is released. Check out the lyrics of this song here.
Color Me America
This evergreen patriotic song was written and recorded by American singer- songwriter Dolly Parton in 2003. The lyrics of this song glorify America and express her love for the country. Check out the lyrics of this song here.
God Bless The USA
This American patriotic song was written and recorded by Lee Greenwood in 1984. It is also popularly known as "Proud to Be an American". It has made it into the Billboard Hot 100 list two times and more than millions copies have been sold since its release. Get the lyrics of this song here.
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More Than a Name on a Wall
This heartfelt war song is written by Jimmy Fortune and John Rimel, and recorded by country music band The Statler Brothers in 1989. The song peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. This song is based on a mother visiting the Vietnam Wall to see her martyr son. Get the lyrics of this song here.
God Bless America Again
This popular country song is written by Bobby Bare and Boyce Hawkins and a famous version of this song recorded by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn in 1972. You can download the lyrics of this song here.
Born in the U.S.A.
It was written and recorded by American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen in 1984. It is featured on the Rolling Stone’s list of “500 Greatest Song Of All Time''. Get the lyrics of this beautiful song here.
Hope you will like this personalised Memorial day playlist filled with songs celebrating national heroes, valour and of course America!