Help me identify this song!
June 29, 2010 9:45 PM   Subscribe

Help me identify a song with little info...I am looking for a campy, cheesy, 80's song with the hook "I want to be an American", or something similar to that. It has some heavy guitar riffs as well. Seriously, it sounds like it came from a Rocky soundtrack. Your help is appreciated!
posted by helios410 to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
 
God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood?
posted by apartment dweller at 9:47 PM on June 29, 2010




SLYT
posted by apartment dweller at 9:49 PM on June 29, 2010


+1 God Bless The USA: its chorus begins with "I'm proud to be an American."
posted by salvia at 9:57 PM on June 29, 2010


For some reason your description brings to mind the South Park version of I'm A Little Bit Country (and the second version from later in the episode, which is even more USA F*CK YEAH).
posted by ErikaB at 10:32 PM on June 29, 2010


The Hulk Hogan song immediately came to mind for me, too.
posted by keever at 11:13 PM on June 29, 2010


I want to live in America by Bobby and the Midnites?
(I was originally thinking of the song by the same title from West Side Story: I want to be in America, but the cheeseball song above popped up in the Youtube results)
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:25 AM on June 30, 2010


This song starts off with the line "We're all living in America," but it's probably not the one you're looking for...
posted by syzygy at 1:08 AM on June 30, 2010


These are all good guesses, but even they are not as cheeseball and awful as the 80s 'classic' by Neil Diamond, "They're Comin' To America." It has heavy guitar riffs and high, cinematic camp – I've heard it at least a dozen times over montages like that one for July 4 stuff. The title is slightly different from what you quote, but the tune itself is exactly what you're describing, complete with spoken-word "My country 'tis of thee" stuff near the end.

Of course, I might be completely wrong, but hey.
posted by koeselitz at 3:26 AM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks everyone! It's the Hulk Hogan song.
posted by helios410 at 4:40 AM on June 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Living In America by James Brown? It was actually on the Rocky IV soundtrack.
posted by BrianJ at 7:05 AM on June 30, 2010


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