I wrote a more detailed perspective on Freedom Day on Chris’ blog (because his is all fancy and, you know, stuff like that). So here’s a playlist for the iPod. It’s moody, silly, eclectic and slightly manic – just like our democracy at age 16.

  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • I’m Set Free – Velvet Underground
  • Sound of Freedom – Bob Sinclair
  • If You Love Somebody Set Them Free – Sting
  • Free Money – Patti Smith
  • Freedom That I Deserve – Josie Field
  • Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good) – Rozalla
  • Freedom Train – Lenny Kravitz
  • Free Radicals – The Flaming Lips
  • Freedom Time – Bob Marley & The Wailers
  • I Want To Break Free – Queen
  • Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty
  • Simple Song of Freedom – Bobby Darin
  • Born Free – John Barry & Don Black (for the movie Born Free)
  • Chimes of Freedom – Bob Dylan
  • Free – Cat Power
  • A Great Day For Freedom – Pink Floyd
  • Set Me Free – The Kinks
  • Freedom Never Cries – Five For Fighting
  • Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
  • One Road To Freedom – Ben Harper
  • Free Ride – The Edgar Winter Group
  • Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
  • Stay Free – The Clash
  • Freedom Now – Tracy Chapman
  • Free To Decide – The Cranberries
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone