Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen: “This Land is Your Land”

Happy Memorial Day. Here are some essential songs, including Grand Funk Railroad’s timeless classic “We’re an American Band.”

Among songs from folks wearing shirts are Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” and Marian Anderson’s historic performance of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at the Lincoln Memorial. Here are two versions of God Bless America: One by composer Irving Berlin and one by Kate Smith, who is most closely associated with the song.