War Songs: The Top 30 Songs to Play When Invading a Country

Let’s face it, nothing makes killing for your Country easier than some good music. Whether you were storming the beach at Normandy or kicking down doors in Fallujah, a motivating song always makes stomping guts way more fun. Here are our top 5 war songs for all major conflicts in the last 100 years!

WWI (1914-1918)

Over There– George M. Cohan

It’s A Long Way To Tipperary– John McCormack 

The Girl on the Magazine– Harry Macdonough

Pack Up Your Troubles In You Old Kit Bag – Oscar Seagle

Hello Central, Give Me No Man’s Land– Al Jolson

WWII (1939-1945)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy– Andrew Sisters

Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition– Kay Kyser and His Orchestra

Coming In On a Wing and a Prayer– The Song Spinners

G.I. Jive– Johnny Mercer

Blood Upon the Risers– 82nd Airborne Choir

Korean War (1950-1953)

Rag Mop – Ames Brothers

Goodbye Maria (I’m Off To Korea)– Jimmy Dale

When They Drop The Atomic Bomb– Jackie Doll and his Pickled Peppers

Kiss of Fire – Billy Ekstine

Jambalaya on the Bayou – Hank Williams

Vietnam (1955-1974)

We Gotta Get Out of this Place– The Animals

Paint It Black– Rolling Stones

Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

Fortunate Son– Creedence Clearwater Revival

Immigrant Song– Led Zeppelin

Gulf War (1990-1991)

The Trooper– Iron Maiden

Raining Blood– Slayer

Welcome To The Jungle– Guns and Roses

Thunderstruck– AC/DC

Cowboys from Hell – Pantera

War on Terror (OEF /OIF) 2001 – Current

Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)– Limp Bizkit 

Drowning Pool– Bodies

Under and Over It– Five Finger Death Punch

HELLYEAH– HELLYEAH

Red White and Blood– Generation Kill

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