War Songs, Best War Songs

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. War songs have made their mark throughout time. Whether you were storming the beach at Normandy or kicking down doors in Fallujah, a motivating military song always makes stomping guts way more fun.

The 30 Best War Songs

We put together a list of our top five war songs for all major conflicts in the last 100 years! Six conflicts and 30 songs in total. Check out the full list below. If there’s something you think we missed, let us know in the comment section.

World War I (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

World War II (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
  • Red White and Blood– Generation Kill

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