People singing about independence

Songs about independence, the most famous ones, all kinds of independence, in time order.

1 A Little Bit Independent Nat King Cole
with Bob Crosby Orchestra
1950
2 Declaration Of Independence Count Five
1968

After Jon & Vangelis — that’s Jon Anderson of progressive rock band Yes — everyone had to be part of a spectacular Donna Summer version, which brought the song international fame. Group Moodswings, with lead singer Chrissie Hynde of alternative rock band The Pretenders did it a few years later.

3 State Of Independence Donna Summer
1982
4 State Of Independence Jon And Vangelis
1984
5 Justice And Independence ’85 John Cougar Mellencamp
1986
6 Spiritual High
(State Of Independence)
Moodswings
1992
7 Independence Lulu
1993
8 Independence Day Martina McBride
1994
9 State Of Independence Jon Anderson
1994

The biggest independence song was for Independent Women.
As usual, pop peaks are on the right in blue. Click them to see the weekly chart.

10 Independent Women Part 1 Destiny’s Child
2000
11 Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson
2003
12 Independent Webbie Featuring
Lil’ Phat And Lil Boosie
2008
13 Miss Independent Ne-Yo
2008
14 Independent Bitches Candi Redd
2010
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