Poll: 22% of Americans Want Bruce Springsteen to Write New National Anthem

We could also just make 'Born in the U.S.A.' official.

  • Share
  • Read Later

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sign us up among the people who would elect Bruce Springsteen to write a new national anthem for the good ol’ red, white and blue.

According to a poll conducted by Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes, 22 percent of Americans would choose Springsteen if they were asked to find someone to do it. Why not, after all? The guy is an upstanding, letter-writing citizen, the bard of the American working man and a guy many fellow New Jerseyans think should be Governor. Plus, he did write a song about being born in the USA.

(MORE: The Best and Worst of the 2012 Grammys)

Dolly Parton came in second place at 19 percent and Stevie Wonder came in not too far behind with 18 percent. And despite his iconic image and newly awarded Medal of Freedom, Bob Dylan fell a little bit further behind with just 11 percent.

(MORE: Ranking Bob Dylan’s Best and Worst Songs Ever)

As far as other musicians went, composer John Williams garnered 10 percent, Jay-Z got 8 percent and Madonna came in with 5 percent.

Erica Ho is a contributor at TIME and the editor of Map Happy. Find her on Twitter at @ericamho and Google+. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

0 comments
Sort: Newest | Oldest