Cannon’s Countdown: Nick Cannon Picks His All American Favorites

Every day our man Nick Cannon covers off on the hottest music, movies and stars of pop culture. Come back each day for a list from Nick as part of Cannon’s Countdown.

Happy Fourth of July! It’s time to cook out, eat some BBQ, rock some good music, jump in the pool, hang at the beach. You get it. So, in honor of the holiday, here are 10 things that remind me of America! 10. Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America
One of the funniest movies of the 80s…wish I could have found this dude for my own wedding.

9. Kelly Clarkson “Ms. Independent”
America is all about the independence, right? If not, William & Kate  would be kinda be our Barack and Michelle.

8. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
What’s more American than youth and tearing stuff up? Just ask George W. Bush.

7. Lenny Kravitz “American Woman”
Yo, I think Lenny has probably had his choice of women from ANY country. Just sayin’.

6. Andy Warhol’s America
One of the dopest artists ever. With this book he crisscrossed the country takin’ photos of what he thought was American.  Buy it here from

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5. Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind” 
Most people think Middle America reps this country best, but c’mon! What’s could be more America than New York?!!

4. Katy Perry “Firework”
Aight, this is a way obvious one, yep. But, 4th of July is about being excited and what can excite you more than the person you love/like? (Well, besides winning the Mega Millions jackpot.)

3. Team Iluminate: America’s Got Talent
Uh, duh. This is my show. Of course, it’s on here. (These guys were cool, too.)

2. Rihanna “S&M”
RiRi ain’t just talking sex here…the video is all about America’s  obsession with celebrity and tabloids…I’m glad I am so far away from that.

1.Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince  ”Summertime” 
Yo, this video sums up this time of year and who is more All American than my man Will? Matter of fact, who is more anything than Will?

What’s American to you? Give me a shout in the comments below, and have a safe and great July 4th!

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