Poll: Americans would choose Bruce Springsteen to write new anthem

8:19 AM, Jun 5, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - America seems willing to give Bruce Springsteen another gig if he wants it: writing a new national anthem.

A "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair poll finds 22 percent of Americans would get Springsteen to write a new anthem if they were asked to hire someone to do it.

Dolly Parton came in second with 19 percent, followed by Stevie Wonder with 18 percent and Bob Dylan at 11 percent.

John Williams, who composed the music for "Star Wars," ''E.T." and "Indiana Jones," got 10 percent, Jay-Z garnered 8 percent and Madonna 5 percent.

Associated Press

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