The Guess Who, 'American Woman' (1970)
Nixon was in the White House, the Vietnam War was years from its end and Canadian rockers the Guess Who were none too impressed with their neighbors south of the border. The title track of their seventh album flaunted their discontent with a heavy riff and frontman Burton Cummings' rasped screed, and it was a Number One single. The remarkably catchy record contained two other angry hits – "No Time" (as in "no time left for you") and "No Sugar Tonight" (as in "no sugar tonight") – but they were palatable enough to warrant AM radio play and a Top 10 chart record for American Woman in 1970. Nearly five decades and one ubiquitous (and bland) Lenny Kravitz cover later, the record sounds like a curious relic from an era when Uncle Sam's behavior was enough to push even Canadians over the edge.