USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
Hey hey!
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
Hey hey!

from Macklemore – American Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

There are two meanings to these chants:

  1. The USA chant was used and documented during the 1972 Summer Olympics, where Americans used it to support the teams of America in the basketball final against the USSR and became popular and used again in the 1980 Winter Olympics. Rumors say that it started in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

  2. In the Fox TV show ‘The Simpsons’ Homer would use that chant to likely give support to all of America.
    If you want to see, here’s the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwLWNXFH2rg

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