Top 10 Fourth of July Songs for Your BBQ
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:04:33
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Here's the only Independence Day playlist you will need.
It's 'Murrica's birthday this weekend and with it comes an extra day off, lots of BBQs and outdoor, in-the-sun fun. You need a solid playlist of Fourth of July-appropriate songs to help stir up feelings of patriotism and love for this great country of ours. With last week's SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality, legalizing the institution nationwide for same-sex couples, y'all should be proud to be American. The land of the free and the home of the brave, baby!
As sure as you have hot dogs, hamburgers, coleslaw, potato salad and Coca-Cola for your guests, you have to have good Fourth of July tunes to accompany your backyard pool party or any sort of oceanside hangs over the next several days!
The red, white and blue balloons and the bowls, cups, napkins and tablecloths decorated with stars and stripes need requisite tunes. So we've created your quintessential playlist for Fourth of July and for celebrating America's birthday.
Here is the best Fourth of July playlist ever created. It comes all sorts of genres, artists, songs and feelings! Crank it. Go ahead and copy it. It's our gift to you.
Team America World Police, "America F**k Yeah!": Be proud of America in the most irreverent but fun way. Sure, it's a youthful and maybe even sophomoric song, but what the hell? It will kick your Independence Day party off with a bunch of smiles and fists in the air. Just make sure any little kids at the party have their ears covered for a hot second while this song blasts through the air.
Bruce Springsteen, "Born In the USA": Fists up! This Boss-penned anthem is a classic rock essential and a backyard BBQ "must listen," as well. Try to deny the rush of adrenaline and patriotic pride that courses through your veins when New Jersey's favorite native son sings about small-town America (and Americans) in his gravelly voice. This track celebrates the blue-collar workers who toil daily to make America great. They don't always experience the glitz and the glam of being an American, but make no mistake. They are the toughest fabric comprising this country's greatness. Here is their chance to nab the spotlight... encased in one of the best songs in both the rock canon and in Bruce Springsteen's catalog.
Katy Perry, "Firework": Okay, so this isn't really a patriotic song in the traditional sense. But we all love to watch fireworks ignite the sky after the sun goes down on July 4th. Plus, the song's message of loving yourself is something all Americans should feel! We live in the best country in the world and experiencing freedom, so we should love ourselves for being so lucky. Katy Perry for the win!