July 4th, a special date that evokes feelings of happiness, pride, and the overwhelming urge to celebrate our beautiful country, America! The only way to truly celebrate the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is to throw (or attend) a giant July 4th bash! While most party throwers are racing to the store to buy stock in hot dogs and beer (because it doesn’t get more American than hot dogs and beer), raiding the firework tent on the street corner, or making the last minute effort to find a patriotic shirt in their size at Old Navy (WHICH NEVER HAPPENS, YOU WILL NEVER FIND THE RIGHT SIZE), they often forget about the most important part of the party, the music!!!!
Obviously, friends and family are needed to make a party a party, but once the food runs out, the only thing that will keep your party going is a rocking patriotic playlist. So while you are stressing over the lack of decorations you have, I thought I would ease your stress and create the perfect playlist to keep your guests of all ages singing, dancing, and most importantly, AT YOUR PARTY!!!
Here are 10 iconic jams to turn your Independence Day into IndepenDANCE Day:
1) “Firework” – Katy Perry
This song does not need an explanation as to why it appears on this list. The title is literally “Firework”.
2) “Born In The U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen
An American classic, this song should be mandatory to listen to on July 4th.
3) “Party In The U.S.A.” – Miley Cyrus
The song behind majority of the July 4th captions you will see on your Instagram feed.
4) “Sweet Home Alabama”- Lynyrd Skynyrd
This song also does not need an explanation as to why it is on this list. It screams America.
5) “Surfin’ U.S.A.” – The Beach Boys
If you’re lucky enough to find a spot on the beach during July 4th, this song should be on repeat.
6) “Made In The U.S.A.”- Demi Lovato
This song is just pure fun and deserves to be played at any party.
7) “Sweet Caroline”- Neil Diamond
A song where everyone throws their fists in the air during the chorus? Check.
8) “American Woman”- The Guess Who
9) “Kids In America” – Kim Wilde
No matter what your age is, you should be singing along to this song.
10) “Don’t Stop Believin'” – Journey
Although this song doesn’t scream “America”, this is a song that you can’t not sing, it’s basically an involuntary function your body does whenever this song comes on.
So here’s your complete 10 track list that will keep your July 4th party going strong until it’s July 5th (or until it’s no longer an appropriate time to keep setting off fireworks), enjoy!!!