The Best Fourth Of July Songs

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Vote up the most essential songs for your July 4th party playlist.

Looking for good Fourth of July songs to celebrate the red, white, and blue? From patriotic songs to party anthems, the best 4th of July songs are great for your next barbecue or fireworks show. Including songs that mention 4th of July, our Independence Day playlist also features popular hits, like Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A.", Tom Petty's "American Girl," and Green Day's "American Idiot." If you're in the mood for July 4th country songs, we've got you covered with Toby Keith, Sugarland, and Brad Paisley. This list of July 4th songs range from happy and upbeat to classic and political.  

Vote up the top Fourth of July songs to commemorate the stars and stripes. 

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  • America


    Waylon Jennings

      A patriotic country song that encapsulates people of all stripes.

    • American Pie
      Don McLean

        For when you have nine minutes to kill on your 4th of July playlist.

      • The Star Spangled Banner

        The Star Spangled Banner

        Jimi Hendrix

          No 4th of July part is complete without the national anthem performed by the legendary guitarist, Jimi Hendrix.

        • Born in the U.S.A.
          Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

            Springsteen's American anthem is a must for any even slightly patriotic festivity.

          • Surfin' U.S.A.
            The Beach Boys

              The perfect song for a barbecue or before hitting the waves.

            • American Girl
              Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

                The perfect song for when you're raised on promises with lots of places to run to.

              • America


                Simon & Garfunkel

                  The perfect song to instill you with optimism about the future of our country.

                • Living in America

                  Living in America

                  James Brown

                    A song that celebrates the fact all Americans have something to be thankful for on this day.

                  • God Bless the U.S.A.

                    God Bless the U.S.A.

                    Lee Greenwood

                      They'll never be able to take your flag away.

                    • R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.

                      R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.

                      John Mellencamp

                        A song you should play whether you live in metropolitan or rural America.

                      • Fortunate Son
                        Creedence Clearwater Revival

                          A song whose message is often misunderstood. 

                        • 4th of July

                          4th of July

                          Aimee Mann

                            A song that takes a unique perspective on 4th of July fireworks displays.

                          • 4th of July (Fireworks)

                            4th of July (Fireworks)


                              Bring all the boys to the yard with this song from Kelis.

                            • Fourth of July

                              Fourth of July

                              Fall Out Boy

                                Fireworks are a good metaphor for love, which this song and may others utilize.

                              • Born On The Bayou
                                Creedence Clearwater Revival

                                  No matter where you're born, we're all Americans.

                                  • Toby Keith has written many anthems perfect for a 4th of July barbecue.

                                  • Spirit Of America

                                    Spirit Of America

                                    The Beach Boys

                                      A song about a car. What could be more American?

                                      • One of the greatest freedoms Americans have is to rock out.

                                      • 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
                                        Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

                                          A lesser-known Springsteen tune that's perfect for any patriotic occasion.

                                        • 4th of July

                                          4th of July


                                            For when you want something darker and more foreboding for your party.

                                          • American Idiot

                                              Because maybe we're all the idiots in America.

                                            • Made in the U.S.A.

                                              Made in the U.S.A.

                                              Demi Lovato

                                                For that good, old-fashioned American kind of love.

                                              • Almost Independence Day

                                                  A 10-minute song you'll want to listen to every word to.

                                                • American Music
                                                  Violent Femmes

                                                    A hybrid of punk and folk that's sure to catch people off-guard.

                                                  • Independence Day

                                                    Independence Day

                                                    Martina McBride

                                                      A woman declares her independence in the song, but it also makes for a great BBQ banger.