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25 Patriotic Fourth of July Songs For Your Party Playlist

These tunes about America, freedom and dreaming are an Independence Day must.

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What’s not to love about the 4th of July? In addition to celebrating our nation’s independence, it’s a time for festive beach picnics, lively pool parties, indulgent barbecues, wow-worthy fireworks and just plain fun over a long holiday weekend under the mid-summer sun.

If you’re planning a 4th of July party this year (or even just going for a drive with the stereo blasting), these are the songs you need to add to your playlist right now. Our list of the best 4th of July songs includes some patriotic classics that never get old: Think Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Don McLean’s “American Pie” and Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman.”

Our picks for the Independence Day playlist also include regional odes like The Mamas and the Papas’ haunting “California Dreamin’” and John Denver’s love story to West Virginia, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Plus, we added some more cerebral picks to round out your playlist, including Childish Gambino’s powerful critique of the nation’s systemic flaws, “This Is America.”

Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out our guide to the best 4th of July movies, 4th of July trivia to share with friends and family at the barbecue and our roundup of the best 4th of July quotes for your social media shoutout (or just a jolt of tear-jerking patriotism). And don’t miss our 4th of July drinks, dessert ideas and all types of recipes for a mouth-watering, crowd-pleasing bash that’s right on theme.

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The Star Spangled Banner
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Color Me America
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Party In The U.S.A.
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Firework
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American Pie
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America
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Born in the U.S.A.
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Kids In America
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Fight For Your Right
Beastie Boys
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American
Lana Del Rey
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American Boy
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American Girl
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American Woman
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This Is America
Childish Gambino
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American Girl
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California Dreamin'
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Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver
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God Bless The U.S.A.
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Living in America
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Only In America
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Independence Day
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Think
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All-American Girl
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Fly Like An Eagle
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America the Beautiful
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