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School is out and summer is finally here! We’re all celebrating and having some fun in the sun. Before you know it, it will be the Fourth of July. Independence Day is all about barbecue parties, beach trips, and fireworks. Americans love to gather their friends and family to show their patriotism and frolick in the sun.
Before you can throw the best Fourth of July BBQ, you need to prepare some tunes to play while you relax by the water with friends and family. We’re counting down the top ten songs to celebrate the Fourth of July to make sure you have a holiday that you will never forget. Grab your cookout gear and your favorite summer sandals, because this playlist will help you beat the heat while celebrating Independence Day.
10. "Sparks Fly" by Taylor Swift
“I’m captivated by you baby like a firework show.” American sweetheart, Taylor Swift, will help you kindle some sparks during this Fourth of July holiday.
9. "Summer’s Not Hot" by Selena Gomez
“The heat is blazing like the Fourth of July.” Embrace the summer heat while Selena Gomez encourages you to join the party.
8. "Surfin’U.S.A." by The Beach Boys
This Beach Boys classic will bring the “fun, fun, fun” to any barbecue party or beach bonfire.
7. "American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
This sultry song allows you to slow things down while still keeping the party going. It’s perfect for grabbing your favorite cocktail and taking a moment to lay by the pool.
6. "Saturday in the Park" by Chicago
“Saturday in the park. I think it was the Fourth of July.” This song is a perfect fit for any barbecue or picnic.
5. "American Pie" by Don McLean
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this classic by Don McLean.
4. "American Girl" by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Dedicate this song to all the American girls at your Independence Day celebration.
3. "Firework" by Katy Perry
Watch the sparks fly while you listen to this uptempo track by Katy Perry.
2. "Born in the U.S.A" by Bruce Springsteen
Only the Boss knows how to really celebrate the Fourth of July. This is the perfect song to celebrate America decked out in red, white, and blue.
1. "Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key
Sing along to this traditional tune while you watch the fireworks light up the night sky.