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15 Patriotic Fourth of July Songs You Need to Add to Your Playlist

At its core, the Fourth of July is a day set aside for celebrating American independence — but it’s also just an ideal time for celebrating in general: we get the day off work, school’s out, and the mid-summer sun is shining on pool parties, picnics, beach days, and barbecues from coast to coast.

If you’re planning to celebrate with friends and family, put together a thematic playlist that will definitely hype the crowd. Our list of Fourth of July songs includes overtly patriotic tracks, poignant tunes that celebrate nostalgia and Americana — and just the fun and freedom of American life. Plus, this list is all about dancing, letting loose, and celebrating summer. So cue up these tracks, fire up the grill, and let’s get this Independence Day party started!