A Patriotic Playlist

Fun music to play for your Fourth of July celebration

Hosting a Fourth of July celebration this weekend? By now you've likely chosen your menu, thought about how you'll be setting the table, and possibly have hung the flag over the front porch. But what about a patriotic set of tunes to complete your party atmosphere?

Whether you're looking for tunes to play over cocktails, on the float in the holiday parade, or to go along with your fireworks display, we've put together a list of our classic and contemporary picks that are guaranteed to get you in a red-white-and-blue kind of mood. 

Is there a particular song we missed? Share what will be on your patriotic playlist this year below!



America the Beautiful — Ray Charles

America — Neil Diamond

Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue — Toby Keith

This Land is Your Land — Woody Guthrie

Living in America — James Brown

Stars and Stripes Forever — Arthur Fielder and Boston Pops Orchestra

Star-Spangled Banner — Whitney Houston

You’re a Grand Old Flag — US Military Academy Band

Ragged Old Flag — Johnny Cash

Back in the USA — Chuck Berry

Yankee Doodle Boy — James Cagney


Contemporary Favorites

Born in the U.S.A. — Bruce Springsteen

How Can You Live in the Northeast — Paul Simon

American Baby — David Matthews

American Woman — Lenny Kravitz

Take Me Home — Phil Collins

America — Simon & Garfunkel


Songs Inspired by the 50 States

California Girls — Katy Perry

Empire State of Mind — Jay-Z

Deep in the Heart of Texas — Perry Como

Sweet Home Alabama — Lynrd Skynyrd

Rhode Island is Famous for You — Blossom Dearie

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janeybird's picture

Wow....no one mentioned "GOD BLESS AMERICA".......Really?....No one?

And play "Proud To Be An American" TWICE...just because....

And songs inspired by states?

How about:
Dirty Water.....(a song about Boston & the previously
YUCKY Charles River...now cleaned up though....)
New York, New York
Oklahoma (from the play "Oklahoma")
Old Cape Cod....well it's IN a state...

inov8r's picture

and a couple more:

John Wayne's renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance and America, Why I Love Her (available on You Tube)

Finally, let's not forget Charlie Daniels--here are a couple that really cover the theme of Independence Day:
"God Bless The Mother"
"My Beautiful America"

inov8r's picture

and certainly Red Skelton's spoken presentation "I Pledge Allegiance"

inov8r's picture

Valeda beat me to it--but it's Lee Greenwood, for the record

Summer & Independence Day - give me ANY Beach Boys tune, including California Girls (nothing against KP, but seriously, the BB's had this covered in 1965)


I'm Proud to Be An American by Keith Greenwood

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