The Ultimate Fourth of July Playlists

Staff Writer
Appreciate the USA with these songs

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Crank up these tunes while watching the fireworks this Fourth of July.

The Fourth of July can be a marathon of a holiday. Between assembling all of your family and friends for activities, stocking up on supplies, and grilling up a storm, you’re probably exhausted and sunburned by the time the fireworks start at night.

Make things a bit easier for yourself by using our Fourth of July playlists. Including everything from "The Star Spangled Banner" and Will Smith classics to James Brown and Carrie Underwood, our playlists are sure to have the perfect tunes for whatever kind of bash you’re planning to throw.

If you want something a little more mellow and laid-back, then our Folk Fourth of July playlist is perfect for you. If you’re looking to keep your guests awake long after the final firework has exploded in the sky, then crank up our Hip-Hop and Rap playlist. Or if you’re just simply looking to kick back with a beer and some barbecue, turn on the Country Fourth of July playlist.

No matter what type of music you choose, remember to take the time on the Fourth to appreciate all of the reasons why we salute the red, white, and blue.

Instrumental Fourth of July Playlist:

The Stars and Stripes Forever — US Marine Band

The Thunderer — US Army Band

America, My Country ‘Tis of Thee — US Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

The Star Spangled Banner

America the Beautiful — US Military Band and Ensembles

Battle Hymn of the Republic — US Army Band and Chorus

When Johnny Comes Marching Home — The United States Military Academy Band

Anchors Aweigh, The US Navy Anthem — US Navy Band

Caissons Go Rolling, The US Army Song — The American Military Band

The Marines Hymn, The US Marines Hymn — The American Military Band

Taps — United States Coast Guard Band

March From the River Kwai — Mitch Miller

Country Fourth of July Playlist:

Beer For My Horses — Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson

It's America — Rodney Atkins

This Ain’t No Rag, It’s a Flag — The Charlie Daniels Band

Made in America — Toby Keith

American Saturday Night — Brad Paisley

Mayberry — Rascal Flatts

Everyday America — Sugarland

Firecracker — Josh Turner

All-American Girl — Carrie Underwood

God Bless the USA — Lee Greenwood

Fourth Of July — Dave Alvin

Oldies Fourth of July Playlist:

Born In The U.S.A. — Bruce Springsteen

R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. — John Mellencamp

American Girl — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Star Spangled Banner — Jimi Hendrix

Living in America — James Brown

Start Me Up — The Rolling Stones

Kids in America — Kim Wilde

Ohio — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 

Cherry Pie — Warrant 

Folk Fourth of July Playlist: 

New York, New York — Ryan Adams

The Times They Are A-Changin’ — Bob Dylan

This Land Is Your Land — Woody Guthrie

American Baby — Dave Matthews Band

Truckin’ — Grateful Dead

I And Love And You — The Avett Brothers

America — Simon & Garfunkel

American Pie — Don McLean

500 Miles — Peter, Paul and Mary

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) — Scott McKenzie

Hip-Hop and Rap Fourth of July Playlist: 

Miami — Will Smith

Empire State of Mind — JAY-Z, Alicia Keys

California Love — 2Pac, Roger Troutman

Welcome to Atlanta — Jermaine Dupri

Country Grammar — Nelly

American Boy — Estelle feat. Kanye West

Raise Up — Petey Pablo

N.Y. State of Mind — Nas

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