With Independence Day just around the corner, your holiday cookout is not complete without the perfect Fourth of July inspired playlist. According to Spotify, every state has a particular favorite patriotic song. In the state of New York, Bruce Springsteen's "Fourth of July, Ashbury Park" ranked number one. Besides purchasing the food and drinks on your list, be sure that your tunes make your holiday a ‘classic.’

Check out this playlist for your Fourth of July:

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "American Girl"

Does this song ever get old? Young and old alike enjoy this undeniably catchy chorus on a classic Tom Petty song. What better time to sing-a-long to this classic tune than on the day that defines our nation?

Bruce Springsteen - "Born In The U.S.A"

Leave it to Bruce Springsteen. With more than a handful of patriotic songs in his catalog, Springsteen used an anthemic chorus to hide the true song meaning embedded within the song’s verses, which reveal unfair treatment of American veterans. When you think of this Springsteen song, you think of a few American flags flying in a packed crowd, President Ronald Reagan using it as a campaign song, and hot summer days.

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

Used during President George W. Bush’s first presidential campaign, this John Mellencamp 1985 classic is one that is sure to get your pool party singing-a-long. Subtitled ‘A Salute to '60s Rock,’ this Mellencamp penned tune chronicles how Rock & Roll emerged in America.

The Guess Who - American Woman

One of the most recognizable songs on the list, “American Woman,” was originally made famous by The Guess Who, a Canadian rock band that didn’t realize they were writing an American anthem. Enjoy this classic take on a song that has been covered by tons of rock artists, including Lenny Kravitz, who even scored a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Male Rock Performance.

Fleetwood Mac- "Don't Stop'"

If you don’t know every word to the chorus of this iconic Fleetwood Mac hit, maybe you aren’t American. As you look at the stars and stripes, Don’t Stop thinking about all of those tomorrows and remembering all of the yesterdays that allowed our country the great luxury of freedom.

[Written by TSM Intern: Francesca Orsomarso]


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