It’s that time of year again! Fire up the grill, break out your American flag jorts, and load up on all those extra long sparklers, because the Fourth of July is here.
Whether you’re at a game, hitting the beach, or tubing down the river with your crew, you’re going to need some patriot-themed music to fuel your party. And while Fourth of July staples such as Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” and John Mellencamp’s “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” are easy go-to’s for your family barbecue, we have a more updated playlist for all your Independence Day needs.
Contemporary pop artists like Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus headline this all-American playlist. It’s the perfect mix to put you in a festive mood whether you’re tossing bags at a local block party or furiously creating sparkler art in the air like a modern day, Insta-famous van Gogh.
Here are 11 patriotic songs to round out your Fourth of July playlist.
1. “National Anthem,” Lana Del Rey
2. “Made in the USA,” Demi Lovato
3. “American Girl,” Bonnie McKee
4. “Firework,” Katy Perry
5. “Made in America,” Jay Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean
6. “Party In the U.S.A.,” Miley Cyrus
7. “American Dream,” MKTO
8. “Fireworks,” Animal Collective
9. “4th of July (Fireworks),” Kelis
10. “All-American Girl,” Carrie Underwood
11. “Make It in America,” Victorious Cast feat. Victoria Justice