The All-American 4th of July Playlist

Happy 4th of July weekend, everybody! To celebrate the birthday of America, I selected 30 All-American songs for my July 4th festivities – feel free to play it at your BBQs and fireworks shows, too!

P.S. I’ll be DJing live before the Mariners game at T-Mobile Park on Sunday, July 4th; stop by and say hi! Because you can’t find a better combination than country music, beer, hot dogs, baseball, summer, fireworks, and America!

Enjoy my selections, and as always, the full Spotify playlist is available at the end!

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The All-American 4th of July Playlist

Whitney Houston – “The Star-Spangled Banner”
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Recorded live at Super Bowl XXV, it still gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. In my humble opinion, this is the greatest live performance of our national anthem, ever.

Ray Charles – “America The Beautiful”
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This song will always remind me of The 4th of July Night Game scene from “The Sandlot”. That’s the defining movie of my childhood.

James Brown – “Living In America”
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Rick Derringer – “Real American”
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Made famous by Hulk Hogan. Great over-the-top America music video, by the way.

Kenny Chesney – “American Kids”
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It may not be one of Chensey’s best songs, but it is definitely one of his most fun songs to sing-a-long to.

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Lenny Kravitz – “American Woman”
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Lenny’s cover of The Guess Who’s 1970 song hits HARD.

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”
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Turn it up! Here’s the original…

Kid Rock – “All Summer Long”
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…and here’s the song that essentially sampled the riff. Turn it up, too!

Bruce Springsteen – “Born in the U.S.A.”
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It’s actually a protest song, but I only play the chorus and no one seems to care.

John Mellencamp – “R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.”
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Such a fun sing-a-long song with that classic 60s rock vibe.

Chicago – “Saturday in the Park”
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“Saturday, in the park, I think it was the 4th of July…”

Brooks & Dunn – “Only in America”
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Easily one of Brooks & Dunn’s best songs, I love this song and its opportunistic message that we all get a chance and everybody gets to dance.

Josh Turner – “Firecracker”
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I think the inclusion of this song is self-explanatory.

Katy Perry – “Firework”
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Also, self-explanatory.

Martina McBride – “Independence Day”
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Martina’s vocals have never sounded so powerful. Like Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” it is a song that I like to use the chorus when I mix, as the verses tell a different story.

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Toby Keith – “Made in America”
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Toby Keith figured out that if he wrote a bunch of songs about America, he would be set for life. Here’s one…

Toby Keith – “American Ride”
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…and, here’s two…

Toby Keith – “Drunk Americans”
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…three…

Toby Keith – “American Soldier”
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…and four. Which one is your favorite? My answer is the last song on this playlist.

John Mellencamp – “Small Town”
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The backbone of America is the small towns. I rather live in a small town than a big city, any day of the week.

Brad Paisley – “American Saturday Night”
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Of course, Brad Paisley’s ode to Saturday nights in America is fitting for the All-American 4th of July playlist!

Jake Owen – “American Country Love Song”
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A catchy tune that perfectly encapsulates a young romance in America.

Zac Brown Band – “Chicken Fried”
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What’s more American than fried chicken? I’ll wait…

Miley Cyrus – “Party in the U.S.A.”
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The ladies love this one; it is a certified 4th of July banger!

Grand Funk Railroad – “We’re An American Band”
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I just love that American classic rock vibe. This is another great rock song to turn up loud on the 4th of July!

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Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
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One of the greatest classic rock song intros that just fits with everything, including this 4th of July playlist.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “American Girl”
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If you’re going to include “American Woman” on this playlist, you also have to include Tom Petty’s “American Girl”.

Don McLean – “American Pie”
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Eight minutes and thirty-six seconds of pure sing-a-long joy.

Lee Greenwood – “God Bless the U.S.A.”
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Perhaps the second most patriotic song on this list (because nothing is more patriotic than “The Star-Spangled Banner”).

Toby Keith – “Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”
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Toby’s best American-themed song and one that constantly reminds the listener to never forget 9/11.

The All-American 4th of July Playlist

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Originally Published: July 3, 2021
Last Updated: January 12, 2022

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