From Springsteen to Cyrus: Your All-American Independence Day Playlist

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Listen up: Whether you are chowing down on ribs and guzzling American beer on the patio, or camping out for the local fireworks display, you’ll need the right soundtrack.

NewsFeed has compiled a list of classic rock and pop tunes and some out-of-this-world renditions of patriotic songs that will get you revved for Independence Day.

On The Road: Sing along to these songs honoring the American landscape during your weekend road-trip.


“America”–Simon and Garfunkel


“Allentown”–Billy Joel


“This Land is Your Land”–Woody Guthrie

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Born to Rock: Dance to these uptempo tunes during fireworks and parades. 


“Born in the USA”–Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band


“Party in the USA”–Miley Cyrus

“American Pie”–Don McLean

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Food Coma: Wind-down after the BBQ feast with these slow numbers.


“Star Spangled Banner”–Marvin Gaye


“America the Beautiful”–Ray Charles

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“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”–Aretha Franklin

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