Music has always been at the core of every 4th of July celebration. Whether it is classic patriotic hits such to All American summer anthems, this station has it all – Festive Independence Day hits, party oldies and stirring marches.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of the top ten songs to help ring in America’s birthday.
The Beach Boys “4th of July” – This one is self-explanatory. There is nothing that screams “America” more than Brian Wilson and crew singing about the red, white and blue.
Jimmy Buffet “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – The ultimate ode to summer and theme song for ‘parrotheads’ everywhere.
Don Henley “Boys of Summer” – There is no American summer without ‘summer love’ and Eagles front man Don Henley gives us a song to reminiscence about the ones in the past.
David Lee Roth “California Girls” – A classic and cheeky sing-a-long style song that honors all the beautiful girls across America.
Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A” – The boss wearing those jeans and singing good ole’ American rock n’ roll. What could be better than that?!
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire” – Two words. Top. Gun.
Crosby & Nash “My country ‘Tis of Thee (live)” – A fresh take on the classic folk song turns this old diddy into an emotive and uplifting tune you want to sing along with – preferably by a campfire with a lot of s’mores.
Whitney Houston “Star Spangled Banner” – Everyone remembers this performance at Super Bowl XXV. It was Whitney at her best – flawless, poised, and performing her heart out for an entire stadium rendered speechless. Our national anthem was never the same after that.
Toby Keith “American Ride” – It would be impossible to celebrate the 4th of July without some country music. Toby Keith’s up-tempo “American Ride” reminds us that America can still be a great place to live.
Willie Nelson “Living in the Promised Land”– Willie Nelson, an American icon that is unmatched by most, sings about the American dream in this hit track.
For these songs and more head to 4th of July Celebration on Slacker – the soundtrack to the holiday weekend and America’s independence.