The ultimate Fourth of July playlist
Fireworks in Sound: Exploring the Best 4th of July Songs for the Perfect Soundtrack
1. Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album: Willy and the Poor Boys Released: October 1969
“CCR’s ‘Fortunate Son’ is a quintessential American anthem, perfectly fitting for the 4th of July. With its powerful music and thought-provoking lyrics, the song embodies the spirit of the red, white, and blue. As the memorable line goes, ‘It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senator’s son,’ it resonates with the rebellious and independent nature of America. This iconic track has not only left a mark on the music scene but has also found its place in popular culture, appearing in movies like ‘Forrest Gump’ and others. ‘Fortunate Son’ continues to inspire listeners to question authority, fight for justice, and celebrate the true essence of American freedom on Independence Day and beyond.
2. We're an American Band
Grand Funk Railroad
Album: We're an American Band Released: July 15, 1973
3. Born in the U.S.A.
4. America, Fuck Yeah
Team America: World Police Soundtrack
4. Living in America
Album: Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Released: 1985
5. Ragged Old Flag
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American singer and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor, he is remembered for his hit recordings of “The Shotgun Boogie” and “Sixteen Tons“.