Have fun with this patriotic themed playlist for the 4th of July

Norman Ray

Global Courant

Show pride for your country on the 4th of July with red, white and blue clothing, attend a parade or fireworks display or host your own party.

However, remember that no party is complete without a themed playlist. Whether you need a playlist for the car ride to a party, organize your own playlist, head to the beach, or need some inspiration to get into a patriotic mood, these songs will help you get the party started.

“God Bless the USA,” Lee Greenwood “Only in America,” Brooks & Dunn “Red White & Blue,” Lynyrd Skynyrd “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” John Denver “Living in America,” James Brown”Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus”The Stars and Stripes Forever,” John Philip Sousa”American Saturday Night,” Brad Paisley”America,” Simon & Garfunkel”America the Beautiful,” Ray Charles”The Star-Spangled Banner,” Whitney Houston” Ragged Old Flag,” Johnny Cash”Courtesy of the Red White and Blue,” Toby Keith”Firework,” Katy Perry”Born In The USA,” Bruce Springsteen

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If you’re having a Fourth of July bash, you need the perfect playlist to blast through your party. (HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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1. “God Bless the US,” Lee Greenwood

“God Bless the USA” is a must-have on any Fourth of July playlist. This song was released in 1984 on Greenwood’s “You’ve Got a Good Love Comin” album.

The song is full of patriotic lyrics, especially in the chorus when Greenwood sings, “And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free, and I won’t forget the men who died, who gifts.” right on me, and I’d love to stand beside you and still defend her today, because there’s no doubt I love this country, God bless the US”

2. “Only in America,” Brooks & Dunn

This upbeat song was released in 2001 off the album “Steers & Stripes” by country artists Brooks & Dunn.

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“Only in America, dreaming in red white and blue, only in America, where we dream as big as we want,” the song’s chorus reads.

Brooks & Dunn are a popular country duo behind hits like ‘Only in America’. (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

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3. “Red White & Blue,” Lynyrd Skynyrd

This popular Skynyrd song was released in 2003 and is often played for Fourth of July.

4. “Take me home, country roads,” John Denver

“Take Me Home, Country Road” is a 1971 classic from the Denver album “Poems, Prayers & Promises”.

This country hit is still popular and is one that people will probably be familiar with, especially in West Virginia. Put this on your playlist and let everyone sing along to the catchy chorus.

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Denver’s patriotic song is one everyone will want to sing along to. (Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

5. “Living in America,” James Brown

You may recognize this song from ‘Rocky IV’. This song was sung by Brown and was written especially for this film.

In the scene from the movie where this song is used, Brown sings the song during Apollo Creed’s entry into his fight against Ivan Drago. During the scene, Creed is covered in American-themed gear as the song is sung.

This fast-paced jam will make you want to dance and celebrate the nation.

6. “Party in the USA”, Miley Cyrus

While “Party in the USA” may not be as “patriotic” as the other songs mentioned, it’s still a great song to play for the occasion.

It’s catchy, upbeat and fun. It came out in 2009 and is sung by Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA” is a song to get everyone dancing. (Charles Sykes/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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7. “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” John Philip Sousa

While country and pop hits are great additions to a Fourth of July playlist, don’t forget to mix in classics. Add John Phillip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” to your 4th of July playlist.

The song opens with “The Stars and Stripes Forever Let warlike note float in triumph And liberty stretches forth his mighty hand; Amid thunderous cheers a flag appears, the banner of the western land. The emblem of the brave and true.”

8. “American Saturday Night,” Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is the country music artist behind the 2009 hit “American Saturday Night.” This is one song you’ll want to play over and over again.

Included in the lyrics are: “It’s a French kiss, Italian ice cream, Spanish moss in the moonlight. It’s just another American Saturday night. Oh, that’s just what we got here.”

9. “America,” Simon & Garfunkel

This is an oldie with a 1968 release from the album “Bookends.” Simon & Garfunkel’s song has a slow, calming sound to it, but it’s still a great addition to your playlist.

10. “America the Beautiful”, Ray Charles

“America the Beautiful” is a classic that will spark national pride in anyone. You won’t want to hit the skip button when this number comes up during your Fourth of July festivities.

11. “The Star-studded Banner,” Whitney Houston

If you want to add the US national anthem to your playlist, this version sung by Houston in 1991 is a beautiful rendition.

Whitney Houston’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is a popular rendition of the national anthem. (Alain BENAINOUS/Gamma-Rapho)

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12. “Ragged Old Flag”, Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, the country artist behind songs like “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line,” also released the patriotic hit “Ragged Old Flag” in 1974.

“You see, we got a little hole in that flag there when Washington brought it across the Delaware. And it was burnt in powder the night Francis Scott Key was sitting looking at it as he wrote, you see. And he got a bad rip in New Orleans with Packingham and Jackson pulling at the seams,” Cash sings.

13. “Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue,” Toby Keith

Toby Keith released “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” in 2002. This gritty country song is sure to make anyone burst with pride.

14. “Fireworks”, Katy Perry

“You just have to turn on the light and let it shine, just master the night, like the fourth of July.” This Perry song is from her 2010 album “Teenage Dream” but should definitely get the crowd excited at your party.

15. “Born in the USA”, Bruce Springsteen

No playlist is complete without a classic song from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. “Born In The USA is one of Springsteen’s most famous songs and most guests will probably know it. If not, it’s one of those songs that is easy to recognize and fun to sing along to.

“Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen is a classic. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara, File)

16. “The Rising”, Bruce Springsteen

This patriotic song was recorded after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The entire album “The Rising” contains a number of emotional hits in honor of the lives lost that day.

The song reads: “Air of blackness and sorrow, air of love, air of tears, air of glory and sorrow, air of mercy, air of fear, air of memory and shadow. Your burning wind fills my arms tonight. Air of longing and emptiness, heaven of fullness, heaven of blessed life.

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Other classics to add to your 4th of July playlist

‘Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly’, Aaron Tippin’Fly Over States’, Jason Aldean’American Land’, Bruce Springsteen’America Will Always Stand’, Randy Travis’This Land is Your Land’, Sam Hunt’American Girl,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”American Kids,” Kenny Chesney”All-American Girl,” Carrie Underwood”Fast Cars and Freedom”, Rascal Flatts”Independence Day,” Martina McBride”I Love My Country,” Florida Georgia Line “Made In America,” Toby Keith “American Soldier,” Toby Keith “Travelin’ Solder,” The Dixie Chicks “If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw “Small Town USA,” Justin Moore “American Ride,” Toby Keith ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, Lynyrd Skynyrd’Where I Come From’, Montgomery Gentry’Dixieland Delight’, Alabama’Beer For My Horses’, Toby Keith’Something To Be Proud Of’, Montgomery Gentry’Mr. Red, White and Blue ,” Coffey Anderson”God’s Country,” Blake Shelton”The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home,” Justin Moore

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Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital.

Have fun with this patriotic themed playlist for the 4th of July

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