Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My 4th of July Playlist

It's almost time of our annual neighborhood 4th of July parade!!

And we are busy getting ready.  Here is my

Fourth of July Playlist:

(In order of awesomeness...kinda...)

"Barbara Ann" by The Beach Boys  (Just a great way to start off a party!)

"Sink the Bismark" by Johnny Horton (My Mom always played this!)

"Living in America" by James Brown  (Funky and fun!)

"Ragged Old Flag" by Johnny Cash  (Such a cool tribute!)

"The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton

"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." by John Melloncamp (Obviously.)

"Home" by Phillip Phillips (Because America is home to ALL of us!)

"Party in the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus (I apologize in advance for this one.)

"We Shall Overcome" by Mahalia Jackson 

"Everyday America" by Sugarland

"Back in the USA" by Chuck Berry

"American Pie" by Don McLean

"Be True to Your School" by The Beach Boys

"Counting Stars" by One Republic

"Authority Song" by John Melloncamp

"American" by Neil Diamond  (We're coming to America!!  I'm getting pumped just thinking about what that might have felt like for immigrants!)

"Amazing Grace" by Tramaine Hawkins

"America" by Simon and Garfunkel

"Gone, Gone, Gone" by Phillip Phillips

"Born in The USA" by Bruce Springsteen (Classic!)

"Rock and Roll Music" by Chuck Berry

"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell (I mean, seriously, they are...Is that a bad joke!?)

"Small Town" by John Melloncamp

"Surfin U.S.A." by The Beach Boys

"Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon

"Lean On Me" by Bill Withers

"Route 66" by Chuck Berry  (This one makes my kids shimmy!)

"The Star-Spangled Banner" by Mo Tab

"The Avengers" (100 Greatest TV Themes)

"You're a Grand Old Flag (Yankee Doodle Dandy)" by James Cagney

"God Bless America" by Celine Dione

"Stars and Stripes Forever" by US Military Band and John Phillip Sousa

"When I First Came to This Land" by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Taps/Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Piano Brothers

PS - So what do you think?  Let me know if I missed any of your favorites!


  1. Love the playlist! I'm thinking about using some of these ideas to make a CD for our 4th of July bbq :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. great list. I was working a playlist this morning so I was thrilled to see your list. I had to laugh at some of your commentary. LOVE IT!

  3. I am a copy cat.

  4. Looks like I am not the only Phillip Phillips fan!


  5. I love the playlist; thanks for sharing it.
    Blessings and have a wonderful celebration~

  6. I've always loved Lee Greenwood's "I'm proud to be an American". Gives me goosebumps when I hear it! I love your playlist. Never thought of putting together a playlist for the 4th of July! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a perfect list! I haven't listened to Johnny Hortonfor years.I do have to say that I would also add "I'm proud to be an American" to the list.