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25 Best Patriotic Songs to Add to Your 4th of July Playlist

Reader's Digest Logo By Kelly Bryant of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 26: Music sets the tone for a whole lot of what we do. Whether it's an instrumental tune playing softly in the background while you shop, or a beloved ballad on the radio that makes you want to roll down the windows and sing at the top of your lungs, music makes us feel things. Naturally, certain songs lend themselves to holidays and celebrations better than others. At Christmas time we have Christmas songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and on Halloween we have "Thriller." What is the 4th of July without a patriotic song like "God Bless the U.S.A." playing at a barbecue? To create your ultimate 4th of July music playlist, start with some tried-and-true patriotic songs, then pepper in tracks that pay homage to some of the states that make up our country. Follow those up with some summer favorites and you have yourself a batch of 4th of July songs that make the perfect soundtrack while playing 4th of July games, traveling for a 4th of July getaway, or any other patriotic celebration. After you're done streaming these songs, keep the celebration going by watching these 4th of July movies.

Patriotic songs that celebrate the U.S.A.

Music sets the tone for a whole lot of what we do. Whether it's an instrumental tune playing softly in the background while you shop, or a beloved ballad on the radio that makes you want to roll down the windows and sing at the top of your lungs, music makes us feel things. Naturally, certain songs lend themselves to holidays and celebrations better than others. At Christmas time we have Christmas songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and on Halloween we have "Thriller." What is the 4th of July without a patriotic song like "God Bless the U.S.A." playing at a barbecue?

To create your ultimate 4th of July music playlist, start with some tried-and-true patriotic songs, then pepper in tracks that pay homage to some of the states that make up our country. Follow those up with some summer favorites and you have yourself a batch of 4th of July songs that make the perfect soundtrack while playing 4th of July games, traveling for a 4th of July getaway, or any other patriotic celebration. After you're done streaming these songs, keep the celebration going by watching these 4th of July movies.

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