July 4th playlist: Not your usual 15 songs for AmericaBy Matt Miller | July 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Unless you’re a country musician or a southern rock band or John Philip Sousa, you aren’t exactly in the business of making patriotic music. Have you ever heard a pro-America hip-hop song or punk song? As it turns out, the songs we’ve compiled for July 4th happen to be a bit more critical than “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
You’ve heard all the Springsteen, Chesney and Guthrie songs about America anyways. So we put together 15 non-traditional July 4th tracks for your enjoyment with Wu-Tang Clan, Elliott Smith, Rage Against the Machine and more.
Listen to the whole July 4th playlist below or on Spotify.
If you’re looking for a more traditional July 4th playlist, check out last year’s.
The National — “Fake Empire”
Rage Against the Machine — “Freedom”
Elliott Smith — “Independence Day”
LCD Soundsystem — “North American Scum”
The Hold Steady — “Stuck Between Stations”
Jay-Z — “Dead Presidents II”
Judy Collins — “The Patriot Game”
Wu-Tang Clan — C.R.E.A.M.
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