Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America - Reverb

Fourth of July playlist: 15 songs for America

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Big Boi, left, and Andre 3000 of hip hop group Outkast perform behind a screen depicting the American flag during their headlining set on the first day of the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Friday, April 11, 2014, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

America’s 238th birthday is upon us, which means it’s time to reflect on all we have to be thankful for here in the U.S. of A. In light of the men’s national team’s heroic 2-1 loss to Belgium in the Round of 16 yesterday, Tim Howard is no doubt among them. (Goes to show just that when it comes to hand sports, America is no joke.) America is also home of the club sandwich, a sandwich so revered it has a website dedicated to reviewing its incarnations world-round.

And then there’s music. When it comes to musicians, we’ve got quality and quantity out the Mississippi. If you’re out there enjoying your day off between the shining seas this Independence Day, spin our Fourth of July playlist for a hit of music made by Americans, for Americans about America.

And as is custom, don’t let the evening pass without listening to the president’s speech from “Independence Day.”

Listen to Reverb’s Fourth of July playlist on Spotify here, or stream it below:

Chuck Berry, “Promised Land”

Blitzen Trapper, “Wild Mountain Nation”

James Brown, “Living In America”

Ween, “Freedom of ’76”

Sufjan Stevens, “No Man’s Land”

John Mellencamp, “Jack and Diane”

Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA”

Watch The Throne, “Made In America”

Steve Miller Band, “Living In The U.S.A.”

Old Crow Medicine Show, “Carry Me Back To Virginia”

Willie Nelson, “Amazing Grace”

The Wallflowers, “One Headlight”

Simon & Garfunkel, “America”

OutKast, “Gasoline Dreams”

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Dylan Owens is Reverb’s all-purpose news blogger and album reviewer. You can read more from him in Relix magazine and the comment sections of WORLDSTARHIPHOP.

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