4th of july music
A U.S. Naval band tuba player waits to play during a ceremony in Coronado, California, May 2, 2013. From bass bands to the tip of Jimi Hendrix's Guitar, there are many ways to enjoy patriotic music on July 4th REUTERS/Mike Blake

Patriotic playlists are key for 4th of July. Whether you’re using Pandora, Spotify, or YouTube to play your American B-Day songs, we’ve got you covered. Spotify has the best playlists for 4th of July, with the most control over the songs. Below, we’ve got our top picks for pop, rock, traditional, and country playlists. Pandora doesn’t allow for playlists, but we’ve got a few songs and artists to get you started for 4th-of-July-friendly streaming. YouTube has the most commercials out of the three, but they’ve also got some niche lists like patriotic songs for kids. Lastly, we’ve got an embed of “Nuestro Himno,” that quirky Spanish cover of the Star-Spangled Banner from 2006.


If you’re looking for typical Americana without an explicitly patriotic line, check out the July 4th Pandora station. You can also start with an appropriate song or genre to get rolling on typical American music. Click these links to go instantly open a relevant Pandora playlist:

COUNTRY: Fourth Of July by Shooter Jennings

ROCK: Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen

CLASSIC: This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie

MARCHING BAND: The Star Spangled Banner by The All American Marching Band

SYMPHONY: 1812 Festival Overture, Op.49 (Original Scoring) by London Symphony Orchestra


POP/GENERAL: Red, White, Blue is a solid all-around playlist for 4th of July.

TRADITIONAL: Celebrate America, Songs For 4th Of July is an über patriotic album where you can find such classics as Liberty Bell, This Land Is Your Land and America, The Beautiful.

CLASSIC ROCK: Patriotic Party Music will make you R.o.c.k. in the U.S.A. and Listen To The Music.

COUNTRY: Whether you’re a Country Girl or you just want to get in touch with your Redneck Side, this 4th of July playlist is a great companion for anyone who wants to Drink A Beer, Take A Back Road or Get Drunk On A Plane.


Want something kid-friendly (and heavy on the brass)? Check out these patriotic songs for kids.

In 2006, Latino and other activist musicians recorded a version of the Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish, ta loosely translated song titled “Nuestro Himno.” Listen closely and you can pick out the guest artists, Wyclef Jean, Pitbull and Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon.

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