Having a barbeque, pool party, fireworks show or any other celebration is a great way to spend this 4th of July. No matter how big or small your event, cookout or gathering is, you are going to want to have a great playlist that everyone will enjoy. Luckily, there are plenty of 4th of July songs that fit the occasion no matter what the holiday looks like or means to you. Many of these songs were created or performed by Black artists and highlight the complex relationship Black Americans have with this holiday. Others are American classics that it would not be the 4th of July if you didn’t listen to. Whether you want to show off your pride for this country and put on your red, white and blue or just have a good time and enjoy an off day, you can enjoy these 4th of July songs for your celebration.

32 4th of July Songs

“The Star-Spangled Banner” performed by Whitney Houston

“America the Beautiful” by Ray Charles

“Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen

“Living in America” by James Brown

“Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino

“This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

“American Requiem” by Beyoncé

“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” by John Mellencamp

“God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood

“Firework” by Katy Perry

“American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz

“American Pie” by Don McLean

“American Oxygen” by Rihanna

“God Bless Amerika” by Lil Wayne

“Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John

“American Woman” by The Guess Who

“American Boy” by Estelle ft. Kanye West

“Made in the U.S.A” by Demi Lovato

“Texas Hold ‘Em” by Beyoncé

“Surfin’ U.S.A.” by The Beach Boys

“Kids in America” by Kim Wilde

“Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” by James Brown

“American Teen” by Khalid

“Independent Women, Part 1” – Destiny’s Child

“American Idiot” by Green Day

“American Life” by Madonna

“American Girl” by Bonnie McKee

“Freedom” by Beyoncé (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

“Alright” by Kendrick Lamar

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” by Beyoncé

“Someday We’ll All Be Free” by Donny Hathaway