Top 10 Songs to Play on the 4th of July

It’s a tradition of mine to listen to certain songs on the 4th of July. When asked what my favorite holiday is, Independence Day is my number one – without a doubt. I realize most people love the holidays that involve presents, good food, family togetherness and the cozy feeling of being near a fire. I do too. Who doesn’t love presents? But the 4th of July just sparks that patriotic southern spirit of mine into a full blown fiery happiness.

I want you to envision the warm summer day, the smell of barbecue filling the air, family and friends gathered around, kids splashing in the pool (lake or river), the love of one another and country, the parade’s and of course the magnificence of bright fireworks filling the star filled night sky. How can you not be drawn to a single day like that, that happens every year?

Back to my tradition of certain songs on Independence Day. I’m not totally sure why I have this tradition and most of these songs wax nostalgia of my younger years and this holiday. I suppose that is why they have become my top songs to listen to. I know that when I hear them at any other time during the year I immediately yearn for the July festivities. So here you go, the list of songs you must listen to (because I do) on the 4th of July.

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10. God Bless The U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood
You didn’t think I would have made this list and not included this song? Didn’t we all sing this song in school and when we all proudly stand up we fist pumped at the same time?

9. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
No list is complete without a little pride of being born in the U.S.A.

8. A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams Jr.
Most every song by Hank Williams Jr. make me happy, but this particular song triples that happiness on the 4th of July.

7. Down Home by Alabama
This country song is amazing song of small town America and how grateful the people from there are to be living there. And just how much they truly love their country.

6. Places I’ve Never Been by Mark Wills
When I was working on the 4th of July as a teen this song played inside the diner as I watched the parade out the windows. It makes me think of that day and the beauty that America holds.

5. My Town by Montgomery Gentry
Yes, this is My Town. And it’s all those small towns that overfill this country with pride and love.

4. If The World Had A Front Porch by Tracy Lawrence
I think this song speaks for itself.

3. Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
This song couldn’t make me happier on the 4th or July or any day for that matter.

2. That’s What I Love About Sunday by Craig Morgan
What would we do without having the freedom to have amazing Sunday’s?

My number one song is just a song that I have always heard on the 4th of July.

1.Independence Day by Martina McBride
I seriously love to belt this song out at the top of my lungs and totally off key. C’mon y’all know you do too!

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