The Fourth of July is a time for celebration! A great way to celebrate is by listening to patriotic 4th of July songs about America to set the tone for a joyous Independence Day filled with fireworks, BBQ, cold drinks and fun crafts.
However you decide to celebrate this year, a great Fourth of July songs playlist will set the mood for the day’s festivities.
From classic patriotic songs and songs about America that ring true, to catchy hits and songs that will make you want to get up and dance, we have rounded up a grand list of 4th of July songs that will get you in the Fourth of July spirit!
Fire up the grill, pull out the decorations and queue up these 32 Fourth of July songs about America to get this party started!
Oh, and by the way, we’ve already made a 4th of July Playlist on Spotify for you which you can listen to and share with your friends by clicking here.
32 Patriotic 4th of July Songs About America
1. “Color Me America” by Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton is a true American icon. In her stirring song “Color Me America” she belts out “I am Red and White and Blue… These are colors that ring true”.
2. “God Bless America” by Celine Dion
Celine Dion performs an emotional tribute of “God Bless America” at CBS’s “Rockin’ for the USA – A National Salute to the US Military” aboard the USS Harry S. Truman in 2012.
3. “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash sings “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” on an episode of The Johnny Cash Show in 1969. In Cash’s iconic rendition of this song, he makes a brief but powerful comment about how a song can belong to us all.
4. “America” by Simon & Garfunkel
Inspired by a five-day road trip that Simon and his girlfriend took in 1964, this low-key folk song is considered on of Simon’s strongest songwriting showings and one of the duo’s greatest hits.
5. “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa
The National March of the United States of America! A song for Independence Day that will make you wish you learned how to play an instrument.
6. “Back in the USA” by Chuck Berry
With lyrics like “Where hamburgers sizzle on an open grill night and day”, it’s the perfect addition to your Fourth of July Songs mix.
7. “American Spirit” by Thomas Rhett
Friday night football games, hot dogs, fireworks & cold beer… Rhett sings “it ain’t even Fourth of July” but it feels like a song you want to listen to on that day!
8. “Only in America” by Brooks & Dunn
This up-tempo track will get you in the mood to “dream as big as you want to”.
9. “American Saturday Night” by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley’s country hit highlights all of the cultures in our country coming together and that’s what makes America great, like “A French kiss, Italian Ice, Margaritas in the moonlight”!
10. “R.O.C.K in the USA” by John Mellencamp
A salute to 60s rock! A perfect 4th of July Song that have you belting out “R.O.C.K in the USA” all day long.
11. “Flyover States” by Jason Aldean
This is one of those songs about America that make you want to travel the country far and wide to witness it’s endless beauty.
12. “My Town” by Montgomery Gentry
This country classic will have you reminiscing on where you grew up and appreciate your roots this Independence Day.
13. “Till my Dyin’ Day” by Brooks & Dunn
Pour yourself a glass of ice cold lemonade and crank up this tune by Brooks & Dunn.
14. “Where the Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly” by Aaron Tippin
A classic patriotic song for Independence Day.
15. “America Will Survive” by Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. honors the memory of 9/11 and speaks to America’s resilience. This powerful song is a rewritten version of his original hit “Country Boy Can Survive”.
16. “Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)” by Alan Jackson
In his tribute to September 11th, Alan Jackson expresses his thoughts and emotions from his own experience that day.
17. “The Star Spangled Banner” by Whitney Houston
Few have topped this iconic performance of the national anthem by Whitney Houston at Superbowl XXV in 1991. This patriotic 4th of July song is a must for your playlist!
18. “American Heart” by Faith Hill
This emotional song about America, moreover the “American Heart”, may bring tears to your eyes.
19. “America the Beautiful” by Ray Charles
This soulful rendition of the patriotic song “American the Beautiful” by Ray Charles is a classic.
20. “American” by Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey takes patriotism to a whole new level in her song “American”, making it must on your Fourth of July playlist.
21. Party in the U.S.A by Miley Cyrus
The song title says it all… So put your hands up, crank it loud and enjoy your “Party in the U.S.A”!
22. “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood
Our roundup of Fourth of July songs would not be complete without this patriotic song and emotional ballad that will pull on your heart strings.
23. “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith
Question: Can you have a true Independence Day celebration without a red solo cup? We’d say this is a Fourth of July playlist must!
24. “American Girl” by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty’s 1976 classic will forever rank as a top song for your Fourth of July playlist.
25. “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” by Toby Keith
Known as one of Toby Keith’s greatest hits, this song was written in response to the 9/11 attacks and has been said to have been a rallying anthem for US troops. A classic patriotic song about America!
26. “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen
Go ahead, clap along to this anthem by Bruce Springsteen! One of the greatest hit songs for Independence Day.
27. “American Woman” by Lenny Kravitz
Get up to get down and groove to this funky rock song this Fourth of July!
28. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynrd
This song is not only a summer staple, but also a staple for your Fourth of July playlist.
29. “Firework” by Katy Perry
This 2016 hit by Katy Perry could not be a better fit for your selection of Fourth of July songs… “Just own the night, like the Fourth of July, ’cause baby your a firework”!
30. “Living in America” by James Brown
Go ahead, try not to get up and dance to this fun, upbeat song that celebrates the best of the U.S.A… we’ll be getting our groove on!
31. “Kids in America” by Kim Wilde
This energetic 80s pop song will have you singing “La la la la-la-la-a” all Fourth of July long!
32. “I Love My Country” by Florida Georgia Line
A more recent hit by the country duo Florida Georgia line, this is another 4th of July song that will have you loving your country “up loud and proud”!
Patriotic 4th of July Songs About America
And there you have it! Our roundup of the best patriotic Fourth of July songs about America. What’s your favorite song to listen to while celebrating Independence Day? Drop us a comment below and let us know or tune into our Fourth of July playlist to get some inspiration!