The 4th of July, that ode to patriotism, means different things to different people. But one thing it does mean is (usually) a day off of work, good food, good drinks, friends, family, and the like. Of course while all of that is going on you’ll need something to listen to, hence our brand new 4th of July playlist. Take a listen, crack open a cold one, and celebrate that freedom. It doesn’t get much better than this. 

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St. Lucia, Closer Than This

Closer Than This makes us feel like we’re on a speedboat that’s speeding through the ocean. That’s the best feeling in the world, which is why we want this song at our BBQ.

The Byrds, All I Really Wanna Do

Relaxing, feel-good, sunshine music, courtesy of The Byrds. Sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cliff Richard, Summer Holiday

The jolliest song of all time. No more worries for me or you (for a week or two)…or at

least a couple of days?

Eddie Cochran, Summertime Blues

Another classic, must-hear for today. Luckily you don’t have to worry about the summertime blues, because you’re off of work. Hurray!

Lord Huron, The Man Who Lives Forever

Because a day that’s dedicated to independence and consists of eating and drinking in the sun with your friends, followed by fireworks, kind of does make you want to live forever.

John Cougar Mellencamp, Pink Houses

How American is this song, and I mean that in the best of ways. A true classic that everyone can sing along to – and probably will, whether you like it or not.

Matt and Kim, Daylight

Is it too soon for a throwback to this catchy 2008 tune? It just feels like summer and sunburns, and we love the Grand Street callout.

Grouplove, Ways To Go

Super, super catchy song form a band who owe their existence in part to a commune in Crete. Yep. Great BBQ background music, especially while the sun is shining and your buzz is kicking in.

Bob Marley, Sun Is Shining

Bob Marley is kind of cliché which is a shame, because his music is the absolute best for summer chillaxin. As long as you don’t have a Marley tapestry hanging anywhere in your home, you’re set – we say go ahead and play this loud and proud.

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Gin and Juice

We’re not sure if it’s Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion, but it was Snoop Doggy Dogg when this song was released way back in 1994. If you’ve made it this far into the playlist, this is probably what you’re drinking.

Listen to the entire playlist here.

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