10 Patriotic Songs for the Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and like any other holiday, it has its own signature music to go along along with those BBQ celebrations and get you in the spirit of things. Need help picking out the perfect soundtrack for your get-together? These ten ultra patriotic songs will have you and your guests bursting with star-spangled pride!

1. “God Bless the USA,” Lee Greenwood

Originally and recorded by country artist Lee Greenwood in 1984, this song has since been re-released multiple times. Though it reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts initially, it re-entered the country music charts at No. 16 in 2001 shortly after the September 11 attacks. It has also been covered multiple times, most notably in 2008 by Beyonce, who re-released her version and donated all proceeds to charity in 2011 in honor of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11.