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7 songs for your 4th of July playlist

7 songs for your 4th of July playlist

Celebrate 4th of July the way our founding fathers intended: with barbeque, fireworks and an epic playlist.

7. Lenny Kravitz – “American Woman”

6. Ray Charles – “America the Beautiful”

5. James Brown – “Living in America”

4. Toby Keith – “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”

3. Tom Petty & the Heart Breakers – “American Girl”

2. Don McLean – “American Pie”

1. Bruce Springsteen – “Born In The USA”

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