07/02/2014 09:54 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2014

Fourth of July Playlist

Maria Rodale

This list is dedicated to Tim Howard, who showed the world what being a goalie is all about. What does that have to do with the 4th of July? Nothing except timing. What does Tim Howard have to do with music? Nothing. Although I do sort of feel about him the way I feel about Tom Morello.

Anyway, enjoy the long weekend. Enjoy the fragile freedom of independence. Enjoy being American, even though we are a messy, crazy bunch. Just like this playlist.

Fourth of July Playlist

1. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen (of course!)

2. I Need My Girl - The National

3. American Kids - Kenny Chesney

4. Hunger of the Pine - alt-J

5. I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift

6. Breathe Me - Sia

7. Angels - The xx

8. At The Beach - The Avett Brothers

9. Stolen Dance - Milky Chance

10. Ends of The Earth - Lord Huron

11. Long Hot Summer - Keith Urban

12. Drunk in Love - Beyoncé (ft. Jay Z)

13. Wake Up - Arcade Fire

14. Me and You - Jake Bugg

15. Recovery - Frank Turner

16. Stubborn Love - The Lumineers

17. West Coast - Lana Del Ray

18. Girls in Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

And thanks to Spotify, you can stream the entire playlist here:

What songs would be on your ultimate 4th of July playlist?

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