July Fourth is a meaningful day for our country, but it's also a day off from work. And that means it's a good opportunity to go for that long bike ride, finally get your kayak down to the lake or try a new fitness class that doesn't fit in with your regular work week schedule. You'll feel good and you'll be giving yourself a caloric assist before what is bound to be a BBQ feast.
So, in celebration of Independence Day, Team Healthy Living has created an epic, be-all end-all playlist of the best, most exercise-inducing American-themed songs. Though my headshot is in the top corner of this post, it was truly a group effort.
From Sharon Jones' bluesy rendition of "This Land Is Your Land," to Zac Brown's ode to fried chicken and cold beer, to Jay-Z's boastful list of Brooklyn's finer qualities, we tried to cover as much of the American experience as we could. And what better way is there to cool down than to Jimi Hendrix's epic Star Spangled Banner performance? To disagree would be un-American.
So go ahead and listen, get active and, above all, enjoy! Happy Fourth from your friends at HuffPost Healthy Living.
"This Land Is Your Land," Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
"Kids In America," The Muffs
"Brooklyn Go Hard," Jay-Z feat. Santigold
"Born In The USA," Bruce Springsteen
"Surfin' USA," The Beach Boys
"St. Louie," Nelly
"I'm So Bored With The USA," The Clash
"Chicken Fried," Zac Brown Band
"Party In The USA," Miley Cyrus
"American Woman," Lenny Kravitz
"Country Sh*t," Big K.R.I.T.
"Music Is The Victim," Scissor Sisters
"American Boy," Estelle feat. Kanye West
"America," Le Kid
"California Gurls," Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
"Sweet Home Alabama," Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
"Everyday America," Sugarland
"Rockin' In The Free World," Neil Young
"American Idiot," Green Day
"American Saturday Night," Brad Paisley
"California Soul," Marlena Shaw
"She's Country," Jason Aldean
"Hey Memphis," LaVern Baker
"Only In America," Brooks & Dunne
"All-American Girl," Carrie Underwood
"Star Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix
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