05/25/2012 04:44 pm ET

Memorial Day Playlist: From Lana Del Rey To Van Halen, The Soundtrack To Start Your Summer (AUDIO)

It's Memorial Day weekend, which means it's time to fire up the grill, grab the beers and hit the beach. But every epic weekend needs an equally epic soundtrack, so HuffPost Entertainment has created the ultimate Memorial Day playlist for your holiday festivities.

From new pop hits (Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem") to retro parent pleasers (Bryan Adams' "Summer Of '69") and new wave hipster classics (Neon Indian's "Deadbeat Summer"), we've curated the very best of the good ol’ U.S.A. -- and Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" -- just for your enjoyment.

However, while you're enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, don't forget to take a moment to honor the good men and women who’ve fallen in battle to serve our country. After all, that's really what Memorial Day is all about.

Is there anything we missed? Let us know which songs are on your Memorial Day playlist below.

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