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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