Canada Day has come and gone but the 4th of July is slowly approaching. Will you be bbq-ing it up with friends and family? Watching fireworks alongside the embarrassing people you have to share your neighborhood (and country) with? Maybe you’ll just spend the evening inside, watching Netflix and eating those awesome fireworks popsicles. You know the ones. Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, you may need a Independence Day mix to get you through the day. Celebrating our nation is tough and I have just the thing to make the day go a little smoother.
Side note: Some major American-themed songs have been left out due to my personal preference (ex. Born in the USA- Bruce Springsteen). You can use my mix as a base if you like, and add all of your other American faves later. Or don’t.
America-Simon and Garfunkle
National Anthem- Lana del Rey
American Pie-Don McLean
American Girl- Tom Petty
Hollywood-Marina and The Diamonds (Simply for the line “Puking American Dreams”)
Kids in America – Kim Wilde
American Woman- The Guess Who
American Boy -Estelle/Kanye West
Washington DC -Magnetic Fields
4th of July – Aimee Mann
Independence Day-Elliott Smith
Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus (because I miss the old Miley)
Young Americans- David Bowie