Happy Independence Day my fellow Fit Bottomed Girls! If you are looking for a righteous playlist to make your Fourth of July extra special, then hang on to your sparklers! Today I am bringing you 10 tunes to help you celebrate America’s birthday. Work out to them or hang out to them!
1. Lenny Kravitz, “American Woman” (4:22). Kravitz’s version of the Guess Who classic rocks it out with a modern edge that will get you in the mood to bring on the stars and stripes.
2. Katy Perry, “Firework” (3:48). How much more American can you get than Katy “I love bright props” Perry and fireworks? Too much awesomeness for one song to contain!
3. Kim Wilde, “Kids in America” (3:26). This 80s gem will make you want to bop around that Fourth of July barbecue like a wonderful fool.
4. Tom Petty And the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (3:37). When you are ready to pick up the pace, turn this classic on to get to sprinting!
5. Jay Z. and Alicia Keyes, “Empire State of Mind” (4:37). One of the most American of cities is the one they say is so nice it was named twice! This is, in my humble opinion, the best song about New York City ever written, period.
6. Miley Cyrus, “Party in the USA” (3:22). Remember when Miley was an innocent teen? Me neither, but we love this smash hit that was recorded in 2010. (Five freaking years ago!)
7. Green Day, “American Idiot” (2:56). Take it back into super high gear with this ultra-fast tune from Green Day.
8. Lynrd Skynyrd, “Sweet Home Alabama” (4:45). We are taking a stroll down to Alabama with this tribute to all things mint julep-y.
9. Neil Diamond, “America” (4:20). How can I create a Fourth of July playlist and NOT play this one from national treasure Neil Diamond? That would be a travesty!
10. Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” (4:24). It’s time to cool down with this gorgeous tune from The Boss who sings about all things pertaining to summer by the shore and making it as pretty as possible — as he does so well.
What songs are you playing to celebrate Independence Day? Leave them in the comments below! —Margo