5 Great American Tunes For Your 4th Of July Party

5 Great American Tunes For Your 4th Of July Party

Hey gang! Happy 4th of July! While you fire up the grill, throw open the cooler and crack a cold one, you’re gonna want to listen to some sweet all-American jams! Lucky for you, we’ve got the five American tunes sure to bring the fun to your patriotic party. Read on and rock out!


“Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen

What better way to kick off the holiday than with this ode to the futility of working-class life in post-Vietnam America? Where’s the Miller Lite?

“Suicide is Painless” by Johnny Mandel (the M*A*S*H theme song)

“The game of life is hard to play/I’m gonna lose it anyway.” Hooray! Fuck yeah! Thank you for your service, countless veterans with PTSD! Maybe you’ll end up homeless like so many of your brethren and sistren! America takes care of its own, j/k, eat a hot dog.

“Me and a Gun” by Tori Amos

The hippest trend on American campuses is shaming and blaming sexual assault victims, so let’s party down with Tori. Nothin’ says lovin’ like this fun summer tune! Hey, are those Cool Ranch Doritos?

“Hurt” by Johnny Cash (covering Trent Reznor)

“I hurt myself today/to see if I still feel/I focused on the pain/the only thing that’s real.” ALRIGHT! YEAH! WOOOOOT! Who’s got marshmallows? You guys got marshmallows? You know there’s like pig parts in that, right? That’s what I heard.

“Walk on the Wild Side” by Lou Reed

There is nothing more American than the sadness and pain inherent in low-paid streetcorner sex work. Yo where the sour cream dip at? We got potato chips? Where the potato chips at? Aww, fuck dude, didn’t see ’em, they’re like right in front of me. I’m so drunk! YEAAAAAAH! Fireworks!

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