To celebrate the Fourth of July, we've compiled a workout playlist that mixes the classic anthems you’re sure to hear this time of year with some newer, feel-good hits that fit the bill as well.
On the classic front, you've got John Mellencamp's boisterous "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and James Brown's Rocky IV favorite "Living in America." On the more recent tip, there's a mood-boosting track from the aptly-named American Authors and Miley Cyrus' smash hit, "Party in the U.S.A." Plus, in keeping with patriotic themes, you'll also find odes to home, fireworks, and independence from Phillip Phillips, Katy Perry, and Destiny's Child, respectively.
Just as variety is key to America, it’s is key to this playlist. So, whatever’s getting you in the spirit today—a run, a bike ride or a backyard barbecue—here are 10 star-spangled spectacular tunes to score your afternoon.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - American Girl - 114 BPM
Destiny's Child - Independent Women, Part I - 98 BPM
The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A. - 160 BPM
American Authors - Best Day of My Life - 100 BPM
Chicago - Saturday in the Park - 113 BPM
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama - 98 BPM
Phillip Phillips - Home - 121 BPM
James Brown - Living in America - 115 BPM
Katy Perry – Firework - 125 BPM
Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A. - 97 BPM
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