Music to Play for Patriotic Holidays

Friday, May 24, 2013

Well, I don't know about you, but I feel a playlist coming on. ;-) In true Harris Sisters fashion, no matter what the occasion, there's a song for it (and rest assured we will find it for you and stick it on a list). This time, I have compiled a handy patriotic playlist that should help you out at your next big event.
I've titled it for Fourth of July, but if you're having a BBQ or cookout this weekend for Memorial Day, this list will work for that too. This list includes songs with a nod to patriotism in some way without being over-the-top-John-Philip-Sousa-ish (although if that floats your boat, then throw some of that in for good measure too).


And before you get started on "all the cool kids don't put Born in the USA on THEIR playlists because the song isn't really patriotic" - tell me something I don't know. The way I see it, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

If you don't play that song at your shindig, someone will likely ask you what in the world you are doing and whether you're a Communist. Or maybe that's just the type of folks I hang out with. ;-) Besides, Bruce Springsteen and patriotic holidays go together like America and apple pie.

To make up for what many of you will see as an obvious faux pas, please note that like all of my playlists, this one is Phil Collins-free because including HIM on a playlist would be unforgivable. (Check them out here - I swear I'm not lying: Valentine's Day Playlist, Spring PlaylistHalloween PlaylistThanksgiving Playlist, and Christmas Playlist.)

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