I love John Philip Sousa and the Boston Pops as much as the next gal, but I'm tired of hearing the same old patriotic ditties year after year. So this year I'm offering up some alternative Fourth of July music.
First, I highly recommend Schoolhouse Rock's "Fireworks," which is both fun and educational!
Next, give a listen to Josh Turner's "Firecracker."
(I like American Idol's Scotty McCreery, but he's no Josh Turner.)
And (at least for me) it wouldn't be July 4th without a little "Afternoon Delight," a song that I will forever associate with my first summer at sleepaway camp and July 4th (and, more recently, the movie Anchorman and glee).
Finally the late great James Cagney singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (because I'm a sucker for old movie musicals).
So what do you like to listen to on the Fourth of July?
(Here's what Michael Behrenhausen of Reverb thinks are the best Fourth of July songs. Do you agree?)
Wishing one and all a fun yet safe Fourth...
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