Rhapsody and rebellion: Fourth of July playlist

The first two selections came easily: X’s juxtaposing of romantic apocalypse against the holiday’s compulsory uplift; and Martina McBride’s finding uplift within romantic apocalypse. The following list is rhapsodic and rebellious.

I don’t understand fireworks.

Happy happy!

1. X – 4th of July
2. Martina McBride – Independence Day
3. Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
4. Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown
5. Jimi Hendrix – The Star Spangled Banner
6. Gil Scott-Heron – Winter in America
7. Ray Charles – America the Beautiful
8. Aimee Mann – 4th of July
9. John Cougar Mellencamp – We are the People
10. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – American Girl
11. Kanye West & Jay Z ft. Frank Ocean – Made in America
12. Johnny Cash – Ragged Old Flag
13. David Bowie- America
14. Kelis – 4th of July (Fireworks)
15. Migos – John Wick
16. Van Morrison – Almost Independence Day
17. Kelis – 4th of July (Fireworks)
18. Jay-Z – American Dreamin’
19. Elvis Costello – Indoor Fireworks
20. Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night

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