If you live in the United States, you'll know that one of the highlights of summer is celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. When the weather is fine, many people celebrate the event outside with a barbecue, picnic, fireworks, etc. -- preferably with patriotic music playing in the background. To create the perfect sonic atmosphere, we've compiled a list of albums that contain music and songs just for such an occasion. Remember, you can cherry pick individual tracks if you prefer in order to compile your own music CDs or transfer to an MP3 player or PMP.
If you want traditional patriotic music with a military theme, then this huge Independence Day collection is a must. In this set, there's 60 songs to choose from spanning 4 CDs that cover just about all the well-known songs for July 4th -- and more besides. Classics like: America the Beautiful, God Bless America, God Bless the USA, and more. The playing time for this collection is impressive at over 3 hours. Whether you want the complete compilation, or just want to cherry pick individual tracks, there's a great selection here to choose from.
For something a bit more upbeat to play at a summer party on July 4th, this album is worth considering. This compilation of 17 songs contains a selection of rock and pop hits such as R.O.C.K in the USA (John Mellencamp), American Pie (Don McLean), Rockin' in the Free World (Neil Young), and others. Overall, this is a great album full of patriotic rock and pop songs ideal for any July 4th party.
This one is especially for kids. If your child or grandchild loves to sing songs, then this CD will entertain them for hours. There's 36 songs in total in this compilation and each song isn't too long -- ideal for young children to learn who might get bored with long songs.
Is Country music more your thing? If so, then Now That's What I Call the U.S.A is the ideal accompaniment for your Independence Day celebrations. Featured artists include: Carrie Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, and others make up the 17 tracks on this CD. If you or someone you know is a Country music fan, then there's a good deal of variation in this compilation to keep the music entertaining.