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The Approved 4th of July Playlist for Real Americans

The Approved 4th of July Playlist for Real Americans

This 4th of July weekend, when you're throwing your dogs and your burgs and your watermelons and your corns and your sausages and your Budweisers on the grill, someone at some point is going to pop some tunes on the old jambox to really get the Que cranked to 11. But, given the importance of the weekend to anyone who cares about true independence, only certain artists are appropriate to play. Here now is the approved 4th of July playlist for real Americans. Play anything else and risk deportation.

Anything by Creedence

Duh

Anything by Fogerty

Duh

Anything Bruce

Except "Born in the USA," duh.

Anything Bon Jovi

Duh

Bon Iver

Only after everyone's had their fifth plate of Que and is reaaal tired.

John Bonham

Only his drum solo on "Moby Dick"

Bon Scott-era AC/DC But only the Bonfire box set.

Anything by Thin Lizzy

Duh.

Avicii

Only "Hey Brother" duh.

Everyone on This List Duh.

No One on This List Duh.

Or This One Duh.

And Especially Not This One Duh.

Yellow Tears Duh.

Hank

Jr., not Sr. And no III. Duh.

Van Halen

But no Van Hagar until you've had at least four strong Cabo Wabo margs, duh.

Anything you can think of with the word "America" in it, duh...

VIOLENT FEMMES AMERICAN MUSIC

NEIL DIAMOND COMING TO AMERICA

BIKINI KILL REJECT ALL AMERICAN

ANIMANIACS THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

MELT BANANA SURFIN' USA

BLONDIE FRENCH KISSING IN THE USA

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE AMERICAN EYES

BLUR LOOK INSIDE AMERICA

NIRVANA FOURTH OF JULY

MC5 BACK IN THE USA

2 LIVE CREW BANNED IN THE USA

MISFITS AMERICAN PSYCHO

KIM WILDE KIDS IN AMERICA

JAMES BROWN LIVING IN AMERICA

GALAXIE 500 FOURTH OF JULY

JOHN COUGAR MELLANCAMP R.O.C.K. IN THE USA

TOM PETTY AMERICAN GIRL

LIAM LYNCH UNITED STATES OF WHATEVER

JIMMY BUFFET AMERICAN PIE

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK FIFTY NIFTY UNITED STATES

That's it. That's all you can play.

HAPPY 4TH!

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