The Fourth of July brings to mind a few quintessential things: fireworks, a party with friends, good food, great cocktails, and—last but not least—the perfect playlist. If you need help putting together a playlist for your Independence Day bash have no fear. We reached out to DJ Michelle Pesce to curate a list of stellar songs that will go along with whatever your plans may be.

Pesce describes this playlist as “Americana to the nth degree.” The Los Angeles DJ was inspired by backyard barbecues and holiday pool parties when she put together this list of classically American songs. “My playlist is a mix of good classic songs and artists and journeys up to a few great new ones with the focus on rock,” Pesce tells us. “Whether you use this playlist or sprinkle some of my selects into your own, enjoy the vibe it creates for your outdoor party!”

Check out the playlist below!

 

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