So before you light up the grill, pour the margaritas or blow off your fingers with an illegal M-80, dial up these 13 freedom-themed anthems for the ultimate soundtrack to Fourth of July fun. We promise lots of surprises and absolutely no overplayed clunkers. That’s right, we’re saying ENOUGH! to Katy Perry’s “Firework.” That girl needs a day off, too.
Celebrate our country’s finest liberties — brassy highlights for men, mostly — with this appropriately titled classic from 1984’s hottest duo. And what the hell, double-dip with George Michael’s “Freedom ‘90” follow-up, featuring America’s greatest export: writhing supermodels!