Are songs about fireworks, pie and whiskey and rye too passé for you? Are you feeling like you need a break from stars and stripes when the U.S. is facing massive political and societal divides?
Well instead of the traditional Fourth of July BBQ playlist we’ve curated a list of songs that hit the terms “red”, “white” and “blue” but each song itself is not dedicated to celebrating any national holidays. To put it simply, we’ve given you a playlist of great music across all genres that happen to contain the word “red”, or “white” or “blue.” It's time to light up the night with something different. Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend while you listen to the sounds of Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Miranda Lambert, Beyoncé and more.
1 Red - Taylor Swift
We could probably always find a reason to listen to Taylor Swift.
2 Little Red Wagon - Miranda Lambert
This was an obvious choice, especially coming from our favorite Country Queen.
3 Little Red Corvette - Prince
Thank you to Prince for this timeless bop.
4 Red Blooded Woman - Kylie Minogue
A playlist without Kylie Minogue means you won't be dancing, and we want you to dance this long weekend!
5 Red Red Wine - UB40
An essential throwback, you're welcome.
6 White Mercedes - Charli XCX
Who would have thought we'd find a way to include our Synth Princess in a playlist vaguely related to July 4th, but yes we did it and we know you'll love it.
7 White Lighting and Wine - Heart
The sisters of Heart, Nancy and Ann Wilson are giving us the 1970s powerful rock vibes we need to stay motivated.
8 White Ferrari - Frank Ocean
The dreamy melancholy song comes off of Ocean's album, Blonde and it will always have us in our feelings.
9 White Iverson - Post Malone
Some quick music trivia for you, did you know Posty was born on July 4th?
10 White Noise - Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge
This Disclosure and AlunaGeorge collaboration is everything and more when we're needing somewhat of an escape.
11 Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey
Iconic. Lana Del Rey made blue jeans way cooler than we ever imagined they could be with this song.
12 Blues In The Night - Ella Fitzgerald
A good standard from a legendary musical icon should always be celebrated. Fitzgerald's vocal chops will always fill us with joy even when the song is about heartbreak.
13 Blue - Joni Mitchell
Here's some classic Laurel Canyon music scene inspiration for you.
14 Blue - Beyoncé ft. Blue Ivy
This collab between the famed, mother/daughter duo makes our hearts melt.
15 Blue Ain’t Your Color - Keith Urban
We're ending this thing on a very strong Keith Urban note!