Soundtracking Freedom: Struggles and Celebrations in American Independence

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Today is the 4th of July, which means it's America's birthday. Which means it's the anniversary of freedom, independence and rocking in the free world. In honor of this momentous occasion we've compiled the best songs about unfettered enjoyment and unabashed celebration. They may not technically be about overthrowing the British government, but they sure sound good on a sunny day with a cold beer in hand, which is probably where you should be right now.

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