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    "Independence Day" - Bruce Springsteen

    There's literally no one who feels more like an emobidment of the American Dream than Bruce Springsteen, so we're putting two of his songs on here. He is the walking, breathing metaphysical manifestation of how the 4th of July should feel—hot, a little emotional, extremely powerful but still fun, sexy but strong and sweet... am I getting carried away? Even most dudes admit that The Boss is one desirable firework. Plus he has two songs about the holiday. This one is about a relationship that burns itself out, but hey, no one sings about a break-up with more spark than Springsteen.