Why these 10 American anthems deserve a spot on your Fourth of July playlist

From left, Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine and Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys in 1964. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images/TNS)

Beyoncé accepts the Innovator Award onstage during the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards in April at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio/TNS)

The Fourth of July is around the corner, and everyone is busy stocking their coolers, flying their flags and figuring out where to catch the best fireworks shows, but have you put together your party playlist? To aid you in your party preparations, we’ve compiled a list of 10 American anthems to bump at your backyard BBQs.