Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fireworks Mixy: Star-Spangled Barbecue

Hey Gals!  Now that we've inspired you with some festive cocktails and patriotic decor, it's time to talk music!  I've already stressed the importance of music at a party, and the 4th of July is certainly no exception.

When making up this mixy, my rule was that it could only contain American born artists!  After all, it's America's birthday, so we need to honor our gal with some good old fashioned American music (sorry Buble, consider this the only mixy where you won't be included).  As with the Memorial Day Mixy, you'll want a good mix of rock, pop, and classic crowd favorites.  Also, when possible, be sure to feature some songs that actually reference our great country, such as a little Tom Petty's American Girl (though if we had our way, it'd actually be called American Gal!).  Below is the full rundown from our mixy from last year, with a couple of new hits mixed in.  We kick things off with some Katy Perry in honor of our mixy's namesake, and by the end bring it home with our Gal Miley!

1. Firework - Katy Perry
2. No Diggity - Blackstreet
3. Dammit - Blink 182
4. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
5. Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
6. I Wanna Go - Britney Spears
7. F**k You - Cee Lo Green
8. Road Outside Columbus - O.A.R.
9. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
10. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
11. Dancing in the Moonlight - Top Loader
12. Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
13. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
14. The Boys of Summer - DJ Sammy
15. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
16. Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes
17. Laid - James
18. Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z and Alicia Keyes
19. A Public Affair - Jessica Simpson
20. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
21. Gold Digger - Kanye West and Jaime Foxx
22. California Gurls - Katy Perry and Snoop Dog
23. Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
24. You and I - Lady Gaga
25. The Other Side - Jason Derulo
26. The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
27. Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
28. Raise Your Glass - P!nk
29. Bye Bye Bye - N'Sync
30. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
31. 22 - Taylor Swift
32. Hey Ya - Outkast
33. Stars Are Blind - Paris Hilton
34. Somebody to Love - Queen
35. Come on Over - Christina Aguilera
36. I Love It - Icona Pop
37. Ignition - R. Kelly
38. Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkle
39. The Joker - Steve Miller Band
40. What I Got - Sublime
41. Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
42. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
43. Wonderful Day - O.A.R.
44. I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
45. Island in the Sun - Weezer
46. Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen
47. Your Love Is My Drug - Ke$ha
48. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
49. American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
50. Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus

Any classic American hits that I'm missing?  What will you be blasting this 4th of July?

- M


  1. Great choices, M! Everyone's parties will be rocking harder this year with all the suggestions on TSN!

    1. Thanks! Just seeing it all listed out is getting me super excited for this years festivities!

    2. Me too! This was such a great mixy - I'm very proud of you for being on the Icona Pop train before that song blew up this year!


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