4th of July Video Roundup

Happy 4th of July, everybody! Here’s a quick roundup of Independence Day related songs (and some not so much) to watch before you fire up the BBQ, head out to view the fireworks, or whatever else you may be doing on this day (just please don’t lose a finger!):

Jimi Hendrix playing the National Anthem:

Elliott Smith performing “Independence Day” live at the 2000 Fuji Rock Festival:

Galaxie 500′s official video for “Fourth of July”:

Animal Collective’s official video for “Fireworks”:

Siouxsie & The Banshees “Fireworks” from “Twice Upon a Time”:

David Bowie playing “Young Americans” on the Dick Cavett Show in 1974:

Wilco performing “Ashes of American Flags” on Austin City Limits:

Aimee Mann sings “4th of July” on Jools Holland:

John Doe and His Rockin’ Band play “Fourth of July” at Dante’s in Portland, OR, in 2007:

Shooter Jennings’ official video for “4th Of July”:

Elvis Costello & Lucinda Williams play “Indoor Fireworks” for CMT Crossroads:

The Muppets salute America with “Stars & Stripes Forever”:

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