Theme Ride Thursday: Red, White, and Blue—A Fourth of July Playlist Just for You!

From our vaults…

Hmm, weren’t we just celebrating Memorial Day? Why does time always fly in the summer? The Fourth of July is coming up, and thank goodness, because who doesn’t need a day off in the summertime? Of course, this isn’t just any day off—it’s a day to say, “Happy birthday, America”; a day to thank the troops; a day to enjoy our freedoms; a day to spend time with family and friends; as well as a day to thank our founding fathers for their dedication in laying the foundation of our great nation. And what a better way to kick off the holiday than at a class burning off those calories you know you’re going to consume at this weekend’s picnic? So pump those speakers to some of the tunes listed in our Fourth of July playlist.

The music in our Fourth of July playlist follows one of the following themes: freedom, fireworks, America, heroes, US cities or states, holidays/vacations, rock-n-roll, or the good ole red, white, and blue. One of my favorite songs on the playlist is Lana Del Ray’s “National Anthem,” which can be used to start or end your ride. (*Please note that the video depicts a reenactment of the shooting of JFK.) And being from N.J. and ever loyal to my dance roots, I was pleasantly surprised that Laura, who helped me compile this playlist, found this hidden dance gem from the ’90s! Don’t forget to sample some songs listed on our summer playlist, too!

Whatever you do this upcoming Fourth, have fun and please be safe!


  1. Just in time, as I am scheduled to teach on Wed. July 4. I will put together a profile, knowing what my riders can do and use songs from this playlist. Thanks for all your help.

  2. Awesome play list! Great job 🙂

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