This Fourth of July weekend, pledge allegiance to a heart-pumping workout.
Not only is exercising good for you physically, but it can give you a boost mentally. Research also shows that listening to tunes with a fast beat may help you to work harder and enjoy your activity more.
We've created the perfect playlist to fuel your independence and get your feet moving. Feel the liberation of a long run or a sweat session at the gym with the summer holiday-inspired songs below. There are a few guilty pleasures, some classics and, of course, a little Hamilton. Let freedom (and your earbuds) ring.
Summer Smoke — Girl Talk
Illmerica — Wolfgang Gartner
Fireworks — Animal Collective
Hot Summer Night — Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
My Shot — Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast)
Firework — Katy Perry
Made In America — Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean
Stare At The Sun — Eleanor Friedberger
Party In The U.S.A. — Miley Cyrus
Sparks — Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero Featuring Matthew Koma
Kids In America — The Muffs
America — Imagine Dragons
Fire Of Freedom — Matisyahu
Mother Freedom — Bread
Fourth of July — Fall Out Boy
Summer — Calvin Harris
Sun Is Shining — Axwell ^ Ingrosso
Mrs. All American — 5 Seconds of Summer
I Know What You Did Last Summer — Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) — Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast)
A previous version of this article appeared in July 2013.