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This 4th of July is 'bout to sizzle.

Ready to Pop is arming you with some fist-pumping anthems to turn up this holiday. With the 4th of July smack dab in the middle of the work week this year, you're gonna need some new tunes to crank while you're out on the lake, barbecuing on the deck or simply taking a road trip. Below, check out our latest obsessions, rated on a (slay) scale of "Super Chill" to "Shook" to "Wig Snatched."

The Score - "Glory"

The Score

This pop-rock duo don't do it for the "Glory," per se, but a little praise and payoff isn't totally out of the question. Sticking to their classic, foot-stomping structure, this anthem gives new meaning to barn-burning. "I refuse to be another number now," the pair snarls over gleaming rock guitars and drums so alarmingly potent, you might bust an eardrum.

Slay Scale: Wig Snatched

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Roosevelt - "Under the Sun"


Trembling underneath a moonlit backdrop of falling stars and the rocky mountaintops stretching out in all directions, for every eye to behold in simple grandeur, electro-pop newcomer Roosevelt charms with the icy, aerial-shot "Under the Sun." The song is primed with just enough '80s-bolstered synths, drums that just won't quit and a singular voice that penetrates your very soul.

Slay Scale: Super Chill

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Mandy Jiroux - "Running Out of You"

Mandy Jiroux

Genres bleed over into one another, and Mandy Jiroux is simply the connective tissue, hooking the sweltering tropical strokes with the buttery R&B peppers and the glistening pop hook. Her voice quakes in enormous vibrations, and you never know if this is then or now. It pumps in your blood, and you just go with it.

Slay Scale: Shook

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Mondo Cozmo - "Tonight Tonight"

Mondo Cozmo

Sometimes, we seek things out just to feel something, anything really. We press ourselves up against the glass, in the hope it'll crack and shatter and puncture our veins. Blues-rocker Mondo Cozmo sends up a flair of explosive magnitudes with "Tonight Tonight," a flaky but boisterous romper from his new EP, Your Motherfucker, a glorious upheaval of mid-life angst. But here, between the tightened wires of pop, rock, blues, and soul, he lets us have it. "And I just wanna feel what can never be sold / And I don't wanna die in a nuclear war," he wails. And neither do we.

Slay Scale: Shook

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Tough Love - "Get Low"

Tough Love

Get that tongue wagging with Tough Love's new jolt of electricity in the form of "Get Low," featuring the sterling Melody Man. If twerking were still a wide-spread cultural trend, that's what you'd be doing right this second. But you can still ride each provocative and biting groove, banging and clawing for escape out on the horizon's teetering edge. "This is your final warn," they send up in a starburst of radioactive synths, spraying and splashing on our faces.

Slay Scale: Wig Snatched

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Jason Scott is a freelance music journalist with bylines in B-Sides & Badlands, Billboard, PopCrush, Ladygunn, Greatist, AXS, Uproxx, Paste and many others. Follow him on Twitter.

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