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These Are the Most Popular July 4th Songs on YouTube

Reaching back to the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A." from 1963 up until Granger Smith's "Merica" in 2016, here's a collection of hip-hop, pop, country and rock to get you in the flag-wavin' mood.

Each year, as we fire up the grill, slap on the sunblock and bust out those patriotic paper plates and napkins, we also queue up a number of classic jams to soundtrack Independence Day. From songs that express unabashed patriotism to those which take a more measured view of what it means to be born in the U.S.A. to tunes that are just about getting the party started, a ton of YouTube videos experience massive streaming gains on July 4th.


To get you in the Fourth of July mood, check out 25 songs that enjoyed streaming spikes more explosive than a firework on July 4, 2019 (as compared to their U.S. daily average views for the rest of 2019). Data on percentage streaming gains comes courtesy of YouTube.

Reaching back to the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ U.S.A.” from 1963 up until Granger Smith’s “Merica” in 2016, here’s a collection of hip-hop, pop, country and rock to get you in the flag-wavin’ mood.

Ray Charles, “America The Beautiful”: 6000%

Bruce Springsteen, “Born In The U.S.A.”: 2400%

Demi Lovato, “Made In The USA”: 1800%

Toby Keith, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)”: 1600%

James Brown, “Living in America”: 890%

Fall Out Boy, “Fourth Of July”: 880%

Darryl Worley, “Have You Forgotten?”: 670%

Lenny Kravitz, “American Woman”: 650%

Granger Smith aka Earl Dibbles Jr, “Merica”: 585%

Simon & Garfunkel, “America”: 505%

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park”: 430%

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Summertime”: 320%

Katy Perry, “Firework”: 305%

John Mellencamp, “Pink Houses”: 260%

Rick Derringer, “Real American”: 250%

The Beach Boys, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”: 245%

Miley Cyrus, “Party In The U.S.A.”: 240%

Tom Petty, “American Girl”: 235%

Carrie Underwood, “All-American Girl”: 215%

Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup”: 180%

Kid Rock, “American Bad Ass”: 160%

Lil Wayne, “God Bless Amerika”: 145%

Little Big Town, “Day Drinking”: 120%

Jimmy Buffett, “Margaritaville”: 120%

Lana Del Rey, “National Anthem”: 120%