‘Most Patriotic’ States According to Spotify Listening


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It’s nearly time for we Americans to gather together for cookouts, fireworks, and festooning the red, white, and blue. For many of us, a steady stream of music accompanies the celebration.

Last year, we identified the evergreen, perennial music for the ages that most defines The Fourth of July — the songs that appear the most in thousands of Fourth of July playlists on Spotify, and that tend to get played more on that day than on a typical day.

Let’s find out how the 50 united states listen to Fourth of July music.

‘Most Patriotic’ by Fourth of July Listening

Here, we’ve ranked the states plus DC by how much they listened to Fourth of July music over the course of last Independence Day weekend, per capita (i.e. normalized by population).

  1. Texas
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Washington
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Utah
  6. District of Columbia
  7. Ohio
  8. Colorado
  9. South Carolina
  10. Illinois
  11. Georgia
  12. Nebraska
  13. New York
  14. Missouri
  15. California
  16. Massachusetts
  17. Arkansas
  18. Florida
  19. Virginia
  20. Minnesota
  21. Maryland
  22. Delaware
  23. Michigan
  24. Arizona
  25. North Carolina
  26. Indiana
  27. Idaho
  28. Louisiana
  29. Nevada
  30. Kentucky
  31. Kansas
  32. Oregon
  33. Connecticut
  34. Oklahoma
  35. Alabama
  36. New Mexico
  37. Hawaii
  38. Iowa
  39. New Jersey
  40. Alaska
  41. Mississippi
  42. Montana
  43. Tennessee
  44. Maine
  45. North Dakota
  46. Wyoming
  47. New Hampshire
  48. Rhode Island
  49. South Dakota
  50. West Virginia
  51. Vermont

Favorite ‘Fourth of July’ Song by State

Judging by the most popular Fourth of July songs for each state we might be described as “One Nation Under The Boss” when it comes to our Independence Day listening habits. Here are the favorite Fourth of July songs of each state, according to anonymously-aggregated Spotify streaming:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alaska, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, South Dakota, West Virginia


Fourth of July Listening Spike

Across the whole country, listening to this music increases quite a bit on the Fourth of July:



If you’re looking for something to listen to as you celebrate this holiday, here’s the ultimate Fourth of July music according to how Americans listen:

(Photo courtesy of Flickr/Adam Carter)