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).
- District of Columbia
- South Carolina
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
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)