Consider songs that are popular and sentimental when choosing patriotic music for Fourth of July parties and fireworks shows. Add songs by well-known artists, like Lee Greenwood, Neil Diamond and Bruce Springsteen to the Fourth of July playlist. Finish the evening with a rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood
Lee Greenwood released this much-loved patriotic song in 1983. God Bless the USA reached number seven on the country charts in 1984 and has been chosen by several Republican politicians as a political theme song. The song had resurgence in popularity after September 11, 2001, when patriotism reached new heights in the USA. It continues to grow in popularity and be a featured song for patriotic events.
America by Neil Diamond
In 1980, Neil Diamond stared in the movie Jazz Singer. He released a movie soundtrack of the same name that included the song America. This popular, patriotic song is about immigrants coming to the USA to live the American dream. The words and music were written by Neil Diamond. The song remains a popular choice for Fourth of July parties and other patriotic events.
Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
On June 4, 1984, the album Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen was released. The title song, Born in the USA, became a hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 US Singles Chart in 1984. Fans and politicians both have claimed this song as a patriotic anthem, though the lyrics give evidence that it’s more a protest song about the Vietnam War era. Still, it continues to be a popular patriotic song for Fourth of July parties and fireworks shows.
Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
No Fourth of July party would be complete without the Star Spangled Banner. The USA’s much-loved national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. After over a century of popularity and petitions to get the song recognized as the national anthem, it was finally given the honor in 1931, as noted in the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.
Choose crowd-pleasing, patriotic music for a Fourth of July party or fireworks show. The Star Spangled Banner and songs by Lee Greenwood, Neil Diamond and Bruce Springsteen will make a sentimental and patriotic addition to a Fourth of July playlist.