YouTube ranks top 25 songs that spike for Independence Day

YouTube ranked the top 25 songs that spike for the Fourth of July ahead of the Independence Day weekend.

7/4/2020 6:29:00 AM

Like for millions of others, COVID-19 likely put a damper on your July 4 plans, but at least there's still music. YouTube has ranked the top 25 songs that saw new life last Independence Day and could see a similar jolt in popularity over the weekend.

YouTube ranked the top 25 songs that spike for the Fourth of July ahead of the Independence Day weekend.

Other songs by classic rock artists appearing in the top 10 of the list are Lenny Kravitz's cover of The Guess Who's"American Woman" at No. 8 and Simon & Garfunkel's"America" at No. 10.Further down the tally, you'll find Chicago's"Saturday in the Park" at No. 11, John Mellencamp's"Pink Houses" at No. 14, Rick Derringer's"Real American" at No. 15, The Beach Boys'"Surfin' U.S.A." at No. 16 and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers'"American Girl" at No. 18.

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MORE: Quaranstream: Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantiningThe No. 1 song on the list is Ray Charles' classic rendition of"America the Beautiful," which had a spike of 6,000% last year.Here's the full list of YouTube's top 25 songs from July 4, 2019, complete with how much the songs spiked over the holiday compared to every other day of the year:

1. Ray Charles,"America the Beautiful" -- 6,000%2. Bruce Springsteen,"Born in the U.S.A." -- 2,400%3. Demi Lovato,"Made in the USA" -- 1,800%4. Toby Keith,"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" -- 1,600%

5. James Brown,"Living in America" -- 890%6. Fall Out Boy,"Fourth of July" -- 880%7. Darryl Worley,"Have You Forgotten?" -- 670%8. Lenny Kravitz,"American Woman" -- 650%9. Granger Smith,"Merica" -- 585%

11. Chicago,"Saturday in the Park" -- 430%12. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince,"Summertime" -- 320%13. Katy Perry,"Firework" -- 305%14. John Mellencamp,"Pink Houses" -- 260%15. Rick Derringer,"Real American" -- 250%

16. The Beach Boys,"Surfin' U.S.A." -- 245%17. Miley Cyrus,"Party in the U.S.A." -- 240%18. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,"American Girl" -- 235%19. Carrie Underwood,"All-American Girl" -- 215%20. Toby Keith,"Red Solo Cup" -- 180%

21. Kid Rock,"American Bad A**" -- 160%22. Lil Wayne,"God Bless Amerika" -- 145%23. Little Big Town,"Day Drinking" -- 120% Read more: ABC News »

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This song from Sharon Jones & The Sap Kings should be on the list for July 4th songs. This should be 1. Oh and Born in the USA is not a patriotic song. 🙄 It will only put a damper on your fourth of July if you let it. There are infinite ways to celebrate this beautiful day. Open your minds people. nope. bbq and pool party! stay home if you’re scared.

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