Fifty states' favorite 4th of July songs according to Spotify -- including Colorado's uncool pick
Lee Greenwood. Videos below.
A couple of week's back, we shared Ranker's list of the twenty best state songs -- and had to admit that even though Colorado's finished pretty high, it was hardly a standout.
Now, Spotify has assembled a roster of each state's favorite July 4th song, and unfortunately, Colorado's is among the uncoolest of the batch -- although at least it's original, unlike a certain Lee Greenwood tune that tops the charts in more than twenty places. See videos of each Spotify-certified favorite below, as well as which states love the tune best.
"Star Spangled Banner:" Lee Greenwood
"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.:" John Mellencamp
States: Washington, Mississippi, Illinois
"Everyday America:" Sugarland
"America F*ck Yeah:" Team America Tribute
States: California, Florida, Rhode Island:
"Surfin' USA:" The Beach Boys
"Rockin' in the Free World:" Neil Young
State: South Dakota
"Born in the U.S.A.:" Bruce Springsteen
State: New Jersey
States: Vermont, North Carolina
"Party in the U.S.A.:" Miley Cyrus
States: New Hamphire, North Dakota, Maine
"Back in the U.S.A.:" Chuck Berry
"It's America:" Rodney Atkins
State: New York
"Young Americans:" David Bowie
"Star Spangled Banner:" Whitney Houston
"Fourth of July:" Robert Earl Keen
State: West Virginia
"Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder:" Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve
"Letters from Home:" John Michael Montgomery
State: New Mexico
"Arlington:" Trace Adkins
"God Bless the USA:" Lee Greenwood
States (and District of Columbia): Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, Delaware, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Washington, D.C.
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