Fourth of July is a national holiday that celebrates the birth of America. You can do all sorts of things to celebrate it, from having a picnic to drinking IPAs and watching fireworks. But you can also listen to music - and YouTube's list of the most popular 4th of July songs in 2019 proves that!
The song "Independence Day" by Martina McBride is a country-style upbeat tune that celebrates the United States. The song explores the idea that America is a nation of hope, and that there is still a place for people who have experienced a lot of heartache.
Several artists have written songs about the Fourth of July, including Estelle's "American Boy" and Better Than Ezra's "Good." Both of these tunes are a great choice to play at your next picnic.
Martina McBride's "Independence Day" combines the celebration of the United States with a story of revenge. The singer sings about a girl's alcoholic father hitting her and burning her home. Her mother then burns the house down in an act of freedom, and McBride's soaring vocals make this a song that will bring your picnic guests to their feet.
Better Than Ezra's "Good" is a fun, lighthearted song about a break-up. It's a great song to sing at your Independence Day party, especially when you are celebrating the end of a relationship.
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