6 songs that spike over 1,000% in YouTube views on July 4th

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A significant number of people usher in our nation’s Independence Day by listening to pop singer Lana Del Rey, according to new data from YouTube.

Del Rey’s 2012 single, “National Anthem,” leads a list of six songs that spiked over 1,000% in YouTube views on July 4th last year, compared to their daily averages in 2017, the company said in a release.

However, YouTube could not account for the percentage of folks who surely found themselves watching Del Rey’s video (which alludes to JFK’s assassination) by accident while searching for the actual national anthem.

The remaining tracks on the list include a few classic, USA-themed ballads from the likes of Ray Charles, Simon & Garfunkel, and others.

Here are the 6 songs that spike over 1,000% in views on July 4th:


6. Toby Keith — “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”

Spike on July 4th, 2017:1,321%


5. Simon & Garfunkel — “America”

Spike on July 4th, 2017:1,770%


4. Lee Greenwood — “God Bless the USA”

Spike on July 4th, 2017: 2,049%


3. Bruce Springsteen — “Born in the USA”

Spike on July 4th, 2017: 2,345%


2. Ray Charles — “America the Beautiful”

Spike on July 4th, 2017: 5,391%


1. Lana Del Rey — “National Anthem”

Spike on July 4th, 2017: 5,802%

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