Spotify released on Thursday a list they generated that showed which songs are proportionally played by its users more often on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year. They broke the list down by state, to supposedly which song is the most popular “patriotic” song in each of the 50. Maine’s most popular song? Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.”
What? Miley Cyrus? For real? Us, New Hampshire and North Dakota. Weird.
You know, we probably shouldn’t feel too bad about it. I mean, first off, the average Spotify user is well under the age of 30, so song choices are clearly skewed towards the young. Second of all, there are way more ridiculous choices, like “America ($#@% Yeah)” from the “Team America: World Police” soundtrack, which apparently was popular in both California and Florida. And third, Maryland chooses “Young Americans,” which is a great song but is sung by David Bowie WHO IS BRITISH, and New Jersey, of course, chooses “Born In the USA” by Bruce Springsteen, which is also a great song but has a far less gung-ho patriotic message than the title might lead you to believe.
What’s your favorite American-themed pop song?