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5 Fantastic Songs To Play While Watching Fireworks (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

What are your favorite songs to play while watching fireworks? It’s important to have a great playlist to set the mood while you’re enjoying the show!

The 4th Of July is coming up and it’s almost time to get out the fireworks to put on a dazzling show. Whether you light off your own display or attend a public gathering, you’re going to need a dependable playlist for the night. However, not every song is a good song for fireworks. Check out our list below!

What Are The Best Songs To Play While Watching Fireworks?

Everyone will have their own unique list of songs to play while watching fireworks, and to each their own. However, some songs are just better during fireworks. It’s the same where some songs sound better in the winter or when you’re sad. The same thing goes! There are many songs out there that are perfect for the 4th of July or anytime you feel like putting on a fireworks show.

Recently, we put together a playlist for the eclipse and I think this is sort of the same thing. It’s a unique experience and there are songs out that written and produced for this moment! Some songs literally have “fireworks” in the title, and sometimes that can be enough to make them good choices for a fireworks display. Other songs are patriotic and great for Independence Day.

It’s important to get a good variety on your playlist. You don’t want every song on the playlist to be titled “Fireworks.” Likewise, you don’t want a full playlist of super patriot songs. You need a good mixture! A rock song into something classic followed by something more pop is a good way to keep some diversity on your playlist and make sure you’re entertaining the entire crowd. People will have different tastes in genres and moods and you’ll want to make sure everyone is having a good time. Are there going to be kids in attendance? That will play a part, too!

Picking only 5 songs to play while watching fireworks was no easy task. There are so many out there that fit the bill! So, some quality songs you’re expecting to be on the list might have ended up on the cutting room floor. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good songs for the 4th of July, though! For example, Katy Perry’s “Firework” is probably a song you’d expect to find on the list. You won’t though. I’m not putting Katy Perry on any playlist, thank you very much.

What songs did we miss? Which ones would you add to your playlist? Check out 5 fantastic songs to play while watching fireworks below!

The Best Songs To Play While Watching Fireworks

  • "TNT" - AC/DC

    You can’t go wrong with AC/DC during fireworks. “Thunderstruck” would be another solid choice, but I think the most fitting has to be “TNT.” Why? Well, for obvious reasons. Fireworks are explosions and TNT is also an explosive. The two go hand-in-hand. This is a great pick for when the fireworks are just getting started. It will get everyone ready and pumped up for what they are about to witness.

  • "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" - Fall Out Boy

    This Fall Out Boy hit is a must-add for your fireworks playlist. However, I don’t recommend you play a drinking game for every time they sing “Light Em Up.” Your night will quickly go downhill and you won’t remember the beautiful fireworks display and experience. This is a great pick for watching fireworks. They mention “light em up” 100 times and “fire” is also repeatedly mentioned. It’s a can’t miss for any 4th of July playlist.

  • "Star Wars (Main Theme)" - John Williams

    You’ve got to mix it up! Playing the Star Wars Main Theme is a great pick for while you’re watching fireworks. It’s different and unexpected but at the same time everyone will know it, recognize it, and appreciate it. It will make you feel like you’re in Star Wars! You can pretend the fireworks are the Death Star exploding or lasers during a fight. Let your imagination run wild! This would be a great song to hear during fireworks. You have to make it happen!

  • "Fireworks" - The Tragically Hip

    Around here we proudly support Canada and our neighbors to the north. That’s why we have to show respect to The Tragically Hip. They’re one of the most iconic Canadian bands and we will tolerate no disrespect. We recently shared a story about a the band releasing what’s been described as the ‘Holy Grail Of Unreleased Tracks‘. However, my favorite song of theirs is still “Fireworks” and there’s no better time to play it than the 4th of July. Add it to your playlist, you’ll understand.

  • "God Bless The USA" - Lee Greenwood

    There were many different directions we could have gone with this 5th and final pick. I thought about “Fireworks” by Animal Collective. That’s always one on my list, but I don’t think it would be appreciated or enjoyed on majority of people’s playlists. I mulled some pop songs but couldn’t pick one. Instead, let’s go with something patriotic! It’s the 4th of July and the best time to pay respect to the beloved Red, White, and Blue. I thought this song would be the best during a fireworks display. It’s soft but impactful and everyone can sing along.

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