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Top 10 Best Songs To Play During Your Fireworks Show

Best Fireworks Songs

Great firework displays need to have an audio component to make the visual pleasure even better for the audience. With the right soundtrack cued up, your firework displays can get the crowd going and keep them riveted. Here's a top ten of can't-miss fireworks songs, starting with the number one and continuing in no particular order. Have fun choosing an order that works with your show!


"The Star-Spangled Banner" - Francis Scott Key

The National Anthem is a must for firework displays, whether it's the Fourth of July or any other time. Everyone knows the words, so the crowd will sing along and have a wonderful, shared experience. It's a traditional way to celebrate the country and the perfect way to make your show a classic party.  Pair with red, white, and blue fireworks for the full effect of awesome.  Check out Gorilla Warfare.


"Firework" - Katy Perry

A winning fireworks show should include some current pop hits, and Katy Perry's "Firework" fits perfectly. The lyrics are exciting and appropriate for all ages, and playing a fun dance hit like this helps get the crowd going and give variety to an evening of fireworks displays.  Pair a Bombshell with Bomb Shell.


Theme from "The Natural" - Randy Newman

This awe-inspiring theme to the 1984 classic baseball film starring Robert Redford works magic when played at firework displays. The beauty of this song is that it doesn't distract from the show, but instead helps make the fireworks seem even more majestic and incredible.  Pair this majestic song with majestic fireworks like Believe.


"Ride of the Valkyries" - Richard Wagner

Everyone knows this song even if they don't recognize it by the title. Made ubiquitous by Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny cartoons as well as the movie Apocalypse Now. Thrilling, operatic, and building to a climax, this Wagner piece works perfectly at any point in a fireworks show to get the crowd into it.  This classic deserves a classic firework like the powerful Excalibur firework artillery shells.


"We Will Rock You" & "We Are the Champions" - Queen

Either of these songs by Queen work wonderfully for firework displays, but people love to hear them in tandem even more. Fit for any celebration, these beloved rock songs can also inspire patriotic enthusiasm with their irresistible team spirit.  Pair these team anthems with a long lasting America's Pastime.


"Ode to Joy" - Beethoven

The beauty of this song is that it sustains energy while keeping a moderate tempo, letting your fireworks shine without causing a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Many versions of Beethoven's timeless classic exist and all of them support great firework displays.  Match the intensity with Fighting Rooster.


"Star Wars (Main Theme)" - John Williams

You can't deny the wondrous excitement that this song causes in an audience. You can also play the Dark Side's theme, but the main theme definitely succeeds in bringing your firework displays together as a complete show. Even those who aren't big Star Wars fans love a good performance backed up by composer John Williams' most famous work.   Feel the suspense to the strong finish of Kill Bill.


"Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" - Toby Keith

Firework displays are so American that even when it isn't the Fourth of July, this Toby Keith hit gets the crowd talking and listening. The country singer's deep voice sounds great over loud speakers and the up-tempo song riles up any audience.  Pair this classic with it's namesake - Courtesy of the Red White and Blue.


"4th of July" - Shooter Jennings

Another great country hit, this song by Waylon Jennings' son has everything you want in a soundtrack for your firework displays. In addition to being patriotic, it's also a great song for summer fun and romance.  Pair this song with American Anthem for that summer fun feel.  


"Born in the U.S.A." - Bruce Springsteen

When this song by the Boss starts up, the crowd claps and gets involved in the show, and few songs accomplish that so easily. Fit for Independence Day or anytime of the year, this song holds appeal for all ages and musical tastes, too. Perfect song to play with Proud.


"Semper Fidelis" - John Philip Sousa

The U.S. Marines' official march, this classic by the master of the march himself gives a nice touch of patriotism to a show while also providing traditional orchestral music anyone would love anyway. Military families appreciate the gesture, and even little kids who don't know the song have fun with this march.  Pair with Battle Cry.

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