That's right. Today is the fourth of July - the day our American bretheren look to the sky and go "ohhhhhhh" at bright colours exploding. To celebrate here are loads of songs about fireworks!
SLEEP ON IT - 'FIREWORKS'
Featuring our man Derek DiScanio, this is the quintessential firework song. Let it play on repeat as you play responsibly with sparklers.
FIREWORKS - 'ARROWS'
Yeah, how could we forget the band named after our favourite explosion based entertainment. You should listen to their full discography. They are absolutely brilliant in every way. Go, NOW!
JIMMY EAT WORLD - 'JUST WATCH THE FIREWORKS'
Seven minutes of emo based brilliance that could only be improved by loads of catherine wheels going off in front of you. Maybe someone holding your hand too.
MAKE THEM SUFFER - 'FIREWORKS'
Fireworks are well metalcore. Don't deny it. The crashes and bangs. The intensity. The fact that they leave you total awe struck. They go hand in hand. BOOM!
THE ROCKET SUMMER - 'WHITE FIREWORKS'
As much as we like purple and red and green and orange and red and blue and yellow fireworks, white ones are up there for us too. Thanks The Rocket Summer, you reminded us of a forgotten gem.
SENSES FAIL - 'FIREWORKS AT DAWN'
A more sullen effort but one that reflects how fireworks can be just as sad as they can happy. Dry your eyes mate.
FALL OUT BOY - 'FOURTH OF JULY'
YOU AND I WERE, YOU AND I WERE FIRE, FIRE, FIREWORKS. Sorry, couldn't resist.
HOPES DIE LAST - 'FIREWORK'
Katy Perry probably wrote the best song ever about fireworks and here it is in POST-HARDCORE FORM, thanks to the brilliant Hopes Die Last. Does it get much better than that?