Lee Greenwood‘s signature hit “God Bless the USA” leads Billboard‘s Digital Song Sales chart for the first time, blasting from No. 50 to No. 1 on the July 18-dated ranking with a 366% surge to 15,000 sold in the week ending July 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The anthem, which reached No. 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart upon its original release in 1984, concurrently crowns Country Digital Song Sales. It additionally vaulted by 380% to 2.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.
The single previously reached a No. 22 best on Digital Song Sales in July 2017. It charted again for week each in July 2018 and July 2019, at Nos. 30 and 32, respectively.
Helping the song’s profile, Home Free, in tandem with Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band, premiered a cover of “God Bless the USA” on July 1. The a cappella quintet’s solo version, originally released in 2016, sold 2,000, up 137%, in the week ending July 9.