Martina McBride performs during the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert rehearsal at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade in Boston, July 3. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Martina McBride, the girl with the big voice and “Celine Dion of country,” sang crowd-pleasing favorites like “This One’s For the Girls,” but better remembered will be her performance of the not totally patriotic “Independence Day.”

The early 1990s hit never made it to the top 10 because of controversial lyrics about a mother burning down her home, (Best line: Well she lit up the sky that Fourth of July), but the Pops didn’t seem to mind including it Monday.

Listen to “Independence Day” below: