|Written by||John Philip Sousa|
"Stars and Stripes Forever" is one of the most popular compositions of American composer John Philip Sousa. It is a march frequently used in 4th of July celebrations and parades.
The tune was performed on episode 517 of The Muppet Show as part of a patriotic medley.
More recently, the piece was featured prominently in the first of several online viral videos posted by the Muppets to YouTube, MySpace and Vimeo.