Best, Worst Versions Of The National Anthem

On July 25, 1990, Barr performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds. What will go down in history as probably the worst rendition ever, Barr offended many including President George H.W. Bush, who called her rendition “disgraceful.” (Photo: AP).
Roseanne Barr — Just Plain UGLY On July 25, 1990, Barr performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds. What will go down in history as probably the worst rendition ever, Barr offended many including President George H.W. Bush, who called her rendition “disgraceful.” (Photo: AP).
Houston gave us goose bumps when she nailed her rendition of the National Anthem before Super Bowl XXV in 1991. (Getty Images Sport/George Rose).
Whitney Houston — Amazing Houston gave us goose bumps when she nailed her rendition of the National Anthem before Super Bowl XXV in 1991. (Getty Images Sport/George Rose).
Baker butchered most of the Star Spangled banner before Game 4 of the NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer).
Anita Baker — Really Bad Baker butchered most of the Star Spangled banner before Game 4 of the NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, June 10, 2010 in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer).
At a campaign stop in 2008, the Secretary Of State wasn’t aware her microphone was hot. Well, we all heard why mics should stay off! (Photo:YouTube).
Hillary Clinton-Unintentionally Bad At a campaign stop in 2008, the Secretary Of State wasn’t aware her microphone was hot. Well, we all heard why mics should stay off! (Photo:YouTube).
Before the 2003 ALCS at Fenway Park, Bolton forgot the words, paused and looked at his hand “cheat sheet.” Ouch. (Getty Images Sport/Ezra Shaw).
Michael Bolton – Bad Before the 2003 ALCS at Fenway Park, Bolton forgot the words, paused and looked at his hand “cheat sheet.” Ouch. (Getty Images Sport/Ezra Shaw).
Beyonce gave an amazing performance when she sang the National Anthem before Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. (Getty Images Sport/Frank Micelotta).
Beyonce — Really Good Beyonce gave an amazing performance when she sang the National Anthem before Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. (Getty Images Sport/Frank Micelotta).
The Olympic runner should stick to running. His 1993 National Anthem performance won him boos, not medals. (Photo: YouTube).
Carl Lewis – Really Bad The Olympic runner should stick to running. His 1993 National Anthem performance won him boos, not medals. (Photo: YouTube).
In 2006, this young singer forgot the words to the National Anthem twice, and when she returned to try again, she slipped and fell on the ice. (Photo: YouTube).
Hockey Girl–Bad and Sad In 2006, this young singer forgot the words to the National Anthem twice, and when she returned to try again, she slipped and fell on the ice. (Photo: YouTube).
At a September 2008 Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, Kat DeLuna gave an overwrought, pitchy rendition of the anthem that got the pop star booed by the whole stadium. (Getty Images/Scott Boehm).
Kat DeLuna-Bad At a September 2008 Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, Kat DeLuna gave an overwrought, pitchy rendition of the anthem that got the pop star booed by the whole stadium. (Getty Images/Scott Boehm).
The Grammy winner’s version was more like the Star Mangled Banner since she mixed up some of the words during her performance at Super Bowl XLV (Getty Images/TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP).
Christina Aguilera–Bad The Grammy winner’s version was more like the Star Mangled Banner since she mixed up some of the words during her performance at Super Bowl XLV (Getty Images/TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP).

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One Comment

  1. Ken Kelly says:

    Marvin Gaye was still the best…

  2. joel spivak says:

    in this FREE country you can the Anthem any way you want

  3. Bob Deck says:

    Professional singers take notice. If you DO NOT know the words, don’t sign on to sing OUR NATION ANTHEM! If you do know the words, SING THE ANTHEM, NOT SOME JAZZED UP VERSION OF IT! IT IS A SOLEMN SONG AND SHOULD BE SUNG AS SUCH.

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