Favorite Versions of the National Anthem
I think that every professional sport that is on TV, should air the National Anthem performance before the game. I love watching it and seeing different people sing or play it. This is 'Merica after-all, and we'll basically do anything to get the patriotic feels going (cue the U-S-A chant)
- •Carrie Underwoordhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8pDNRONglU There was never any doubt that Carrie would perform the hell out of the National Anthem, so her version is of course on this list. There's nothing fancy about it, just simply well-sung.
- •Marlana VanHoosehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEdIHMJe8VM I forget what game I watched her song it at, but I was in another room when the Anthem was on and when I was coming back into the room, my brother stopped me and rewound the TV. He said to not look and just listen to this version and then had me guess what this person looked like. I never would've guess this was her. I was absolutely blown away, I mean talk about pipes! Definitely check out the story that E:60 did on her!
- •Marvin Gayehttps://vimeo.com/5446117 Marvin Gaye adds soul to the Anthem in only the way he could with just an absolute effortless version.
- •Whitney Houstonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs There's only one word to describe this version: Perfect.