THE BEST AND WORST VERSIONS OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

Ranked
  1. #1 BEST: Whitney Houston, 1991 Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1LJA0Bp
    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS. Whitney is the gold standard.
  2. #2 BEST: Beyoncé, 2013 Super Bowl Press Conference: http://bit.ly/1CgMHBR
    This was to prove she could actually sing it because her inauguration performance was pre-recorded, this was her basically saying fuck off world. Also, her 2004 Super Bowl rendition wasn't bad either: http://bit.ly/1eqPAVm
  3. #3 BEST: Jennifer Hudson, 2009 Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1eqPyNd
    Not my favorite arrangement, but it's really about the vocal and she.is.flawless.
  4. #4 BEST: Faith Hill, 2000 Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1CSEVsx
    Classic
  5. #5 BEST: Carrie Underwood, 2006 Seahawks Game: http://bit.ly/1LPpMR2
    #whenshewasababy
  6. #6 BEST: Luther Vandross, Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1ggPVeo
    I hate the arrangement but that vocal is heaven. #lutherforever
  7. #7 BEST: Lady Gaga, 2013 NYC Pride: http://bit.ly/1RbYE2b
    It went against my instincts to include Gaga, but she actually delivers
  8. #8 BEST: Destiny's Child, 2006 Houston: http://bit.ly/1IBAGIg
    While I'm a semi-traditionalist, the harmonies are just too on point to not include.
  9. #1 WORST: Roseanne Barr, 1990 Padres Game: http://bit.ly/1IXyJSd
    Who authorized this?
  10. #2 WORST: R Kelly, 2005 Boxing Match: http://bit.ly/1TcFM0D
    You must be kidding. This should be considered a felony and punishable by life in prison.
  11. #3 WORST: Victoria Zarlenga, 2012 Soccer US vs Scotland: http://bit.ly/1IXyMgL
    Poor thing
  12. #4 WORST: Christina Aguilera, 2011 Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1gfJc4x
    Tough year for X-Tina
  13. #5 WORST: Demi Lovato, 2008 Cowboys Game: http://bit.ly/1H5Frr9 AND 2012 World Series: http://bit.ly/1dDOVzg
    Oh boy, where to start...
  14. #6 WORST: Idena Menzel, 2015 Super Bowl: http://bit.ly/1ggPT6q
    If you are going to scream at us, please at least scream in tune
  15. #7 WORST: Taylor Swift, 2008 World Series: http://bit.ly/1CgMFdg
    She was so young, maybe not her fault #istillloveyouTaylor
  16. #8 WORST: Steven Tyler, 2011, NFL AFC Championship : http://bit.ly/1UmDYnn
    This was just bad casting
  17. #9 WORST: Michael Bolton, 2003 Red Sox vs. Yankees Game: http://bit.ly/1fbIJ3h
    NOTE: This one isn't about a poor performance, it's about the thing that happens about half way through #priceless
  18. There are sooooo many more, but I need to go eat pie now... HAPPY 4th!
  19. Suggested by   @philgaimon