Leading up to Independence Day, let's see some renditions of the national anthem.
I enjoyed this one:
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I don’t know if it’s the best I’ve ever heard, but it’s sure the first version that came to mind.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
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My favorite version is Whitney Houston’s Super Bowl performance of the national anthem after we entered Operation Desert Storm. It was a very patriotic time in our country and an excellent performance with a little personal flair but one that stayed very true to the original. Definitely my favorite.
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Although they are not in current favor today (and have, in fact, changed their name under pressure of the current climate), the Dixie Chicks nailed it in 2003 for the Super Bowl.
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With the correct tempo, and without vocal embellishments:
Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETrr-XHBjE
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Jack Black singing before a WNBA game:
"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
IMHO, the service choirs do the Anthem up right. They also do a kick ass Battle Hymn of the Republic.
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The aforementioned Whitney version. It's pretty much perfect. The orchestral arrangement is wonderful and her pitch is just amazing in that setting. Too bad the jets were a few seconds late.
Runner up for me would be Faith Hill for many of the same reasons.
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Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...QII&feature=youtu.be
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I don't know who he was but the guy who sang it years ago before the Cub's game was about my favorite.
"Even if the world were perfect it wouldn't be." ... Yogi Berra
Rene Rancourt sang it for decades before Boston Bruins games. Loved it when they played a Canadian team so you got both anthems.
As for the best rendition, I was in the crowd at the old Boston Garden the night after we started the bombing in Gulf War I. Rene pulled out all the stops and the place went completely nuts
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I can't post videos,but Marvin Gaye was the first to change the way it done at the NBA All Star Game.
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No Rap, No Hip Hop, no band, just The National Anthem by 4 guys that loved the country:
“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."
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You're referring to Wayne Messmer. Did the Anthem at Chicago Blackhawks games until he got crossways with then-owner Bill Wirtz in the mid-1990s.
When Wayne sang The Star-Spangled Banner at Chicago Stadium accompanied by the huge Barton organ, the building literally shook.
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