Saturday, July 4, 2015

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EDITION: Best & Worst National Anthems

BEST: Whitney Houston - Star Spangled Banner

Among the annals of national anthems as a prelude to sporting events, few have topped the one delivered by Whitney Houston before Super Bowl XXV in 1991 in Tampa. Just a woman, her incredible voice and the bare minimum of extraneous notes.

Whitney Houston's "epic" rendition of the National Anthem

Her rendition came at a particularly patriotic time, just after the onset of the Persian Gulf War, and was released as a single. It was re-released after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Houston donated all  proceeds to charity. She ranks among the best of all-time because of the circumstances and...that voice.

WORST: Carl Lewis National Anthem Fail

Carl Lewis' breathtaking rendition of the National Anthem as covered by ESPN. 

"Francis Scott Off-key." - Charley Steiner.

Carl Lewis' "epic" National Anthem fail


Charley Steiner breaks into uncontrollable laughter

A famous clip from Charley Steiner's presentation of Carl Lewis singing the National Anthem.

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