Best, Worst Versions Of The National Anthem

Anita Baker — Really Bad
Anita Baker — Really Bad
Baker butchered most of the Star Spangled banner before Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Click Here for Video
Beyonce — Really Good
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)
Carl Lewis – Really Bad
Carl Lewis – Really Bad
The Olympic runner should stick to running. His 1993 National Anthem performance won him boos, not medals. (Photo: YouTube)
Christina Aguilera–Bad
Christina Aguilera–Bad
The Grammy winner’s version was more like the Star Mangled Banner since she forgot some of the words during her performance at Super Bowl XLV (Getty Images/TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP)
Hillary Clinton-Unintentionally Bad
Hillary Clinton-Unintentionally Bad
At a campaign stop in 2008, the Secretary Of State wasn’t aware her microphone was hot. Well, we all herard why mics should stay off! (Photo:YouTube)
Hockey Girl–Bad and Sad
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)
Kat DeLuna-Bad
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)
Michael Bolton – Bad
Michael Bolton – Bad
Before the the 2003 ALCS at Fenway Park, Bolton forgot the words, paused and looked at his hand “cheat sheet.” Ouch. (Getty Images Sport/Ezra Shaw) Click Here for Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZrK_kOk8Lw
(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)
(Photo: AP)
Whitney Houston — Amazing
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)
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