Best & worst national anthem singers, Since 1931, a galaxy of stars have put their own spin on the national anthem. On this July Fourth, to get us in the Independence Day spirit, let's look back at performances that set off some fireworks and some that made others cover their ears.
Jimi Hendrix One of the best-known performances at Woodstock came from rock legend Jimi Hendrix, who dazzled the pivotal 1969 music and arts festival audience with his electrifying version.
Christina Aguilera Pop singer Christina Aguilera snagged the coveted gig at Super Bowl XLV in 2011, but it was her botching of the lyrics that made headlines for weeks after. How did the "Burlesque" star explain the gaffe?
Whitney Houston In one of the best performances of the anthem ever, Whitney Houston sang her heart out at the 25th anniversary of America's football championship in 1991.
Carl Lewis Former Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis may be lightning fast on the track, but he will never be able to outrun his 1993 blundering of the national anthem at an NBA game. Ear-shattering vocals aside, midway through the song Lewis lost his place and was booed by the crowd.
Marvin Gaye The late Motown legend wowed the crowd with his soulful take on the anthem at the NBA All-Star game in 1983.
Roseanne Barr America's favorite brusque-tongued, working-class TV mother, Roseanne Barr put her acting skills to work with her infamous 1990 torturing of the national anthem at a San Diego Padres game.
'Glee' The cast of the hit musical comedy "Glee" poured on the all-American musical charm as they sang the nation's song at the 2009 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies
R. Kelly It could have been the high-profile scandal that R&B singer R. Kelly was embroiled in at the time of his 2005 anthem performance at a boxing match that drew so much criticism.
Beyoncé R&B superstar Beyoncé belted out the anthem accompanied by an orchestra before the start of the 2004 Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots
Kat DeLuna Dominican R&B sensation Kat DeLuna's soprano vocals must have failed her during her warbled performance at a 2008 Dallas Cowboys game.
Chris Daughtry Former "American Idol" finalist Chris Daughtry rocked the anthem at a chilly NFC championship game in 2007.
Michael Bolton Sexy balladeer Michael Bolton was mercilessly ridiculed for his 2003 performance at a Red Sox-Yankees game. When he couldn't remember the lyrics, the 1990s soft rock star relied on a cheat sheet.
Mariah Carey Less than five months after a catastrophic event, pop superstar Mariah Carey put her heart into her anthem performance at the 2002 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams
Best & worst national anthem singers
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