February 7, 2010

Anthemic Variations

Last Thursday, Craig Calcaterra at Circling the Bases linked to an article complaining about renditions of the National Anthem. I don't get too worked up about people doing it a little differently - I think we all have bigger things to worry about.

Watching Carrie Underwood sing the song before the Super Bowl, I was reminded of the post. I had no problem with her version of the song, but...holy cow, that last note was bad. Anyway, in Calcaterra's post there was a link to this video:

Seriously? The guy's career essentially ended because of that? Wow.

Here are some other classic versions of the Star Spangled Banner, both good and bad:

Marvin Gaye

Maurice Cheeks


Carl Lewis

the Grateful Dead

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