With currently being a Fourth of Jul and all, we feel it’s my county avocation to combine us, if though for a brief time, with a one act of blind nationalism we can all get behind: counting down a many over-the-top, strenuous renditions of a inhabitant anthem, as achieved by Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, and a rest of your favorite divas of cocktail music. (In no sold order, of course, so greatfully don’t twitter me genocide threats. Thanks!)
To clarify, by inhabitant anthem we meant “The Star-Spangled Banner” only. (As in, a actual, central inhabitant anthem.) That means that conjunction Aretha Franklin singing “My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee” during a 2009 presidential coronation nor a bejeweled-bow shawl she wore during pronounced coronation are on a list. Pour out a vial of eagle tears in mourning, and pierce past it. Your republic needs you. Please rise.
1. Whitney Houston during Super Bowl XXV, 1991
There’s a reason we’ve invented a word “I CAN’T,” and this is it. Literally, a bullion customary of inhabitant anthem performances.
2. Beyoncé during a Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference, 2013
After being indicted of lip-synching “The Star-Spangled Banner” during Barack Obama’s presidential coronation on Jan 21 of that year, Bey used her halftime uncover press discussion to infer that she’s some-more than able of vocally annihilating a song. She also demonstrated one of a unsung advantages of singing a inhabitant anthem: automatic station ovation. B-b-b-bow down.
3. Mariah Carey during Super Bowl XXXVI, 2002
Hit those alarm notes. Hit them for America.
4. Christina Aguilera during Super Bowl XLV, 2011
Christina Aguilera totally left her symbol all over a inhabitant anthem, and presumably even a nation, with this performance. Truly iconic, from now until a twilight’s final reaming gleaming.
5. Jennifer Hudson during Super Bowl XLIII, 2009
Stop talking. Did Jennifer Hudson contend we could talk?
6. Lady Gaga during NYC Pride, 2013
YAAAAAAS. YAAAAAAS, AMERICA, YOU LOOK SO GOOD. OH MY GOD, YAAAAAAS. AMERICA YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL. YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL.
7. The Dixie Chicks during Super Bowl XXXVII, 2003
A down-home choice to a some-more pop/RB stylings we customarily hear, a Dixie Chicks’ twangy, bluegrass harmonies are so elementary and arresting. Toby Keith was certainly left gagging.
8. Patti LaBelle during a U.S. Open, 2000
YES, PATTI LABELLE. SEND THEM PACKING. ALL OF THEM.
9. Roseanne Barr during a Padres vs. Red game, 1990
OK, so Roseanne isn’t technically a cocktail diva by any widen of a imagination, but, like, WHEN WILL YOUR FAVES.
10. Destiny’s Child during a NBA All-Star Game, 2006
You didn’t consider Beyonce would customarily make this list once, did you? She assimilated her associate children of Destiny, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and a integrate of jet-fueled breeze machines for a delivery of a inhabitant anthem so strenuously flaw-free, that a force of it pennyless by a space-time continuum, trafficked all a approach behind to 1777, and shivered a approach adult Betsy Ross’ spine, causing her to complete a fatal words: “The flag… It shall be spangled… with STARS.”*
11. Cyndi Lauper during a Mets vs Cubs game, 1994
Did Cyndi Lauper just spin a inhabitant anthem into some ambient, slow-drip of a New Romantic revival? Did a announcer only contend that she was “Great as Ira’s ex-wife on ‘Mad About You’?!” If I’m dreaming, don’t arise me up.
12. The Cheetah Girls during a Pistons vs. Trail Blazers game, 2008
I love The Cheetah Girls’ delivery of “The Star-Spangled Banner” roughly as most as we hatred damaged promises, promises.
13. Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem,” 2012
Totally counts. Happy Independence Day!
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