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Best Performance of US National Anthem?

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To me the best performance was in 86 when Smokey Robinson performed the Anthem fading into America the Beautiful (At the World Series) - Goosebumps.
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The Whitney Housten one for the Superbowl is the best that I can recall.

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mariah carey

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Whitney Huston, 1991 Super bowl

 

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Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, 1969.

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Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, 1969.



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Whitney Huston, 1991 Super bowl

 

 

X2 for Whitney Huston. I came across this inspiring rendition.


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Though biased, I always loved the arrangement I played with the USC Marching Band. Instrumental only (of course) where a solo trumpet plays the first few measures, then the rest of the trumpets join in, and, finally, the rest of the band joins in.

It's a unique take on the anthem, but I love how the solo grabs the audience's attention before everyone else blends in. The performance is otherwise straightforward and respectful. No odd tempo or key changes. The trumpet solo is similar to a military bugle call and we always picked a music performance major who could nail it.
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Best instrumental - Jimi Hendrix

 

 

Best vocal (female) - Whitney Houston

Best vocal (male) - Marvin Gaye

 

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KingStyles:

The Whitney Housten one for the Superbowl is the best that I can recall.

 

That's my favorite as well. 

 

Although....it was lip synched. So should that subtract from it?
 

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here's my vote

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I've always LOVED Marvin Gaye's posted above.  

 

If you want to count America, the Beautiful this gives me chills:

 

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