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Old February 2 2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Hearing Jennifer Hudson's very good version of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl got me thinking about the song; and how for me, no one has come close to Whitney Houston's performance of the song at Super Bowl 25, 18 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciWEufZ2xA


That said, what is your favorite version of your countries' national anthem?
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Old February 2 2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Rosanne Barr, most beautiful rendition, ever.



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Old February 2 2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

The Dixie Chicks' rendition in 2003 (Super Bowl) was my favorite. Very nice harmonies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5AYcAhvyo
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Old February 2 2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

tomalak301 wrote: View Post
The Dixie Chicks' rendition in 2003 (Super Bowl) was my favorite. Very nice harmonies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5AYcAhvyo
Indeed. I've always been a big fan of them, one of the few performers I've gone to visit in concert.

Beautiful performance of the National Anthem.

And, yes, their "harmonies" are nice.
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Old February 2 2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

It's a sort of a tradition in Ireland that you play the national anthem at the end of any night of music and carousing. (It's less common now than it was, but still done in certain kinds of pubs.)

There was a pub in Dublin that regularly finished up the night by having everyone stand to attention, and then mosh to a rock version of the anthem. You haven't properly experienced your anthem until you've moshed to it, imo. Alas, I cannot seem to find a recording of it online.
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Old February 2 2009, 08:00 PM   #6
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Foley0402 wrote: View Post
Hearing Jennifer Hudson's very good version of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl got me thinking about the song; and how for me, no one has come close to Whitney Houston's performance of the song at Super Bowl 25, 18 years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qciWEufZ2xA


That said, what is your favorite version of your countries' national anthem?
You hit it on the head, there. WH was amazing. And the "missing man" Air Force fly bye as she finished brought a tear to my eye...
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Old February 2 2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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Carl Lewis did an amazing job... amazingly bad job... so bad it was funny
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Old February 2 2009, 10:39 PM   #8
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JIMI HENDRIX FTW!
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Old February 2 2009, 10:42 PM   #9
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Jimi at Woodstock.
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Old February 2 2009, 11:29 PM   #10
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Of course, Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock
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Old February 3 2009, 01:23 AM   #11
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

For me, it's a tie between Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye...and Leslie Nielsen in The Naked Gun.
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Old February 3 2009, 02:05 AM   #12
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

I can't remember which sporting event it was, but I remember Boys II Men doing an awesome version of the national anthem (U.S.). It may have been the Olympics in '96. I dunno.
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Old February 3 2009, 03:25 AM   #13
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

It's not my favorite, but Jewel's rendition during the Super Bowl got some uptight lady to write a letter to Parade Magazine asking who the loser was who tried to make the national anthem sexy. That right there gets Jewel some kudos.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:53 AM   #14
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Re: Your favorite rendition of your national anthem?

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
tomalak301 wrote: View Post
The Dixie Chicks' rendition in 2003 (Super Bowl) was my favorite. Very nice harmonies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5AYcAhvyo
Indeed. I've always been a big fan of them, one of the few performers I've gone to visit in concert.

Beautiful performance of the National Anthem.

And, yes, their "harmonies" are nice.
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Old February 3 2009, 05:57 AM   #15
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Why doesn't that suprise me that you're a fan of traitors?
In what manner are they traitors?

That they had the audacity to question their government's leadership that they did not agree with?
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