Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Two Best Performances Ever of The National Anthem?

I think there is a consensus that this year's NBA All Star game did not have a great singing of the National Anthem by Fergie.  In light of that I will do this repeat post from Feb. 7, 2011 - that I think still stands today, of the best two performances of the National Anthem [ironically one of them being at another NBA All Star Game]. 

The Two Best Performances Ever Of The National Anthem? - Feb. 7, 2011

I don't know if you agree with me that yesterday's Super Bowl had one of the worst performances of the National Anthem in all of the Super Bowls by Christina Aguilera [and not just because she messed up the words], but even if you don't agree with me on that,  I think you will agree with me that the best singing of the National Anthem at the Superbowl was by Whitney Houston in 1991 at Superbowl XXV.


I feel that outside the Superbowl the best performance of the national anthem was sung by Marvin Gaye at the 1983 NBA All Star game.  What an unbelievably beautiful voice and what a stirring rendition of the National Anthem by Marvin Gaye.  


So, here they are, in my opinion, the two best performances of the Star Spangled Banner.  Prepare to get goose bumps.

1991 Super Bowl XXV - Singing of the National Anthem by Whitney Houston:


1983 NBA All Star Game - Singing of the National Anthem by Marvin Gaye:


It is sad these two great patriots have left us at a much too young time in their life.  I can say I feel blessed to have lived during a time to witness and hear their God given beautiful voices. May they both be resting in peace with the Lord.


2 comments:

bradley said...

both of those are riveting, gotta love the smooth poetic and beautiful delivery of mr. gay!!!

Big Mike said...

Perfect description brad!