In tribute to Whitney Houston, it’s been an All-Whitney-Music-Day today and of course one performance that comes to mind is her timeless and classic rendition of “Star Spangled Banner,” which reigns supreme.
The 1991 Super Bowl XXV performance by Whitney Houston trumps all past and future national anthem performances, and the unforgettable execution of the song lead to the release of a charity single by Arista Records. Thus, we were inspired to create a list of best national anthem performances at sporting events throughout the years.
Check out the Top 10 performances below:
10) Glee (Really, Amber P. Riley!), World Series Game 3 (2009)
9) Kelly Clarkson, Thanksgiving Day at a Dallas Cowboys Game (2006)
8) Luther Vandross, Super Bowl XXXI (1997)
7) Monica, 2010 NBA Finals Game 3
6) Mariah Carey, Super Bowl XXXVI (2002)
5) Aaliyah, 1995 NBA Finals Game 1
4) Jennifer Hudson, Super Bowl XLIII (2009)
3) Beyonce at Super Bowl XXXVIII (2004)
2) Marvin Gaye, 1983 NBA All-Star Game
1) Whitney Houston, Super Bowl XXV (1991)