Super Bowl national anthems: Ranking best performances from Whitney Houston to Lady Gaga

For every Super Bowl, the NFL invites prominent musicians to perform songs honoring the country. Among the many performances that take place before kickoff, the singing of the national anthem gets the most attention.

Several renditions of “The Star Spangled Banner” have been so powerful and memorable that years, and even decades, later, we are still going back to them. We put together the best of the best across Super Bowl history. Here are the top 10 national anthem performances:

10. Faith Hill (2000)

Faith Hill’s undeniable talent was on display as she performed the national anthem. It began calm, and she built the excitement as she continued. The performance includes drummers and bag pipes. She showed off her pipes with her own spin on the last lyric. For the full performance, click here.

9. Cher (1999)

Cher has an extremely recognizable tone and it could be heard in her national anthem performance. The pop singer was topping the charts at the time and brought an undeniable star power to the Super Bowl stage. She put her stamp on the song, without changing it too much. For the full performance, click here.

8. Lady Gaga (2016)

Lady Gaga is known for some wild performances, but for this one she kept it simple and made the moment about her vocals rather than dramatic visuals. She added her own flare at the end, showing off her ability to hit the high notes.

7. Luther Vandross (1997)

It was classic Luther, with the soul you would expect and the smoothness the moment needed. 

6. Carrie Underwood (2010)

The country icon was selected to perform the national anthem five years after winning American Idol, which launched her impressive career. For the full performance, click here.

5. Kelly Clarkson (2012)

Clarkson had one of the shortest national anthems, proving the performance does not have to be long to make an impact. For the full performance, click here.

4. Jennifer Hudson…


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Publish date : 2024-02-11 06:47:28

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