Happy 4th of July! Whether you’re firing up your BBQ or staking out the best spot in town to watch the fireworks, we hope you’re having a wonderful day and celebrating in style. To help you kick off your day, we’ve compiled this list of our 5 favorite performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. These 5 singers (and 1 bonus guitarist) really know how to hit that gorgeous high note and give us goosebumps every time!
5. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s smooth tenor floats over the notes of our national anthem with ease. Way to bring patriotic back, JT.
4. Mariah Carey
Nobody hits a high note like Mariah!
3. Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is a true American Sweetheart, plus the girl can sing.
2. Marvin Gaye
Has the national anthem ever been so smooth before?
1. Whitney Houston
There’s simply no match for Whitney Houston’s powerful voice and perfect pitch.
Bonus: Jimi Hendrix
Because nobody has ever shredded like Hendrix, before or since.
Did we leave anybody out? Let us know your favorite performance in the comments!
–Megan L. TakeLessons Staff Member and Blogger