During a time when people think it's appropriate to kneel during the American National Anthem, I thought it would be a perfect time to revisit some of the best performances of the anthem of all time!

Don't get me wrong... I do believe that we a have a race problem in America, I just don't think kneeling during our National Anthem is the right way to start a conversation. Instead of talking about race and getting along, we're all fighting over who stood and who didn't. While we don't always agree... heck, you probably won't even agree with all the picks on my list, let's use this opportunity to come together as Americans, instead of pushing each other further and further away!

Okay, I'm off my soap box, here's my picks for the best perfomances of the National Anthem of all time!

  • 1

    Whitney Houston

    Honestly, can anyone ever top the late, great Whitney Houston's rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 1991?

  • 2

    Lady Gaga

    Don't even look at her red sparkly eye shadow, Lady Gaga killed it when she sang the National Anthem before the Super Bowl. You can definitely tell that 'Mother Monster' has a ton of classical training under her belt!

  • 3

    Carrie Underwood

    During the NHL playoffs, the Nashville Predators hosted a who's who of country music nightly to sing the National Anthem and Carrie Underwood, married to then Pred Mike Fisher, crushed it!

  • 4

    Kelly Clarkson

    When I was searching for videos of Kelly singing the National Anthem, there were tons to choose from! The original American Idol sure is proud of the red, white and blue and for that we thank you Kelly!

  • 5

    Jennifer Hudson

    How could you ever forget Jennifer Hudson? She made sure you'd 'Remember Me' with her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 2009.

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