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“… and the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air…”

This is a line from the Star-Spangled Banner.

But it can also be paraphrased and applied to a handful of times in which a famous singer attempted to honor his or her country prior to some kind of major event.

What we’re saying here is that some artists have bombed with their rendition of America’s theme song.

Some artists have bombed… HARD.

Whose version remains the most memorable, for all of the wrong reasons? Whose do you consider to be the best of the best?

Listen/watch the following videos and decide for yourself! (NOTE: We saved the undisputed best for last.)