The Super Bowl is the most anticipated sporting event of the year in the United States. Hundreds of Millions of people watch two of the best football teams of the year take to the field, for one last time. It’s fitting to see that before the most iconic sporting tradition of the country gets underway, a live performance of the country’s most significant musical marvel, the national anthem, is given, which gets everyone in the groove to have the best evening of the year. A total of 30 artists have performed the greatest American song at the greatest American sporting event since 1967; here are our top 10 performances ever:
Faith Hill in Super Bowl XXXIV (2000)
Faith Hill is widely regarded as the greatest country musicians of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums. She was handed the mic in the year 2000, and her rendition of the national anthem was one that resonated in the minds and hearts of the audience for many years to come.
She didn’t have any significant backing band, so it was her voice that took center stage. Other performers would typically have all the support they could get, but Faith didn’t shy away from virtually doing it all on her own. She ends her performance with a clench of the fist, a casual grin, and a big Whoo. She was brilliant, and oh, did she know it.