Vote: TGJ’s Top 10 Worst ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Performances

Published: Tuesday 4th Jul 2017 by Rashad


Fergie, Monica, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake.

First mention of the aforementioned names usually evokes memories of some of the past two decades’ top pop hits.  However, as our list below details, even some of music’s most prized hitmakers have had their fair share of misses.

Every year on U.S. ‘Independence Day’ the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce are oft-praised for their awe-inspiring renditions of the country’s national anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’, while other renditions of the historical number will go down in history for some *ahem* less flattering reasons.

Forgotten words, bum notes, and all around embarrassment await below.  See our top 10 list of the “best of the worst” ‘Star Spangled Banner’ performances and tell us your pick:

Top 10 Worst Anthems Ever?

(in no particular order)

Keyshia Cole


Steven Tyler

Kat Deluna

Christina Aguilera

Marsha Ambrosius

Mary J. Blige

Anita Baker

Justin Timberlake

Aaron Neville

Honorable Mentions:

Chris Brown

Alicia Keys

Cheetah Girls (TGJ Pick For Worst)



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  1. Stephy July 4, 2017

    What’s the point of putting that poll when it doesn’t even work. This site is so tired and broke down. For the 1,000th time, fix it. Anyways, the worst one was Keyshia imo

    • Fancy BISH July 4, 2017

      “This site is so tired and broke down.” -Stephy

  2. Ughhhh July 4, 2017

    This sight is messy and enjoys bringing people down. That’s why nothing good will ever come to you Sam or your raggedy àss mediatakeout c-level blog.

    • Ughhhh July 4, 2017


    • Stephy July 4, 2017


  3. Suicide Blonde July 4, 2017

    Leave my boy alone, his rendition was tender.

  4. King z July 4, 2017

    I love how the people who complain most about this site are the ones here every damn day commenting

    Anywho the polls work for me. I voted for Marsha!!! She was horrible

    • PussiePopstress July 4, 2017

      Yeah polls work for me too

      I didn’t think Marsha was that bad because that’s how she sings all the time. But the cheetah girls ab me the laugh I’ve so desperately needed!!! Lmao! They were ridiculous

  5. KCFan87 July 4, 2017

    Poll didn’t work for me and im sick of u guys dragging Keyshia!!

    It was XxlTina who had the worst of these! She literally sounded like someone put a cat in an oven

  6. Meteorite July 4, 2017

    To fair even Christina knows she sucked that day.

  7. mr.m July 4, 2017

    just a bad day for xtina ..
    and that doesn’t change the fact that she IS the best singer of our time. deal.

  8. Dev July 4, 2017

    The song isn’t suited to every voice and some people although really talented should just turn it down… and then some people are just terrible.

  9. JOHNVIDAL July 4, 2017

    Why worst? Just say Whitney Houston´s is the best and call it a day. Don´t be negative. Same way Celine Dion did the best God Bless America ever.

  10. Meme July 4, 2017

    None can top Keri Hilton my darling.

  11. Casual-T July 4, 2017

    This page loaded slowly, so I didn’t even try the poll. But any worst anthem poll that doesn’t include Roseanne isn’t valid. Roseanne’s anthem was epic, easily the worst AND 2nd best (to Whitney) of all time.

  12. smh July 4, 2017

    lmao!!!!! Where’s Ciara’s name?! Oh i forgot she’s you favorite. lol! She was and always will be the worst!

  13. cocobutta July 4, 2017

    NOW I won’t lie my gurl did way too much with those EXTRA 1 hour notes in that meh of a key BUT MY GOD THOSE CHEETAHS HAD ME AT DEATHS DOOR!!


  14. RoyalKev July 4, 2017

    This post was probably a little unnecessary, but once I got to the Cheetah Girls, I couldn’t stop laughing!

  15. DanYiel Iman July 4, 2017

    Between “Keyshia No-Soul Cole & The flat soprano Cheetah Girls ” I died & came back to life!!

  16. Fancy BISH July 4, 2017

    Yep, The Cheetos Girls were terrible chile lol ?

  17. #TeamTinashe Stan July 5, 2017

    Where is Ciara?

  18. steve July 5, 2017

    The cheetah girls! OMG! I died and came back to life.

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