National Anthem

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  1. Tank

    Tank Well-Known Member

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    I know this has been discussed before, but why can't singers just sing the National Anthem like it is written. I was watching the pregame to the ALCS when Aretha Franklin came out to sing the National Anthem. I was thinking that this was going to be a good rendition of the song because she has a beautiful voice. As soon as the background music started up though, I knew I was my ears were going to start bleeding because it was just going to be bad! Don't get me wrong, the singing was great, if it was a normal song, but not for the National Anthem.

    So, why can't singers just sing it correctly?

    End of rant...
     
  2. Mr Janny

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    #2 Mr Janny, Oct 11, 2011
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    There's an episode of "American Dad" that revolves around this very issue. The episode parodies films like First Blood and Platoon.

    Just sayin, you might want to punch up your post with some movie references and hilarious sight gags. You might get more views
     
  3. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Speaking of the national anthem, the US crowd could be heard loudly singing it before the start of the game vs. Ecuador tonight and it gave me the chills. I don't understand why this isn't always the case. I love seeing the players sing along before a game. Unfortunately, they lost the game 1-0 tonight.
     
  4. CRCy17

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    You could also notice the crowd tempo and the singer's tempo were quite different
     

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