Please stand for the beginning of the big game...

Nickropolis

Senior Member
Hehehe...

The Canadian national anthem takes maybe 2 minutes and is usually sang by one person.

I've seen races in the US though and they've got a pop star, backing vocals, jets, fireworks, you name it.
 

JasperGTR

Senior Member
Hehehe...

The Canadian national anthem takes maybe 2 minutes and is usually sang by one person.

I've seen races in the US though and they've got a pop star, backing vocals, jets, fireworks, you name it.

lol! We don't do anything half-assed..., except for balancing a budget.
 

rtliquid

Senior Member
I'm already cringing, awaiting Alicia Keys' Superbowl version. It's been stated that she's "taking liberties" with the song, and she's stated something to the effect that "you're going to hear it like you've never heard it before". Great.... just friggin' great .....
 

B-squared

Silver Member
The anthem has an interesting history. Although it was written in 1814, it was not the National Anthem until 1916 (by Executive Order) and by Congressional Act in 1931. What really made it stick around was when it was played at baseball games during WWI as a show of patriotism and unity. Football and other sports followed suit, but it was baseball that really made it the National Anthem.
 

Otto

Platinum Member
LOL

Love the direction...Milk It!

Vocalists trying to make a mark with melismatic banality can now stare at a piece of music and pretend they can read!
 
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