The Best and the Worst Super Bowl National Anthem Singers of All-Time!


The performance of America’s National Anthem at the Super Bowl has seen all varieties and flavors of styling. Everything from stellar and spectacular, to mind-numbing, unbelievable fails! Here are the best and the worst!

The best Super Bowl national anthem performances ever

Here are what many people see as the top performances of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. However, your opinion may differ.

Keep scrolling below to see our list of the worst performances ever, too!

#1. Whitney Houston: Super Bowl XXV, 1991

Many people believe that Whitney Houston set the standard for best national anthem performance ever, when she sang at Super Bowl 25 in Tampa, Florida in 1991.

#2. Beyoncé: Super Bowl XXXVIII, 2004

Another contender for the best performance of all time is Beyoncé at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.

#3. Carrie Underwood: Super Bowl XLIV, 2010

Many people believe Carrie Underwood set the gold standard for national anthem performances when she performed at Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida in 2010.

#4. Lady Gaga: Super Bowl 50, 2016

Lady Gaga gave a stunning performance at Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

#5. Demi Lovato: Super Bowl LIV, 2020

Watch Demi Lovato perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, Florida.

#6. P!nk: Super Bowl LII, 2018

P!nk at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2018.

#7. Jennifer Hudson: Super Bowl XLIII, 2009

Jennifer Hudson at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida, in 2009.

#8. Mariah Carey: Super Bowl XXXVI, 2002

Mariah Carey sings at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, Louisiana.

#9. Gladys Knight: Super Bowl 53, 2019

Gladys Knight at Super Bowl 53, 2019 in Atlanta.

#10. Kelly Clarkson: Super Bowl XLVI, 2012

Kelly Clarkson at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.

#11. Dixie Chicks: Super Bowl XXXVII, 2004

The Dixie Chicks (now known as “the chicks”) perform at Super Bowl XXXVII in Houston in 2004.

#12. Luke Bryan: Super Bowl 51, 2017

Best or worst? Luke Bryan at Super Bowl 51, 2017.

#13. Faith Hill: Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000

Faith Hill sings at Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta.

#14. Cher: Super Bowl XXXIII, 1999

Cher at Super Bowl XXXIII, 1999 in Miami Florida.

#15. Alicia Keys: Super Bowl XLVII, 2013

Alicia Keys performing at Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans.

#16. Aretha Franklin: Super Bowl XL, 2006

Watch Aretha Franklin sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan

The worst Super Bowl national anthem fails

Here’s a collection of some of the most unique, and what some call the worst, performances of America’s national anthem.

#1. Christina Aguilera: Super Bowl XLV, 2011

Christina Aguilera got creative with the lyrics to the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV in 2011.

#2. Top 20 national anthem fails

Not necessarily at the Super Bowl, but hilarious fails nonetheless!

#3. The top 10 national anthem fails

More hysterical national anthem fails!