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10 Star-Spangled Facts: From Banner Myths And Baseball To Jimi Hendrix

Did you know: The U.S. National Anthem actually has four verses, but we only sing one.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2015

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Marlana VanHoose Sings The National Anthem Before Game 6 Of The NBA Finals [VIDEO]

They entered the building chanting “Let’s Go Cavs!” and joined Marlana VanHoose for the final stanza of the national anthem, a touching moment that showed Cleveland was “All In” to take on Golden State.


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2-Year-Old Boy Sings National Anthem [VIDEO]

Young Trent knows all the words and managed to get quite a few “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd.

97.1 The Ticket–02/26/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Singer Tinashe performs the national anthem before the start of Game Two of the National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Singer Bites It While Performing ‘Oh, Canada’ On Skates [VIDEO]

To me this is almost as big of a train wreck as when R. Kelly performed the national anthem at a boxing match and decided to remix the anthem.

97.1 The Ticket–10/06/2014

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Novi Singers Attempt National Anthem World Record

The record attempted was for the largest inter-generational singing of America’s National song.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2014

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane with the the Harley J. Earl trophy after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 23, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Madison Rising Rocks Out The National Anthem [VIDEO]

Nascar fans are a different breed, in my opinion.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2014

A large American flag in unfurled during the National Anthem prior to the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 24, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

NFL Players Sing National Anthem

There’s good national anthems — like the one Whitney Houston sang at the Super Bowl in January 1991. There’s bad national anthems — like the one Roseanne Barr sang before a Padres game in July 1990.

97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2014

R) Firefighter Martin Rucker receives prize winning check from Comerica's Janice Tessier. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Detroit Firefighter’s Good Intentions Bring Further Rewards

Firefighter Martin Rucker received his $10,000 prize for winning Comerica Bank’s Home of the Brave National Anthem singing contest.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2013

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Improvisation At Its Finest

There is nothing quite like watching and listening to someone screwing up the national anthem.

97.1 The Ticket–06/04/2013

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Boston Fans Take Over The National Anthem

Since Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, several Major League Baseball stadiums have been showing their support by playing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” leading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

97.1 The Ticket–04/18/2013