Of course with Independence Day falling on a Wednesday, I have to give this month a national anthem theme. First:
Here's the one and only Whitney Houston KILLING IT. The arrangement is a little soupy and a little brassy (a little Boston Pops, actually), and the jingoistic, rum-ta-tum-tum drumming up support for the Persian Gulf War is a little troubling, but did anyone ever sing this better? Over 18 million views - - that says something.