National anthem controversies

Published On: Jun 14 2013 12:37:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 11:21:31 AM CDT

James Taylor got mixed up before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday, when he began singing the words to "America the Beautiful" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner." But the singer quickly recovered, going straight into the correct lyrics. Take a look at these renditions of the national anthem that have drawn controversy.

National Anthem flubs - Rosanne Barr
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Famous for many controversial moments, Roseanne Barr's version of the Star-Spangled Banner is one of the most notable ever. Barr screeched through the song and added some clichéd baseball humor by spitting and grabbing her crotch. President George Bush called it "disgusting" and "a disgrace," but Barr defended her performance by writing in her book, "I'm an American, and that is my song, too."

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