MP3 of the Week

I was talking to a friend at lunch the other day about the National Anthem. I read somewhere recently that there is a movement afoot to lower the key in which the song is sung to make it easier to sing and more pleasing to the ear. I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not, but one thing is for sure, its a song that is usually sung badly.

I think the best way to sing it is to do something really different with it. Jimi Hendrix’ Woodstock treatment is the classic case of that.

All that said, my personal favorite is Marvin Gaye’s rendition and that is my MP3 of the week in honor of our nation’s 228th birthday.