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Super Bowl National Anthems

By on July 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

Super Bowl XLIVOver the past 25 years, Sun Life Stadium has been selected to host the Super Bowl on five different occasions.  In honor of the 4th of July, let’s take a look at the artists who have performed our National Anthem on the grandest stage of them all.

Super Bowl XXIII

January 22, 1989

Attendance: 75,597

Final Score: San Francisco 49ers 20 – Cincinnati Bengals 16

In a game that matched up the San Francisco 49ers and the Cincinnati Bengals, the National Anthem was performed by the six-time Grammy Award winner Billy Joel.  The 49ers won on a late 4th quarter drive led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and the game’s MVP was Jerry Rice.


Super Bowl XXIX

January 25, 1995

Attendance: 74,107

Final Score: San Francisco 49ers 49 – Cincinnati Bengals 26

The game once again featured the San Francisco 49ers, this time taking on the San Diego Chargers.  Actress and singer Kathy Lee Gifford performed the National Anthem before a crowd of over 74,000 fans who went on to watch Steve Young and the San Francisco 49ers dismantle the San Diego Chargers.


Super Bowl XXXIII

January 31, 1999

Attendance: 74, 803

Final Score: Denver Broncos 34 – Atlanta Falcons 19

Cher, a winner of an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, and three Golden Globe Awards, sang the National Anthem before John Elway led the Denver Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl victory in the last game of his Hall of Fame career.


Super Bowl XLI

February 4, 2007

Attendance: 74, 512

Final Score: Indianapolis Colts 29 – Chicago Bears 17

Billy Joel returned to Sun Life Stadium for his second performance of a National Anthem at a Super Bowl in a game that featured Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeating the Chicago Bears.  Joel is only one of two performers to have performed the National Anthem on multiple occasions for the Super Bowl, and, as of today, the last male vocalist to perform the song at a Super Bowl.


Super Bowl XLIV

February 7, 2010

Attendance: 74, 059

Final Score: New Orleans Saint 31 – Indianapolis Colts 17

Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints defeated Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in a game that saw American Idol winner Carrie Underwood sing the National Anthem prior to kickoff.

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