Christina Aguilera recently flubbed the words and Roseanne Barr's rendition will probably go down in history as the worst ever, but how well do you know the Star Spangled Banner?
Most people know the basics of our national anthem's history: Lawyer and occasional poet Francis Scott Key created the anthem in 1814. However, the Star Spangled Banner wasn't recognized as our nation's official song until Congress adopted a resolution in 1931.
To celebrate the anniversary, we've uploaded some YouTube videos of the most lauded—and infamous—renditions of the Star Spangled Banner. We also hit the streets to see how well Westchester residents know the anthem.
Since it's only fair that our readers take part, we've also included some trivia questions to test how much you know about the Star Spangled Banner.
Here are the questions:
1. The Star Spangled Banner Flag was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key's poem. How many stars and stripes are on this flag?
2. What is the name of the Francis Scott Key poem that was used as the basis for our national anthem?
3. Before the Star Spangled Banner, several other songs were used to salute our country. Can you name at least one of them?
4. Where was the first public performance of our national anthem?
Feel free to post your answers in the comments section below.