The Fray added a new one before Kansas and Kentucky played their NCAA national championship game Monday night: a version that made you want to curl up in the corner and drunk text an ex.
It was acoustic, emo and mercifully quick. (Why did no one think to add a tambourine to “The Star-Spangled Banner” before this?) And Isaac Slade, the Denver band’s big-time Broncos fan who narrated a Tim Tebow video for ESPN last fall, got the lyrics right. So there’s that.
At least they didn’t attempt “One Shining Moment.”
Other national anthems:
The recent: Steven Tyler’s Super Bowl national anthem
The good: Jim Cornelison
The bad: Cristina Aguilera
The truly great: Marvin Gaye
More from Washington Post Sports
John Feinstein: The title rightly goes to Kentucky, John Calipari