PATRIOTIC HEALING, BABY, IT'S GOOD FOR ME

In honor of Independence Day, take a moment and check out what is probably the greatest rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ever delivered. The song is widely agreed to be a musical abomination, almost impossible to sing in a pleasing way, no matter the talent of the singer. But there is at least one exception:

Only Marvin Gaye could make the national anthem so damn sexy - just listen to the crowd squeal. Happy birthday, America!

-- Paul Waldman

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