24 years ago, Meatloaf showed the nation how the Anthem should be sung

Apr 27, 2018
05:29 A.M.
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It was indeed a powerful rendition of the national anthem that moves people even to this day.


Society of Rock reported that the award-winning artist, Meat Loaf, delivered a memorable performance on July 12, 1994.

It was the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Just before the game kicked off, the spectators were treated to a powerful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.

Meat Loaf was supported by the 1994-1995 Penn State ROTC Color Guard during the breathtaking performance. It was considered the highlight of the day.

The Grammy-Award winning artist left the fans speechless and many in tears. His performance lives many amazed even to this day.


Interestingly, Margo Timmins, lead singer of Cowboy Junkies also sang the Canadian National Anthem on the same day and was accompanied by the 1994-1995 Penn State ROTC Color Guard.

He called his performance, before the 65th All-Star game, one of the greatest experiences of his career, which includes having one of the best-selling albums of all time, A Bat Out of Hell.


Many are turning to the past to see how it was done right after some forgettable performances recently. Former Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie, attempted a “jazzy” national anthem performance at the 2018 NBA All-Star game.

Since her performance, the singer has apologized for taking her artistic license in the wrong direction.

Rachel Platten forgot the lyrics and had to start the anthem twice before the crowd pitched in to help her finish the song.

Over the years, there have been some memorable performances of the national anthem including renditions by Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, and by a number of other artists. Meat Loaf’s rendition certainly figures among the best.

Sporting events such as the MLB and NFL include an offering of the national anthem. In recent times, the visibility has only increased as superstars have come up to deliver America’s sacred song.