Marvin Gaye 1983 National Anthem

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Marvin turned a bland national anthem into a Hennessey sippin, Cadillac cruisin on a sunny day, love making classic
Tasha Betta
The best rendition of this country's National Anthem. Ever.
I just heard Fergie's rendition of the Anthem so I had to come here to cleanse my ears of that nonsense.
Lionking Mohamed
Came here after fregie All star performance
Anne Leighton
Let's make America sexy again. Won't that be great?
Robert Tiberious
Dammmm between this rendition and Whitney Houston's, the national Anthem has never been sung better..
Tonya Sims
Marvin and Whitney and that's it!
I seen many people, sing The Star Spangle Banner, in many different ways, but the way Marvin Gaye, sang it brought me to tears.
Pearlena Alan
Only And I mean only Marvin Gaye can make the National Anthem sexy! I love when he throws those "oh Lords" in there especially at the end. He's like ""oh Lord whooo!" Translation "I'm a bad smooth mf!' Lol
bronco devil
Saw this on TV when he did chills.
Fred Austin
I remember watching this live in 1983 before he died. I feel like I'm getting old. Lol. I was a kid that loved Marvin. I cried when he died because I heard his music every day. R. I.P😞
shaft says
and then Marvin Gaye won the NBA finals...
Marvin Gaye made love to the anthem. Best ever.
Tanith Jackson
Who else but Marvin Gaye could have turned "The Star Spangled Banner" into a soul anthem? And a sexy soul anthem at that. God bless that man, he was so marvelous.
Tasha Betta
And he was not lip synching.
Medium Daddy
The least bombastic and the most beautiful rendition; I wish our country sounded -- and felt -- more like this. Maybe we should play it once a day for the next 100 years or so.
Wali Bashir
Nobody & I mean NOBODY did this better than MARVIN! People actually clapped with rhythm to this version of the Star Spangled Banner.
He invented the remix!!!
those shades.....
Listen, I have never heard the star spangled banner so, he has the ladies going crazy n everything!! Lol!!÷
Maria M Gonzalez Nieves
I am appreciating this more today. Our anthem was just recently laid to rest #fergie
ECU Flash
This will never be matched. Marvin will never be matched. Superb talent!!!
Lee L
I suspect FERGIE thought she sounded something like this? Lol
Pearlena Alan
this still gives me chills, only Mr Gaye can make the national anthem sexy as hell!!
Amber B
Nobody can touch Marvin
I never knew he sang the anthem. One word: Damnnn!... He brought the smoothness. Marvin, Marvin, Marvin!
Harold Jackson
The very best rendition ever! What I really liked and observed was when he changed one word in a verse from "Oh say does THAT Star Spangled Banner" to "THY Star Spangled Banner yet wave" just made it more great and expressing his passion. To sum it up in a phrase "Damn! He did that shit!"
You don't have to like this version, but what you are NOT going to do is lie and say Fergie's version was better.
LaGeisha M. Nicholson
LAWD! I just got pregnant. And Lord knows that's not possible. Gggggesus Marvin.
Cheryl King
The BEST rendition ever!!! !!!!!!!!!!! He sang that terrible song from his soul n made me like it...True artistry...!
Jon-Westley Crist
To me, the best part is near the end, when the crowd starts clapping along...Chills...still
When you can make The Star Spangled Banner sexy.
Jordan Washington
Anyone come back here after hearing Fergie?
Lord Clarke
He would've done this in this day and age he would've gotten slandered from hell to high water on social media...AMAZING rendition though
Ty Dowl
If you were never a fan of Marvin Gaye I bet you sure in da hell are now!! I gotta have Those shades on his face!
Micahyah Buchanan
For up and coming singers this is Soul you can't have none if you sell it.
Bishma Wood
Oh man. Pure genius. Put me to tears.
J Rabb!t
Marvin had you wanting to get busy to the National Anthem-lol
Sir, Bouvier Fitzgerald
And then there was Marvin.....and there will never be another like him ever again. May God Bless your beautiful soul Mr. Marvin Gaye
Alex - ACO - Delarge
" I love America. You have to stay away awhile to realize how great this country is. " - Marvin Gaye
Keith Deibert
john crow! Marvin sang it better than you 100x over
David's Blessings
I remember this day and watching this live on TV. This was beautifully shocking. I was like "what did he just do?" Amazing.
The Edwards Family
Fergie sent me here I had to hear it the correct way 😩
Fergie bought me here
Pedmar 007
There is absolutely no one and I mean NO-ONE that would ever sing that Anthem as good as that as long as there's life on this planet.
Dozens of these views (including other posts of this same video) are mine... I don’t think I have ever got through it once without tearing up... maybe a few chills too. No one has ever done the Anthem with such soul. We miss you Marvin
Brain Over Brawn
Came hear to cleanse myself after the Fergie debacle.
Today there are great singer , artist , but no one can arrive at the level of Marvin Gaye , A unique voice and a writer incredibly ahead with the time , for sure he has reached unbeatable goals of creative mind
Rick Hagedorn
The game was anti-climatic.
Marvin was so smooth ❤
Can you imagine if Francis Scott Key ever knew that a descendant of a slave, a free man, would ever do his song such justice??? I saw this when Marvin sung it and it still drops a tear from my eye whenever i hear it. You got my Sub & Like. God bless!!
Lori B
I had to see this after Fergie
The River Hudson
Dear Fergie, this is how it's done.
Rhonda Booker
His daddy killed him not too long after sad. But his was THE AB-SO-LUTE BEST!
Greatest rendition of the National Anthem of all time. Of all time. Marvin, you’re so missed
Tasha Betta
Who are the two people that dislike this? Oh my bad. Trump and Trump.
T's a work n progress
This man's voice was mesmerizing and hermosa!
Line Danzer
THIS is how the National Anthem is sung! With depth, emotion. and total devotion to this country. He says, "Oh Lord" at the very end. This man had a true relationship with God. He was definitely moved in souls when he delivered this song to us. I will be ever grateful to Mr. Gaye for sharing his gift.
A Masterpiece performance!!!
I just can't stop listening to this.
Julie Tashima
I just discovered this today, but it is the best thing I have ever heard. I can't stop listening to it. This gave me chills and goosebumps. No version of the National Anthem will ever touch this.
George gervins face priceless.
Steven Martin
I'd actually stand for this version
This man was so gifted! When you take the 'Star Spangled Banner' and take it to a level where no musician in history has ever taken this song before! That tells me how gifted Marvin Gaye was! Clearly one of the top 5 musicians of all time!
Lisa Sweet
O_O this gave me an orgasm.
Johnny Raider
on my couch Ballin out in tears. powerful stuff
Good lord....................................Why he so sexy.........
This what Fergie was trying do. She didn't!
frisco kid
This is a great version of the national anthem next to Whitney Houston
Our chosen race Queen of hearts
damn everything about him and that sexy smooth voice!!
Amish deviant with Herpes
Almost every great American soul singer has a huge amount of Sam Cooke in their voice. Marvin, Hathaway, Womack, Otis, even George Benson.
I never liked the national anthem - until I heard this. The only other rendition I liked was when Donna Summer did it at the All-Star game at Fenway Park. They both knew how to bring an electric dynamic to a tune. Marvin was more subtle, but just as powerful. His live version of Distant Lover has to be considered a classic, up there with anything Otis Redding had done. When you're that great, it's ludicrous to say which one is greater - you're just great!
The best ever.
Rick Sauceda
No one I mean no one sang the national anthem better than you marvin because you added your personal magic to that beautiful song happy 4th of July to all my marvin Gaye fans around the USA
paul planting
This is my third favorite rendition of the national anthem. My 2nd favorite is Whitney Houston. My favorite was by Jimi Hendrix. That being said, I would love to see the national anthem changed to America, The Beautiful.
Every time I hear a national anthem I didn't like. I listen to this one. Love how everyone starts clapping.
Linda Frey
Who came here after Fergie, hoping she’d see this & learn? 😫😂
Chad Thoms
Only Marvin could pull it off like that
Mademoiselle Opelouses
Headed East
Play this at my family cookout we'll get Down to it
RIP.... One of the best versions EVER
Spice Ts
I love his rendition the best ....
Tre Allen
Thank you Fergie for butchering the anthem.. Led me to this.. Amazing!
Sal C
Way BEYOUND Great...!!!
Norma J.
Does anyone hear a little bit of Sam Cooke in this?
Lady Gemini
Can you say grrrroooovvvyyyy
Sterling Rock
Interestingly in 1983 when Marvin Gaye did this unique style of the anthem, some in the media and elsewhere was critical. However, history has been good to Marvin because this version has constantly rise to the top in prestige, elegance and beauty.
Criticall Beetz
Sexiest National anthem of all time
Irisheyzgrl24 Murphy
I remember hearing it that day. It was a stone cold funk fest ! Love Marvin Gaye. !!
Josephine Smith
Yes Man Jr.
Fergie take out your notebook
Master Blaster
people would be so pissed to hear this today lmao
Yes he did! He did that!
SJ Cohn
Only man who could make even the national anthem sound sexy.
Quwmae Johnson
Fergie brought me here
ocean paradises
Amazing.. magic.. this can only be done in that special way by Marvin Gaye.. So sad, that the world lost this beautiful man and genius artist so early... God bless your beautiful soul for ever Marvin.
kim Parker
MG,...sang,..ssb with love,...and he said that ;..he loves this mg.
reGeNeRaTe X
I remember this like it was yesterday. I was around 10 and my fam went MAD over this!
The first and only time babies were made to the national anthem lol.
The crowd began clapping to the beat before he even finished...that's how dope this was, how dope he was. Incredible.