Fergie's rendition of Star-Spangled Banner legendary by dawn


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/19/fergies-rendition-of-star-sp.html


#2

Maybe there really is nothing left to do with that song other than use it to say, “Hey everybody, look at me, look at me!


#3

That is all there is to do with the song. Built-in feature. Either you can sing it properly and are a showoff, or you can’t and draw attention to yourself.


#4

I guess “legendary” is one way to describe it.

“Embarrassingly awful,” “mind numbingly amateurish,” and “destined to be infamous” are a few others that spring to mind.


#5

@mysterr It’s hard to use any of those terms after having witnessed:


#6

The only acceptable way to sign it or listen to it should be as originally intended: while being drunk. From Wikipedia:

… its first public performance took place in October when Baltimore actor Ferdinand Durang sang it at Captain McCauley’s tavern.


#7

So if Fergie had grabbed herself by the pussy (pace Cheeto), that would have made it complete?


#8

#9

Pence took a knee for that one.


#10

I honestly don’t think it’s that bad. It’s not my favorite, but she sings it better than many people would. In some ways it’s far less annoying than the really over-embellished versions that some singers attempt.


#11

Was Chance the Rapper laughing at her?


#12

Reading this headline, I was briefly confused.


#13

Case in point: All of the masturbatory guitar versions:

ETA: Not to be punny, but Satch hits all the right notes without being too wanky:


#14

I heard this before dawn this AM, on a freshly downloaded podcast on my way to a job site.


#15

Normally I don’t smoke, but I need a cigarette after that.


#16

#17

Top-notch imitation of David Sedaris’s Billie Holiday impression. Kudos, Fergie, kudos.


#18

To be fair to she tried multiple times to tell them it was a very bad idea.


#19

#20

Has anyone tried a disco version?