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James Taylor Messed Up The National Anthem At Game 1 Of The World Series, And He’s Not The First Celeb To Do This!


So if you’ve been watching the World Series (Go Red Sox!), then you know that every game, a celebrity sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of every game. We’ve known the words to the National Anthem since we were kids, but would we remember the words if we sang them in front of 20,000 people? Maybe not,

In the case of legendary folk singer, James Taylor, that was the case. He kind of started singing the words to “America The Beautiful.” Yikes! Though he totally caught himself quickly and did a pretty smooth recovery–many people noticed. And now it’s on YouTube for everyone to criticize and watch over and over!

I get that we’re all Americans, and baseball is America’s pastime, and we all should be able to differentiate between the two patriotic jams, but stuff happens! And James Taylor isn’t alone in his goof up! Many other people before him have totally botched the words or sang off key when belting out the National Anthem.

Check out the gallery below to see what other celebrities join James Taylor in National Anthem fails.

Katie is a Web Content Publisher for Launch Digital Marketing. She graduated with a degree in English from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys traveling, reality TV, and coffee--lots of coffee.