5) Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, 2006
It had all the makings of a potentially great national anthem performance. Super Bowl XL was the first since Hurricane Katrina, and two New Orleans heroes — [lastfm]Aaron Neville [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Dr. John[/lastfm] — were there to proudly represent their hometown, along with Detroit soul queen [lastfm]Aretha Franklin[/lastfm]. Also, a gospel choir! But sadly, these elements added up to something that just didn’t leave us feeling good. Perplexed, maybe, and surely uncomfortable. But definitely not good.