Aretha’s anthem gobbles Thanksgiving conversation
Aretha Franklin’s lengthy version of the national anthem ahead of the Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings matchup may have been as much a topic at Thanksgiving dinner as the game itself.
Franklin’s “Star Spangled Banner” clocked in at 4-minutes, 35 seconds on Thursday. That’s compared to about 2-minutes, 20 seconds for Whitney Houston’s iconic rendition of the song ahead of the Super Bowl
Aretha Franklin performs the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings Thursday in Detroit.