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Billy Joel Sings the National Anthem at Yesterday's Super Bowl w/ special guest Marlee Matlin

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Every morning at 6am we have been posting a video of someone singing or playing the "Star Spangled Banner".

Depending on how many people stuck around to halftime to hear Prince, this was probably the most-heard song in the entire world yesterday.

We've got to say, Billy Joel was a safe choice, but a good one. We would have preferred someone from Indiana or Chicago, like, say, John Cougar Mellencamp or Billy Corgan or Michael Jackson or Ditka or Janet Jackson - but Billy Joel will do in a pinch, we guess.

Although it is really hard to believe that he kicked Christie Brinkley out of bed.