Meat Loaf, a Grammy Award-winning artist, walked the field in 1994 to remind the world how wonderful our national song truly is. With all the abuse the American flag and national anthem receive from the left these days, it’s worth remembering when someone gets it right. That is precisely what Grammy-winning musician Meat Loaf accomplished in 1994.
Meat Loaf was selected to sing the national anthem during the 65th annual MLB All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on a beautiful, bright day in 1994.
The audience was treated to one of the most magnificent performances of the “Star Spangled Banner” ever performed before the game began.
It’s crucial to remember that this performance took place during a period when Americans loved and adored our national song. Oh, those were the days!
This occurred a year after the singer’s great comeback success, “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” in 1993.
Prior to it, he had found much of his success in the late 1970s, particularly with his best-selling “Bat Out of Hell” album, which included the single “Paradise By the Dashboard Light.”
The 1994–1995 Penn State ROTC Color Guard accompanied Meat Loaf’s performance of the National Anthem that day.
While dedicated sports fans may recall the game’s specifics from over 25 years ago, most people in attendance and watching at home will remember Meat Loaf’s spectacular performance.
Many others were struck with emotion when his voice pierced the whole arena that day. Some people burst into tears. Others were rendered speechless. It was simply breathtaking.
In the video below, you can see Meat Loaf deliver one of the most poignant and unforgettable anthem performances to date.
There aren’t many singers in his league, and seeing someone with his skill pay honor to and respect the national anthem should warm the hearts of all Americans.
Thank you for your excellent performance and memory. Meat Loaf.