Historical Super Bowl National Anthem Lengths, Over/Under Betting Results & Odds
The national anthem has been played/performed prior to every Super Bowl except for Super Bowl 11 – Vikki Carr only sang America the Beautiful. Betting on the national anthem is still a somewhat new thing, though.
The first time sportsbooks offered odds on the length of the national anthem at the Super Bowl was in 2007, when Billy Joel performed The Star-Spangled Banner. Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular Super Bowl prop bets.
The NFL announced on January 24 that country music star Chris Stapleton will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl 57 in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12. You can find the betting lines for Stapleton’s anthem below as well as all the past Super Bowl national anthem betting lines and results.
Historical national anthem results | 2023 Super Bowl national anthem betting lines – Stapleton
Super Bowl National Anthem Lengths, Performers & Betting Results
|Super Bowl||Performer||Anthem O/U||Anthem Length||O/U|
|55||Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church||1:59||2:16||Over|
|40||Aaron Neville & Aretha Franklin||N/A||2:09||N/A|
|39||Choirs of US Military Academies||N/A||1:53||N/A|
|29||Kathie Lee Gifford||N/A||1:40||N/A|
|26||Harry Connick Jr||N/A||2:06||N/A|
|22||Herb Alpert (on the trumpet)||N/A||1:34||N/A|
|20||Wynton Marsalis (on the trumpet)||N/A||1:22||N/A|
|19||San Francisco Boys and Girls Choirs||N/A||1:21||N/A|
|13||The Colgate Thirteen||N/A||1:19||N/A|
|9||New Orleans Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America||N/A||1:22||N/A|
|7||Little Angels of Chicago’s Holy Angels Church||N/A||1:12||N/A|
|6||US Air Force Academy Chorale||N/A||1:10||N/A|
|5||Tommy Loy (on the trumpet)||N/A||1:13||N/A|
|4||Doc Severinsen (on the trumpet) and Pat O’Brien (spoken)||N/A||1:26||N/A|
|3||Lloyd Geisler (on the trumpet)||N/A||1:27||N/A|
|2||GSU Tiger Marching Band||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1||The Pride of Arizona, Michigan Marching Band & UCLA Choir||N/A||1:16||N/A|
The performance of the national anthem at the Super Bowl really took a turn with Whitney Houston at Super Bowl 25. Houston’s anthem went for 1 minute and 56 seconds and we’ve only seen one performance go less than 1 minute and 30 seconds since then—Jewel at Super Bowl 32, who went for 1 minute and 27 seconds.
Prior to Houston, the average length was just 1 minute and 23 seconds.
Chris Stapleton’s Super Bowl 57 national anthem just barely went over at 2:01.
Super Bowl National Anthem Trends and Facts
Here are a handful of fun facts and trends we’ve unearthed:
- The longest Super Bowl national anthem performance was Alicia Keys at Super Bowl 47, when she went on for 2 minutes and 36 seconds
- The shortest Super Bowl anthem performance goes to Neil Diamond at Super Bowl 21, when he only took 1 minute and 2 seconds
- All Super Bowls considered, the average Super Bowl national anthem length is 1 minute and 43 seconds
- Since Whitney Houston’s performance at Super Bowl 25, the Super Bowl anthem average length has increased to 1 minute and 57 seconds
- Since betting lines have been offered, the average Super Bowl national anthem performance has been 2 minutes
- The over on national anthem length is just 9-7-1 in 15 years
- The over on national anthem length has cashed in four of the last five Super Bowls
- The national anthem has gone over 2 minutes in eight of the last 11 Super Bowls
- Though Whitney Houston started the trend of drawn out anthems, Tom Sullivan was the first to really extend the Star-Spangled Banner, coming in at 1 minute and 54 seconds in Super Bowl 10 – it’s the only performance that went over 1 minute and 30 seconds until Super Bowl 16
- The average anthem length in Super Bowls hosted in Arizona was 1 minute and 51 seconds. The three previous performances were: Idina Menzel in Super Bowl 49, who went for 2:04 to cash the over on her 2:02 betting line; Jordin Sparks in Super Bowl 42, who went 1:54 to go over the 1:47 line; and Vanessa Williams in Super Bowl 30, who only went for 1:35, and there was no betting line. The over was 2-0 in Arizona Super Bowls, and is now 3-0 after Stapleton went over his line.
Here’s a quick, high-level view of the betting results:
Super Bowl National Anthem Over/Under Record
|Betting Result||Overall Record||Record in Last 5||Record When Outdoors|
The national anthem at the Super Bowl has only been available to bet on for 17 years now. In that time, the anthem has gone over nine times, under seven times, and pushed (tied) once.
The Super Bowl anthem has gone over in four of the last six years.
2023 Super Bowl National Anthem Odds
|Prop||Betting Line||Over Odds||Under Odds|
|National Anthem Length||119.5 seconds||-280||+210|
Chris Stapleton will be performing the national anthem at the 2023 Super Bowl. FanDuel sportsbook has opened the over/under on the length of his national anthem at 119.5 seconds, or one minute and 59.5 seconds. The over opened heavily favored at -230 odds and has shortened to -280. If you’re not already signed up at FanDuel, don’t miss out on the best FanDuel promo code to use when registering.
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In the last ten years, we have only seen three national anthem performances at the Super Bowl go under two minutes, one of which was last year’s by Mickey Guyton.
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