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8. Christina Aguilera
'The Star-Spangled Banner,' 2011 Super Bowl
Following one of the most memorable lyric mess-ups of 2011, the media really let Christina Aguilera have it when she jumbled the words to the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XLV in front of, well, all of America. Just a few lines into the song, Xtina sang, "What so proudly we watched at the twilight's last [unintelligible lyric]," instead of "'O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming." Hear the messy mix-up at :43.
'Alors on Danse/Don't Stop the Party,' Live TV Performance 2011
It's one thing to forget the lyrics to a song you don't sing at every concert, but it's quite another when you have to carry a mobile cheat sheet for the lyrics to your own song that you've been singing over and over again for months! The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am did just that, not once looking up from his cell phone during a live television performance back in June, out of fear of forgetting every single lyric to his own song. Watch the unabashed script reading at :56.
6. Cyndi Lauper
'The Star-Spangled Banner,' US Open 2011
Cyndi Lauper's lyric flub during her rendition of the national anthem at the 2011 US Open occurred at the exact same spot in the song as Christina Aguilera's infamous Super Bowl fumble. Lauper sang, "as our flag was still streaming" instead of "were so gallantly streaming." To add insult to injury, Cyndi's faulty performance followed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks on the 10th anniversary of the tragic day. Yikes! Watch and listen at :50.
5. Miley Cyrus
'Fly on the Wall,' Live TV Performance, 2009
Miley Cyrus spaced out on the lyrics to her own 2009 hit, 'Fly on the Wall' on live television. Blanking completely and moving the mic away from her mouth with a nervous smile as her back up singers were left hanging for a solid six seconds of silence from the teen singing sensation. If she did have a fly on the wall, we're guessing it would have dropped her a hint! Watch Miley miss the mark at 1:15.
4. Keri Hilson
'The Star-Spangled Banner,' NBA Game, 2010
R&B singer Keri Hilson's negligent take on the national anthem at an Atlanta Hawks basketball game makes her the third star to land on our list for letting down the 'Star-Spangled Banner.' Hilson later tweeted, blaming her in-ear pack for her stop-start lyrical let down. "LMAO bad sound can really distract U!! Well it happened 2 Aretha & the best of em!! EEK!!" she wrote, rather boldly comparing herself to the legendary Aretha Franklin. Watch Keri kill the anthem at :26
Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' Live Concert Performance, 2011
They may call her Queen B, but that doesn't mean she's royally well-versed in the lyrics of legendary rock band Queen. Beyonce butchered Queen's 1975 classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on the live stage in France, and even a language barrier couldn't block the boo boo. Listen to Beyonce sing "Doesn't really matter" instead of "Anyway the wind blows" at :07.
2. Scotty McCreery
Lee Ann Womack's 'I Hope You Dance,' 'American Idol' Audition, 2011
'American Idol' Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is yet another singer on our list who dishonored another artist's song with by flubbing their lyrics. Scotty's spotty cover of Lee Ann Womack's 2000 hit 'I Hope You Dance' for an 'Idol' audition was caught on camera and highlighted with the narration of host Ryan Seacrest for everyone watching at home to see and hear. Watch Scotty's extended flub at :36 and beyond!
1. Jessica Simpson
Shania Twain's 'Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,' Live Concert Performance, 2009
Our No. 1 flub earns its title for being the funniest of the bunch of butchered lyrics. During her brief stint as a genre-crossing country music singer, Jessica Simpson blatantly blanked on the words to Shania Twain's 1995 hit 'Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,' but it was her hilarious confession to the crowd immediately after the flub that makes this clip so good. After an extended silence, the forgetful funny-girl said in her signature ditsy way, "I cant remember that lyric! ... Sorry!" Listen at at :40.