Christina Aguilera Jokes About Super Bowl Goof: Who Had the Biggest Musical Flub?
Aguilera says she flubbed the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl because she was "appreciating the moment."
Simpson flubbed the words to "9 to 5" in a 2006 Kennedy Center tribute to her idol, Dolly Parton, explaining that Parton "makes her so nervous."
Jessica's little sister was infamously caught lip syncing to "Pieces of Me" on "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, at which point she broke into a bizarre jig that she described as a "hoedown."
Houston struggled during her "comeback" gig on "Good Morning America" in 2009, apologizing for overusing her voice before the performance.
Spears practically sleepwalked her way through her performance of "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.
West forgot the lyrics to "Good Life" at SXSW in 2009. In 2008, he also shouted out to Seattle fans … when he was in Sacramento.
In 1973, The Who's Keith Moon passed out during "Won't Get Fooled Again" and again during "Magic Bus." Pete Townshend asked the audience, "Can anyone play the drums? I mean somebody good."
In a chat with Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, the singer explained why she thinks she botched the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" in February.
"I was the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. I think I had a moment where I was at the Super Bowl at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment but here I am at the Super Bowl... singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young and look where I made it now," she said.
But she's not taking the embarrassing incident too seriously.
"...That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question. 'In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics.' It's just insane. But I had a really good laugh about it and you get over things. You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you're that much stronger."
Aguilera is far from the only singer to have a meltdown during a live performance. Click through our slideshow and let us know: From Ashlee Simpson to Britney Spears, who had the biggest musical flub?
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