By Denise Warner
July 04, 2012 at 02:00 PM EDT

Sure, the Star Spangled Banner is America’s national anthem. But what about the other song about our nation — America, the Beautiful? It shouldn’t be forgotten and has more than its share of great versions throughout the years. Check out the five best celebrity renditions below!

Ray Charles

It’s hard to top Charles’ performance of the song on The Dick Cavett Show in 1972.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRUjr8EVgBg

NEXT: A Gleeful America

Lea Michele

The Glee star’s graceful vocals soared at Super Bowl XLVI last January.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtDDzrpmWMc

NEXT: American royalty

Elvis Presley

The King of Rock and Roll paid tribute at a dinner show at the Hilton Las Vegas in 1976.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJAJniFsCc

NEXT: A Queen sings for the president-elect

Beyonce

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in January of 2009, Queen B made her country proud at the “We Are One” concert before President Obama’s inauguration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YriLhXaqebA

NEXT: All I want for the Fourth of July is Mariah

Mariah Carey

In 1990, a little known Carey wowed the crowd at the Palace during the NBA finals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3CQqkLndMI

Related:

‘The Star-Spangled Banner’: A look back at some of the ‘bombs bursting in air’ before Steven Tyler’s flub

The Fray’s ‘Rainbow Connection’-style national anthem: Love it or hate it? — VIDEO

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