Poll names Bruce Springsteen as favourite to compose replacement US National Anthem

The Boss beat Dolly Parton and Stevie Wonder to the theoretical honour

A new poll has seen 22% of Americans go for Bruce Springsteen as their first choice if they had to name someone to compose a new National Anthem.

Dolly Parton was second favourite to write a replacement track for The Star Spangled Banner as the country music superstar polled 19%, while Stevie Wonder came in third scoring 18% of the vote in the The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, via Politico.

Bob Dylan was next up with 11%, followed by composer John Williams with 10%, Jay-Z with 8% and Madonna with 5%.

Bruce Springsteen will visit the UK in later this month with his ‘Wrecking Ball’ tour, beginning at Sunderland Stadium of Light on June 21 before moving on to Manchester Etihad Stadium (22) and Isle Of Wight Festival (24). He will then return to headline London Hard Rock Calling on July 14.

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