High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! "The Star Spangled Banner" is a charity single recorded by American singer Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. Written by Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The musical arrangement for Whitney Houston`s rendition was by conductor John Clayton. The recording was produced by music coordinator Rickey Minor, along with Houston herself.