Articles Comedic genius Bill Bailey shows how the U.S. national anthem played in a minor key makes it sound Russian. Not being political here. This is just brilliant.Gabriel ReilichEric Pfeiffer01.19.19Living in the age of Donald Trump, it’s easy to say there’s something off-key about America. Comedian Bill Bailey takes it to the literal extreme by playing our national anthem in a minor key. The results are pretty compelling. “It almost sounds Russian,” Bailey said.