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Sam L
Oct 14th, 2011, 11:24 AM
I know this is random, but post your favourite anthems here:

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Anthem of the USSR, I like the lyrics better

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Berlioz's La Marseillaise

Philbo
Oct 14th, 2011, 12:13 PM
I think its a great topic!! I have some strong opinions on athems..

My 2 favourites are New Zealand and American. I really think the Aussie anthem is SO BORING.

NZ's is my fave as it combines traditonal Maori (which I think is a beautiful sounding language) and English and finishes really resoundingly. The american one just has a good tune and builds to a great climax with 'oh so does that star spangled banneerrrr gate way....'

I hope before I die Australia manages to create a new one.

Hachiko
Oct 14th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Beautiful, simple and solemn. The lyrics don't denote pride or glory like so many others, only prosperity.

Ashi
Oct 14th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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The official Indian National Anthem is only 52 secs. But in 1999 A R Rahman directed many Indian Artists(legends) to sing a vocal and instrumental version of the anthem. Just awe inspiring to an Indian. ;)

Well, our anthem speaks of the beauty of India and the destiny of our people. No competition with any other country.


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Also, one of my favourite patriotic songs and one of the most beautiful videos shot of indigenous people IMO.


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I love the Russian National Anthem as well.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 14th, 2011, 01:55 PM
I love US National Anthem, because that's the one of the most screwed up anthem (by artists) ever!:haha:

Dani12
Oct 14th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Aussie national anthem, Amorosi style :p

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Melange
Oct 14th, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Best melody is O Canada

Other favorites are the Russian and Italian anthems. The Italian one I only hear at the start of a football match.


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Thanks Bobby Brown for ruining that talent. Also love Carly Patterson's version of it :hearts:

Sir Stefwhit
Oct 14th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Hearing Whitney Houston perform the US National anthem stirs my soul and gives me chills- it's a perfect vehicle for a well trained singer. The song has so many peaks and valleys and and so much movement and emotion. By far one one of the most impactful anthems.

Philbo
Oct 14th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Aussie national anthem, Amorosi style :p

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What a terrible combination! The boring aussie anthem combined with Vanessa 'I sound like I just stepped on a pregnant cat' Amorosi!

Dani12
Oct 14th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Her voice is amazing, but the end was a little much :lol:

NoppaNoppa
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Agree with Russian. It is awesome!

Though. Ours would win, if we changed it to --> Finlandia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XojVmivqDrA)

antonella
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:48 PM
I like the Mexican national anthem:

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matthias
Oct 14th, 2011, 04:49 PM
russia

Renee
Oct 14th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Love the US national anthem and many of these current artists wouldn't dare sing this anthem in public. :lol:

dybbuk
Oct 14th, 2011, 07:07 PM
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Beautiful, simple and solemn. The lyrics don't denote pride or glory like so many others, only prosperity.

I was so with that video until the very end when they started showing Japanese girls in swimsuits as apparently part of the glory of Nippon. :sobbing:

currie84
Oct 14th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Well i know it's a matter of taste but imo Soviet unions(and now Russian) is on a league of its own.

TTomek
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Italy, Brazil and France :p

Cilla
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:34 PM
USA, Wales, Brazil, France & Italy :worship:

Sam L
Oct 15th, 2011, 10:48 AM
I think its a great topic!! I have some strong opinions on athems..

My 2 favourites are New Zealand and American. I really think the Aussie anthem is SO BORING.

NZ's is my fave as it combines traditonal Maori (which I think is a beautiful sounding language) and English and finishes really resoundingly. The american one just has a good tune and builds to a great climax with 'oh so does that star spangled banneerrrr gate way....'

I hope before I die Australia manages to create a new one.

Yeah I think it's really boring too.

Sam L
Oct 15th, 2011, 10:50 AM
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Yoncé
Oct 15th, 2011, 11:36 AM
I really like Canada's anthem! And the French.

Not to keen on the Aussie one

Pops Maellard
Nov 19th, 2011, 09:14 AM
The French one actually seems to have a bit of bounce :oh:.

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nevetssllim
Nov 19th, 2011, 10:35 AM
I love the Romanian national anthem. :hearts: It's incredibly stirring.

I also liked the old East German national anthem. Not sure what that says about me. :p

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 19th, 2011, 11:55 AM
I do still enjoy the US national anthem out of all (I don't know why so many have problems with the lyrics though) but I really like how Japan's sound. It really suits their culture, while most of the other national anthems somewhat sound the same. (with the expection of Russia) I do like Russia's as well...very grandioso! Very big just as the country....listening to that will make you think of Russia.

delicatecutter
Nov 19th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Soviet/Russian anthem is bliss.

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 20th, 2011, 05:11 AM
Here's a fun fact:


Perhaps you thought that “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with its four verses, was difficult to memorize, and seemed the longest to you.

But Francis Scott Key’s poem set to the music of a British drinking song would seem quite easy and short compared to the Greek National Anthem, ” Imnos pros tin Eleftherian,” or “The Hymn to Liberty,” which contains 158 verses!

Then, again, you might be envious of the children of Qatar and Bahrain, two Middle East countries, as their National Anthems have no words at all.

jack21
Nov 20th, 2011, 08:01 AM
The Australian NA is terrible and boring IMO. "I still call Australia home" or "I am Australian" would be a much better.

Japan's anthem is great.

bavaria86
Nov 20th, 2011, 08:34 AM
New Zealand, France, Russia and Mexico are great:worship:

C. Drone
Nov 21st, 2011, 03:32 PM
Anthem of Kenya, during athletics WC/olympics they play a lot. :lol: I think it sounds great. :)
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oliverbecken
Nov 21st, 2011, 03:34 PM
Italian! :dance: