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Dani12
Aug 25th, 2012, 01:49 PM
We all have our official national anthems. But there are always songs out there that have a special connection to your country and are considered to be unofficial anthems. So what are yours? Can you name around 5? Less or more?

I can think of a few Australian songs that could lay claim to being our unofficial national anthem. Songs that many people would perhaps prefer to be our official anthem.

'I Still Call Australia Home' - Australian Girls Choir/National Boys Choir

'You're The Voice' - John Farnham

'Waltzing Matilda' - John Williamson (Cover- Perhaps the most iconic version)

'Land Down Under' - Men At Work

TigerTim
Aug 25th, 2012, 01:51 PM
UK - bohemian rhapsody

BARBIE
Aug 25th, 2012, 07:00 PM
I think this one for India :)


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Edit: I should also add this one :)


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Curcubeu
Aug 25th, 2012, 07:19 PM
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At least from the view of the countries I have been.

BARBIE
Aug 25th, 2012, 07:21 PM
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At least from the view of the countries I have been.


I have the MP3 of this song and kinda like it :p

Tweety Snape
Aug 25th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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NoppaNoppa
Aug 25th, 2012, 08:38 PM
We have very obvious one. There has been some debate of wheather we should replace current one with what in many peoples mind is our one and only anthem. No luck so far, but IŽd bet that in my lifetime change is made :)

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For medal ceremonies. Start from middle of song at about 3.33 for little cresendo ;) End about 5.20 to shorten ceremonies.

That should challenge Russians for most "nationalistic" anthem ever :D

Melange
Aug 25th, 2012, 09:47 PM
You're The Voice? :help:


heard at the tennis ad nauseum :help:

We are one but we are many and from all the lands on earth we come,
we share a dream and sing with one voice,

Everybody: I am, you are, we are Australian!!!

doktor
Aug 26th, 2012, 04:37 AM
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I am Australian. Judith Durham. Perfect.

ranfurly
Aug 26th, 2012, 05:22 AM
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and I can't forget Poi-E, by the famous Patea Maori Club
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Dani12
Aug 26th, 2012, 06:43 AM
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I am Australian. Judith Durham. Perfect.

Judith Durham is amazing :hearts:

Melange
Aug 26th, 2012, 06:48 AM
I like Judith Durham

Dani12
Aug 26th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Also what's wrong with You're The voice? :lol: It's a good song and many people have a strong connection with it.

ranfurly
Aug 26th, 2012, 08:56 AM
I too like Judith Durham,

I also like Helen Reddy.

Melange
Aug 26th, 2012, 10:09 AM
^^ Its overplayed and the singer is overrated. I remember when he tried to sing with Tom Jones, that was embarrassing
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Pops Maellard
Aug 26th, 2012, 10:35 AM
Pokarekare Ana
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and I can't forget Poi-E, by the famous Patea Maori Club
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This too (and oh how I hate it):

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Melange
Aug 26th, 2012, 10:39 AM
Hayley Westenra should be at every opening ceremony :hearts::hearts::hearts:

Melange
Aug 26th, 2012, 10:41 AM
This too (and oh how I hate it):

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The uploader has not made this video available to your country :haha::haha::haha:

Dani12
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:31 AM
^^ Its overplayed and the singer is overrated. I remember when he tried to sing with Tom Jones, that was embarrassing
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Oh nooooo!! Nooo. You've got to be kidding. John Farnham has one of the most underrated voices of all time. His vocals are up there with the greatest male singers of all time. John Farnham, for the record, can sing better than Tom Jones could too.

Pops Maellard
Aug 26th, 2012, 11:36 AM
Oh nooooo!! Nooo. You've got to be kidding. John Farnham has one of the most underrated voices of all time. His vocals are up there with the greatest male singers of all time. John Farnham, for the record, can sing better than Tom Jones could too.
Not sure what he sounds like now...but John Farnham has a very strong voice on his 80s songs :cool:.

hellas719
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:19 AM
I guess Number One, I Ellada Pote Den Pethainei, and Makedonia Ksakousti :shrug:

edificio
Aug 30th, 2012, 02:38 AM
My country 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrims pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love.
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture fills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father's God to, Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!

Sung to the tune of "God Save the Queen"

:D

or

"America the Beautiful"

Oh beautiful for spacious skies
for amber waves of grain
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain.
America, America,
God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good
with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.

[above from memory. the rest below]

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassion'd stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness

America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov'd,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

"America the Beautiful" is my favorite.

*JR*
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:59 AM
OK, no Canuck posted it, so... (by a goddess born Roberta Joan Anderson in Lethbridge, Alberta)

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KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:24 AM
O'Canada is obviously our national anthem.
"The Maple Leaf Forever" is long said to be the second anthem of Canada. It was written in the year of Confederation, 1867.
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