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Posted: 4/25/2014 8:27:26 AM EDT
Putting aside nationalistic bias for a moment (not that there is anything wrong with it), which country has/had the best National Anthem?

British (This one might sound, uh... similar to another song.)

French

Russia Badass

New Zealand (Gayest)

Ok, I guess I'm biased after all. 'Murika!
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Kazakstan

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Needs more Hendrix
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America #1!

Followed by both France and Mexico.  Those national anthems are catchy!  I remember hearing the Mexican one as a kid growing up when TV channels from Juarez would sign off like ours used to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8T9g7memUk

Germany's is good too musically, but the current version that omits the 1st and 2nd stanza just doesn't sound right.  It should start like it was written.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschlandlied
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:39:39 AM EDT
Specifically this

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Ours would be a lot better if they would play it at the correct tempo, and every singer didn't try to make it their own.
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'Murica!!

All bias aside, I've always liked the music of the Russian one. I don't remember what it says and it doesn't really interest me. I just like the way it sounds.

ETA:  Ours is the only one that makes me all pissy eyed, especially hearing it live.
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Specifically this

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USA
France
The Netherlands
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'Murica






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Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:45:58 AM EDT
Your Russian version is actually the Soviet Unions national anthem.  After the soviets "Obamaed" their economy and broke apart Russia kept the tune and scrapped the lyrics.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:47:35 AM EDT
the best is the deep baratone guy who does the chicago blackhawks opening anthem

he does one of the best jobs of it i have ever heard
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:48:13 AM EDT
Musically the "Star Spangled Banner" is a bit of a mess.  It's a hard song for most to sing, which is why it gets mangled so badly.
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Originally Posted By ske714:
Ours would be a lot better if they would play it at the correct tempo, and every singer didn't try to make it their own.
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yep! example: this years super bowl...
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Musically the "Star Spangled Banner" is a bit of a mess.  It's a hard song for most to sing, which is why it gets mangled so badly.
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It get's mangled because they sing it too slowly, and throw in a bunch of random, extra notes.  
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If there is a better anthem,lullaby,ballad,song of any description than the Whitney Houston version of the national anthem, I've never heard it.never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
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Specifically this

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Good God that's horrible!!
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British
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When singers turn the anthem into a vocal acrobatics production, they make it about themselves.  The anthem is not about them, it's about the nation we live in and what we fought for.  Sing it right or sing something else.
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'Merica mother fucker!!!!!
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The U.S.A. has the best.
Give a listen and read the lyrics to Irelands anthem. Its very badass. Facing the SAXON foe is right. 26 + 6 = 1.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 8:59:08 AM EDT
Not the full clip, but this is more like it.

Anthem
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'merica  




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I like the French, Russian, and German hymns.
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I normally don't like anything that Jack Black does, but he did knock this one out of the park!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9l4LMZeNm0
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I don't put aside nationalistic bias... 'MERICA!
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Stand up on your hind legs and show proper respect for the Transvaal's great anthem


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America...I like ours best.

Second? I have always liked Central African Republic:



Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:22:13 AM EDT
Kind of wish ours was God Bless America.

Especially after hearing this version.



http://youtu.be/QAXHr0qccvE
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:38:00 AM EDT
Best Korean anthem is best anthem.  
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:41:45 AM EDT
Anybody that doesn't say America can GTFO.

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As a native American, the French and the Soviet/Russian are better! I also like the International too.

The French lyrics are bloody!

Need to listen to the German one.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:54:54 AM EDT
The National Anthem of the United States of America.


Though I do confess that from a musical standpoint, I love the sound of the Russian anthem. How unfortunate.....
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The USSR did.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:56:20 AM EDT
Needs moar poll.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:57:40 AM EDT
I've always thought Canada's anthem was awesome.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 9:57:43 AM EDT
The unofficial supranational anthem of the EU is nothing less than Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

Difficult to beat that.
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Originally Posted By Luchs:
Kind of wish ours was God Bless America.

Especially after hearing this version.

http://youtu.be/QAXHr0qccvE

http://youtu.be/QAXHr0qccvE
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Me as well. This guy KILLED it!
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

"Ode To Maple Syrup"    
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Originally Posted By UBB:
I've always thought Canada's anthem was awesome.

"Ode To Maple Syrup"    


You have something against Maple Syrup???
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

No--but I don't slather myself with it while drinking beer and wearing flannel long johns.  
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By UBB:
I've always thought Canada's anthem was awesome.

"Ode To Maple Syrup"    


You have something against Maple Syrup???

No--but I don't slather myself with it while drinking beer and wearing flannel long johns.  


Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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If I have to pick, it's a toss up between The Star Spangled Banner and L'Internationale.

Ours is badass because it says we're going to kill you, but the Soviet anthem is badass because it says they're going to be depressed, kill you, and then get drunk.

La Marseillaise can be very stirring when it's performed with a full sound. It needs an orchestra and a proper chorus to really hit it, but when it's on, it's one of the best. It really makes you want to go get slaughtered by Englishmen, Russians, Germans, and Asians.
Link Posted: 4/25/2014 10:25:24 AM EDT
Defenitly not Japan. The damn thing ends on a note that makes you think the anthem isn't over yet.
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

No--but I don't slather myself with it while drinking beer and wearing flannel long johns.  
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Originally Posted By UBB:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By UBB:
I've always thought Canada's anthem was awesome.

"Ode To Maple Syrup"    


You have something against Maple Syrup???

No--but I don't slather myself with it while drinking beer and wearing flannel long johns.  

Damn I just may try that.
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It's hard not to like "God Save the Queen/King"
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