Poll: best national anthem
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La Marseilles
17 10%
God Save The Queen
28 17%
The Star-Spangled Banner
33 20%
O Canada
21 13%
Advance Australia Fair
6 4%
Das Lied Der Deutschen
3 2%
Hymn Of The Russian Federation
16 10%
Hatikvah
3 2%
Kima Ga Yo
2 1%
Other
38 23%
Voters: 167.
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#1
In terms of music, lyrics and even the energy you see it being sung what do you think is a great national anthem?

i'd go with La Marseilles.

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#3
Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika
And La Marseillaise.
There's only one thing we can do to thwart the plot of these albino shape-shifting lizard BITCHES!
#7
When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside
you gotta take a stand it don't help to hide
if you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
i gotta be a man
i cant let it slide

I am a real American
fight for the rights of every man
I am a real American
fight for what's right
fight for your life

I feel strong about right and wrong
and i don't take trouble for very long
Ive got something deep inside of me
courage is the thing that keeps us free

If you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
I gotta be a man i cant let it slide
My style is impetuous.
My defense is impregnable, and I'm just ferocious.
I want your heart.
I want to eat your children.

-Mike Tyson
#9
I love the Portuguese one, but I think that's because I'm Portuguese.

The Brazilian one is nice and La Marseilles wins that poll.
#12
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Tros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed.


Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.

Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn, i'm golwg sydd hardd;
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.

Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad dan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad.
#13
Quote by IlikeTheSKA
When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside
you gotta take a stand it don't help to hide
if you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
i gotta be a man
i cant let it slide

I am a real American
fight for the rights of every man
I am a real American
fight for what's right
fight for your life

I feel strong about right and wrong
and i don't take trouble for very long
Ive got something deep inside of me
courage is the thing that keeps us free

If you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
I gotta be a man i cant let it slide




#17
GWLAD, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.
#19
God Save The Queen, brings a tear to my eye when you're in a stadium and everyone stands up and begins to sing/shout/scream it.
Life is My Mistake, the Responsibility Held By No One Else
I'm Leaving Footprints in the Ashes of the Fallen
#22
Soviet russia's anthem
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#23
Kazakhstan is the greatest country in the world
All other countries are run by little girls.....

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#25
Quote by dartmaster
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Tros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed.


Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.

Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn, i'm golwg sydd hardd;
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.

Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad dan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad.



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#26
Quote by dartmaster
Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi,
Gwlad beirdd a chantorion, enwogion o fri;
Ei gwrol ryfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd,
Tros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed.


Gwlad, Gwlad, pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad,
Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau,
O bydded i'r heniaith barhau.

Hen Gymru fynyddig, paradwys y bardd,
Pob dyffryn, pob clogwyn, i'm golwg sydd hardd;
Trwy deimlad gwladgarol, mor swynol yw si
Ei nentydd, afonydd, i mi.

Os treisiodd y gelyn fy ngwlad dan ei droed,
Mae hen iaith y Cymry mor fyw ag erioed,
Ni luddiwyd yr awen gan erchyll law brad,
Na thelyn berseiniol fy ngwlad.



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#27
Pft, if Scotland had Highland Cathedral instead of Flower of Scotland we would be most winning
#28
Lil din l-art ħelwa, l-Omm li tatna isimha,
Ħares, Mulej, kif dejjem Int ħarist:
Ftakar li lilha bl-oħla dawl libbist.

Agħti, kbir Alla, id-dehen lil min jaħkimha,
Rodd il-ħniena lis-sid, saħħa 'l-ħaddiem:
Seddaq il-għaqda fil-Maltin u s-sliem.
I'm not christian or anything but hey, it's our national anthem
Last edited by Virtuoso883 at Mar 29, 2008,
#29
If anyone would like to listen to these, I've grabbed a few YouTube links.
TS might like to edit these into the OP?



La Marseilles (France) Arguably the most complex and compelling melody of this group.
I've heard an instrumental version on classical guitar by Charlie Byrd that was touching.
Sadly, I could not find that on YouTube
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fqZ4GQ5ZPME


God Save The Queen (UK) - A lovely, majestic melody. Americans love it, too.
Why? The bloody Yanks stole it and called it "America (My Country 'tis of Thee)"
http://youtube.com/watch?v=yo0v6q9HOoE


The Star-Spangled Banner (USA) - Usually butchered. It has a wide range in the melody.
Faith Hill does an exceptional job with this. I've heard others do better, but not by much.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8iNM9WNQLb4


O Canada - A very moving melody. Even sung a capella it displays great emotion.
I've enjoyed this ever since I was a child.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0oKSQAe1Hy4


Advance Australia Fair - I'd heard this performed by Julie Anthony. Seemed a bit overdone.
But the incredible harmonies by Human Nature here, brought me to tears.
If you've not heard this before, I strongly recommend giving this a listen.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fcMuf8wE52k


Das Lied Der Deutschen (Germany) - Germans should be proud of their many accomplishments.
But their national anthem seems rather plain to me.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=751SQIgdwzA


Hymn Of The Russian Federation - Proud and majestic.
Pretty much what you expect from a national anthem.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4fRU_k4tjoU


Hatikvah - the Hope (Israel) Very somber.
It sounds more sad than hopeful to me.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=biQtrQpyJGo


Kimi Ga Yo (Japan) It sounds like an etude.
Simple, but often presented with lush orchestration.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=-L4C4b0RitY
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#30
Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
Other countries have inferior potassium.

Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
It’s length thirty meter and width six meter.
Filtration system a marvel to behold.
It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Northern fence of Jewtown.
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

Kazakhstan industry best in world.
We invented toffee and trouser belt.
Kazakhstan’s prostitutes cleanest in the region.
Except of course for Turkmenistan’s.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.

Come grasp the mighty penis of our leader.
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!

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#31
ok this is the english translation of hatikva...
As long as deep in the heart,
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And forward to the East
To Zion, an eye looks
Our hope will not be lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

oh and a verison of marty friedman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vxxGodh0bY&feature=related
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#33
I picked the Hatickvah, but well the only ones that I know are the tikva, the Argentinian anthem, and the USA anthem. So my vote is impartial.
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Last edited by urik at Mar 29, 2008,
#34
Quote by IlikeTheSKA
When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside
you gotta take a stand it don't help to hide
if you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
i gotta be a man
i cant let it slide

I am a real American
fight for the rights of every man
I am a real American
fight for what's right
fight for your life

I feel strong about right and wrong
and i don't take trouble for very long
Ive got something deep inside of me
courage is the thing that keeps us free

If you hurt my friends then you hurt my pride
I gotta be a man i cant let it slide


pure win right here
#35
Quote by goldmember1217
Even though it's the "unofficial" national anthem, Flower of Scotland.


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#36
O CANADA
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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#37
Quote by Maxv4
ok this is the english translation of hatikva...
As long as deep in the heart,
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And forward to the East
To Zion, an eye looks
Our hope will not be lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

oh and a verison of marty friedman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vxxGodh0bY&feature=related


I was there !

But seriously, that gig sucked. Marty and the other god were awesome. But the soundguy should be tortured and killed. The sound sucked SO bad .
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#38
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#39
Quote by urik
I was there !

But seriously, that gig sucked. Marty and the other god were awesome. But the soundguy should be tortured and killed. The sound sucked SO bad .


dude!
your lucky!
i was too young to be their

hope for some more shows here in israel
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