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Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 5:42 pm

The music that raises the hairs on the back of your neck and makes you feel proud.
For me probably would be the Welsh Anthem, and I'm not Welsh.
Your choice?
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:02 pm

My favorites aside from my own:

La Marseillaise -- just so dramatic
God Save the Queen
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:21 pm

God save the Queen is the best?.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:24 pm

bennett123 wrote:
God save the Queen is the best?.

As a Brit I would say that our national anthem was best described by Bill Bailey, a “funereal durge”.

The french one is one I like.

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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:27 pm

The French one is pretty bloody (well the text).

I quite enjoy the Italian one being 'sung' (if you can call it singing) at football matches.

The thing about 'God save the queen' the text is rather monarchistic, if I can put it that way.
Nothing about the country. The Canadian one in contrast at least has a text about the land etc.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:01 pm

I'd say Canada, and maybe France.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:07 pm

My votes goes to France and Italy
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:26 pm

I'm American so I'm biased towards my own. The French and UK ones are iconic and instantly brings visions of their countries at least when I hear the tunes. Musically I also love the Russian one. I played the trumpet when I was in school and it's a perfect trumpet fanfare. Also interesting how the words have been changed since the early USSR days to today all with the same tune.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:00 pm

Absolutely France. The words are great, how can anyone not be lifted by that anthem!

“Interesting” was Auferstanden aus Ruinen of the former DDR.

Quite a contrast to the current German anthem, which are S also quite a nice one.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:33 pm

As a Frenchman I will say my anthem, but I also like the Italian one, and Flower of Scotland.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:50 pm

Not Australia. The New Zealand one is pretty good.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:11 am

NZ and Canada are quite good. UK and Israel sound like death in the family. The Thai anthem is almost...fun.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:46 am

AirbusCheerlead wrote:
My votes goes to France and Italy


Italia!!

Got to tell you I love Brazil's its awesome!
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:18 am

Aaron747 wrote:
NZ and Canada are quite good. UK and Israel sound like death in the family. The Thai anthem is almost...fun.



UK would be tops if it were Rule Britannia, which honestly, most people outside of UK think it is...


Personally, I always liked the Soviet national anthem. But France's is pretty good too.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:31 am

The prettiest one, in my book, is “Auferstanden aus Ruinen”, the national anthem of the former GDR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zGFZNinsk
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:38 am

France and Italy have the best. I really like Het Wilhelmus/Wilhelmus van Nassouwe (the Dutch one) also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvgT_-pgvhA
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:50 am

France by a considerable margin.

I'd have suggested Scotland, but alas Flower of Scotland does not have national anthem status ( yet ;-) )
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:26 am

Kent350787 wrote:
Not Australia. The New Zealand one is pretty good.


Our one is a bit bland I think.

B777LRF wrote:
The prettiest one, in my book, is “Auferstanden aus Ruinen”, the national anthem of the former GDR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7zGFZNinsk



Missing the words. Try this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dIh1eOw0zV8

Or with the historical footage: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P1CyPjQQTAM

Moving to the modern era, the German and French anthems (shorter version of French anthem):

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=shUmyW_RMc4
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:44 am

Maybe not the best time for this opinion, but I think the Soviet anthem.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:18 am

France and Italy are classics, I enjoy both of them very much in the way they combine iconic and catchy melodies with dramatic lyrics. I'd add the Polish one to that list too.

I have a soft spot for anthems of Latin American countries, they are very melodic in a way that's quite distinct to European, North American, or Asian anthems. My favorites among those might be Colombia and Uruguay.
 
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Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:35 am

Flower of Scotland :D

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