What are some of the National Anthems that you like?
God Save the Queen
Although I do like Land of Hope and Glory.
Pak Sar Zameen
Star Spangled Banner
Oh no...not God Save the Queen....
If any country adopted "Final Countdown" as their national anthem, I'd switch allegiance in a heartbeat.
Most are poor, God Save the Queen is one of the worst. You'd think the least they can do with our national anthem, even if you can't get a nice piece of music, would be to make it at least vaguely to do with Britain. But I digress.
The French have a notable exception.
I was hopeful for the Spanish national anthem when I found it had no words (thus bypassing the standard issue theocratic/royalty-loving/warmongering direness), but later found it's quite a dull tune.
The German one is pretty good.
The Liechtenstein one is great. It's played the tune of God Save the Queen but with different words.
The South African one is class.
The old Soviet/current Russian one is quite good imo.
And of course I'll push God defend New Zealand.
National anthem of Japan - YouTube
So simple, yet beautiful.
Translation of lyrics:
"May your reign last for a thousand, eight thousand generations. Until the pebbles grow into boulders, lush with moss."
I like the tune for the French Anthem, but the lyrics are really bad.
I like the Kiwi one tbh.
Shame they're all ****s.
they all suck balls can we just get rid of them already