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    Favourite National Anthem

    What are some of the National Anthems that you like?

    For me,

    God Save the Queen

    Although I do like Land of Hope and Glory.

    Pak Sar Zameen

    Star Spangled Banner

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    Oh no...not God Save the Queen....

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    If any country adopted "Final Countdown" as their national anthem, I'd switch allegiance in a heartbeat.
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    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.
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    The German one is pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post

    The French have a notable exception.

    You mean "On Ilkley Moor baht 'at"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    You mean "On Ilkley Moor baht 'at"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Although I like the rhythm and feel of it, I always thought it was a poor choice as an Anthem. It’s not in Urdu, or any other language that the vast majority of the population understands. Yeah I know that everyone is taught the meaning of the words, but you shouldn’t have to open a dictionary to understand your own national anthem IMO.

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    GSTQ is turgid ****e, can't believe we got it so wrong.

    This is good...

    National Anthem of the soviet union - YouTube

    And any excuse to show this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

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    The Liechtenstein one is great. It's played the tune of God Save the Queen but with different words.

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    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.
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    Japan:

    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."
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    I like the tune for the French Anthem, but the lyrics are really bad.

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    I like the Kiwi one tbh.

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