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#1 padfoot

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

Share them if you like ^_^ I just saw the New Zealand anthem live during the France vs. NZ match of the Rugby World Cup :rolleye0012: Here's it is:



There is always one version in English and one in Maori, I like it :yesyes:

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:29 AM

Sweden's national anthem

Haha I don't even know the whole anthem, but it's ok I guess :)
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:56 PM

I love the german anthem. It's a beautiful piece. Originally 3 stanzas, but the Federal Republic of Germany only uses the 3rd. The first two stanzas can be sung, but aren't part of the official anthem.

I couldn't chose between those two versions haha:



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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:01 PM

Sweden's national anthem

Haha I don't even know the whole anthem, but it's ok I guess :)



Haha it's 2 verses :P
I like it, a little boring but still a bit grand.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:29 PM



i actually dont like the german national anthem. i prefer cheerfull anthems like the italian one:



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Posted 25 September 2011 - 05:16 AM

I think ours (NZ) is all good. Its funny as when its the full version and goes forever never changing its beat haha.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 07:41 AM

i absolutely HATE 'God Save The Queen' its monotonous and boring, crap national anthem!


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:36 AM

i absolutely HATE 'God Save The Queen' its monotonous and boring, crap national anthem!


I think most people think the same lol

 
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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:27 PM

I like our anthem, it's all good...


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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:45 PM

i absolutely HATE 'God Save The Queen' its monotonous and boring, crap national anthem!



I think you are being a bit harsh, the words are easy to remember, and sung with gusto it can sound quite stirring.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 02:06 PM

i absolutely HATE 'God Save The Queen' its monotonous and boring, crap national anthem!

I actually like God Save The Queen/Oben am jungen Rhein, the anthem of Liechtenstein (the same tune as God Save the Queen). And I also like the Dutch and Russian. The American has goosebump moments as well.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:13 AM

i absolutely HATE 'God Save The Queen' its monotonous and boring, crap national anthem!


Lol well us americans took it and made it the song "my country 'tis of thee" so I guess...sharing is caring?

This is the american national anthem, it's nice I guess but you all wouldnt BELIEVE how many people IN AMERICA a.) don't know the lyrics
or b.)forget them whilst singing. -__- it's not THAT hard to remember, I don't think.

ANYWAY. Our anthem was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and the song was taken from an old english pub song. The lyrics were inspired when Key was seeing some of the action going on during the war and through everything (and the rocket's red glare, the bombs' bursting in air...) the American flag still flew. So. Just a bit of history for ya :D


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:41 AM

I actually like the Canadian National Anthem...makes me all sentimental, sometimes XD


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Posted 26 September 2011 - 05:49 AM

Lol well us americans took it and made it the song "my country 'tis of thee" so I guess...sharing is caring?

This is the american national anthem, it's nice I guess but you all wouldnt BELIEVE how many people IN AMERICA a.) don't know the lyrics
or b.)forget them whilst singing. -__- it's not THAT hard to remember, I don't think.

ANYWAY. Our anthem was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 and the song was taken from an old english pub song. The lyrics were inspired when Key was seeing some of the action going on during the war and through everything (and the rocket's red glare, the bombs' bursting in air...) the American flag still flew. So. Just a bit of history for ya :D



A coincidence and/or a bit ironic that the Star Spangled Banner is sung to the tune of an English (I think) drinking song huh? lol0
Francis Scott Key was watching the English siege on Ft. Convington during the War of 1812 when he wrote the poem about the American storm (smallest) flag when it was still flying during the entire bombardment amid the flak and fire. During the siege, English gunboats were firing their mortars and cannons (rockets and bombs[airbursting cannonballs] bombarding the American fort); some were aimed directly at the flag. But amid all the fire, the flag was still flying "...gave proof through night, that our flag was still there...., Oh, say does that our Star-Spangled Banner yet wave..."

But whenever I hear it play on TV or at any event I automatically stand up at attention and put my hand over my heart, face the flag or music, and sing along. I always get watery eyed whenever I hear it play. I would hear it play, sing along while shedding some tears.

Sry to double post...

I still remember the Philippine national anthem "Lupang Hinirang", but unfortunately I don't have as much of a personal connection to it as the "Star-Spangled Banner". Back home it's still sung in the schools and some movie theatres, I still remember the lyrics though.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:36 PM

A coincidence and/or a bit ironic that the Star Spangled Banner is sung to the tune of an English (I think) drinking song huh? lol0
Francis Scott Key was watching the English siege on Ft. Convington during the War of 1812 when he wrote the poem about the American storm (smallest) flag when it was still flying during the entire bombardment amid the flak and fire. During the siege, English gunboats were firing their mortars and cannons (rockets and bombs[airbursting cannonballs] bombarding the American fort); some were aimed directly at the flag. But amid all the fire, the flag was still flying "...gave proof through night, that our flag was still there...., Oh, say does that our Star-Spangled Banner yet wave..."


Hahaha, you did much better with the history than I did. I would have googled it last night but...I was too lazy :P I'm a lot more patriotic now than I was before about the national anthem. I used to not really care but now I pay attention to it and at least give it the respect it deserves. I hate most modern singers' versions of the national anthem - JUST SING IT, they don't have to make it all fancy! It really bothers me lol.
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:09 PM

I love the Greek National Anthem, the Hymn to Liberty as it's called. I don't just love it because it's my country's anthem, i'd feel the same if it were any country's anthem because i just like the melody and most of all i love the words; it reminds me of how much our ancestors fought and died so i can be free today.



Also i really love the Russian national anthem. It's so powerful and awesome!

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:23 PM

Hahaha, you did much better with the history than I did. I would have googled it last night but...I was too lazy :P I'm a lot more patriotic now than I was before about the national anthem. I used to not really care but now I pay attention to it and at least give it the respect it deserves. I hate most modern singers' versions of the national anthem - JUST SING IT, they don't have to make it all fancy! It really bothers me lol.

I know! I mean, no doubt some of these singers have great voices, but I think National Anthems sound so much better when they're just sung.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 04:02 PM

Share them if you like ^_^ I just saw the New Zealand anthem live during the France vs. NZ match of the Rugby World Cup :rolleye0012: Here's it is:



There is always one version in English and one in Maori, I like it :yesyes:

Made me cry :sob: I MISS HOME! Love the song, really fits NZ :)

Sweden's national anthem

Haha I don't even know the whole anthem, but it's ok I guess :)


I love the Swedish anthem! Always have and always will, gives me goosebumps :)



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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:22 PM

South Africa has like the most epic national anthem. It's in 5 of the 11 official languages. I sometimes randomly sing it lol And I remember having to sing it in primary school every morning haha :ohyeah:


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:22 AM

Where i live we don't have one
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