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Title: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Aybraus on February 28, 2008, 08:39:52 pm
Good:
-Mexico (it's a fight song. An epic fight song)
-USSR (why don't we sing before government meetings?)

Bad:
-USA (it's about war but is slow-paced. Also impossible to sing)
-Japan (it's as if every game composer is making up for this sucky song)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: The Time Traveller on February 28, 2008, 09:13:06 pm
I don't know if it's good or bad, but Australia... Funny.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: huggkruka on February 29, 2008, 10:33:34 am
Sweden - First verse concerns the beauty of Sweden. Good. Second verse concers how bad-ass we used to be back in the day. Better. Third verse is some mumbo-jumbo about serving it's honor and the fourth tells us to stick to old, God-fearing ways(lol) and that there's nothing better in the world.

No-one knows the two last ones tho.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Huckbuck on February 29, 2008, 12:00:25 pm
Sweden - First verse concerns the beauty of Sweden. Good. Second verse concers how bad-ass we used to be back in the day. Better. Third verse is some mumbo-jumbo about serving it's honor and the fourth tells us to stick to old, God-fearing ways(lol) and that there's nothing better in the world.

No-one knows the two last ones tho.

I only know the first   :-\ Mainly cause most teachers thought thatby singing the national anthem we were patriotic. They think patriot=racist. Really, if everyone would sing the national anthem it wouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: sgore on February 29, 2008, 12:09:02 pm
I think quality more depends on who's performing it at the time.

Either way, Freedonia beats everyone.

Hail Hail Freedonia!  8)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: /lurk on February 29, 2008, 04:57:37 pm
The U.K. probably has the worst national anthem going. Bill Bailey offers an alternative. (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WktxIqbGAj0)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Jagon on February 29, 2008, 05:52:49 pm
the soviet anthem will probably go down as the greatest national anthem of all time

i say that Russia's is just as good as the USSR considering it has the same rhythm but somewhat worse lyrics, but for you guys who don't speak russian, it doesnt make much difference  ::)

Israel has a very moving anthem, search up " HaTikva"

France also has a powerful energetic anthem called The March (Marseille)

South Africa has an anthem with 5 different languages in it, thats pretty cool


^those are the top 5 imo


the worst: Austrialia  :'(





Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Mr. Consideration on March 01, 2008, 12:33:45 am
The U.K. probably has the worst national anthem going. Bill Bailey offers an alternative. (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WktxIqbGAj0)
Indeed. It is dull and entirely about the Queen, and has pretty much nothing to do with Modern Britain.

Nor does Rule Brittania, but it's a better anthem.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Huckbuck on March 01, 2008, 12:43:44 am

Nor does Rule Brittania, but it's a better anthem.


Yea but what the lyrics in that anthem says are basiclly this: BRITAJN ArE zE PwNZORRRSS!!!!!1!!1!!
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Mr. Consideration on March 01, 2008, 01:06:33 am
When it should be "Britain were teh pwnz, but are now rather second rate and must live on past glories."

God Save the Queen doesn't make me swell with patriotic pride. Rule Brittania does, aswell as giving me an odd urge to sail off valianlty into the sunset to find someone to oppress.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Aybraus on March 02, 2008, 02:36:29 pm
the worst: Austrialia  :'(
They really should switch to Waltzing Matilda.





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Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: tomasgaquino on March 03, 2008, 02:15:29 pm
La Marseillaise is the anthem that gets me pleased the most, along with the Uzbekistan anthem, have you guys heard theirs? It's a great meldody in my opinion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anthem_of_the_Republic_of_Uzbekistan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Anthem_of_the_Republic_of_Uzbekistan)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Yokto on March 03, 2008, 02:50:14 pm
Good:
-European Union (It is freaking Beethoven! )

Bad:
-Sweden (Yeah i do not like my own nations national song. I just don't.)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Gungnir on March 03, 2008, 04:12:22 pm
The USA's anthem is ok,  I'm kinda indifferent about it, but I find it interesting that people have no idea that there's more than one verse.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Daxx on March 03, 2008, 04:15:36 pm
Actually the USSR's anthem is pretty awesome.

Someone needs to do a metal cover of it.
/me heads off to search Youtube
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: tomasgaquino on March 03, 2008, 04:16:29 pm
I like my national anthem itself, melody and lyrics.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Yokto on March 03, 2008, 05:25:47 pm
Actually the USSR's anthem is pretty awesome.

Someone needs to do a metal cover of it.
/me heads off to search Youtube

That Reminds me. USSR's national anthem in Swedish. ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWb5WuriF6M

You may actually have to know Swedish to find this funny however.
>_>
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Jagon on March 03, 2008, 08:42:34 pm
Actually the USSR's anthem is pretty awesome.

Someone needs to do a metal cover of it.
/me heads off to search Youtube


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pavbnb9rD6Y

its the russian anthem but it has the same melody as the USSR just different lyrics.


Rassiya Lubimaya Nasha Strana!   <--that part gets me teary
hopefully someday i will gather enough money to leave the US and return to my home  :'(
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Huckbuck on March 03, 2008, 10:45:10 pm
Actually the USSR's anthem is pretty awesome.

Someone needs to do a metal cover of it.
/me heads off to search Youtube

That Reminds me. USSR's national anthem in Swedish. ;D

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You may actually have to know Swedish to find this funny however.
>_>


HAHAHAHAHAHA  ;D :D That was awesome :P
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Doctor Z on March 04, 2008, 04:47:53 am
Holy **** that's an awesome anthem.

I always thought the Canadian anthem sounded like a little kid wrote it.

Also, I want to learn russian so I can speak like that! Plus, I love that style of music. Epic music is teh win.

I'm all over the place, yay!
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Yuu on March 04, 2008, 05:13:10 am
Russian Anthem =  :) 8)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2rmJgOkn_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpO4D0pixS0

The second one is quite relaxing. :)
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Daxx on March 04, 2008, 06:04:36 am
Jagon, you just made my day!

Thank you! ;D
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: 762 on March 04, 2008, 01:02:10 pm
Along with the swedish thing,
WARNING SWEARS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUGGy9RVrM

that's not a national anthem, but it's one of my favorite videos ;D
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Aybraus on March 04, 2008, 02:33:51 pm
How about the fake Kazakhstan anthem?
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Miclee on March 04, 2008, 05:40:38 pm
What, no mention of Canada here?
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Jagon on March 04, 2008, 06:34:38 pm
What, no mention of Canada here?
i personally think Blame Canada is a bad choice for a national anthem
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Doctor Z on March 05, 2008, 04:37:59 am
I always thought the Canadian anthem sounded like a little kid wrote it.
So NYEH!
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Brandonazz on March 05, 2008, 12:20:58 pm
I like the French and Scottish anthems, even though the second isn't technically a country.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: martyk on March 05, 2008, 06:39:51 pm
I like Canada's anthem and all, but it is a little wimpy.  It's really little more than "This land is your land" with fancier words and a different tune.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Doctor Z on March 06, 2008, 04:42:43 am
I like Canada's anthem and all, but it is a little wimpy.  It's really little more than "This land is your land" with fancier words and a different tune.
Is what I said.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Dr. Croccer on March 06, 2008, 01:07:27 pm
The USSR's obviously. Second I would say the Dutch one. Both are pretty powerful, especially when remixed.

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=-iedYA7oc5s

http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=0d3Bab0xBIc

Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Serdun on March 06, 2008, 06:52:39 pm
That first video was so powerful it made me want to vomit.  :P

The national anthem of the USSR is my favorite anthem; oppressive socialist states usually write the best ones.

Soyuz nerushimy respublik svodbodnyk
Hm hmmmmm hm hm hmmmm hm hm hmmmm hm hm hmmmmmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: Jagon on March 06, 2008, 07:32:12 pm
My Favorite Jew: Mary Friedman plays Ha Tikva (the hope)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vxxGodh0bY


also be sure to hear the non metal version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biQtrQpyJGo
 :'(

oh and im not jewish btw, nor am i in any way affiliated with jews, i just love their anthem
Title: Re: National Anthems, good and bad
Post by: blitzonator on March 07, 2008, 10:24:12 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7fFbCyBRs

It's good that scotland have a slightly better UNofficial anthem.

It makes me want to join the army...