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Old 03-01-2010, 06:34 AM
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Nicest National Anthems?

Which National Anthems do you like best?

As a German I have to admit that I love the National Anthem of my birthcountry.
It's a masterpiece by Joseph Hayden. Such a strong melody.


i also think that the spanish anthem is nice... too bad there are currently no lyrics...


italy has a gorgeous anthem too - everytime i hear it i just have to hum along.

I think my favourites are: (in no particular order)
The German Anthem
The Italien Anthem
The Frensh Anthem
The Anthem of the UK
The Anthem of the USA
The Austrian Anthem
The Spanish Anthem
and after I watched the closing ceremony of the olympic games yesterday night... I also adore the russian anthem! such a strong and powerful anthem- wow!
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:46 AM
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If Canada would adopt "The Maple Leaf Forever" with the new lyrics, that would be my favorite!
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:56 AM
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I might be biased but I think that the Dutch Anthem is the best. Especially when the people sing it. There is no anthem like ours.

It's nice to see the whole Dutch football team singing their anthem; a lot of Italian football players don't know it, it's always horrible when Italian anthem is played and only a few of them sing it, and sometimes they mistake the lyrics...
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:56 PM
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Germany and Italy!
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:02 PM
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well my favourite of the three posted must be that of Germany, as it evokes (for me anyway), the Grandeur and the Majesty of Germanys imperial and royal past, i find it so moving .....
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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The Italian is very nice, but my favourite is the Argentine! :

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:55 PM
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I always find China's to be very different and interesting. I like it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:38 PM
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I never liked the German anthem. I don't know why exactly... My favorites are:

France
Great Britain
Italy
...and the anthem of Scotland

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:18 PM
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Argentina's of course!
And I like the Monaco National Anthem:

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:59 PM
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It's nice to see the whole Dutch football team singing their anthem; a lot of Italian football players don't know it, it's always horrible when Italian anthem is played and only a few of them sing it, and sometimes they mistake the lyrics...
It has been the same here. This always resulted in angry replies of people in the press and such so the last coach of the national team actually made a big point about it and they all sung along. Under the present coach I am not sure if that is still the case. Always a painful moment is when we have to sing that Willem was of German blood, as when the anthem was written Duitsch meant Dietsch, which is Dutch... or so we are told . The best way to sing it is with a church organ, like the psalms:



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The Dutch is the almost the oldest anthem of the world (the Japanese one is older). It dates from the time when we became independent and it is basically about introducing William of Orange to the people.
Officially it has only been our national anthem since 1932, before that they used the Wilhelmus and the 'Wien Neerlands Bloed':



Personally I really like the melody of the German anthem (originally the emperors hymn of Austria) and also the Norwegian national anthem:



Not a national anthem, but one of the province of Frisia:



And by André Rieu, the anthem of Limburg:

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Old 03-03-2010, 01:23 PM
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My favorites are:

-the Spanish Anthem, Marcha Real (When Infanta Cristina got married, it was played at the organ when she entered the cathedral !)
-the UK anthem, very regal and solemn
-the US anthem
-and the French anthem, even if I dislike some of the lyrics...
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Personally I really like the melody of the German anthem (originally the emperors hymn of Austria)
Yes, right. It became the Anthem of Germany in 1922. The text for the Anthem, which is called "Deutschlandlied", was written in 1841.
When I was younger I never understood why they played the German anthem in the Sissi movies.
I also like the "new" Austrian anthem so much.

The anthem of the former east-Germany was also not bad, but I prefer the west german anthem.


What do you guy think about the anthem of Europe? "Ode an die Freude" by Ludwig van Beethoven? Isn't it gorgeous?
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Oh, it definitely is. I have always loved "Ode to Joy".
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:29 PM
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My favourite are (melodies):
Swedish
Canadian
UK
French
Bhutanese
Burundian
Jordanian
Polish
US
Ucrainian
Lithuanian
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Marengo: You also see a diversity of the players singing it. The white Dutch players sing along. The ones of different nationalities don't. Only Van Bronckhorst does.

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The national anthem of Sardinia. It was written in honour of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, the King of Sardinia, and it is obviously
sung in Sardinian language:

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:06 AM
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My favorite ones are: Bulgarian and Russian.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:48 PM
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The five most beautiful anthems
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Mexico's supposed to one of the most beautiful ones


Here's a ranking
Ranking: Most beautiful national anthem
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:47 AM
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I think everyone is a little patriotic and thinks the own national anthem is the nicest... also because of the emotional connection you have to it.
What I mean: I think everyone who once stood in the crowd in a soccer stadium or on the victory podium and then "your" athem starts playing ... this is one of the most moving moments. At least that's my experience.

So, the anthem of Germany is my favourite . Personally I adore the melody.
TheEuropean "anthem" is one of the biggest masterpieces ever.
Actually there are so many anthems I really like alot.
I love the anthems of Greece, Italy, France, Russia, Sweden.... and sooo many more...

Now I also want to post a "National anthem sung in the stadium" video

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*Is the best national anthem ever written*

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