View Poll Results: Which Song do you Think Should be the US National Anthem?

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  • Star Spangled Banner

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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    America the beautiful is easier to sing, but I wouldn't actively try to get the national anthem changed.
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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I tend to agree with the whole "if there is no reason to change it, don't" line of thinking in most cases. I think in this case if it came down to it and I had a vote, I would probably go with America the Beautiful however, just because musically it is both better sounding, and not a British drinking song. Not something I would campaign for or put any real effort into though. Both songs are plenty worthy of being a national anthem.
    I will say of the three commonly referenced "replacements", America the Beautiful would be the only one I'd feel okay with going to and wouldn't really be bothered by.

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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin AJ. Yeah a lot of singers say the SSB is harder to sing. Although, I don't care for any adding to it either.

    Yeah the other two really don't beat out American The Beautiful.
    morning MMC

    yeah the SSB CAN be hard to sing especially if you dont practice it and think ahead and start to high. We've all seen even great singers make this mistake

    Whitney Houston may be my favorite around 90 before she had her "issues"


    and as far as America the beautiful id have to pick Ray Charles version, it was epic in my opinion.
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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    morning MMC

    yeah the SSB CAN be hard to sing especially if you dont practice it and think ahead and start to high. We've all seen even great singers make this mistake

    Whitney Houston may be my favorite around 90 before she had her "issues"


    and as far as America the beautiful id have to pick Ray Charles version, it was epic in my opinion.

    Oh hell yeah.....good call on Ray Charles. His version too.


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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    I would suggest that Americans amend the Star Spangled Banner by refusing to sing the line "and the land of the free" until American freedom is restored.










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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    The bellicose SSB is nearly impossible for all but the best trained singers to wrangle It is a tribute to our sides survival in a single battle rather than an observational ode to the nations timeless perpetual beauty.
    ATB has my vote

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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I would suggest that Americans amend the Star Spangled Banner by refusing to sing the line "and the land of the free" until American freedom is restored.
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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    The Star Spangled Banner vs. America The Beautiful.....



    In The United States of America, our National Anthem is The Star Spangled Banner. It has been so since it was made official by congressional resolution on May 3, 1931. The lyrics are taken from a poem titled “The Defense of Fort McHenry”, written by amateur poet Francis Scott Key in 1814 after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by The British Navy in The War of 1812. There are actually four stanzas to the song, but only the first is commonly sung or played today.

    The song has a rich history, being inspired by the perseverance of the American spirit in battle, and the American flag itself. What it isn’t is easy to sing, with an octave range that is challenging to even the best of singers. Many Americans consider it to be militaristic, and for many years, people have lobbied for it to be replaced by what they believe to be a better representation of our nation, America The Beautiful.

    This is no new movement. America The Beautiful was written in 1893 by Katharine Lee Bates – a thirty-three year old English professor from Wellesley College – as she traveled by train across our great nation. Her inspiration was her awe for what she witnessed, very much like Francis Scott Key almost a century before.

    Perhaps the preference comes down to whether you’re a “spacious skies” or a “bombs bursting in air” kind of person.....snip~

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    So which do you Prefer to be the Country's National Anthem.....The Star Spangled Banner or America the Beautiful?
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    Re: National Anthem: Star Spangled Banner vs America the Beautiful......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Oh hell yeah.....good call on Ray Charles. His version too.

    yeah he did it at the world series not to long after 9/11 and heres a live version i like a lot, doesnt start till about the 1:45 mark



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    just something about his delivery and timing I like. And also the rasp in his voice just makes it seem perfect IMO.
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