View Poll Results: Best National Anthem

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  • La Marseillaise (France)

    13 17.33%
  • God Save the Queen (UK)

    1 1.33%
  • The Star Spangled Banner (USA)

    16 21.33%
  • Hymn of Russia (Russia)

    20 26.67%
  • O Canada (Canada)

    4 5.33%
  • Deutschland Über Alles (Germany)

    5 6.67%
  • Hatikvah (Israel)

    2 2.67%
  • Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (South Africa)

    3 4.00%
  • March of the Volunteers (China)

    0 0%
  • Other (Which?)

    11 14.67%
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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You prefer those two to Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau? I don't believe you.
    I only really listen to national anthems before a sporting clash. The lyrics of the French and Irish anthems are far more suitable for building up an ass kicking than the Welsh one. Musically I just think they're superior.

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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    There is a youtube with english lyrics on it, I'd post it, but I'm on a tablet right now.
    I think I prefer my version.

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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    Guy at work was getting some motorcycle parts powder coated for me, cause he lived right next to the place that did it. It was taking forever but finally got done. Because I pestered him so much he demanded I play the Marseillaise for him before he`d bring em to work (he`s French). So I went out and found a 2$ CD of the 1812 Overture. Ya gotta love that music not only do they use cannons in it but they play the national anthem of france in parts of it all to celebrate the defeat of France!
    That and the scene from Casablanca where they drown out the germans with the Marseillaise make me vote for the French national anthem.
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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    I'm disappointed to see the Star Spangled Banner as the highest rated national anthem. It seems more like an over-hyped lullaby, lacking in appeal to anyone without a patriotic sentiment. I feel far more inspired listening to La Marseillaise or the state anthem of the USSR, even though I'm neither french nor russian.

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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    This is how I like my anthem the best, when played at a medal ceremony.

    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    This is how I like my anthem the best, when played at a medal ceremony.

    Congratulations to the Netherlands on whatever kind of sliding those boys did really quickly!
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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Congratulations to the Netherlands on whatever kind of sliding those boys did really quickly!
    Speed skating is what they did over a distance of 5000 meters (or 5km), roughly a bit more than 3 miles in 6 minutes and 10 seconds. The man who presented the medals was our King, King Willem Alexander (former IOC member). Later Sven Kramer (who is in line to win 3 gold medals) said that it was really special to receive his gold medal out of the hands of his/our King.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Best National Anthem?

    The Soviet anthem was just powerful, it practically rang with authority.

    America's is okay, but Germany's anthem has such a good tune.
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