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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby abcdefg » 2011-08-25, 8:16

I remember listening to a rock version of the Russian anthem. It's very cool :D
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Chekhov » 2011-08-25, 18:09

I've interviewed a Japanese, a frend of my father, he said me that..
Anecdotal evidence isn't reliable. I know that some Japanese people dislike the use of the anthem and flag, but you can't just quote made-up numbers like that.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby kamanek » 2011-08-25, 19:38

Chekhov wrote:
I've interviewed a Japanese, a frend of my father, he said me that..
Anecdotal evidence isn't reliable. I know that some Japanese people dislike the use of the anthem and flag, but you can't just quote made-up numbers like that.

Was an estimation, really i don't know why do you take that as an aggresion
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Chekhov » 2011-08-25, 23:31

I'm not angry or aggressive at all, I'm just saying that it's not a good habit to have.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Spaigelploatje » 2011-08-29, 22:53

This anthem of (a part of South Africa*) is powerful and bonding.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ4HZLKg2a4

* I'm not sure how big this 'Bravoland' is...

Especially the refrain is powerful.

Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika
Ons vir jou Suid-Afrika
Gee nie om wie voor ons staan,
soos ‘n rots staan ‘n nasie saam,
ons vir jou Suid-Afrika.

We're for you, South Africa
We're for you, South Africa
No matter who’s in our way,
like a boulder a nation stands together,
we're for you South Africa.


I really dislike "God save the queen"
it has been used too much over the years and it's pretty boring..
Like the old Swiss anthem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdtfN-2-LM

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby hlysnan » 2011-08-29, 23:32

Bravoland is a landless state. It's basically the internet version of the Volkstaat.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Hunef » 2011-08-30, 20:57

This is the "national" anthem of the Swedish province of Värmland located just north of the largest lake, Värnern, in Sweden. The performers are the pop band Sven-Ingvars in their movie Under ditt parasoll (1968) (lit. 'Under your sunshade') which was a great flop. (The story is about emigrants from the Värmland province who escaped the Great Nordic Famine of the 1860's just to find that the promised land of the American West didn't give them much of a better life.)
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby kamanek » 2011-08-30, 22:26

[flag]tw[/flag] In my last list i forgot two of my favourites, San Min Zhu Yi 三民主義
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bhe1EnfU5c

the version in middle chinese is very interesting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHI2_qS2AbQ


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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Aleco » 2011-09-03, 19:09

Hannahanneke wrote:
eddeux wrote:South Africa's Anthem, it's so beautiful and really does reflect the country's diversity...It's in Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, and the other official languages that I can't remember.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXKur2FAN7g


It's amazing :mrgreen:. The most beautiful national anthem!

The Belgian one is extremely ugly and the 'funny' versions only make it worse...


Wow, I seldom like national anthems, but this one is really nice! :yep:
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby hlysnan » 2011-11-22, 11:34

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

Jämtlandssången!

Så tåga vi tillsammans bort
mellan Jämtlands gröna ängar
bort mellan nyland som prunka
fulla av bröllopsblomsters prakt.

Så skåda vi med gamman hän
över berg i blåa fjärran
hän över sjöar, strömmar, skogar
jämt kring bygder på vakt.

:/: Fagert är landet som blev vår lott och arvedel
så firom dess fägring nu
med sång och stråkars spel.
Tändom ånyo det hopp som våra fäder närt!
För slit och mödor av fröjd och sol
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Hunef » 2011-11-22, 23:00

There's a version in "Jamtish" too, hlysnan.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby hlysnan » 2011-11-23, 9:48

Yep, I've seen that one too. Love them both.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Babylon » 2011-12-04, 16:59

I like the Bulgarian one even though I don't understand a single word of it. It reminds me of a place I've never been to. Lmao :D
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Re: Favourite Anthems

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Soviet/Russian.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Leviwosc » 2011-12-09, 22:55

Although I'm an anti-monarchist and a socialist pur sang. I do like the Dutch anthem a lot. The Dutch anthem is one of the oldest anthems in the world and it's inextricably connected for centuries to our royal family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWJfGqNIoe8
Here in this video you'll see images recorded during remembrance day on May 4th, 2011, where we remember all those who have fallen during wars or peacekeeping missions since the outbreak of the second world war.

In the church there's the royal family and many notable persons. They start to sing the 6th stanza of the anthem, while usually one starts with the 1st stanza. Outside, you'll see images of the royal family again where you'll hear the 1st stanza.

Usually only the 1st and 6th stanzas are sung.

6th Stanza:

Mijn Schilt ende betrouwen
Sijt ghy, o Godt mijn Heer,
Op u soo wil ick bouwen
Verlaet mij nimmermeer:
Dat ick doch vroom mach blijven
V dienaer taller stondt,
Die Tyranny verdrijven,
Die my mijn hert doorwondt.


1st Stanza:

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
Ben ick van Duytschen bloet,
Den Vaderlant getrouwe
Blyf ick tot in den doot:
Een Prince van Oraengien
Ben ick vrij onverveert,
Den Coninck van Hispaengien
Heb ick altijt gheeert.



The other anthems I really do like a lot is like many already mentioned here. The Russian anthem is in my opinion one of the most beautiful anthems in this world. It's so incredibly powerful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbr8_ae2PH4
This recording is made during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver (Canada) on February 28th, 2010. Where the Russian Federation presented itself with this anthem for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 in Sochi. It's sung a capella and definitely made a huge impression on me.

The second anthem I love a lot is the Italian anthem. It's upbeat, it has power and I think it truly unites all Italians.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3RToBymttA

And of course the Brabantic Anthem, that is my most favorite anthem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w05YNLevfA
The (un)official anthem of the Dutch province Noord-Brabant.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Chekhov » 2011-12-10, 6:58

I always confuse the Italian anthem with the Brazilian one, mainly because I don't like either and try not to listen to them. Michael's gonna kill me for saying that.
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby hlysnan » 2011-12-10, 7:26

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8AxHxiZxk

Gebed voor het Vaderland

Heer, laat het prinsenvolk der oude Nederlanden
Niet ondergaan in haat, in broedertwist en schande;
Maak dat uit de oude bron nieuw leven nogmaals vloeit,
Schenk ons de taaie kracht om fier, vol vroom vertrouwen,
Met nooit gebroken moed ons land herop te bouwen;
Tot statig als een eik voor U ons volk herbloeit.



Not a national anthem, but I think it's a nice patriotic song.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Chekhov » 2011-12-10, 7:35

My favourite anthem is "O Canada". The true north strong and free!
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Re: Favourite anthems

Postby MillMaths » 2011-12-10, 14:42

Chekhov wrote:My favourite anthem is "O Canada". The true north strong and free!

As sung by Terrance and Phillip.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Fulgenzio » 2012-02-09, 16:45

My favorite anthem is the Corsican one, Dio vi salvi Regina:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh6r_jxm0yU
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