Do you like your country's National Anthem?

I like mine... but damn is it overplayed!




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Most Helpful Girl

  • Oi maamme, Suomi, synnyinmaa,
    soi, sana kultainen.
    Ei laaksoa, ei kukkulaa,
    ei vettä, rantaa rakkaampaa,
    kuin kotimaa tää pohjoinen,
    maa kallis isien.

    On maamme köyhä, siksi jää,
    jos kultaa kaivannet.
    Sen vieras kyllä hylkäjää,
    mut meille kallein maa on tää,
    sen salot, saaret, manteret
    ne meist on kultaiset.

    Ovatpa meille rakkahat
    koskemme kuohuineen,
    ikuisten honkain huminat,
    täht´yömme, kesät kirkkahat,
    kaikk´kuvineen ja lauluineen
    mi painui sydämeen.

    Täss auroin, miekoin, miettehin
    isämme sotivat,
    kum päivä piili pilvihin
    tai loisti onnen paistehin,
    täss Suomen kansan vaikeimmat
    he vaivat kokivat.

    Tään kansan taistelut ken voi
    ne kertoella, ken?
    Kun sota laaksoissamme soi,
    ja halla näläntuskan toi,
    ken mittasi sen hurmehen
    ja kärsimykset sen?

    And it goes on and on. I like Finland's National Anthem :)
    https://youtu.be/J3bLSpX8e3o?t=30s

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What Girls Said 27

  • yeah sure, I think the Canadian anthem is pretty nice. Patriotic enough with a pretty good rhythm. Quite a powerful song if you hear it played by a full-blown orchestra, too.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJv1oVfdelo

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  • The Mexican one really kicks ass. It's about blood, war and thousand of deaths... but yeah, almost every anthem has some of that lol

    If I like it? eh... would like to sing about flowers instead, but hey... life is cruel and Mexico won many battles, such a shame we are all pussies now, but I really thank all those who gave their lives to protect their country and those who they loved. I don't know the whole anthem, it's long as fuck, in school we used to sing like the half of it, I learned the rest but I study online, so I don't really sing it anymore so I forgot. It's nice, but bloody let's say.

    I'm proud of what all these people did, but I'm ashamed I've done shit to change this country.

    VIVA MEXICO ❤️🇲🇽

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  • I like Finland's anthem. It was written as a very long poem at first, but now it's kind of like a shortened version with some decent music. I like the lyrics. They're kind of about the landscapes. Nothing too extravagant. In the longer poem, war is obviously a somewhat prominent theme, but it's not gruesome or like super detailed. I've read translations of some anthems that were downright sadistic...
    Anyway. I feel like Finland's anthem is pretty humble. Nothing over the top or super patriotic. Just a little bit of love for what Finland is. :)

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  • No i hate it. It is so slow and boring

    https://youtu.be/AwziS2aE6Ww

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  • Ehh, it's fine. I don't particularly like it and there's a lot of religious stuff in it that obviously I can't really identify with as an atheist but hey, it sounds pretty 😋

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  • Just like @cth96190 already stated. I hate it. If anything "WE WILL WE WILL ROCKKK YOUUUU" would of been better.. Melody and lyric wise lol

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  • Of course, I love it, it's one of the best anthems in the world ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPtPjMdtofk

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  • yeah i like it, but the tune could use a bit of soul.

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  • Yes, I like our national anthem.

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  • I don't, neither the Romanian or the Hungarian national anthem. At the Hungarian one you fall asleep and the Romanian one just sounds like crap. >.>

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  • I like ours, but it's actually a pretty difficult melody to sing and hit all the notes lol. I dont agree that's it's over played, but I do think it's often over sung.

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  • Yes it's very nice..

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  • Yes, I think I do lol

    It's dignified enough, at least:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GqjdtkWNF60

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  • Nope not really. I don't even no all the lyrics and I don't think much of it actually.

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  • I love it.
    To this day Whitney's is the best. None can compare.

    I get chills every time I watch that video.

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  • Sure, it's decent.

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  • Two words: Lady Gaga

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  • Polish anthem? I don't remember the lyrics.

    Mexican one? Talks about war and kicking invaders assess.

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  • Meh. The Canadian National anthem is pretty okaaayy.

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  • YES & I like Your country's national Anthem, good choice America ! 👍🏼
    http://youtu.be/_7s6v_NAxvU
    ☝🏼️ Saudi National Anthem in Dubai

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  • I love my Anthem :) O'Canada!!!

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  • yeah it's alright

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  • Yes I love it, it's apart of who I am

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  • muy Bueno

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  • don't hear it enough to care

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What Guys Said 36

  • I hate it. I never sing it. Lemme tell you why.

    The meaning of our National anthem is :-
    "Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
    Dispenser of India's destiny.
    Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab,
    Sind, Gujarat, and Maratha,
    Of the Dravid, and Orissa and Bengal.
    It echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and,
    Himalayas, mingles in the music of the
    Jamuna and the Ganges and is chanted by
    the waves of the Indian sea.
    The pray for the blessings,
    and sing by the praise,
    The saving of all people
    waits in thy hand.
    Thou dispenser of India's destiny,
    Victory, victory, victory to thee."

    Now, who is the "Dispenser of India's destiny"?
    King George V
    He came to India for annulling the partition of Bengal (a state) and this was sung to honour him.
    See? We Indians still consider this colonial **** a god. This is an insult. This is so unpatriotic. Then, King George V rewarded him (the writer - Tagore) knighthood, but he refused because he was afraid that other Indians would kill him for that. Then he planned an excuse that he refused it to protest the killing of thousands of people by British rulers.

    Nowadays, people say that the "Dispenser of India's destiny" isn't actually King George V, but the actual "god". Now, tell me. Is it a patriotic song or a devotional song? What if I'm an atheist? A patriotic song that says good things about the country and that brings up strong nationalistic emotions is one that makes an ideal national anthem. A song that exalts the god instead of one's motherland is a devotional song and may not be suited as the national anthem of a secular country such as India.

    One reason or another. It *****
    I just don't like it.

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  • No, I hate it. The melody is super cheesy and the text is from the 19th century and completely outdated. It's basically just one long-winded praise of god. It doesn't even talk about the country itself or the people, it's mostly just about god. Being an atheist, that doesn't give me anything. No room for identification. Also - and this is true - Switzerland originally had the melody that Britain's "God save the queen" now has. But England stole the melody in the late 19th century, so Switzerland had to come up with a new one and they came up with a really crappy one.
    But then again, it doesn't matter much to me. I don't care much about national anthems anyway and I reject the concept of patriotism.

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  • I do, it's a beautiful anthem. In the beginning it starts saying things about the history of our independence, then it praises the country.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyyOahYXhUQ

    There's also our Independence Anthem, composed by Dom Pedro I himself (our first Emperor as independent country). It was for a long time our Nation Anthem, today it's just the independence one.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cELgENW81v4

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  • No. I am Australian and I loathe Advance Australia Fair.
    It is pompous dirge that has infantile words.
    In 1977 there was a farcical referendum, in which citizens were offered a choice of three. The choice did not include the then anthem, God Save the Queen.
    That made the referendum invalid.
    What we ended up with was the ghastly dirge that the latte lefties of Sydney and Melbourne favoured.
    If there was to be a change, it should be been one called God Bless Australia, which uses the tune of Waltzing Matilda. This was not on the ballot paper, either.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJKQvHhSs8g

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  • Ehhh not really. It's just music, there's no lyrics. There used to be, but they were created during Franquismo (Spain's dictatorship era) so when Franco died, and Spain changed completely, they got rid of the lyrics. No it's just the music so people just go "da da da da, dadadadadada dada da da... dadadadadadaaaaaaa" hahahah xD

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    • Really? Thats fucking weird

      Wh didn't they create a new one? Lazy asses... 😑

      Just jokin I meNt no offense to Spanish pol by the way. Portuguese people can be lazy enough as well xD

    • @HookingSwan Calling Spanish people lazy is like saying vegetables are healthy... everybody knows that xD

  • OMG yes, especially this rendition, it just proves the talent and voice Orbison had, exactly 3 months before his death (sang this Oct 6th 1988, died Dec 6th 1988) Orbison sounded just as good as when he first singing in ghe 50s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejh0tXwAOdM

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  • Yes, I like New Zealand's national anthem.

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  • The English Anthem is okaay I think, just a bit... boring.
    The Polish on the other hand is beautiful af!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7eEZsH1ZGo

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  • Yup I sure do, what's not to like.

    https://youtu.be/M1wLtAXDgqg

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  • Hell no its pretty stupid one i tried to make the prime minister change it and bring the old one back but we have a stupid government so nothing happened

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    • xD There you go again, flaunting your military family influence :P

      Me and the prime minister are pals, we do each other's nails and have tea every Sunday lol xD

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    • @HookingSwan screw you 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Thank you very much :P xD

  • I don't believe in God. Nor do I support having a monarchy. So, I don't like 'God Save the Queen'.

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  • Definitely, I get goosebumps whenever I hear..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCOe5Y3p-0

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  • Yeah, it's a pretty decent tune, I'd say, and the lyrics are pretty good as well. I like it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK1-LTWBMkw

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  • I think Americas anthem should be America The Beautiful since often times it is sang in lieu to Star Spangled Banner. But as far as other national anthems I do like Deutschland Uber Alles.

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  • Our anthem is the most badass anthem ever.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w

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    • yes it is :P

    • I really like the Russian anthem, the instrumental is the most awesome I've seen. The soviet version is nice as well.

  • Turkish anthem is ok but I love Kazakh national anthem
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UamvtFPhFoU
    Kazakhystan is one of the 7 independent Turkic states
    and I love German and Russian anthems as well

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  • Oh Canada is very good, yes.

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  • Ohhh say can you seeeeee...
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    . That's all i know...

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  • The New Zealand anthem is really good.
    I like it a lot.

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  • Yeah I love my countries national anthem here you go:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnKkN-DjXt8

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  • I like the Mexico's Anthem. The lyrics and the music are really interesting and intense

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  • nah its annoying, OHHHHHHH Canada!.

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  • I like the song, but not the lyrics...

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  • I do, but at the same time I'm not much of a patriot.

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  • Great lyrics, boring music. I want a Skrillex remix.

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  • Sure💁🏻

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  • The National Anthem is fun to play on snare drum *perpetual drum roll...*

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