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Old 07-29-2017, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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You're right. Australian anthem is much more simplistic compared to the Iraqi one, and to me as a layman it's more appealing. I guess, our musical/lyrical preferences are dictated by where we're born and raised, what musical instruments are more popular than others ets. I was born in Eastern Europe and thus have a preference for a more grandiose yet simplistic melodies. Iraqi anthem has too many riffs for my taste.

P.S.
I love most of Pink Floyd.
Yeah, I guess it's all up to a person's taste. Don't get me wrong, I love me some music with simple chords, but the Australian anthem never "got" to me for some reason.

Btw, I agree with you about the Russian and Mauritanian anthems (one being good and the other dreadful, respectively). We do share the same taste here.

P.S. Eastern European music is really nice. Like Middle Eastern music, they also have folk-pop music with a harmonic minor or "exotic" arrangement, akin to the Iraqi national anthem. So their melodies wouldn't sound very alien to Middle Eastern peoples (and vice versa). Like this piece, which sounds similar to Assyrian and Iranian folk music:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOFt...YH1uuThNx0ffqi
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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BEST: USA



The US has aGreat Anthem but it does sounds famliar.

It was actually based on the London Anacreontic Society drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven" the words were just changed.

Britain needs to get some Lawyers to sort out the royalty payments.

Anacreontic Society - Wikipedia

To Anacreon in Heaven - Wikipedia

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Old 07-29-2017, 05:20 AM
 
Location: France, Bordeaux
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The Marseillaise this year was not bad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijbvIEXmQWQ
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:26 AM
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Location: Ontario
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The US has aGreat Anthem but it does sounds famliar.

It was actually based on the London Anacreontic Society drinking song "To Anacreon in Heaven" the words were just changed.

Britain needs to get some Lawyers to sort out the royalty payments.

Anacreontic Society - Wikipedia

To Anacreon in Heaven - Wikipedia

USA anthem....great to play on guitar, especially on electric guitar in the key of E,
Hendrix did amazing rendition.
A lot of people think Hendrix only played it at Woodstock,
not true, The Star Spangled Banner was a regular feature of Hendrix concerts from
september 1968 (almost a year before Woodstock) until well into 1970.
He even recorded a "studio" version in early 1969.
I have a bootleg of a much wilder version at the LA Forum, april 19th 1969,
with a few choice swear words and comments from Hendrix to spice things up
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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USA anthem....great to play on guitar, especially on electric guitar in the key of E,
Hendrix did amazing rendition.
A lot of people think Hendrix only played it at Woodstock,
not true, The Star Spangled Banner was a regular feature of Hendrix concerts from
september 1968 (almost a year before Woodstock) until well into 1970.
He even recorded a "studio" version in early 1969.
I have a bootleg of a much wilder version at the LA Forum, april 19th 1969,
with a few choice swear words and comments from Hendrix to spice things up
Jimi Hendrix is of course well loved and remebered in the UK.

Great musician and one of the most fitting two blue plaques in London are on Brook Street, one in relation to where Jimi lived and the neighbouring building was home to composer George Frideric Handel both now form a joint museum to both musicians.

Home - Handel and Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix forms double act with Handel at London museum | The Guardian

Jimi Hendrix and Handel: Housemates separated by time | The Guardian



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Old 07-29-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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I know Whitney died, which is really sad. But she used to screech her songs... and the anthem is rubbish.
Couldn't agree more. I was never really a fan of her style of singing.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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Best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaI26chcFw

Worst (ironically, this is my country and I love it to death, but I hate the tacky melody and absurd lyrics of our national anthem):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8tswkr25A0
Yes the same. I love Australia but the anthem is a bit of a dirge. The same with God Save the Queen. I do like the Russian and French anthems though.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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I like the Russian one. I hummed it in my car once and the other people felt strange.
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Old 07-29-2017, 07:01 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I am surprised that no one has mentioned
O Canada.

Below I read the words to the Russian national anthem for the first time and noticed how similar they are to Canada's.

So who is the true north?

Haha!



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Which country's national anthem do you like the most (other than yours) ...


the best- Russian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:20 AM
 
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my favorite besides my own is the German national anthem
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