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Old 07-29-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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Worst: Taiwan. ****ing nauseating. Whoever wrote the song and the lyrics deserved violent death.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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I like Portuguese and Greek anthems.
The French one is nice, too.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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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!
Hey, let's be honest.
The Russian anthem is the remake of the Soviet one when it comes to lyrics.
These are the original lyrics (except for that original "Stalin" is substituted with "Lenin" here.)
And I agree with one of the comments there; "It doesn't matter what your views on the USSR are. This is one grand anthem."
It sure is, because it reflects a lot of things about Russians - not just their "political system." It is a powerful, moving piece, particularly in the older version, sung by the Red Army choir.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sxTbfeYdO0

P.S. French anthem belongs to the same category as in being very moving and distinct - even without knowing the lyrics))))
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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my favorite besides my own is the German national anthem
Deutschland Uber Alles?


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Old 07-29-2017, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Marmel View Post
I like Portuguese and Greek anthems.
The French one is nice, too.
Written in the 1890's adopted as the national anthem 1911.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVRIKfz36TE
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: SE Estonia
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France, Germany have good ones. As for Russia- Russian one as well, no matter how someoneīs views on Russia are. Here is tsarsī anthemn, that is good as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvMDZag8-DE

At first sight it reminds me maybe a bit British anthemn but I like it more. The conductor is excellent.



Worst anthemn? I donīt know, I am not a judge and tastes, musical traditions differ but I personally donīt love too "modern" arrangements eg a capella performed (soloist without instrumental accompaniment) anthemns like one can hear before football matches.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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France, Germany have good ones. As for Russia- Russian one as well, no matter how someoneīs views on Russia are. Here is tsarsī anthemn, that is good as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvMDZag8-DE

At first sight it reminds me maybe a bit British anthemn but I like it more. The conductor is excellent.



Worst anthemn? I donīt know, I am not a judge and tastes, musical traditions differ but I personally donīt love too "modern" arrangements eg a capella performed (soloist without instrumental accompaniment) anthemns like one can hear before football matches.
AnhityK...
I think I've posted it somehow before, but I don't mind re-posting it.
After the fall of the Soviet Union, they were considering taking Glinka's epilogue from the opera "Life for the Tzar" as a new Russian anthem,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdvX...quCmw&index=21


and some wanted even "Fairwell of Slavyanka" - yet another greatly recognizable piece from Russian history.
But I think the majority couldn't part with the old anthem - it just felt so "homeland." So they simply changed the lyrics.

P.S. I am not a big fan of "God save the Tzar," but Glinka's epilogue "Glory to the Russian people" has a lot in common spirit with current/Soviet anthem I think.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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Best sounding in my opinion(not sure I've heard them all yet):
Hungarian
https://youtu.be/_N3gfzk-5bw

Those lyrics are depressing though.

I'll have to dig some more for the worst sounding.

Last edited by DTL3000; 07-29-2017 at 01:34 PM..
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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best = france

worst = too many to list
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Prague
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I like this one

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