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Old 08-02-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Fact: all national anthems are bull****, apart from the Welsh one, which can reduce grown men to tears...


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4mIlYKG9s
When it comes to the Welsh you simply can't compete that's true, it must be something in the water!


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Old 08-02-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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I am not fan of official estonian anthemn. Words of it are primitive written by a 19th century amateur poet. The melody is better than lyrics, however it is composed by a German who had no any connections with Estonia and confusingly same with Finnish anthemn. They love say here there are lot of good estonian pieces of music but for some reason they use borrowed anthemn. There is an unofficial anthemn here too, that is a bit melancholic but I like that unofficial one more.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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USSR/RUSSIA and the USA sounds the best imo. I don't know about the worst, the one the OP linked as the worst sounds pretty bad.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:09 PM
 
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Maybe it is rude to say so but Japanese anthem really makes people droopy.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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I agree, the Welsh national anthem is right up there with the very best. I like the distinctive dragon flag, too.



The singer isn't identified, but it sounds to me like the renowned Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.
It does sound like Bryn Terfel... you could be right, there.

Yes, we also have the best flag (in my opinion! ). You know when you are in school, and you have to draw your flag? Well, the British flag was relatively easy to draw. But when we had to draw the Welsh flag... that bloody dragon was a pain in the arse to draw, I can tell you!

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Yes the Welsh anthem is great as well. Very stirring.
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When it comes to the Welsh you simply can't compete that's true, it must be something in the water!


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The OP should have put a poll up. Then maybe Wales could've won something for the first time in its entire existence!

And according to Easthome, we have the best accent too!
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Favourite British anthems are 'Amazing Grace', 'I vow to thee my Country' and 'Jerusalem'.

John Newton was born in Wapping London, in 1725 ( 24 July 1725 – 21 December 1807) and was an English sailor, in the Royal Navy later a becoming a captain of slave ships. He became ordained as an evangelical Anglican cleric, served Olney, Buckinghamshire in England for two decades, and also wrote hymns, known for "Amazing Grace" and "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".

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It's a shame 'Jerusalem' isn't the English National Anthem. England even gets mentioned within the song! And it's better than the boring 'God Save The Queen'.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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I like the Dutch anthem, Land of Hope & Glory should be Britain's national anthem the one we have now is sub-par.

Colombia's national anthem is triumphant and up there with the best...




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Old 08-03-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Which country's national anthem do you like the most (other than yours) and which one is the worst in your opinion?

In my opinion:

the best- Russian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w
I have to say, the Russian one does sound very grand.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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unofficial anthem of England

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Old 08-07-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I've had both too - the Aussie one was God Save The Queen when I was in grade school, in the Jurassic age, before they switched over to Advance Australia Fair. Which I never realized had such a simultaneously exotic and grim word as girt in it, I must have unwittingly inserted some other (probably just as ridiculous) word.

Of course they should have picked Waltzing Matilda (dark as it is.) I'd much rather explain what's a Jolly Jumbuck than a girt. Actually I don't think I could explain a girt.

I hope you're satisfied, girt poster.
For a long time I actually believed that the Aussie anthem was Waltzing Matilda. Until I went to Oz in fact.


I am pretty sure a lot of people around the world still think it's Waltzing Matilda today, and are surprised by the unfamiliar song that's played when an Australian athlete wins a gold medal.
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