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Old 07-28-2017, 03:02 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

the worst- Mauritanian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhcA4hJ2-F4
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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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
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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BEST: USA

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Old 07-28-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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BEST: USA

I know Whitney died, which is really sad. But she used to screech her songs... and the anthem is rubbish.
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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I have always liked Slovakia's...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Cl5fRPIJc


And Australia's


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqtkckl6s5Y
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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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
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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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
Loved the Welsh anthem. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:50 PM
 
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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
The Iraqi anthem plain sucks. I'll take Australian all day long.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The Iraqi anthem plain sucks. I'll take Australian all day long.
Can you explain why you prefer one over the other?

The Australian anthem is melodically cheap and subpar in comparison. Why? Because it has a simple and boring chord progression that is in the likes of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Whilst the Iraqi one has a couple of diminished chords to add colour and uses the harmonic minor scale here and there. It is more akin to something that Pink Floyd would make in the 1970s rather than some nursery rhyme or millennial pop song.

That alone makes it superior to me, as a pianist. But what can I say? People prefer simplicity and repetitiveness nowadays. That's why Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are popular.

P.S. This is the Australian anthem in the minor key (specifically harmonic minor) and it sounds far more superior to the original. The music even compensates the risible lyrics:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oMkDB7uocA
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Old 07-28-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Can you explain why you prefer one over the other?

The Australian anthem is melodically cheap and subpar in comparison. Why? Because it has a simple and boring chord progression that is in the likes of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Whilst the Iraqi one has a couple of diminished chords to add colour and uses the harmonic minor scale here and there. It is more akin to something that Pink Floyd would make in the 1970s rather than some nursery rhyme or millennial pop song.

That alone makes it superior to me, as a pianist. But what can I say? People prefer simplicity and repetitiveness nowadays. That's why Katy Perry and Justin Bieber are popular.

P.S. This is the Australian anthem in the minor key (specifically harmonic minor) and it sounds far more superior to the original. The music even compensates the risible lyrics:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oMkDB7uocA
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.
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