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Different Versions of National Anthem
Eunice P at 5:40AM, June 8, 2007
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Has anyone heard of different versions of your own country's National Anthem?

This is my country's national anthem. The song is called “Negaraku”. But I find the song sounded somewhat militaristic:
http://www.malaysianmonarchy.org.my/portal_bm/rk1/audio/negaraku2.wav

No one knows the exact origin of my country's national anthem. Some suggested the origin is actually a folk song, titled “Terang Bulan”:
http://static.paultan.org/terangbulan.mp3

Before my country even get independence, this song has been very popular and a Hawaiian version was created 10 years before my country's independence. The lyrics are different from the original, I actually love this version, titled “Mamula Moon”:
http://static.paultan.org/Mamula_Moon.mp3


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Mr Chappers at 12:31PM, June 8, 2007
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Well here in England we have the national anthem ‘God Save The Queen’

Covered by the sex pistols. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z2M_hpoPwk

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marine at 1:59PM, June 8, 2007
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Wolfer at 5:28PM, June 8, 2007
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http://www.musik.is/Lof/Hljod/thodvocal.mp3
This is the Icelandic national anthem. I don't like it, as it is too centered around god, and as the country has free religion and all that we should change. But that's just one man's opinion…
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ozoneocean at 5:50PM, June 8, 2007
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A country's national Anthem should be crappy, that's what they're for. It's old-people music… Jebus, I don't like it when people want the anthems to be hip or funky. Anthems are for nationalists so they can feel all “patriotic” and rabid… So it's best not to make it too enjoyable or nice to sing along to or you'll get more nationalist freaks. :(
 
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Eunice P at 8:00PM, June 8, 2007
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Wolfer
http://www.musik.is/Lof/Hljod/thodvocal.mp3
This is the Icelandic national anthem. I don't like it, as it is too centered around god, and as the country has free religion and all that we should change. But that's just one man's opinion…

Holy shoot, that is one National Anthem that is difficult to sing. The pitch is insanely high!

marine

Now that's revolutional. LoL.

Mr Chappers
Well here in England we have the national anthem ‘God Save The Queen’

Covered by the sex pistols. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z2M_hpoPwk

Say, what happened if the Queen is no longer on the throne? Do you guys still play “God Save The Queen” or replace with a song “God Save The King”?

ozoneocean
A country's national Anthem should be crappy, that's what they're for. It's old-people music… Jebus, I don't like it when people want the anthems to be hip or funky. Anthems are for nationalists so they can feel all “patriotic” and rabid… So it's best not to make it too enjoyable or nice to sing along to or you'll get more nationalist freaks. :(

Yeah, it's same almost everywhere. XD Majority of the population loves their own country too much. Oddly, I find that the German's National Anthem is actually more enjoyable to listen and doesn't sound like old-people music: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QaRvrSuOea4 (Just listen to the music, don't go debate about this video)
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chii at 3:30AM, June 9, 2007
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My national anthem, is the song Kitty by the Presidents of the Usa and it goes something like this (My nation is the land of fur balls!):cat:
Meow meow meow meow meow meow
Meow meow
Meow meow

Little bag a bones been out all night
Little bag a bones been out all night
Can you hear him scratchin at the screen door
Can you hear him scratchin at the screen door
Little bag a bones been out all night

He needs some pettin and lovin on his head
He needs some pettin and lovin on his rain soaked hide
Hes circlin around my ankle
Hes circlin around my ankle
He needs some pettin and lovin on his hide
Hey kitty wont you come inside

Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it

Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I want to touch it

Meow meow meow meow meow meow

Meow meow
Meow meow

A pussy purrin and lookin so satisfied
A pussy purrin and lookin so satisfied
Lost in his little yellow round eye
Lost in his yellow round eye
Pussy purrin and lookin so satisfied

Kitty rear up and scratch me through my jeans
Kitty rear up and scratch me through my jeans
Fuck you kitty youre gonna to spend the night
Fuck you kitty youre gonna to spend the night
Fuck you kitty youre gonna to spend the night outside

Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it

Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I wanna touch it
Kitty at my foot and I want to touch it

Touch it I want to touch it
I wanna touch it I wanna touch it
I wanna touch it wanna touch it
I wanna touch it

Kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty touch it
Kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty touch it
Kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty touch it
Kitty at my foot and I want to touch it
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RobertTidwell at 9:17AM, June 9, 2007
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a while back a bunch of hispanic americans sang the USA national anthem in spanish at a protest, they were protesting americas policy towards immigration.

I loved it.
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StaceyMontgomery at 10:20AM, June 9, 2007
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I love the Icelandic National anthem, but would never try to sing it.

Alas, as an American, I have the mixed blessing of having a fascinating but useless anthem.

Fascinating because (as Laurie Anderson famously said) the Star Spangled Banner isn't just “We're number one, this is the best place!” to a march beat, like most anthems. No, it's a series of questions asked in the dark. That's kind of kewl!

But it's useless because no one can sing it.

I always preferred “America The beautiful” which is the average person can actually sing - and some of the lyrics are almost inspiring (which is what any anthem should aspire to, after all).

“O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!”

That “mercy more than life” line gets me choked up every time. Why, a thought like that could shift my whole country into awesome new directions!
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RobertTidwell at 10:59AM, June 9, 2007
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I love the Icelandic National anthem, but would never try to sing it.

Alas, as an American, I have the mixed blessing of having a fascinating but useless anthem.

Fascinating because (as Laurie Anderson famously said) the Star Spangled Banner isn't just “We're number one, this is the best place!” to a march beat, like most anthems. No, it's a series of questions asked in the dark. That's kind of kewl!

But it's useless because no one can sing it.

I always preferred “America The beautiful” which is the average person can actually sing - and some of the lyrics are almost inspiring (which is what any anthem should aspire to, after all).

“O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife.
Who more than self the country loved
And mercy more than life!”

That “mercy more than life” line gets me choked up every time. Why, a thought like that could shift my whole country into awesome new directions!

To bad our country doesnt believe in that anymore. Not those in power, anyway.
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AQua_ng at 12:40PM, June 9, 2007
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Refer to Mr Chappers's post for my answer.

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