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    Best European anthem



    Just say what you like.
    Post the original, AND the song of the opposition, if you can find it!


    I prefer:

    1 Italy
    2 Russia
    3 France

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    La France est ma deusieme patrie.
    France is my second homeland.


    Well ... You got the idea..
    Post the original you like, and a funny version..

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    1. Britain (Rule Britannia, not the UK's God Save the King/Queen)



    2. Russia



    3. Norway



    I also like the Spanish, German, Dutch and Finnish anthems, but it's hard to rank them. Ironically I quite dislike the Belgian anthem.

    Outside Europe, my favourite anthems are those of China, Japan and Cuba.

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    Is Israel Europe? If so, then it's my favourite European national anthem.


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    Катюша is GREAT, but not an anthem though...



    and to stay close to home, Прощание славянки:


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    We could also dig into the old national anthems. I am sure few people have ever heard the official anthem of the French monarchy from 1590 to 1792. Yet it is surely as good if not better than the Marseillaise. Here are two different versions :





    Did you know that the British 'God Save the King/Queen' was also the national anthem of Germany's 2nd Reich (with German lyrics of course) ?


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    This is the real Dutch national anthem.. From Brabant!



    The Orange Royal Family are traitors!
    They just left the south of The Netherlands to bleed in a war against the Spanish.
    Antwerp was murdered and ransacked by the Spanish.
    The Holland Dutch did nothing to stop the Spanish!

    That is the main reason why Belgium wanted independence from Holland.

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    My own people's anthem...



    Nice and peaceful

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    Country: UK - Scotland



    Stand up and pay homage

    For the Scottish National Anthem.


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    I also like this version of famous Scotland the Brave.


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    Let's not forget Ireland.



    Southern Dutch, Belgians, France, Wales, Ireland, the Scots Highlanders, all one family forever!
    We are one clan!

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    The modern Belgian anthem..


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    Well, another one.. A great anthem..


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    The former East German Anthem. Sung.



    Text and music are beautiful.
    Detail.. During the last years of communist government people were'nt allowed to sing it.
    That's why it should have been the new German Anthem.

    My greetings to my friends in Germany.
    Let there be peace in Europe.

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    Well.. Under fire.. The European anthem..



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    The best European anthem

    Let us vote for the best European anthem (after the one from your country) !

    Please be frank !

    P.S. I am sorry, but it is impossible to put all the countries, as the forum allows up to 20 choices.

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    The Marseillaise hands down...after Fratelli d'Italia, of course. :)

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    I took a liberty to merge two threads of identical titles.

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    Thanks LeBrok.

    Don't forget, there is also the poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycle View Post
    Stand up and pay homage

    For the Scottish National Anthem.

    What language is that?

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    If non-Europeans get to vote, I'd also say that The Marsellaise is by far the best.

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    The German Anthem. It has a nice Hollywood feel to it. I can imagine it being played in Braveheart after a battle. Most of the other anthems I picture Aladeen marching down Times Square as The Dictator, lol. No disrespect to anyone's anthem, but it's my first impression. It's difficult not to think how silly other national anthems are, seeing how socially conditioned one's own anthem is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebAmerican View Post
    The German Anthem. It has a nice Hollywood feel to it. I can imagine it being played in Braveheart after a battle. Most of the other anthems I picture Aladeen marching down Times Square as The Dictator, lol. No disrespect to anyone's anthem, but it's my first impression. It's difficult not to think how silly other national anthems are, seeing how socially conditioned one's own anthem is.
    The funny thing about the current German anthem is that it used to be (the melody) that of the Austro-Hungarian Empire where as the German Empire 1871-1918 anthem was (the melody) as that of the British;



    Austria-Hungary (Kaiserhymne)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06643umEJZg

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    As for Hollywood and anthems...Hollywood has always done well by the Marseillaise...


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    I just noticed that Rainaert posted Benigni's emotional rendition of Fratelli d'Italia...many thanks.

    There are those who think we should 'go back', sort of, to Va Pensiero from Nabucco. Here it is under the direction of the great Riccardo Muti...would that they would listen with their hearts and their souls, and not just their ears.


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    Of course, I have discovered that for some foreigners, this should be the anthem of Italy:



    I've always wanted to know...do crowds like this have any clue what he's singing, or how it was originally meant to be understood?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqnEy8iGZOA

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    Maltese national anthem (Innu Malti).


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