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Reinaert
28-08-11, 22:15
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

1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7pmy-u1awI&feature=related
1a
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Y8R-u_m3Q&feature=related

2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1FiFNffWkQ
2a
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBbZA0ZQF6I&feature=fvwrel


3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K1q9Ntcr5g
3a


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrAOw5i9UwM


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..

Maciamo
29-08-11, 14:35
1. Britain (Rule Britannia, not the UK's God Save the King/Queen)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HRu4mPSUZw&feature=player_detailpage

2. Russia


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOAtz8xWM0w&feature=player_detailpage

3. Norway


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgs6TD5vjS4&feature=player_detailpage

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.

Goga
29-08-11, 19:18
Is Israel Europe? If so, then it's my favourite European national anthem.


1.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-3fZP5bgCA


2.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6pHJLAMto2.


3.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3RToBymttA


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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC5NFZZkVv0

and to stay close to home, Прощание славянки:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqFISER9fVE

Maciamo
29-08-11, 21:21
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 :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoQT7IrUHwM&NR=1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h5M78YVN8M

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) ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g8_I-wxyUk&feature=related

Reinaert
29-08-11, 22:11
This is the real Dutch national anthem.. From Brabant!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_2auYMS-VM&feature=related

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.

Reinaert
29-08-11, 22:45
My own people's anthem...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOWzUWP8DOc&feature=related

Nice and peaceful

cycle
01-10-11, 14:19
Stand up and pay homage

For the Scottish National Anthem.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vkYiCdn834&feature=related

Reinaert
01-10-11, 15:59
I also like this version of famous Scotland the Brave.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kEm-z6GGx8&feature=related

Reinaert
01-10-11, 20:53
Let's not forget Ireland.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfgnVMFtd7E

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

Reinaert
01-10-11, 21:09
The modern Belgian anthem..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC2UfyMa27E&feature=related

Reinaert
01-10-11, 21:17
Well, another one.. A great anthem..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1WETcxgT6A

Reinaert
01-10-11, 21:24
The former East German Anthem. Sung.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTV92wqYjfA

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.

Reinaert
01-10-11, 21:38
Well.. Under fire.. The European anthem..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF_WA9eOjTk&feature=player_embedded

Echetlaeus
17-04-14, 16:06
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.

Angela
17-04-14, 18:01
The Marseillaise hands down...after Fratelli d'Italia, of course. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3eSNi__4w

LeBrok
17-04-14, 18:29
I took a liberty to merge two threads of identical titles.

Echetlaeus
17-04-14, 19:34
Thanks LeBrok.

Don't forget, there is also the poll.

Aberdeen
17-04-14, 20:20
Stand up and pay homage

For the Scottish National Anthem.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vkYiCdn834&feature=related

What language is that?

Aberdeen
17-04-14, 20:22
If non-Europeans get to vote, I'd also say that The Marsellaise is by far the best.

ebAmerican
17-04-14, 21:31
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.

Nobody1
17-04-14, 21:57
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;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH7XT8UiK2o

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

Angela
17-04-14, 21:57
As for Hollywood and anthems...Hollywood has always done well by the Marseillaise...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-E2H1ChJM

Angela
17-04-14, 22:30
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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRl6hPaBU8A

Angela
17-04-14, 22:51
Of course, I have discovered that for some foreigners, this should be the anthem of Italy:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWpBXr4wF4

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

Maleth
24-04-14, 13:28
Maltese national anthem (Innu Malti).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNhOzs_nTPI

Angela
24-04-14, 16:32
Maltese national anthem (Innu Malti).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNhOzs_nTPI

It's beautiful, Maleth.

Maleth
25-04-14, 01:16
It's beautiful, Maleth.

Im glad you like it Angela