Countries With the Best National AnthemsThere are many great national anthems, but what is the best?
The Top Ten
Beautiful text and inspiring music. Wherever I lived, I'll always be proud of Russia.
It's very emotional and beautiful. But, I would prefer the Soviet anthem, that's just really addictive and it's even more amazing since it has the old lyrics, the new lyrics are alright anyway.
Glorious, triumphant and you can feel the struggle of the Russian populace over the 70 years of the Soviet Union finally rupture in this emotional anthem.
So stronk it turns my car in to armata tank, my baseball hat into ushanka, and my water into vodkaV 343 Comments
As a proud part-French, I choose the French National Anthem and for me it is the best anthem. It is such a powerful anthem, it is about courage, glory and about patriotism towards France, it also defies the tyrannies or Kings.
Vive la France! Proud to be part-French!
As an Englishman I should not traditionally like this Anthem, however I love it. Every time I hear it, I have goosebumps, I can feel the emotion in the voices of those who are proud to stand tall and sing with the passion that only a French citizen can deliver. To me, this is the Best in the World ( maybe there is some French Blood in me somewhere that tingles upon hearing the Marseillaise). AS previously said. "Viva la France"
How could there be any debate whatsoever!? La Marseillaise is the best national anthem in the universe and my favorite song! MON DIEU! Who are these people that do the rankings? NO damn good if you don't think the Marseillaise is the best of the best of the best! Viva la France!
La Marseillaise is a masterpiece.V 101 Comments
The United State's anthem is truly beautiful. Our country has come so far, and these poetic, moving words cause us to recall the beginning of our country's history. By listening to this blissful melody, the patriotism in me and fellow proud Americans bursts out. I love every nation and national anthem in this world, but none can beat that of the USA. Lovely country, and lovely anthem.
An extremely overrated song. And yes, I am an American. There are many songs that would make better anthems for the United States, such as America the Beautiful. It sings about the beauty of this country instead of the carnage that unfolded to create it. (also, did you know the star spangled banner is a poem sung to the tune of a drinking song? ) - ColdTurkey
The US National Anthem is so powerful because of the dramatic movement of the music and because of these areas of movement in tandem with the lyrics, you are actually able to experience the story that the song tells. A story of the people fighting for freedom and liberty.
Should be 1V 195 Comments
Melodious and Heart touching. This national anthem includes pity to significant things of a country like German songs, wine, women. Though it sound strange to put them in National anthem, these are the things the nationals of a country closely associated and linked with. I am Nepali myself but really adore National Anthem of Deutschland(Germany).
Actually German women, wine and songs are not included in the third verse of "Deutschlandlied" which we sing as our national anthem - they are in the second verse, but we unfortunately don't sing it. We sing the third verse which says: "Unity and justice and freedom for German fatherland, for that let's all strive". I like the second verse better...
Franz Joseph Haydn should be a big enough reason to put this on the list. The unused first stanza begins with Deutschland ber Alles in der Welt, which actually means Germany is most important to me in the world at least, the verb conjugation indicates that , not Germany over all in the world the interpretation that many use as evidence that Germany has always been right wing.
Wait...With the the 2 Deustch that makes bird versesV 53 Comments
Hearty, strong, beautiful, peaceful, and makes people feel like family. Just like the people who live there. Plus its hilarious when our hockey players sing it.
Many countries (not to name names) contain very violent and abrupt acts of war to obtain power. The O'Canada anthem promotes freedom and power through God and Patriotic love. They do not seek to fight but fight to defend. This is why I love Canada and canadians!
Canada is about peace and balance in the world. It represents not only Canada, but the way life should be. Mankind should learn from the way of the Canadians. I'm an American, and I admit to Canada being superior in its way of life. Our national anthem describes war and pride. However, this pride was merely obtained through violent and sadistic methods. Therefore, Canada is the most benevolent and sincere country of all, and I believe their anthem reflects that.
Who cares about my country being rude to others. I want to move to Canada, it's the new america now. - LightningStrikeV 118 Comments
Indian National Anthem is the worlds best national anthem because it includes all religions as family members and
It was written by Rabindranath Tagore (Noble Prize Winner)
Yes... Indian National anthem is the best and beautifull natinal songs in the world... No one can compare to that...
Its Beautiful because the National anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel Prize winner).
U have no national anthem like india. - gujuratiiamV 1110 Comments
Inspiring, encompasses the vision for future and the fundamentals the state should be based on. Now if only more citizens would follow the themes laid out in it. Musically quite pleasing too.
Inspiring and full of motivation and beautiful poetry, great tone, based on different languages (poetry is not in only urdu but it includes many local language words including Persian and Arabic, Sindhi, Panjabi, Balochi, pashtu and many other languages words.
Superb lyrics, sentiments and music - obivious really, because the only true religion islam with the best and most poetic language urdu will always produce the winner.
Whatever the version, whether the original that was sung, the instrumental, the electric guitar, etc. The Pakistan national anthem just gives you the chills, its such an uplifting tune yet has such beautiful meaning. Clearly Pakistan has excelled in music, meaningful songs, and singing, since the beginning.V 1450 Comments
Best National anthem of all time, bringing together people in peace and harmony.
The most beautiful national anthem ever. Congratulations to all the South African citizens. I am proud of courage of people who enabled the change in this great country. President DeClark. President Mandela. And all who contributed selflessly. Great.
The music, the message, the emotion brought out by the music... any feelings of hopelessness, weakness and sadness is quickly changed to that of happiness, courage and pride when the beat of the South African national anthem starts. And this comes from someone who has never been to South Africa and who is hearing the national anthem sung by people from other nations. How much better would it sound when it is sung by the people who are identified with this anthem. I would love to hear it from them one day. God Bless South Africa
Pakistan and South Africa have the most emotional national anthem in the whole worldV 67 Comments
"God, why only the queen, are we not humans"
Our's is terrible should be changed!
First comment on the USA anthem, I agree with some of the things you have said, it is quite a nice country, quite nice anthem, but not as a great country as great England and all it's united kingdom and British Isles. And this anthem clearly worked! The Queen has been on the great and proud throne of our (Mine at least) Countries great and widely known and respected throne for a whole 64 years. This should be number 1. Well, maybe number one best country ever. When all is lost, England and it's profound Isles will pick itself up and fight on! England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland and the Isle of man, together we are a United Kingdom, as one!
Oh lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On the our hopes we fix
God save us all!
People fail to remember that this anthem, although it is a lot about the Queen, accounts for the people of Great Britain as well. God does not forget about the British people. He is with them always and forever.
My favorite anthem on this entire anthem. If asked what the anthem of Scotland is most people will say they don't know, but in fact if you've heard someone playing bagpipes most likely they're playing the Scotland anthem. It is so recognizable.
Either Flower of Scotland, Scots Wha Hae or Scotland the Brave should be searched in a poll and the winner should immediately be made the OFFICIAL anthem.
This is the best because it tells the story of how the Scots beat the King of England and drove the English from their land, makes me proud to be Scottish!
Just Yes - ChocolateTheHeadV 23 Comments
Most people don't know Portuguese, so that's why can't see the beauty of it. The melody is also quite great I must say.
Its one of the most lyrically romantic anthems. Not to mention simply beautiful to listen to.
There's absolutely no way to listen to our National Anthem and do not cry! It's perfectly written, it carries such deep feelings and not mentioning how beautiful and spiritual the formal and classic Brazilian Portuguese can sound and be. If there was ever another love, devotion and patriotic proclamation as this one, I really don't know it.
Many words, but none mention of war, guns, or blood. Lovely anthemV 84 Comments
Come it's the second greatest anthem just after France. - yeraldoarriolaplascencia
The lyrics are just amazing. The meaning of thise words is so deep. It calls every citizen to protect and defend the national pride and freedom. It's an honor to sing our national anthem.
This anthem is a poem with a strong and inspirational message to every Mexican to stand ready and willing to defend their nation with a profound call to national pride and honor. It reminds the Country as well about the manifested gift from God in each of its citizens to be called upon as soldiers to defend it willingly and with valor in any moment of need. If your national anthem inspires and motivates you deeply, and effectively calls upon your desire to unite in a common goal for your country, and your desire to seek victory and prosperity, then it must be a good anthem with results oriented beauty.
It’s awesome!V 188 Comments
Makes me proud to be Italian. English translated version:
Brothers of Italy, Italy has woken, bound Scipio's helmet upon her head. Where is Victory? Let her bow down, for God created her, like the slave of Rome. Let us join in a cohort, we are ready to die. We are ready to die, Italy has called. We were for centuries downtrodden, derided, because we are not one people, because we are divided. Let one flag, one hope gather us all. The hour has struck for us to unite. Let us unite, let us love one another, for union and love. Reveal to the people the ways of the Lord. Let us swear to set free the land of our birth: United, for God, who can overcome us? From the Alps to Sicily, Legnano is everywhere; Every man has the heart and hand of Ferruccio. The children of Italy are all called Balilla; Every trumpet blast sounds the Vespers. Mercenary swords, they're feeble reeds. The Austrian eagle has already lost its plumes. The blood of Italy and the Polish blood it drank, along with the ...more
Fans sing every single part to this anthem, even humming the music between each verse. I have never seen fans be so supportive or sing with more pride.
I love it, and I am not even Italian
There is no way this is so low, it shows a lot about this website's demographic. The only anthem that has ever beaten it out was the Soviet one, and out of the ones that are still in use the only one that comes close si the Japanese one.V 51 Comments
Heart touching when you actually know you know that what have they been through to free their country. The word of this songs is truly meant what they feel about their country. Also Rabindranath Tagore wrote and compose this, he is brilliant. Awesome melody, lyrics, and not boring.
Best anthem in the world. Just awesome awesome awesome... I can't explain how beautiful anthem is it!
Beautiful, written by Nobel Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the only person to write National Anthems for TWO countries!
Best anthemV 199 Comments
I'm Australian, and I always love hearing the nz national anthem whenever we play each other in sport. A beautiful and inspiring song which displays unity and racial acceptance on an extremely respectable level.
Beautiful country with the great song and the people are so amazing... God Defend New Zealand! Love it! - fifiroslan
I am Saudi Arabian guy and I voted that New Zealand has the best anthem in the world and I would say : God defend New Zealand and New Zealand is the best in everything
YesV 76 Comments
The lyric is based on a "waka" poetry from more than 1,000 years old. The difference between "haiku" and "waka" is that while haiku consists of 17 syllables (5-7-5) and requires one of the words to represent a season, waka consists of 31 syllables (5-7-5-7-7) and does not require a word to represent a season. Waka poems were often exchanged between men and women of aristocrat class in 8th to 12th centuries as love letters. (In fact, you could not be an alpha-male if you weren't good at poetry in this period. ) While the national anthem's lyric is generally interpreted to be about celebrating the emperor's reign over Japan for tens of thousands of years, it is said that in the original "waka" poetry, the author (unknown) was talking about how much he loved his partner and how he wanted to live with her for tens of thousands of years. Someone's love letter becoming a national anthem is, in my opinion, very rare.
A unique national anthem that stands out among many others. It is peaceful and inspiring at the same time. Nice lyrics, too. I love it!
The best in the world! Beautiful melody!
The lyrics are just amazing.V 21 Comments
It is so amazing. It is really moving and inspirational the really go and get it! :) I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Not only that, the country is really inspirational and interesting too! I would love to live there! GO Ireland! BEST COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! From your friends, across the pond (USA)!
Very inspirational lyrically and harmonically, not only worthy of Ireland's national theme but our one source of national pride. A Soldier's Song is my favorite song, and my source of love for Ireland.
Such an inspiring anthem in the face of oppression and for the freedom of a long suffering people!
I love itV 26 Comments
Philippine national anthem is the best anthem in the whole world, because it shows how Filipinos love their country, love their patriotism and most of all in loving their cultures.. They are willing to sacrifice just to protect their gorgeous country and of course to show how Filipinos great are in having good, peaceful, outstanding, and gorgeous PHILIPPINES..
Philippine national anthem is the best ever anthem in the world. It reflects in every heart and mind of all filipinos especially the harmonious rhythm of every scenes that happens in our beloved country which express through esthetical and meaningful words and variation of tones of our anthem. Since we are colonized by the spaniards, Americans, and Japanese, we, filipinos are already have our own nationalism which serves as our key to be free in the hands of those countries. Our national anthem Not only refers in the historical events of our nation but in every cultures and core values we have possess and learned, next is for the virtues and characters to consider including honesty, respect, bravery, unity, loyalty, patriotism, purity, disipline, courage, and gratitude. Most of all why does the Philippine anthem is the best because of the hearts and emotions which totally expressed as one country, one raise, one hand for one desires as one true filipino.
The Philippine National Anthem is one of the best anthems in the world because it shows how our Filipino heroes fought with bravery and patriotism, how they had no hesitation to fight for making their fellow country men experience peace and freedom, and how they showed their love for their motherland by sacrificing their lives. Reading between the lines shows how we are proud and love our country for its beauty and uniqueness. It reflects of the things we've learned despite the fact that we were being colonized by a lot of countries... The unity, loyalty, courage, patriotism, and religiousness of every Filipino is shown, at times of calamities, war and lost of hope we still stand and fight for our country as true Filipinos!
"Lupang Hinirang" began as incidental music which President Emilio Aguinaldo commissioned for use in the proclamation of Philippine independence from Spain. This task was given to Julián Felipe and was to replace a march which Aguinaldo had deemed unsatisfactory. The original title of this new march was "Marcha Filipina-Magdalo" ("Mágdalo Philippine March"), and was later changed to "Marcha Nacional Filipina" ("Philippine National March") upon its adoption as the national anthem of the First Philippine Republic on 11 June 1898, a day before independence was to be proclaimed.V 128 Comments
Little country, big population, unique flag, nice anthem.
The national anthem of Nepal is the best one in the world. It doesn't compare with other national anthem.
Cause I am one heck of a Nepali Son. And I am Proud...
It's my country and it's my pride. proud to be a nepaleseV 131 Comments
It has the most dramatic and patriotic feeling you could ever hope to achieve. One of the best anthems of all time. It shows the pain and sacrifice of the ancestors and the ideals that are worth fighting for. "Life in freedom or death! "shout all.
The Romanian anthem is one of the best anthems of all, maybe the best. Very inspiring, music and lyrics also will fill you good emotions.
Very heartwarming piece indeed. I am not Romanian that I am aware of but this anthem is one that I connect with. It is emotionally stirring. It is filled with passion, glory, beauty, sadness and strength. It makes me want to get to know this nation better. I too believe this is the best anthem of any nation.
I love this anthem! It is inspirational and very emotional! It transmits the values and ideas of our ancestors and their struggle for freedom!V 41 Comments
Most beautiful anthem EVER! I love the National Anthem of France and the USA as well! Its just that the Spanish Royal Anthem is so majestic, regal and powerful sounding!
No need lyric, just the majesty of the Royal March!
The royal March is a great representation of a proud country, hated by many and loved by more. Today Spain is in the avanguard of progressive thinking. It's national anthem is a March ahead, never look back. Number 4 for sure. For sue better than the number one voted Pakistan! are we kidding?
This is not a hymn but a march, the Royal March of Granidiers. It’s not meant to be sung but for marching down folliwing its powerful, deep and spirited tune and rithm. One of the first of all hymns in Europe for one the greatest and oldest nations.V 10 Comments
I think this is the most meaningful anthem
Vote for Turkey because the anthem isn't about glory of occupying somewhere, instead, it is all about the independence war against very powerful allied forces.
Independence March, it is about struggle to achieve our independence. Being occupied by powerful armies and their understanding of civilization but always have hope and faith in our hearts.
The anthem is about freedom.The most important thing for Turkishes. Turkey won a war with imposibilities so now they a country. It is a poem and an anthem. It deserves to be in the top 10.V 59 Comments
National Anthems are usually rip-offs. USA is a rip-off of a British drinking song, and Canada is a rip-off of a Mozart piece. So what if this anthem is depressing, it knows how to be both hauntingly beautiful as well as original. As a Jew, 10/10 to this anthem. - 445956
The lyrics really represent so much emotion and pride, gotta be on the top
Probably the best national anthem out there. Sad, and yet hopeful and always beautiful and emotional. It talks about the longing and long waited return of Zion's original children to their ancestral homeland.
Hatikva, in hebrew which means HOPE. I believe this is one of the best national anthems of the world. God bless Israel.V 28 Comments
The climax at the end is so uplifting and it is a song for the people, poets and warriors of the land uniting them to protect their language, unlike the English one which is all about serving your monarch and being reigned over.
Search through you tube. Find a better performance than Wales rugby team singing before match against England 2013. You cannot beat the pride, intensity, passion and performance. AWESOME.
A great tempo with amazing lyrics. Translate them to your native younger to see the passion behind this tiny nations anthem. Combine this with Wales being the land of song and you have your true number 1!
Amazing anthem. This list is stupid putting the UK anthem above this. Daylight robberyV 40 Comments
United forever in friendship and labour,
Our mighty republics will ever endure!
The great Soviet Union will live through the ages,
For dreams of the people, our fortress secure!
Long live our Soviet motherland!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live the people, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag, inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!
From the days dark and stormy, when great Lenin lead us,
His eyes saw the bright light of freedom above!
And Stalin our leader with faith in the people!
Inspired us to build up, the land that we love!
Long live our soviet motherland!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live the people, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!
We fought for the future, destroyed the invaders!
And brought to our homeland, the laurels of ...more
By far the best national anthem in the world! And I am not from Russia!
This song is so powerful and touching. It just shows how much the people loved their country even through the ruling of Stalin
I am a socialist this is so beautiful, it does sound like rock, the only bad part is praise Stalin - HugoSV 23 Comments
I don't think you understood the question correctly
Denmark is the oldest kingdom in europe with the oldest flag as well.
Needless to say anyone born a viking is the luckiest and lets not forget the happiest people in the World
Kingdom Of Denmark has the best national anthem as well as the peace there in Denmark is no war that I like so much If all countries are like this then there is no war in the Earth. So no war only Peace
Denmark's national anthem isn't about war, power or leaders, unlike most other national anthems. It focuses on the beauty of the country.
One is lucky to be a dane, to live in the “yndige” countryV 8 Comments
I love how our national anthem is a mixture of Chinese music and some Soviet/Russian music influence. I just love it, it's glorious and courageous.
We have the best song or anthem
It's a very meaningful, full of passion and courage, brings you the feels of energy.
Like good chinese product.I like china national anthem.Thank you.V 31 Comments
Amazing music, realization. And I've just translated lyrics - marvelous! Really, it touched my heart.
Ukrainians, you should be proud of your country!
Just open your ears and listen.
Because I love Ukrainian freedom, love, simplicity, culture, etc.
Sounds amazingV 54 Comments
Joke, a national anthem should be about a country and not a person I. E queen
To me is the best it is funny and makes me cry all the time I hear it this should be at the top.
The greatest anthem in the world!
It's better then the Germany national anthem
It's so inspirational! Just read the first two lines of the anthem, and remember how Poland lost independence for 123 years, yet still carried on with patriotism and national pride. I might be bias, but I personally love this anthem.
Poland has a lot of history so as this anthem and also a lot of meanings to it too!V 30 Comments
Worst country has best anthem. Go listen to it once, it will make you cry!
National anthem is good but the country itself is the worst country. - njalabi63989
Horrible country but good national anthem
North Korea is so horrible but they have a good national anthemV 10 Comments
Namo is a word in this anthem.
Best thing about this anthem is it's praising it's land and people, not any land saving god or a queen
Its a best anthem ever I heard
Appealing melody...V 31 Comments
This is my national anthem. I am proud of it. I personally think it's the best national anthem, even if others think Pakistan or other countries is the best.
Patriotic song. Founding fathers' dream to be true until now.
My home My country My Singapore.
Go Forward Singapore! Go Forward! Very motivational and sentimental song for Singaporeans!V 8 Comments
The changes in tempo are catchy and unusual, and the lyrics perfectly sum up the ideals of liberty that the Argentine revolution stood for when the anthem was first written.
Listen, mortals, the sacred anthem. Liberty, liberty, liberty. Listen to the sound of broken chains. Give the throne to noble equity. This and la marseillese are the most beautiful anthems on Earth.
I am from New Zealand and love this anthem. So much passion! I love the flag too. A smiley sun in the light blue sky and white cloud! What could be better.
It looks like this page hasn’t seen Argentina in the World Cup...V 29 Comments
Eternal Father bless our land
Guard us with Thy mighty hand
Keep us free from evil powers
Be our light through countless hours
To our leaders, Great Defender,
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love.
Teach us true respect for all
Stir response to duty's call
Strengthen us the weak to cherish
Give us vision lest we perish
Knowledge send us, Heavenly Father,
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love
This anthem should be in the top five its amazing!
It is a prayer for things people should need and have, while giving thanks to the most high.
Jamaica has one of the best national anthems in the worldV 11 Comments
Of peace enjoyed in perfect happiness
El Salvador always nobly dreamed.
To achieve this has been Her eternal proposition,
To keep it, Her greatest glory.
With inviolable faith, the path of progress
She strives to follow
To fulfil Her great destiny
And conquer a happy future.
A stern barrier protects Her
Against the clash of vile disloyalty,
Ever since the day when Her soaring Flag,
Wrote Freedom with Its blood
It is hard to appreciate the words of this National Anthem unless you understand Spanish. In my opinion is one of the most beautiful and the music speaks for it's self.
This anthem should defintey be in the top 5. It's melody is so beautiful and strong. The words are so gentle and poetic. It's easy to listen and feels so right in the heart as well as the ears. I believe this anthem is do underrated. Just listen to the melody and you will understand it's beauty.
Best everV 41 Comments
As an Australian I can proudly say that our national anthem is pathetic and that it is often embarrassing to see people sing it so poorly
It doesn't help that most people don't bother to learn the words
I love the Australian national anthem! It is Advance Australia Fair.
A lot of people think this is boring, however when sung well it is amazing
I much prefer the song that goes "We are young but we are many...". It's a much more appropriate song/anthem for the 21st century than the existing anthem.V 24 Comments
Beautiful, traditional, easy to sing for young and old. This is in the heart of the nations people and therefore a popular song for almost 450 years!
Beautiful melody, and one that does not sound like an amusement ride song
The only anthem that tells the story in the I-form, making it very personal. The structure is complex and the melody is borrowed from an enemy 's song, making it full with meaning and history.
Tears in your eyes. Played not often enough. Gold at winter olympics, speed scating.V 11 Comments
This ranking list is not based on the qualities of the anthems but on the number of voters - understandably countries with large population are on the top. If you look into the musical features of the Bulgarian anthem - "It Is Simply The Best! "
I remember the first time remember hearing our anthem (may be I was 3 years old) and what I remember is having the goose bumps, I didn't know what country means nor what patriotism is, nor I understood the lyrics back then. The Bulgarian anthem is giving me the goose bumps ever since and makes me cry a little some times. It's simply the best song, not just the best anthem.
One of the most inspiring and nationalistic anthems out there. If people understood the lyrics, they would understand how much Bulgarians really love their country.
There is not another anthem as patriotic as this, because there is no other country with such patriotic people.V 24 Comments
I love to hear it. It's very patriotic and powerful. I'm an Albanian and I am very proud when I hear it. GO Albania!
Patriotic Anthem... With a big meaning for a great country
Nice, though I don't fully share the opinion of the lyrics, but GO ALBANIA!
It is really beatifull!V 9 Comments
The tune is catchy and melodic. The lyrics are short but have deep meanings. They all seem to blend together well.
Malaysia and brunei is same - Syabililham
Indeed.. Really deep meaning
I am living in malaysia!V 7 Comments
Have you at least ever heard South Korean National Anthem? Beautiful instrumental music, lyrics. In MY opinion, South Korean and Canadian National Anthems should have been ranked at the top.
Yeah Korea they were voted top 3 countries in math
Worst national anthem
Beautiful unique anthem unlike the other trash onesV 8 Comments
Look, I'm not a communist, nor am I myself a fan of the effect the Iron Curtain has placed on Europe for a while, but I absolutely adore this song and its lyrics. A lot of the more relevant communist anthems I've heard had that theme of "victory! " "glory to communism and to the people! " kind of theme to it. However, I found that East Germany's anthem, the lyrics especially, hold a much different message. Rather, they talk about moving from the past and how a "united fatherland" could lead them to success, which is perfect for the state of the German state back then. I'd also like the mention that the melody is just wonderful, too. In the same way, they fit the lyrics and don't stick to that "victory! " "glory! " unlike other anthems. Its melody is much softer, indeed. When I first heard it, I thought the anthem could play well at, say, the end of a cartoon - which is why I felt warm when listening to it. I mean, come on, you may not ...more - Tephlin
This is the most peaceful national anthem ever written. Take aside all the glory, this anthem strives for world peace. Other anthems mention about fighting wars and violence, East Germany's anthem is truly beautiful as it contains anti-war lyrics and no violence. This should be the most beautiful.
Amazing and inspiring!
Come on man why is this not first. This anthem shows how the German stay strong after the damage done to them in WW2
Lyrics and music makes you feel patriotic
Love Lebanon's anthem the most beautiful and inspiring anthem in the world and it should be at the top. The Anthem has such powerful words and it just makes me cry when ever I hear it. LOVE Lebanon
When you understand each national anthem's lyrics then this one will be without a shred of a doubt in your top 10
If you understand the words you will definitely cryV 22 Comments
Finland is such a beautiful country. Maybe the best place to live in! Finland National anthem is stunning.
Awesome country, awesome national anthem
Our national anthem is so good, that Estonia stole it from us. Well not really, but it's a great anthem that represents the pride we have for our country. - Kronolith
Beautiful song that depicts our quite and beautiful country that our grand fathers and grand mothers fought to protect.V 8 Comments
If you listen to this you actual realist this is one of the best and should be well above what is has been put on this website.
The greatest anthem for the greatest country; the inventors of the wheel, writing and civilisation itself. Long live Iraq!
The greatest anthem for the greatest country; the inventors of civilisation, the wheel and writing. The song of the survivors. Long live Iraq!
This website is rigged! this should be #1V 3 Comments
The anthem creates a true feeling of patriotism. It contains a strong buildup and an intense and emotional climax. This anthem should at least be in the top 10 if not number 1. The fact that it is not ranked as high must be a result of the small population compared to other countries with a larger number of biased voters.
Blue, Red, Green, White, Blue, Red, Green, White, We have the four colored flag standing here, It is the best flag in the Middle East. It sometimes snows, It sometimes blows. God rule our highness, In our state. The white strong moon, the white tiny star. That is your anthem!
In consideration of its word the anthem could be ascribed to the top of 10. But length of music is too long which cause it drop to below 100 while one intelligent if listens it till the end would understand combination of music and lyrics that match up better than any other anthem in this list.
The anthem is super epic! Sounds like a boss theme.V 9 Comments
I live in the UAE and there when I sing the national anthem in school with the whole class I feel so proud and happy thinking of how lucky me that I live in this country and our national day is on 2nd of December
The UAE national anthem contains a lot of purity and sense of belonging for the citizens. It is a symbol for maintaining the loyalty and obedience in the heart of all generations.
Best in the world
Gives me goosebumps...just beautifulV 6 Comments
I hate the asses who think that Borat's parody is the real national anthem, the real national anthem in named in English "My Country" and it tells how Kazakh people feel about they're motherland. So please, stop making fun of this, I bet that any American wouldn't be happy if they say "The White Man Marches" is the National Anthem of the United States
Dramatic and catchy. I expect that the reason why this isn't further up is because it was ruined by a certain film...
Both the real and parody versions are good
EpicV 14 Comments
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