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What should the national anthem be?

Sometime last year, I posted a question to my Facebook friends on what their national anthem is and should be. I started by offering my own country:

Japan

The real national anthem:

What I believe should be the national anthem, a song closer to the hearts of many Japanese people, Kyu Sakamoto – Ue O Muite Arukou (mysteriously translated as Sukiyaki in the west):

And the rest from my friends around the world:

France

The real national anthem:

Edith Piaf – Non, je ne regrette rien:

Finland

The real national anthem:

Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (Eurovision Song Contest Winner):

Finlandia (Flashmob):

GG Caravan – On se hienoo

Britain

The real national anthem:

Iron Maiden – These Colours Don’t Run:

U.S.A

The real national anthem:

The Streets – The Irony of it all

Hulk Hogan – Real American

Team America – America fuck yeah

Pete Seeger – This Land is Your Land

Canada

The real national anthem:

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet – Having an Average Weekend

Australia

The real national anthem:

Men at Work – Down Under

Germany

The real national anthem:

Ich liebe deutsche Land

Vietnam

The real national anthem:

Co nhung nguoi Anh

Romania

The real national anthem:

Dan Spataru – Drumurile noastre toate:

O-Zone – Dragostea Din Tei

Norway

The real national anthem:

DumDum Boys – Splitter Pine

 

11 countries and 17 suggestions, some really really terrible ones. This is in no way representative of the sentiments of those from the respective countries but rather a reflection on how messed up (some of) my friends are. Any new suggestions welcome in the comments.

P.S. I had to switch some of the video as they were blocked in Germany by GEMA or were no longer available.

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