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Sun Feb 3, 2019, 11:04 AM Feb 2019

What should be the national anthem of the United States? [View all]

Last edited Sun Feb 3, 2019, 12:44 PM - Edit history (1)

The Star Spangled Banner was based off some bawdy British drinking song. The current anthem is difficult to sing, it glorifies war, and other verses are a bit racist.

Although I liked Whitney Houston's version, not many people can sing like Whitney could. Maybe it's time for a change.

Edited to Add: "God Bless America" (Kate Smith)

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Star Spangled Banner -- https://youtu.be/ls1YVhcLD2c?t7
5 (13%)
Hail Columbia -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vhJIW5FTvdWQ
0 (0%)
My Country 'Tis of Thee -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vq0WxjmRz3m4
1 (3%)
America the Beautiful --https://www.youtube.com/watch?vyAmydqJmDtY
19 (49%)
God Bless America -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vEq2h-J63moo
0 (0%)
Twist and Shout -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vb-VAxGJdJeQ
0 (0%)
MacArthur Park -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?viplpKwxFH2I
0 (0%)
Indian Love Call -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vHBuk1HXcz1k
1 (3%)
Never Gonna Give You Up -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?vdQw4w9WgXcQ
3 (8%)
Something else
10 (26%)
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People tend to forget that AMERiCA THE BEAUTIFUL references God... brooklynite Feb 2019 #1
Go with the first verse only treestar Feb 2019 #4
"America" - My Country 'Tis of Thee MyOwnPeace Feb 2019 #8
That's a good point treestar Feb 2019 #11
i always thought this should be the anthem orleans Feb 2019 #33
Yes, like other anthems it treestar Feb 2019 #35
Agree. It can not have God in it. McCamy Taylor Feb 2019 #57
I'll vote for Battle Hymn of the Republic despite it's excessive religiosity. comradebillyboy Feb 2019 #2
Wanted to vote for Mcarthur Park but Srkdqltr Feb 2019 #3
LOL treestar Feb 2019 #5
until Trump leaves office-- Highway to Hell crazycatlady Feb 2019 #6
+1 treestar Feb 2019 #12
Yup Doreen Feb 2019 #28
Write something new Bayard Feb 2019 #7
That's a good idea treestar Feb 2019 #37
O-M-G!!!!!! MyOwnPeace Feb 2019 #38
Someone would hate it, that's for sure. treestar Feb 2019 #40
"It would have 29 verses to accommodate every interest group." MyOwnPeace Feb 2019 #43
Wouldn't have to have 29 verses.... Bayard Feb 2019 #55
"You've Got A Friend", James Taylor. nt Atticus Feb 2019 #9
"This Land is Your Land" is often suggested... NurseJackie Feb 2019 #10
This Land is Your Land is my choice n/t TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #42
Mine as well Clash City Rocker Feb 2019 #54
My choice too. LuvNewcastle Feb 2019 #71
That used to be my choice but Raine Feb 2019 #76
i was going to answer "this land is your land" rampartc Feb 2019 #78
You're mistaken PJMcK Feb 2019 #79
Count not the day lost. Thanks. nt Atticus Feb 2019 #82
No sweat PJMcK Feb 2019 #84
... Cirque du So-What Feb 2019 #13
That's it! rownesheck Feb 2019 #22
America, fuck yeah! oldlibdem Feb 2019 #56
This message was self-deleted by its author FakeNoose Feb 2019 #14
This Land is Your Land JenniferJuniper Feb 2019 #15
Yes. GoCubsGo Feb 2019 #20
Another vote for "This Land Is Your Land" , the most egregious omission from the poll Fiendish Thingy Feb 2019 #30
...and another vote for "This Land is Your Land" SeattleVet Feb 2019 #59
American Music. johnp3907 Feb 2019 #16
The End by the Doors. shockey80 Feb 2019 #17
Why is "Hammer-Smashed Face" never an option? Codeine Feb 2019 #18
You know, I was thiiiiis close. But decided against it at the last minute. NurseJackie Feb 2019 #19
Holmes, you gotta include the vid so everyone can make an informed decision ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #60
Ya gotta admit, a stadium full of drunken Codeine Feb 2019 #62
It would have to be the radio Disney version. BlueTsunami2018 Feb 2019 #77
I really like God Bless America but I'm an atheist. nt UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #21
One of the verses of the Star Spangled Banner says "in God is our Trust". Goodheart Feb 2019 #25
Well, after stumpy declares his state of "emergency" Sinistrous Feb 2019 #23
I used to be in the "America the Beautiful" camp, but I have changed my mind. Goodheart Feb 2019 #24
Walk This Way jberryhill Feb 2019 #26
Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Hole In The Bucket" democratisphere Feb 2019 #27
You forgot the best option... Joe941 Feb 2019 #29
It certainly is a majestic anthem. NurseJackie Feb 2019 #31
I prefer this one DBoon Feb 2019 #36
Yikes! So much blood! Bloody banners? Slitting throats? Impure blood watering the fields? NurseJackie Feb 2019 #45
Maybe Howard Shultz would get the message then DBoon Feb 2019 #46
Pink Floyd's Money lindysalsagal Feb 2019 #32
It's a hit! NurseJackie Feb 2019 #34
That was my first thought BigMin28 Feb 2019 #65
I kind of like our Star Spangled Banner zeusdogmom Feb 2019 #39
I admire your spirit! But clearly, these people shouldn't have tried. NurseJackie Feb 2019 #41
Oh that was good for a laugh zeusdogmom Feb 2019 #47
Nobody did it better than Robert Merrill Poiuyt Feb 2019 #67
Yes indeed zeusdogmom Feb 2019 #70
"American Idiot" liberaltrucker Feb 2019 #44
Perfect! LuvNewcastle Feb 2019 #72
John Lennon's "Imagine" Cyrano Feb 2019 #48
Nice! NurseJackie Feb 2019 #50
"Holiday," by Green Day Efilroft Sul Feb 2019 #49
America, the Beautiful - the Ray Charles version! BN1914 Feb 2019 #51
Yes! roamer65 Feb 2019 #64
Oh, yeah!!! MyOwnPeace Feb 2019 #66
America, the Beautiful Lucid Dreamer Feb 2019 #73
Dylan-Times are a Changin randr Feb 2019 #52
Some suggestions struggle4progress Feb 2019 #53
"Look for the union label" McCamy Taylor Feb 2019 #58
Here about 0:40 DFW Feb 2019 #74
Maybe this one? ProudLib72 Feb 2019 #61
I'm a Marylander by birth so... Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2019 #63
American Idiot by Green Day...seems appropriate given who the current president got his job... Volaris Feb 2019 #68
Liberty Bell March (I'm sure someone could come up with lyrics!) NurseJackie Feb 2019 #69
These days, I think we could use something with a message more like this DFW Feb 2019 #75
There are two problems with the Star Spangled Banner PJMcK Feb 2019 #80
I picked America the Beautiful, but I would like to nominate "This Land is Your Land" Sancho Feb 2019 #81
"Help!" Vinca Feb 2019 #83
... betsuni Feb 2019 #85
++ good one & I know this is a cool Motown classic but I thought of the money theme too from 90s lunasun Feb 2019 #90
And: betsuni Feb 2019 #86
Last time I saw this at the Kennedy Center... NurseJackie Feb 2019 #87
And this one. betsuni Feb 2019 #88
... NurseJackie Feb 2019 #89
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