What are the best national anthems?

Aside from a flag, a national anthem is one of the key symbols of a country. Which country has the best national anthem? We asked our readers and we bring you the list of the top 8 results. Read on and if you have other suggestion, go ahead and let us know. 

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    #1Himno Nacional de Uruguay

    Himno Nacional de Uruguay

    The Himno Nacional de Uruguay, also known as Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba, is the longest national anthem in terms of duration (4 1/2 to 6 minutes). The lyrics are written by Francisco Acuña de Figueroa. 

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    Gregorio Alarcón
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "I love this. Best national anthem ever. Every time I hear it play during the World Cup, it gives me goosebumps."
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    #2Hymn of the Russian Federation

    Hymn of the Russian Federation

    The Hymn of the Russian Federation (Госуда́рственный гимн Росси́йской Федера́ции) is the national anthem of Russia. The music was originally composed by Alexander Alexandrov, and the lyrics were revised by Sergey Mikhalkov. 

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    Sara Arias
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "This song gives a strong feeling of nationalism. One of the best national anthems in the world."
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    #3Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner

    The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics came from the poem written by Francis Scott Key entitled Defence of Fort M'Henry. 

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    Teresa Murphy
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "My father served in the army for 21 years. We can't help but get emotional every time we hear the Star Spangled Banner. The best national anthem of all time. God bless the United States of America."
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    #4La Marseillaise

    La Marseillaise

    The La Marseillaise is the French national anthem, composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle during the French Revolution. Originally, it was entitled Chant de guerre de l’armée du Rhin (War Song of the Army of the Rhine). 

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    Edward Vasquez
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "Best national anthem I've ever heard and I'm not even from France. Vive la France!"
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    #5Deutschlandlied

    Deutschlandlied

    The Deutschlandlied (Song of Germany) is the national anthem of Germany since 1922. The melody was written by Joseph Haydn to provide music to the poem Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser (God save Franz the Emperor) by Lorenz Leopold Haschka.

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    Bobby Holmes
    Written on May 29, 2019
    "Deutschland Übar alles! Awesome anthem Germany. I agree, this is one of the best national anthems of the world. "
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    #6Il Canto degli Italiani

    Il Canto degli Italiani

    Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) is the national anthem of Italy. The words were written by Goffredo Mameli, and is best known among Italians as Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn). 

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    #7O Canada

    O Canada

    O Canada is the national anthem of Canada. Words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier and Calixa Lavallee composed the music. The lyrics were originally in French and the English translation was published in 1906. 

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    #8Hino Nacional Brasileiro

    Hino Nacional Brasileiro

    The Hino Nacional Brasileiro (Brazilian National Anthem) was composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva in 1831. The lyrics were written by Joaquim Osorio Duque Estrada. 

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Summary

Best What are the best national anthems
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Himno Nacional de UruguayMusic 20 Free
2Hymn of the Russian FederationMusic 13 Free
3Star Spangled BannerMusic 10 Free
4La MarseillaiseMusic 3 Free
5Deutschlandlied Music 2 Free
6Il Canto degli ItalianiMusic 1 Free
7O CanadaMusic 1 Free
8Hino Nacional BrasileiroMusic 1 Free
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