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What would be a song other than a national anthem, that would fill you with patriotic pride?

Asked by ucme (46545points) September 9th, 2010

I’m thinking this has been asked before. If that is indeed the case, well…..poo sticks is all I have to say. Being British nay English! I’m going to pick this as a fine example of what I mean. So, how about you?

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Trillian's avatar

Lee Greenwood’s Proud to be an American.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I live in the US ;)

Austinlad's avatar

I can’t think of a song that conveys it, but maybe whatever it is needs to be less about national pride and more about international connection.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille No! Get outta town!! I had you down as Polish, well I never :¬)

judochop's avatar

The theme song and title track to Team America does it for me.

ucme's avatar

@judochop I feel it’s only right at this point, if a little predictable, to proclaim….....fuck yeah!

Carly's avatar

I love acoustic versions of Sweet Home Alabama. I’m not even from the state, but whenever I hear the song I think, “yep, only in America.”

harple's avatar

ah thanks @ucme, good practise for me for Saturday’s [Last Night of the] Proms in the Park :-)

ucme's avatar

@Carly Always makes me think of this. :¬)

ucme's avatar

@harple Glad to be of service :¬)

Carly's avatar

@ucme LOLZ
that’s great!

tinyfaery's avatar

There are no songs that fill me with patriotism.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

This song does it for me some days.

ucme's avatar

@hawaii_jake haha, gawd luv ya :¬)

Cammy's avatar

America,the Beautiful

iamthemob's avatar

Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” I think that it talks about my relationship with my country better than any other.

However, I do love me some “Sweet Home, Alabama.” I heard a house band in Metarie when I came back to New Orleans post-Katrina to see if I had anything left playing it as “Sweet Home, Louisiana” and I was drinking beer and getting all sortsa warm. But I think that’s more “being home” than “feeling patriotic.”

Seaofclouds's avatar

@Trillian took my first choice. They played that when I was in basic training… talk about a powerful moment.

Trillian's avatar

@Seaofclouds Funny you should mention basic. They played it for us after hell week. ‘Nuff said.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by Toby Keith

Mamradpivo's avatar

I second @filmfann with “This Land Is Your Land.”

iphigeneia's avatar

“I Still Call Australia Home”! Contrariwise, “We are Australian” sometimes makes me want to stick my head in a sound-proof bucket.

iammia's avatar

I get really emotional when i hear this

Slap me quickly

ucme's avatar

@iammia SLAP!! Snap out of it you silly :¬P

iammia's avatar

@ucme It was either that or this

ucme's avatar

@iammia Good god, kill me now :¬(

iammia's avatar

@ucme LMFAO, Me First!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@ucme I’m surprised that you haven’t offered this one up.

ucme's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Suprised, why? Because of the football connection? I despise vindaloo. No really, I have no taste whatsoever for curry.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@ucme Yes, the football. You are a fan, correct?

ucme's avatar

It’s just that particular song induces vomit in me, rather than anything remotely approaching patriotism. I mean, subtle it aint. Oh & yeah well deduced Einstein. I am of course a football fan.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@ucme Geez…skip the sarcasm. I thought I recalled something about you being a sports fan. My British SO showed me the video one time and explained how it came about and its popularity. And I’m not sure what you mean by, “I am of course a football fan.” Not every person in England is.

ucme's avatar

Simply meant my avatar being a football, kind of gives a clue. Yeah anyway as I say, I don’t like that song. Not every English football fan does!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Yup, understood. An assumption on my part that you would like it.

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