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Poll: Who should write a new national anthem?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Spelunker, Jun 4, 2012.

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Who should write a new national anthem?

  1. Bruce Springsteen

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Dolly Parton

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  3. Stevie Wonder

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. Bob Dylan

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. John Williams

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  6. Jay-Z

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  7. Madonna

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  1. Spelunker

    Spelunker New Member

    Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes asked the question over the weekend, and Bruce Springsteen won with 22 percent of the vote:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/06/boss-tops-new-anthem-poll-125190.html

    Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, John Williams, Jay-Z and Madonna finished behind The Boss.

    I could get on board with all of those except Dolly Parton and Madonna. Those would be dreck.

    If it happened, who would you want to write the new anthem?
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is the answer Canada?
     
  3. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    It should be. Say what you want about our northern neighbors, but their anthem is much, much better than ours.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I thought Springsteen already wrote the new anthem. "Born in the USA," happy joy America forever, right? That's what Reagan told me, anyway.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I thought South Park already wrote it?

     
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Why would we want a new national anthem?
     
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Pantera[/ygbfkm]
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    At a Memorial Day event, the person in charge of the music played a version of Alabama's "American Pride" that included clips of Bush talking about 9/11 and how those responsible would be brought to justice. He followed that with some of Toby Keith's "We'll put a boot in your ass" song. Then, much to my amusement, he went to Springsteen.

    Anyway, based on the way it's treated Lee fking Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" is already the de facto secondary anthem. It always bothers me when I see people treating it like the actual Anthem by standing and putting their hands on their hearts.
     
  9. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Cat Stevens is not in the running?
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ted Nugent
     
  11. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    If Bob Dylan writes it, how will we know what the words are?
     
  12. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    We'll wait for someone else to cover it.
     
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