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World Anthem

Same song for everybody, only the lyrics are specific to each respective country.
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This has actually been done sort of.

God Save The Queen, (England) Hail To Thee In The Victor's Crown (Pre WW1 Germany) and My Country Tis Of Thee (America) are the exact same songs with different lyrics.

I know it's always embarrassing when that one starts and I accidentally start singing the German version.

One composer could offer to write the lyrics for any country that was interested.

Could even make it a contest, see which country could get a singer to perform the most heart touching version.

doctorremulac3, Oct 26 2018

Big Yellow Taxi http://jonimitchell...usic/song.cfm?id=13
... but at least there's plenty of space to park now. [8th of 7, Oct 26 2018]

Silent Running https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Silent_Running
The last tree museum. [8th of 7, Oct 27 2018]

New national anthem https://drive.googl...ll5kxDzmhFXtS9-F9i6
Short, and to the point [not_morrison_rm, Oct 28 2018]

Fanfare for the Common Man https://www.youtube...watch?v=OgpnlLz7WR0
Written by Aaron Copland in 1942, here performed by gentlemen of the popular beat combo ELP, circa 1977 [zen_tom, Oct 28 2018]

Hail to the Earth https://youtu.be/hi3xcdkF2JY?t=73
Earth's planetary anthem [LoriZ, Nov 02 2018]

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       I think we should go for a new tune, frankly. GStQ is OK, but it's not great - no hooks, repetitive and predictable melody, no middle eight. If we ever do connect with another civilisation, it's going to be embarrassing if their planetary anthem is really spiffy.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 26 2018
  

       <Collates available information on consistent themes in human behaviour>   

       We suggest:
  

       "Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til it's gone;
They paved paradise,
And put up a parking lot … "
8th of 7, Oct 26 2018
  

       It would be fun if two countries that hated each other had the same ending "Help us killlll the _____" but had the other country's name in the last line.
doctorremulac3, Oct 26 2018
  

       "Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves! We shall never ever ever, be the..." - oh, sorry, we're not meant to talk about the last bit, are we?
Wrongfellow, Oct 26 2018
  

       Would the anthem change with changing epochs? Material and molecular science doesn't really have a culture defining baseline.
wjt, Oct 27 2018
  

       They could change the lyrics anytime they wanted. They could even feature reference to the newest president, premier or prime minister. Of course with modern politics half the country would boo that part but that might be cool.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2018
  

       This is going to have to be a great musical composition to transcend generational tastes. Maybe, get an AI to crunch 'globally' all the lasting songs for a starting baseline.
wjt, Oct 27 2018
  

       // oh, sorry, we're not meant to talk about the last bit, are we? //   

       "Rebellious Scots to crush"?
4and20, Oct 27 2018
  

       There's another sort ? Who knew, huh ?
8th of 7, Oct 27 2018
  

       Re. Big Yellow Taxi - ironically, we just tore down a parking lot to make room for a new arboretum. Waitrose were a bit narked.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2018
  

       So, a tree museum. Do you charge the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em ? Apparently that's the standard admission fee.
8th of 7, Oct 27 2018
  

       Admission??
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2018
  

       [it's going to be embarrassing if their planetary anthem is really spiffy.]   

       I attended the inauguration of the new organ in the Monaco cathedral. They started with a pretty boisterous and lively tune on full organ. I was surprised to see everyone getting to their feet; following suit, I realised that this jazzy number was in fact a national anthem.   

       Maybe Monaco can be said to be 'another civilisation' anyway...
TomP, Oct 27 2018
  

       // Admission?? //   

       It doesn't say anywhere that your're going to let them out again. You take their money and let them in. Then you get them to follow the signs to the "Special Exhibition of Carnivorous Plants" in the Triffid house.   

       Saves a fortune on feeding; just make sure that at the security check no-one's carrying any bottles of liquid. It might be sea water ...
8th of 7, Oct 27 2018
  

       Oh! The halfbakery
It is there place where we
Talk loads of shite
calum, Oct 27 2018
  

       To the tune of the New Fangled Spanner?
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 27 2018
  

       Oh sweet half-baa-kery place where I coooome to see some weird ass thiiiiings.   

       Speedbumps with cus-tard fill, hard frozen ice-cream drill, a hat with built in baaaar-by grill, the-ese things I’ve seen.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2018
  

       Don't quit the day job, [doc].
8th of 7, Oct 27 2018
  

       Quiet you.
doctorremulac3, Oct 27 2018
  

       I think this is actually do-able, and if not that, then actually achievable. Just taking the title of this idea, and dismissing the rest, I think it is possible to set up a kind of competition or competition, to arrive at a world anthem for Humans on planet Earth. It’d have to be neutral to the point of not favouring any culture or set of people over others. It’d also have to be neutral in taste, so as to make musical sense to everyone and not just western civ. It’d also have to be wide in time frame, so that it doesn’t age quickly and become redundant or obsolete in a few centuries (so, no emojis or references to Angry Birds).   

       It’d have to be in English, of course, which goes without saying.   

       If this were put out to fruition, in a reasonable amount of time, I’m sure we the people of the world could come up with a world anthem that really ties the world together.
Ian Tindale, Oct 28 2018
  

       Speaking of day jobs   

       Pale blue dot, 'tis of thee,
No lines of property,
Of thee I sing;
D-N-A, from the tide,
Got us here, stride by stride
di-hydrogen oxide
We're your offspring
theircompetitor, Oct 28 2018
  

       Very good.   

       How about one to our future omnipresent all powerful AI Synthogod? We can get it ready now, no need to wait.   

       "To the God we have made we bow down low, entrust ourselves to theee...   

       Bla bla bla bla bla, bla bla bla bla, bla bla our des-ti-ny.   

       As we march into the extermination pods we hold our heads up high.   

       Bla bla bla bla bla, bla bla bla bla bla bla to do or die."   

       I don't know why it would order us into extermination pods. Something to do with environmental balance or some such perhaps.
doctorremulac3, Oct 28 2018
  

       Ooooh, catchy ...
8th of 7, Oct 28 2018
  

       I'm going to vote for the Star Wars theme tune.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 28 2018
  

       My vote is in....see new national anthem link..   

       As a backup plan we could user Radiohead's National Anthem
not_morrison_rm, Oct 28 2018
  

       // the Star Wars theme tune //   

       The "Imperial March", we presume ...
8th of 7, Oct 28 2018
  

       No no. I was thinking of the Cantina music.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 28 2018
  
      
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