• The Current National Anthem is completely outdated.

    The song, first was written in 1814. That's 199 years ago. Nearly 200 years ago, this country's National Anthem was established. Not everyone will agree with my reasoning but here goes. First of all, I believe the so is extremely outdated, as so plainly demonstrated by my earlier statement. Because of the gap between now and then, the song is hard to connect with. I believe that if our country is to proudly sing an Anthem that represents us, it should at the least be a song we as the people can relate to. The archaic styling of Francis Scott Key, may have been accepted in the 1800s but i don't believe it necessary that we must continue with a 2 century old song.

  • It's based on a beer song.

    Considering that our current national anthem is based on a bear song melody, i think maybe we should. Even though it is a very historical anthem we need something that other people won't hear and think...Wow. America. Already we are seen as lousy alchohol drinking, drug taking reckless people. Why make it worse.

  • USA never had a real National Anthem - We adopted a War Poem.

    We need a real National Anthem that emphasize the beauty, power and diversity of our great country. The present National Anthem was a war song against the British that we adopted. Ironically, we set this war poem to the tune of an old British drinking song. Were we not nature as a Nation to create our own music?

  • It's a hard one to memorize

    I feel like this national anthem is one that people in today's society don't really understand or even memorize! Like, most celebrities flubbed the lyrics and showed no understanding of what the song meant. It's really hard to sing too! It doesn't mention the counties name or anything! The lyrics don't represent America in any way and no one really knows about this war. It's a lousy and boring song that doesn't really have a tune. Especially in "land of the free" the note is really high and hard to raise. Time to adopt a new national anthem! One that represents this country! And one that everybody can understand and memorize!

  • Here's my idea

    I think the new national anthem should be "Suite Madame Blue" by Styx. The reason for this is because it's 100% patriotic/"Go America!". The vocals are catchy and the instruments are epic. Very well done, beautifully composed. The lyrics are more poetic and entertaining, it has a better chance at getting stuck in our heads. The fact that this song is about the statue of liberty should be up for consideration without question.

  • A disappointing melody

    While the Star Spangled Banner has had a history of patriotism, it's melody is somewhat boring, and there are plenty of more beautiful american songs, like Battle Hymn of the Republic for instance. Also, the fact that the melody of SSB comes from a british drinking song is a little of setting.

  • Times are changing

    The Star Spangled Banner is from the war of 1812 and conveys the sentiment of that time. We are now in the 21 century and the nation is more multi-cultural than it was them. The sentiments are the same, but what we want to project as a nation may have changed. We have a great cultural heritage with many noted composers. Let us select a new national anthem in tune with our times. A country may have more than one national anthem ... Let use select another to complement what we already have.

  • The Anthem Needs to be Changed

    Most People have difficulty memorizing a song whose tune is to a beer-drinking tune, on top of that, An English beer-drinking tune. The lyrics are different, but they speak of a war that most have forgotten ever happened. I don't think that "Bombs bursting in air" and "The Rocket's red glare" should represent America.

  • A difficult to sing melody honoring a war the US lost. . . Well maybe its too on the nose.

    The melody that is often screeched out at baseball games had its origins birthed in even more unsavory circumstances. Originally a drinking song sung with a tongue in cheek climax referencing, Well, Fornication is not fitting for a national anthem:
    "And besides I'll instruct you like me to intwine,
    The myrtle of Venus with Bacchus's vine. "

    I propose "America The Beautiful". Lyrics that praise the homeland along with an easily sung melody is more fitting of a nation as a whole, Not just a flag that flew over a battle in an oft forgotten war. I submit Ray Charles' version as proof as to why this song is just better. Cheers ;)

  • It should be because it's not up to date. . .

    The anthem still talks about the War of 1812 and good job America, But we're past that. It's 2018 and things are changing. I think we need to recollect and really think about what America means to us. Because honestly, The war of 1812 just isn't it. Thank you for your time.

  • The US already has a national anthem, so why adopt a new one?

    People have been trying to state that the US should adopt a new anthem, and that "The Star Spangled Banner" is outdated, and not as good as it should be as an anthem. But this is untrue. People have been using this song for centuries. Why take time to learn and memorize a new one? This is a simply ridiculous proposal. Plus, this is a tradition. Why abandon our tradition? Traditions are traditions, and we should not abandon traditions. We all need to stand strong against the proposal of a new anthem!

  • Why would you change something now that has been used for years

    I honestly don't think the U. S. Should adopt a new National Anthem because of the fact we have used the original one for so many years that everyone has gotten used to it, It would practically be pointless to change the National Anthem and what will we end up changing it to?

  • Why would we need to

    There is no need for a new national anthem. If would be a waste of time and what would it say. The US has a good national anthem right now. What would it be based off of and who would make it? Would it be appropriate for the nation and her people. Actually i have no idea what i am saying this is a project i have to do for school so. . . . Hope you liked it.

  • The last piece of history in our country.

    The birth of our nation and the very foundation of how the country was created. Let this past piece of history exist! Ask not our country to change for you but rather you change for our country! Always remember how our country got here in the first place and never forget how many people Americans died to preserve it.

  • It is a sing of the USA and has been for a long time

    Just because it ha's graphic descrpsons does not mean it needs changing. The lerics show the work we put in to our land of the free and home of the brave. We shuld keep the song as showing nasonAL pride and as recopece for the ones that died makein our home.

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  • It merely would cater to the extreme leftists

    It would strip the nation of yet another thing I am proud of and it would take us another step towards losing our rights as free American citizens. The vocal range should not be easier, for it is beautiful and chilling to hear it sang correctly. The anthem is not racist; people are just looking for something to call racist these days. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  • It is a good song

    It is a nice song. It tells a story of the war that gave birth to America. My 8 yr old son learned it by heart. It does not need to be changed even though it is a poem.The whole world knows about it and we are famous for it.

  • Leave our NATIONAL ANTHEM the way it is.

    Our national anthem is perfect the way it is. Why would you want to change such a perfect song. I just don't get it. Our song represents that our flag was still there after the Battle of Baltimore. If you read this please agree with me that we should keep our National Anthem.

  • The Anthem does not Support Alcoholism

    The lyrics of the national anthem are symbolic of the people in this nation and what America truly stands for. Honestly, the only thing people can say against this is that the national anthem is a beer song and it supports war. However, the anthem only includes very tame imagery of war to emphasize a very strong message of patriotism, and how the American people will prevail no matter how bad things look around us. While we can only get "beer" and "war" from the national anthem, our ancestors are rolling in their graves.
    Today, when there is so much violence and war in the news, we should be able to connect to the message of the national anthem even more than ever before, because we can see that no matter how bad things get, no matter what is happening, the "star spangled banner" will always keep waving over the freedom represented by our great nation and the great people in it. PATRIOTISM MURICA F*CK YEAH

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