Why the US national anthem is terrible - and perfect


  1. Vox

    Vox18 days ago

    If you want to learn more about the anthem, check out this site: starspangledmusic.org/blog/ They're obsessed with the Star Spangled Banner and have tons of interesting facts and videos. This book by Marc Ferris is also really interesting www.amazon.com/Star-Spangled-Banner-Unlikely-Americas-National/dp/1421415186/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

  2. Brittany Huff

    Brittany HuffHour ago

    Vox ui

  3. Wealllovemerylstreep !

    Wealllovemerylstreep !5 days ago

    Vox Fergie πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

  4. James B

    James B6 days ago

    Gianpaulo Francisco RIP OFFF OF ANOTHER VIDEO

  5. Amanda Lee

    Amanda Lee8 days ago

    Vox i

  6. CubeOfBeef I inquired upon thou

    CubeOfBeef I inquired upon thou9 days ago

    Credit Adam neely

  7. Maria Clara Bessa

    Maria Clara Bessa32 minutes ago

    i'm not even american but i'm here

  8. Juicem

    JuicemHour ago

    I’m right by the place where they wrote it right now :|

  9. Lauren Ellis

    Lauren Ellis2 hours ago

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  10. Busa Bro

    Busa Bro4 hours ago


  11. xd

    xd4 hours ago

    Adam Neely

  12. Jacoby Stephens

    Jacoby Stephens4 hours ago

    Carl Lewis had me dying πŸ˜‚

  13. Planeflyer66

    Planeflyer664 hours ago

    The national anthem of the United States is one of the most recognizable songs in the world. You can just hear the first three notes and instantly know what it is. This song may be difficult to sing, but it is full of history. Francis Scott Key wrote this amazing piece of music whilst in battle at Ft. McHenry. I would think we would want that to be the story of the national anthem instead of an American inside of their house eating chips and watching South Park. To add on to this argument, I think that we should keep our national anthem because it is unique. You may know the French national anthem instantly, but it sounds like every other national anthem. So, shut up, lady.

  14. TripNBallsGaming (Under construction)

    TripNBallsGaming (Under construction)4 hours ago

    The only people who can't sing the national anthem are people who can't sing. Even with maybe 6 months in choir is enough to nail it every time with next to no effort. Hell, probably even 6 weeks. It's really not that hard. Granted I'd still be happier if our national anthem was America, F*** Yeah from Team America World Police. That would be funnier and show the world that the US has a sense of humour.

  15. Sharpy

    Sharpy5 hours ago

    God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen

  16. Skeet

    Skeet5 hours ago

    I guess vox is full of commies

  17. 68corvette08

    68corvette085 hours ago

    Stop wanting to change our National Anthem and our values. And, why complain about it? It's a part of our history, and it's wonderful.

  18. alissa williams

    alissa williams5 hours ago

    Ummm I’m 11 and I sing it perfectly...

  19. It’s Taylor

    It’s Taylor6 hours ago

    In my elementary school we had to sing it from 1st grade to 6th grade to prepare us to sing it on national television, so that’s why I can sing it and I memorized the lyrics πŸ˜‚

  20. Thomas Wall

    Thomas Wall6 hours ago

    Can we all just agree that whenever Lillian Garcia sings star spangled banner it is amazing.

  21. Helen Peters

    Helen Peters6 hours ago

    I've wondered why US needs just one person to sing the anthem. The best thing about a national anthem is everyone sing along.

  22. DΓ³ri ZsΓ©ly

    DΓ³ri ZsΓ©ly8 hours ago

    Have you ever heard the Hungarian anthem? It is almost as bad as the American

  23. I am the Senate

    I am the Senate10 hours ago

    We can’t change the anthem that’s our history

  24. Peter Nwokoye

    Peter Nwokoye11 hours ago

    it's super hard to sing the anthem, especially for guys. I just sing the parts that i can and hum the rest.

  25. KPλ°”λΉ„ KJ

    KPλ°”λΉ„ KJ11 hours ago

    I'm not even American why am I here

  26. Jackinators Let's Play-Oase

    Jackinators Let's Play-Oase11 hours ago

    1:24 "Musical Theory Expert" is unable to sing the right notes and even fails to play an octave on her piano.

  27. Spindicate

    Spindicate12 hours ago

    you might be the best video journalist on MReporter

  28. Soteria

    Soteria13 hours ago

    angelica hale did it best mreporter.net/v/video-j3mpRP5bJ80.html

  29. Scorch

    Scorch13 hours ago

    the soviet anthem is the *best* anthem. actually though it is. the us anthem is the shittiest piece of music ive ever heard honestly

  30. South DancerAussie

    South DancerAussie15 hours ago

    Thank god im Australian and our national anthem is so easy

  31. Ferdhaus Ismael

    Ferdhaus Ismael16 hours ago

    Im not even Amurican :3

  32. N00bManiac7

    N00bManiac716 hours ago

    This hasn't really changed my opinion of the American anthem (not that great, but too iconically America to change), buy it has made me appreciate and respect how much control over their own bodies singers' have to have.

  33. Tifa Azahra

    Tifa Azahra17 hours ago

    The instruments can play it better.

  34. Andy LikesBlue

    Andy LikesBlue18 hours ago

    Okay. I'm happy about our national anthem. (Lupang Hinirang from Philippines)

  35. Spike rides a Bike

    Spike rides a Bike19 hours ago

    Probably is just mad she can’t play an instrument real well

  36. AA12 Fordays

    AA12 Fordays20 hours ago

    *only the purist of the Americans are allowed to sing it well*

  37. Dunderhead

    Dunderhead20 hours ago

    Fake ass Americans don’t even know the lyrics

  38. Trebin Jenkis

    Trebin Jenkis20 hours ago

    The national anthem should be Power and the Glory by Phil Ochs

  39. Deadrift

    Deadrift21 hour ago


  40. ddavid122

    ddavid12221 hour ago

    So you guys also publish Adam Neely videos?? Hmm.

  41. Orpheus

    Orpheus22 hours ago

    Admittedly that’s kind of a gross over simplification of the story of the Banner. The main centerpiece of the story is the U.S. flag atop the fort, which despite having been directly shot tens of times by the British as an intentional act of attempted demoralization, stayed up strong, only boosting the morale of the U.S, leading to victory. The story I always heard was that when morning came, and the battle boats returned to the fort, they found a massive pyramid of dead bodies all clutching the flag, their last moments spent holding it up, preventing it from falling, and preventing the British from demoralizing the U.S. As soon as the guy holding the flag died from British cannons, a new guy would volunteer to climb the pile and keep holding it up, sacrificing himself in the name of his country and his flag. We could have chosen no better story to represent our nation, in my opinion.

  42. [ ? ]

    [ ? ]22 hours ago

    That's actually quite a poor excuse for retaining this anthem. 'America The Beautiful' for me is shorter and more beautiful. But I'm not US citizen so I can't judge.

  43. Fuduper

    Fuduper23 hours ago

    I know the words by heart.... this video makes me wonder if people are just retarded because the lesson we were given on the start spangled banner and it’s history was in the second grade..... YYYYIKES πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  44. shrillbert

    shrillbert23 hours ago

    I'd much rather have "This Land is Your Land" as our national anthem. It's a narrower vocal range,, the lyrics fir the tune better,vand it actually glorifies the country it represents, which is what an anthem is supposed to do in the first place.

  45. Burger Jason

    Burger JasonDay ago

    Idk about y’all but I think it sounds good

  46. Some Cheese

    Some CheeseDay ago

    U gotta go low

  47. GreyGear

    GreyGearDay ago

    ussr is the best

  48. asianboyrobert

    asianboyrobertDay ago

    Just blast Jimi Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner

  49. legoman7041

    legoman7041Day ago

    People shouldn't dislike creative takes on the Star Spangled Banner. We should dislike poorly executed creative takes on the Star Spangled Banner because if you don't have something nice to sing you shouldn't sing at all.

  50. A Girl Who Writes Also A Meme Expert

    A Girl Who Writes Also A Meme ExpertDay ago

    I can sing and play it on my clarinet perfectly

  51. ZennerPlaysCPR

    ZennerPlaysCPRDay ago

    I could talk about the actual video, but instead I'm gonna question why you're using Skype in 2018.

  52. Umitalia nyan

    Umitalia nyanDay ago

    I can sing it but it almost is uncomfortable

  53. Space Zelda

    Space ZeldaDay ago

    The arrangement my school choir did of the anthem spanned two octaves for the soprano parts

  54. Tesla

    TeslaDay ago

    JosΓ© Feliciano and Marvin Gaye were before a different crowed. So ungΓ­ais for Feliciano

  55. Tesla

    TeslaDay ago

    National anthem should be accesible to sing for EVERYBODY

  56. Tesla

    TeslaDay ago

    I’m Mexico you sing the national anthem every single day at 6:00 am when the flag is posted in the downtown

  57. Aaron Long

    Aaron LongDay ago

    Why shouldn't our anthem be challenging? It makes it more dramatic, more interesting to listen to. God Save the Queen sounds *dreary*. La la Marseillaise is repetitive. The Star Spangled Banner is a sweeping, soaring, majestic thing, even if it is a bit awkward for the amateur. Ballet is hard to bring off too, but nobody would suggest that it would be better if you made it easier to perform. Our anthem is a song with proclaims who we are as a people, and it is better to have a song that's ambitious, difficult, and glorious, than one which merely lowers its expectations to meet the mediocre capabilities of the layperson.

  58. Xenon

    XenonDay ago

    Adam Neely already did a video on this exact thing.

  59. novelfroge 80

    novelfroge 80Day ago

    Watch Adam neely's video on this

  60. noor meryem

    noor meryemDay ago

    the French anthem promotes discrimination and hate towards people that aren't French or of a similar European counterpart. At one point in the chorus the words "qu'un sang impure abreuve nos sillons" are said. Those words describe how if the blood that's spilled (in battle or war) isn't "pure" then it should be fed to the French pigs. i know this is irrelevant. just wanted to seem smart for once.

  61. Thomas fan 1945

    Thomas fan 1945Day ago

    O’ Canada is so much better. It’s short and easy to sing.

  62. Chien Vu Nhat

    Chien Vu NhatDay ago

    La Marseilleise is great but has Vox ever heard USSR anthem. That's a masterpiece. I don't want to compare US anthem here. It's gonna be a joke.

  63. Josie Thornton

    Josie ThorntonDay ago

    In Australia we sing the national anthem every week πŸ˜πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

  64. Shriya P

    Shriya PDay ago

    I think the difficulty makes our national anthem better.

  65. DonJuanMarco

    DonJuanMarcoDay ago

    Nothing beats Whitney!

  66. 100% Accu-RAT

    100% Accu-RATDay ago

    better than ours

  67. Dan

    DanDay ago

    Stolen from Adam neely

  68. Ben Thompson

    Ben ThompsonDay ago

    Still Dont know a line of the American national anthem but Dont worry im english

  69. Hell Yee

    Hell YeeDay ago

    Bro we sing the national anthem every time we have whole-school meetings, which is once like every month or month of a half. It's terrible, barely anyone sings it because we freaking can't because it's so weird and we can't even remember the words. They just play the song while everyone else mumbles

  70. JansTheRush - YT Surfer

    JansTheRush - YT SurferDay ago

    We sing our national anthem *every day* at school. So you can imagine singing this everyday and widening your vocal range.

  71. Mitsuki ___

    Mitsuki ___2 days ago

    Am i the only non american idiot who clicked on this video?

  72. Blue Newt

    Blue Newt2 days ago

    Oh boo hoo

  73. Blue Newt

    Blue Newt2 days ago

    It is extremely easy

  74. Mac Ter

    Mac Ter2 days ago

    We need to change the anthem because some people can’t sing it

  75. Not Mr T

    Not Mr T2 days ago

    I’m reading this in base clef

  76. Natalie the musical lover

    Natalie the musical lover2 days ago

    I like the anthem

  77. Ice Family Show

    Ice Family Show2 days ago

    6:18 umm.. what language was that πŸ˜‚ 🀣

  78. #relateableoldman πŸ‘΄πŸ»

    #relateableoldman πŸ‘΄πŸ»2 days ago

    This is honestly like the easiest song I’ve ever sung. It’s not hard if you aren’t completely musically inept and can put it into a range that fits your voice.

  79. Dr Kid

    Dr Kid2 days ago

    BASS.... 🎼A-dam Nee-ly de-serves cre-diiiiiiiiit

  80. Samuel D'Atri

    Samuel D'Atri2 days ago

    Oh no, we’re complaining about the distance between the notes, so sad. (It’s not really hard this is such an exaggeration)

  81. Dexter Clift

    Dexter Clift2 days ago

    No one can beat Titus burgess singing it

  82. Adam Brown

    Adam Brown2 days ago

    Their snoots droupped

  83. Parmeet Singh

    Parmeet Singh2 days ago

    Ya but all the other countries make fun....

  84. SΓΌbZer00

    SΓΌbZer002 days ago

    Why the * insert any nation here* national anthem is terrible - and perfect - a perfectly terrible video - by Vox

  85. Tiago Foz

    Tiago Foz2 days ago

    Where's Hendrix performance at woodstock

  86. Arturo Garrido

    Arturo Garrido2 days ago

    If you think your national anthem has to be hard to sing because it should be as hard as the sports you are so wrong lmao, so your anthem is for sports? Damn

  87. Ishan Sinha

    Ishan Sinha2 days ago

    It sounds intimidating thoughh

  88. Alice Dubois

    Alice Dubois2 days ago

    This video is stolen from Adam Neely. I thought that you guys are a retributable channel! I guess not... Stealing is stealing guys. OWN UP!!

  89. Darius Barnes

    Darius Barnes2 days ago

    It is perfect

  90. Ethan DyTioco

    Ethan DyTioco2 days ago

    Adam Neely >

  91. Daniel Playz_YT

    Daniel Playz_YT2 days ago

    I guess I'm not normal

  92. Adrian_ Zombturtle

    Adrian_ Zombturtle2 days ago

    But it hurts to listen to people mess up the song

  93. Randomperson Smith

    Randomperson Smith2 days ago


  94. TheGreatShogun

    TheGreatShogun2 days ago

    Of course Liberals wpuld have no knowledge of or respect for the anthem... You Leftists are a sad bunch.

  95. Roiva

    Roiva2 days ago

    Plagiarized by Adam Neely! Uncool.

  96. Peter Huson

    Peter Huson2 days ago

    My country β€˜tis of thee is easier to remember

  97. Diego- Kiwi

    Diego- Kiwi2 days ago

    We need new lyrics

  98. Lil Slightly Bigger Nugget

    Lil Slightly Bigger Nugget2 days ago

    Is it just me but I don’t find this hard. I think the hardest part about it is the lyrics. I think it’s really long but idk I’m not American

  99. Mizz FlaireBeauty

    Mizz FlaireBeauty2 days ago

    "Always thought our national anthem was ridiculous. Half of the anthem is about the flag not getting ruined in a war. The lyrics are not as invigorating as other countries. It’s just off and bland. The Star Spangled Banner tune came from a drinking song. Which is probably why the notes don't particular work well with the new words."

  100. Jaden Shimp

    Jaden Shimp3 days ago

    On top of messing up the history a bit and misinterpreting lyrics, you stole the video from Adam Neely

  101. Roan-William Iribarren

    Roan-William Iribarren3 days ago

    We don’t need a damn new national anthem by some pop star that cranks out the same music that his/her producer writes. It’s history, deal with it. It’s not like you sing it for fun.

  102. Non Wilson

    Non Wilson3 days ago

    I like how they try to save the singers. I think it gets the crowd to participate.... since everyone should know it..... I love it. I think Francis Scott didn't know how to sing.... that's why the song was writing like that. Hahahaha he wrong for that.. trying to make himself relevant for ever.....!

  103. Cristobal Garrido

    Cristobal Garrido3 days ago

    where is gaga

  104. Lozzoe

    Lozzoe3 days ago

    I think it's easy to sing... I can sing 3 octaves tho

  105. Greendude0101

    Greendude01013 days ago