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    Default Tribute to a country ! Explain why ?

    This thread was created to give a tribute to a country. I think it can be cool and we can also learn a lot of things in this thread (culture,music, etc).
    Last edited by Lebasketball; 09-10-2017 at 08:47 AM.

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    This is a great idea. Countries are very deserving and some of the best songs are written about homeland.

    Here is actually a song called "Homeland". It is by Irish country singer Derek Ryan.

    The singer chooses beautiful green scenery from his beautiful country with beautiful people, beautiful nature and beautiful music

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    A Greek international legend Nana Mouskouri has carried the love of Greece in her heart and all over the world. Here one of her biggest hits: "White Rose Of Athens" to the ravishingly beautiful city of Athens.

    And since we are at it, another song dedicated to Athens; "Athina man amou" (Athens My Love) here by Bessy Argiraki

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    A tribute to Egypt and its future.

    The song is by, strangely enough, an Emirati singer called Hussain al Jasmi with young Egyptian kids and praise of progress in Egypt. This is a new release in 2017

    and who doesn't remember with nostalgia what Dalida the Egyptian-Italian singer said about Egypt "Helwa Ya Baladi" (meaning beautiful my country)

    Here also a touching contemporary cover by Lina Sleiby

    Last edited by worldbasketball; 12-19-2017 at 06:28 PM.

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    I try to avoid national anthems as they are too nationalistic. I will make one exception though, "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" written in the many languages of South Africa

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    Tribute to Austria - "Edelweiss"

    Here a sweet sweet version by Nataly Dawn

    Edelweiss is a white flower found high in the Alps

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    This Land Is Your Land, probably one of the best songs written about America. It is by the very enigmatic Woodie Guthrie.

    Here a modern version by My Morning Jacket

    It was used believe it or not for an ad for The North Face brand

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    Talking about America, Josh Gracin, a contestant in The American Idol later released "My Favourite State of Mind" in which he praises American features

    Hawaii's got big breaks,
    Michigan Great Lakes,
    Colorado snowflakes,
    Georgia peaches
    Louisiana hot food,
    New York attitude,
    Florida beaches
    Tennessee whiskey,
    Baby, are you with me?
    Texas chili,
    Virginia pines
    It's hard to beat that California sunshine
    Baby, you're my favorite,
    Favorite state of mind


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    This is a tribute to a lot of historical data. I never know a song that contains so much naming of ... almost everything contemporary really


    Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
    South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
    Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television
    North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
    Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
    Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
    Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
    Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning
    We didn't start the fire
    No, we didn't light it, but we tried to fight it

    Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev
    Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc
    Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dacron
    Dien Bien Phu Falls, "Rock Around the Clock"
    Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team
    Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
    Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev
    Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez

    Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
    Sputnik, Zhou Enlai, Bridge On The River Kwai
    Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball
    Starkweather Homicide, Children of Thalidomide
    Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia
    Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go
    U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
    Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo

    Hemingway, Eichmann, Stranger in a Strange Land
    Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion
    Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania
    Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson
    Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex
    J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say?

    Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
    Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock
    Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline
    Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan
    Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal suicide
    Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
    Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law
    Rock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore

    We didn't start the fire
    It was always burning since the world's been turning

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    WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE the last verse always disappoints me how he skips quickly over the 70's and 80' having paid o much attention to the 50's and 60's

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