National anthems. Every country has one, but more often than not they're just a bit... lame?
As a result we put forward a handful of scene anthems that are better alternatives and that we will henceforth be recognising as the national anthem. For everywhere. Thank you.
'The Anthem' - Good Charlotte
We're easing you in with what has to be the most obvious choice. It's literally called 'The Anthem'.
'Dear Maria' - All Time Low
From that first cough, through to the final chord- this is an anthem in every way.
'American Idiot' - Green Day
Presented without comment, but with a very very pointed look.
'The Downfall Of Us All' - A Day To Remember
It's a two-fer because A) it's a banger and everyone knows all the words, and B) 'The Downfall Of Us All' perfectly describes society right now.
'Sorry You're Not A Winner' - Enter Shikari
'Anthem' - Blink-182
Presented because it's called 'Anthem', and it fills you with a patroitic feeling.
'Famous Last Words' - My Chemical Romance
All that we're saying is that the way that things are going down in America right now, the name is appropriate. That's all we're saying.
'Grand Theft Autumn' - Fall Out Boy
Pete Wentz may have stopped introducing 'Grand Theft Autumn' by proclaiming "Please stand for your national anthem", but the fact that he's stopped doesn't mean we don't still recognise it as the official national anthem for the scene.