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Someone Has Started A Petition To Change The US National Anthem To 'Sandstorm' By Darude

Someone Has Started A Petition To Change The US National Anthem To 'Sandstorm' By Darude

'The Star-Spangled Banner' was written way back in 1814 by amateur poet Francis Scott Key during the Defence of Fort M'Henry. That means it's been in existence for 202 years, 85 of which it has been the official national anthem of the United States of America.

'Sandstorm' was written by Finnish DJ Darude as the lead single from his debut studio album 'Before The Storm' and released in October 1999 by 16 Inch Records. That means it's been in existence for 17 years, 17 of which it has been the world's most famous and essential trance/club track.

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If you go on percentages, Sandstorm has been more important to people for a longer proportion of its existence than 'The Star-Spangled Banner'. Therefore logic would tell you that 'Sandstorm' by Darude is the logical choice to be the United States of America's new national anthem.

That's not quite the reasoning put forward by Kyle Tucker, the creator of a petition asking President Barack Obama to change the US National Anthem to Sandstorm by Darude, but his is just as good.

"Our national anthem is outdated and stale. Changing it to 'Darude - Sandstorm' will ensure our country is elevated in the modern age. Let's make America great again."

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You simply can't argue with that.

It's not just a treat for America either. Imagine how much the Olympic Games or US football matches would be improved if this was actually the case. It'd be a fucking party every time the US turn out at anything. When they do the anthem before rodeos in the deep south, it would be lit as fuck. The list is endless.

Make this happen. Sign the petition.

George Pavlou

Something witty and self-deprecating...

 

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