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25 Songs That Will Make You Stand Up Faster Than The National Anthem

"I wish I wrote these bangers." —Francis Scott Key, probably

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5. "I Need A Girl (Part 2)" — P. Diddy feat. Mario Winans, Ginuwine, and Loon

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Most anthemic lyric: "Roll through rough, I got the range / Ma I got some thangs, knowned to put rocks in rings / Push a hundred foot yachts and thangs."

7. "Heartbreaker" — Mariah Carey

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Most anthemic lyric: "Heartbreaker, you got the best of me / But I just keep on coming back incessantly / Oh why, did you have to run your game on me / I should have known right from the start / You'd go and break my heart."


11. "Formation" — Beyoncé

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Most anthemic lyric: "My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana / You mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bama / I like my baby heir with baby hair and afros / I like my negro nose with Jackson Five nostrils."


12. "Love On Top" — Beyoncé

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Most anthemic lyric: "Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear (They say love hurts) / But I know (It's gonna take a real work) / Nothing's perfect, but it's worth it after fighting through my tears / And finally you put me first."

14. "Remember The Time" — Michael Jackson

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Most anthemic lyric: "Do you remember the time (When we fell in love) /

Do you remember the time (When we first met girl) / Do you remember the time

(When we fell in love) / Do you remember the time."

15. "How Will I Know" — Whitney Houston

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Most anthemic lyric: "There's a boy I know, he's the one I dream of / Looks into my eyes, takes me to the clouds above / Ooh I lose control, can't seem to get enough / When I wake from dreaming, tell me is it really love."


18. "September" — Earth, Wind, & Fire

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Most anthemic lyric: "Our hearts were ringing / In the key that our souls were singing / As we danced in the night / Remember how the stars stole the night away."

19. "Hot Boyz" — Missy Elliot

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Most anthemic lyric: "Hot boyz Baby YOU got what I want / See y'all be drivin' those Lexus jeeps, and Benz jeeps and the Lincoln jeeps / Nothin' cheaper wit' the Platinum Visa."


24. "All For You" — Janet Jackson

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Most anthemic lyric: "All my girls at the party / Look at his body / Shakin' that thing like I never did see / Got a nice package alright / Guess I'm gonna have to ride it tonight."