It’s Jerusalem for the Commonwealth Games

Nation has chosen anthem for England’s medallists

On St George’s Day 2010 Commonwealth Games England announced that they would let the nation decide which anthem is to be played at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Delhi by allowing the public to vote for the song of their choice.

Voters were able to choose between God Save The Queen, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory – with Jerusalem beating the both the national anthem and the anthem previously used for English athletes competing at Commonwealth Games. The new official anthem of the England Team will be played for English athletes on the podium in Delhi when a Gold medal is won.

England athlete Dean Macey, who won Gold at the 2006 Games in Melbourne, welcomed the new anthem, saying: “Jerusalem’s awesome for getting you pumped before competing. Couple this with the huge pride that comes in wearing the red lion and you’ve got the perfect anthem for England’s Commonwealth Games’.

Duncan Lewis, Marketing Director for Commonwealth Games England, said, “The nation has spoken and we are delighted to accept Jerusalem as the anthem for England athletes in Delhi. The response from the public has been absolutely fantastic and I hope they will carry on this level of enthusiasm in supporting the team in Delhi this summer.”

Survey by YouGov of 1,896 entrants

Results –

1. Jerusalem: 52.5%
2. Land of Hope and Glory: 32.5%
3. God Save The Queen: 12%

Via: We Are England

6 Comments Post a Comment
  1. James says:

    1,896 votes is not the nation. Lets try again.

  2. John Ventham says:

    I agree we need our own Anthem and our own Identity .I get really annoyed with websites that ask for your Country and the only one available is “United kingdom” which is not a Country .My Country is England Not Uk or Great britain or United Kingdom .

  3. jason says:

    agreed, why do children from other countries get too feel proud of there heratige and learn about their roots, and a english child ( at the risk of sounding racist I mean any child who is english) is not given the same. We should be proud to be english without the other countires around us being mixed in. We are not a continent like america, we are not a united state, WE ARE ENGLAND!

  4. The Prangwizard, of England says:

    Just heard this for the first time. How I detest the BBC’s politically correct presenters like the smart Alec bloke here who just had to get in and say something to placate the Scots, Welsh and Northen Irish, and put his female colleague down at the same time for daring to say the tune was ‘rowsing’. Or perhaps his loyalties are with one of the other nations. Either way, I hope he got a good ‘slap’ from her afterwards. No doubt his defence will be ‘balance’ but since it was a piece about England he should have kept his arrogant ‘know it all’ mouth shut. No doubt he has his eyes on promotion and he will probably have impressed the anti-English BBC elite.

  5. Keith says:

    I support England Rugby and I am sick to death of listening to the Welsh or the Scots sing their National Anthem and then having to sing the Natinal Anthem of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as if it were my Anthem.
    Can the powers that be within the spoting and political worlds not see that we are ENGLISH. The match is not Wales or Scotland versus Team GB!

  6. Cheshire Kat says:

    It should be Land of Hope and Glory as the English National Athem out of the 3 choices it is more of an English Tune as it’s played at Last a Night of the Proms more of us probably know the words and it should be taught in our schools so all our children know it, which could be done in RE and School Assembly’s.

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