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October 3, 2018

Top 5 Social Anthems

Music holds a huge part in many people’s lives. As we like to say, everyone has their own personal anthem. Some lyrics hit home more than others, and that’s why we can relate to them as individuals. Other songs become so relevant to large groups of society they become anthems for these people. So here, we count down the top 5 social anthems of the last 15 years. 5. K’naan – Wavin’ Flag Released in 2009 this song quickly became an anthem of hope for people around the world. The refugee story of fighting, hope and love struck a nerve…

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October 2, 2018

Up and Anthem – Episode 3

Hosts Sarain, Josh and Laurel talk about Gritty, Dunkin’ Donuts, and saving the Santa Claus Parade.

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September 26, 2018

The Best Animated Movies from the 2000s

Anthem throws it back to some of the greatest music from the 2000s. It turns out that the 2000s produced more than just great music. What about all of the movies we still quote; the ones we can still remember every word to? I took a look back at a few of the most memorable animated movies from that time, and want to bring you back to those childhood movie nights.   Shrek (2001) The movie is set in a fantasy world where a talking donkey teaches an ogre to open up. Who comes up with this stuff? Shrek will…

Podcasts rrcanthem Up and Anthem
September 21, 2018

Up and Anthem – Episode 2

Hosts Kiersten, Hayley and David take you through the week’s pop culture news, discuss the Winnipeg Jets’ new third jerseys and much more.

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September 18, 2018

Anatomy of an Anthem – “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”

“I walk a lonely road The only one that I have ever known Don’t know where it goes But it’s only me, and I walk alone.”   Every anthem has a story. The hearts of thousands of teenagers in the 2000s were both broken and healed by the lines in our first song pick for Anatomy of an Anthem: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”. In 2004, American punk rock band Green Day released their rock opera American Idiot, the album that would introduce them to a new generation of fans after declining popularity in the early 2000s. The band had spent months…

Podcasts Up and Anthem
September 14, 2018

Up and Anthem – Episode 1

Hosts Harris, Maddy and Will talk about the Banjo Bowl, the Emmys, and take a trip back to 2004 on the 1st Up and Anthem morning show.

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September 12, 2018

What is an Anthem?

A rousing or uplifting song identified with a particular group, body, or cause. We’ve all been there; driving at ninety down those country lanes. Singing to “Tiny Dancer.” Sir Elton John created such a memorable tune, Ed Sheeran wrote it into one of his songs. That’s a great example of what an anthem is. Our team spoke to college and university students about what they think an anthem is. The general consensus was somewhere around “an iconic song that usually provokes a nostalgic feeling.” In other words; A song that helped you through a difficult period in your life that…