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 still resonates with you today,

 something you yell along to in the car with your BFF,

 something that carries a lot of weight personally and historically,

 something you sing at karaoke that’s a total crowd pleaser,

 or All Star by Smash Mouth.

Everyone thinks of a different song when they hear the word “anthem,” but speaking to students has led us to believe that a true anthem is an unspoken, generational agreement.

One student used Mr. Brightside by The Killers as an example, because “everyone knows it and everyone remembers when it was huge.”

No matter what, an anthem is sure to make you feel even a little nostalgic. Anthem’s goal is to get the best bangers on-air again, bringing you back to your favourite moments from some of your favourite years.

When you listen in, you’ll want to Pump Up the Past – and that’s our definition of an Anthem.

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