A collection of Indonesian National Anthems Suitable for Singing on August 17 Complete with Lyrics

National Anthem – Compared to other countries, Indonesians have a very high sense of nationalism. Never mind the old people, even the young ones are the same. Indeed, our country is not a developed country, but that is in fact no reason for Indonesians to love their country.

This love is manifested in many occasions. In 2016, for example, when there was a terrorist attack in Sarinah, Jakarta. In contrast to other countries that show reactions of fear, the people of Indonesia have instead chosen to unite to defend their country against terrorism through the hashtag #We’re Not Afraid.

Another example is on social media, whenever someone attacks or insults the name of Indonesia, we can be sure that our people will immediately attack that person’s account. Some cases even made the accounts of people who dared to insult Indonesia’s name disappear somewhere.

Actually, it’s not surprising that people in our country have a very high sense of nationalism. One of the reasons, because since childhood we have been taught to love Indonesia. Not only learning about history and the struggles of the heroes in winning independence, but since we were still in elementary school, we are also taught national anthems and national anthems whose lyrics make us love this country even more, no matter what the conditions are.

The difference between the National Anthem and the National Anthem

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Besides being taught the national anthem, we also learn to sing the national anthem. Although both are important songs, the national anthem has a higher degree than the national anthem. The question is, what makes the two different? Let’s find out together!

National anthem

As the name implies, the national anthem is a song whose contents are about love for a country. Unlike the national anthem, the national anthem consists of many songs. In addition, the themes for national anthems are also much more diverse.

Starting from songs that tell about the struggle of the nation’s heroes in winning independence, songs about events during the colonial era, to songs that describe the beauty of our country, Indonesia.

Even so, the national anthem and national anthem have the same goal, namely to add a high sense of nationalism for the next generation.

National anthem

In a way, the national anthem is one of the things that must be owned by an independent country. This is because all countries in the world have at least one national anthem, and Indonesia, as an independent country, clearly does.

The national anthem itself is one of the symbols of a country as well as a symbol of unity for its people. As you know, Indonesia has the song “Indonesia Raya” as its national anthem. This song was created by a composer and teacher named Wage Rudolf Soepratman or commonly known as WR Supratman in 1924, long before Indonesia’s independence.

Unlike the national anthem, the national anthem is regulated by law and may not be sung carelessly, let alone change the content or tone.

Benefits of Singing the National Anthem

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The national anthem is not a song that is foreign to Indonesian ears. Since childhood, teachers at school have taught various national songs. From the previous explanation, the national anthem was created to foster a high sense of nationalism.

Apart from fostering a sense of nationalism, the national anthem also has several other benefits that are rarely known by many people, you might be one of them. Here are the benefits of singing the national anthem that you need to know.

Getting Positive Messages

Unlike most songs nowadays which have negative messages, the national anthem is rich in positive messages and is safe for listening to all ages, including young children and the younger generation.

Teaching children national songs will get them lots of positive messages. Moreover, most of the national songs have simple lyrics, so they are easily understood even by children.

Enriching Children’s Knowledge About Music

Music is one of the most enjoyable ways to teach children new knowledge. Apart from playing children’s songs, as a parent there is nothing wrong with introducing children to national songs from a young age.

They don’t really understand the meaning or the lyrics yet, but national songs will enrich their knowledge of music, especially since national songs are original music by well-known Indonesian composers.

Teaching Knowledge About Indonesian History

Generally, children learn history when they are in elementary school. However, you can also teach them about Indonesian history since childhood. Of course, the knowledge we teach must be age-appropriate.

One of the easiest ways to teach children history lessons is through national songs. You can choose national songs that have simple lyrics and are not too long, so that your little one can easily understand them.

Apart from the song, you can also tell the child about the story behind the song. It would be nice, you have to tell him in a way that is simple and easy to understand.

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8 Indonesian National Anthems Suitable for Singing on August 17th

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Talking about the national anthem, it is usually only sung at certain moments. Apart from the flag ceremony on Monday, the national anthem is also frequently sung ahead of Indonesia’s independence day on August 17.

Of the many national songs owned by Indonesia, many of them are very suitable to be sung during the 17’s event later. Here are 8 Indonesian national songs that are suitable for singing on August 17, which song do you remember?

1. Independence Day

In a way, the song ” Hari Merdeka ” is a song that must be sung on the day of Indonesia’s independence celebration. The song ” Freedom Day ” itself was composed by President Soekarno’s aide named Husein Mutahar. Interestingly, this song was not composed in 1945, but in 1946 or one year after Indonesia’s independence.

At that time, President Soekarno asked Husein Mutahar to compose a song to honor in the morning or what is known as aubade, so Husein Mutahar also created the song ” Hari Merdeka ” which was inspired by Indonesia’s independence day.

Personally, this song is a form of gratitude for the adjutant for freeing Indonesia from the grip of colonialism. Who would have thought, President Soekarno liked the song until it was finally made into a national anthem.

Lyrics of the song “Independence Day”

August seventeenth year four and five
That’s our independence day,
the independence day of the homeland and the nation,
the birthday of the Indonesian nation

Independent….

Once free, always free
As long as life is still in the body,
we remain loyal, we remain ready
to defend Indonesia,
we remain loyal, we remain ready
to defend our country

August seventeenth year four and five
That’s our independence day,
the independence day of the homeland and the nation,
the birthday of the Indonesian nation

Independent…

Once free, always free
As long as life is still in the body,
we remain loyal, we remain ready
to defend Indonesia,
we remain loyal, we remain ready
to defend our country

August seventeenth year four and five
That’s our independence day,
the independence day of the homeland and the nation,
the birthday of the Indonesian nation

Independent…

Once free, always free
As long as life is still in our bodies,
we remain loyal, we remain ready to defend
Indonesia. We remain loyal , we remain ready to defend our country.





2. Garuda Pancasila

Apart from the song ” Independence Day “, another national song that is suitable for singing during the August 17 celebration is “Garuda Pancasila”. Actually, this song is more suitable for Pancasila Birthday on June 1, but because of the upbeat lyrics and music, this song is also often sung during flag-raising ceremonies.

The song ” Garuda Pancasila ” itself was composed by Prohar Sudharnoto, a musician as well as an employee of Radio Republik Indonesia or commonly shortened to RRI in 1956. Initially, this song was titled ” Mars Pancasila “, before finally changing its name to ” Garuda Pancasila ” as it was originally written. we know now.

Lyrics of the song “Garuda Pancasila”

Garuda Pancasila
I am your supporter

Patriot Proclamation
Ready to Sacrifice for you

Pancasila is the basis of a
just, prosperous and prosperous nation

Personal of my people
Let’s go ahead
Let’s go ahead
Come on go ahead

3. Raise My Flag

Another national song that is uplifting and suitable to be sung during the August 17th celebration is ” Berkibarlah my Flag “. This song itself was composed by a legendary figure, namely Saridjah Niung or who is more familiarly known as Mrs. Soed.

Even though the song “ Berkibarlah Benderaku ” has an upbeat tempo, who would have thought that this song was actually inspired by a very touching story. Mrs. Soed composed the song “Berkibarlah Benderaku” in 1947. At that time, the Dutch, who still had ambitions to colonize Indonesia, forbade the people to fly the red and white flag.

The same thing also applies to the red and white flag that is hoisted at the Radio Republik Indonesia or RRI building. However, the RRI leadership, Joesoef Ronodipoero, opposed the ban. He was even willing to risk his life for the sake of the red and white flag still flying. He even said that if the flag had to come down, the flag would come down with the carcass.

Lyrics of “Raise My Flag”

Raise my flag
, the holy symbol of brave officers.
All over the coast of Indonesia,
you are still the idol of the nation

Who dares to put you down
Simultaneously your people defend
the red and white officers
Soar forever and ever

We, the people of Indonesia,
are ready at all times
to devote all our energy
so that you remain brilliant

Unshakable, my soul resists obstacles
Undaunted, your people will sacrifice
The red and white officers,
Fly forever and ever

4. For you Country

Although the lyrics are short, the song ” For You Country ” has a very deep meaning. This song itself was composed by order of President Soekarno in 1942. At that time, Indonesia was under the grip of Japan. President Soekarno then asked one of his close colleagues, Kusbini, to create a song that could raise the people’s spirits.

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Kusbini then composed the song ” For You Country “, the song was first sung by Mrs. Soed on Japanese-owned radio, Dai Nippon. Initially, this song was against the Japanese. At that time, Nippon was worried that this song would arouse the resistance of the Indonesian people against Japan.

But the creator, dodged and said that the song is general in nature, after all there is no word “Indonesia” in the lyrics.

Lyrics of the song “For You Country”

To you our country we promise
to you our country to serve
you our country to serve
you our land of body and soul

5. Flower Fall

Another national song created by a legendary figure is ” Dea Bunga “. This song itself was composed by Ismail Marzuki in 1945. Compared to other national songs, the song ” Deed Bunga ” is a sad song, both in terms of lyrics and music.

The song ” Leave Flowers ” itself was created to commemorate the fighters who died in an effort to liberate Indonesia from Dutch grip from 1945 to 1949.

Lyrics of the song “Autumn Flowers”

How my heart will not be sad
My hero has fallen
How my heart will not be sad
Servant left alone

Who is now the solitude of
the loyal Nan and the officer
who is now the hero of the heart of
a true national defender

My hero has died
Cash has promised service
Falling one grows a thousand
Motherland glorious and sacred

My flowers fall in the dedication garden
On the day of motherland Fragrant
, fragrant with the essence of
the Jaya Sakti homeland

6. Indonesian Heritage

Just like the song ” Legal Bunga “, the song ” Indonesia Pusaka ” was also composed by the legendary composer from Indonesia, Ismail Marzuki in 1949. You could say, this song has touching lyrics and makes us love Indonesia even more.

Lyrics of the song “Indonesia Pusaka”

Indonesia, the homeland of beta,
An eternal heritage that is glorious,
Indonesia has always been revered by
the nation.
That’s where beta was born .


What a beautiful homeland, beta
There is no comparison in the world
The beautiful work of God Almighty
For the nation that worships
Indonesia Mother Earth
I adore you I love you
My strength and even my soul
To you I am willing to give

7. Mother Earth

Rather than the August 17 celebration, this song is more popular at certain moments, especially when Indonesia is grieving. For the creator himself, there are two versions in circulation. The first says that the song ” Ibu Pertiwi ” was composed by Ismail Marzuki, while the other version says that this song was composed by the composer Kamsidi Samsuddin in 1908.

Unlike other songs that give encouragement, the lyrics of the song ” Ibu Pertiwi ” are actually very sad, which is about a country that is being hit by a disaster.

Lyrics of the song “Mother Earth”

I see the motherland
Is sad.
Her tears are in her eyes. Her diamond
gold is remembered

Forests, mountains, rice fields, oceans,
Savings of wealth.
Now mother is lara
. Moaning and praying

I see motherland
We come to serve
You see your sons and daughters
Joyful mother

Mother, we still love
your faithful son
, guarding the inheritance
for the homeland and the nation

I see the motherland
Is sad.
Her tears are in her eyes. Her diamond
gold is remembered

Forests, mountains, rice fields, oceans,
Savings of wealth.
Now mother is lara
. Moaning and praying

Safeguarding heritage
for the homeland and the nation

8. Build Youth

Returning to the national songs that make us excited, there is the song “ Build Youths and Youths ” by the great Indonesian composer, Alfred Simanjuntak, which is also suitable for singing during the August 17th celebration.

Just like other national songs, the song ” Wake Up Youth and Youth ” also has simple lyrics. But in those days, a simple song like this could also cause problems. When creating this song in 1943, Indonesia was still under Japanese occupation. Alfred Simanjuntak who worked as a public school teacher was then hunted down by the Japanese military because he had the courage to compose and play this song to many people.

Lyrics of the song “Wake Up Young People”

Wake up young Indonesian youth
Hands up your clothes for the country
In the future it will be your duty
To be your responsibility to Indonesia
Be your responsibility to Indonesia Be willing
to keep trying to be honest and sincere
Don’t talk too much and work hard
Heart firm and straight, think clear, act smoothly,
son of the country
, act behave smoothly, O son of the country

Not only do they have deep meanings and lyrics, each national anthem also has an interesting history to know. So, of all the national songs you’ve heard, which is your favorite?

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Author: Siti Marliah

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