Sports writer Martin Samuel of The Times begins yesterday’s column on the trials and tribulations at Liverpool Football Club like so:
Strasser’s regime lasted just shy of 4 years, which is plenty of time to implement the most radical of national anthem policies IMO, and I’m curious to know whether Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now ever made anthem status in Sierra Leone for however brief a period. No less an authority than the Super Furry Animals seems to think it did, but confirmation either way is proving elusive. For guidance, the current SL national anthem begins:
High we exalt thee, realm of the free;
Great is the love we have for thee;
Firmly united ever we stand,
Singing thy praise, O native land.
which is definitely not the opening lyric to Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now. In fact, as far as I know, the song isn’t even by McFadden & Whitehead at all.
Any relevant information is welcome.