Hero Motocorp: Technically, this song doesn’t qualify as an anthem because it was used for a TV commercial for the Honda-affiliated motorcycle company based in India. But we’re including it because it’s too wonderful to be ignored, having been written and performed by AR Rahman, who composed the soundtrack for the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire. Its lyrics call upon the “hero within us.”

Daehan Tong Eun: This Korean freight company’s solemn hymn, which claims its employees are “rewriting history,” is patriotic and the video features a lot of trucks.

Japan Break Industries: It’s easy to see why this song, the anthem for a now-defunct Japanese demolition company, went semi-viral in 2003, reaching number 22 in the Oricon pop singles charts in Japan. What’s not to like about an accompanying music video that resembles a cross between Rick Springfield and Triumph of the Will? The song became popular in South Korea as well, where news of the company’s 2009 demise was mourned in the Korean blogosphere.

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