SINGAPORE - Last year's theme song One Singapore was slammed by netizens for being corny and childish.
A year before, the music video for Love At First Light was seen as out of touch.
Some said 2009's song 'What Do You See?' was hard to sing along to and lacked broad appeal.
In recent years, National Day theme songs have been a source of contention.
But this year, there won't be any chatter over what new song we will have to learn to sing for our 49th birthday.
That's because for the first time in 16 years, the National Day Parade (NDP) will have no accompanying theme song.
Instead, the executive committee for this year's parade have decided to bring back familiar tunes like Count On Me Singapore, Stand Up For Singapore and Home.
The New Paper understands that they will include songs from all four national languages.
Speaking at the media launch yesterday, executive committee chairman Colonel Wong Yu Han said the decision was in line with this year's theme - Our People, Our Home.
"These songs express us as a people so it's therefore most appropriate to use (them) as part of our celebrations," Col Wong, 41, said.
"As you sing these songs again and again, every year you attach a new meaning and deeper memories. This just makes sense for us," he added.