Countries With the Best Music

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1United KingdomThe United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. The UK is well known for ancient and modern literature, its influence in world music, its historical ...read more.

The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Enter Shikari, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Arctic Monkeys, Blur/Gorillaz, Oasis, The Clash, Muse, Robbie Williams, Bullet for my Valentine, Fatboy Slim, Judas Priest The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, the list of awesome artists from the United Kingdom, goes on and on and on

Some classic bands, like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, The Sex Pistols, and now some amazing modern bands... Bullet For My Valentine, Lostprophets, Arctic Monkeys, Lostprophets, Biffy Clyro... I agree bands like Alter Bridge, Metallica and Foo Fighters are American, and that mean's they're a very close second.

The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Pink Floyd

'enough said

Not even a competition.

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2United StatesThe United States of America, or the U.S.A for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states. 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence in 1776 with ...read more.

Yes, underneath the mainstream garbage is real, true music.
You have to look for it, but it's there.
And you can't say you've never had a favorite singer, any time period, from the USA.
And I'm sorry but Canada? Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, what?
How about Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, etc, etc? Are we going to completely wipe out the USA's history of music just because of the last few years?

The USA has the best music out of all the countries. Now I'm not saying that other countries don't make fantastic music, but how can you compete with the King of Pop Michael Jackson, the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. Not to mention Frank Sinatra, and the best trumpet player of all time Louis Armstrong. And rock and roll was born in this country. Just like jazz and the Blues and pop and many other kinds of music. Aerosmith, and Metallica also come from the USA. plus other artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Garth Brooks, Whitney Houston, etc. And many other bands and singers may have been born in other countries, but when they came to the United States, they made their best music. For example: U2, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc. this is the best country for music. Without a doubt.

Yes, nowadays there is a lot garbage from this country but don't forget that roughly 95% of the music we like is from US & no matter what kind of music we like. Everybody can find the best songs of his favorite genres only in the USA. Yes there are also countries with good music, like the UK, Italy & France. But what are doing in top 10 countries like Ireland, New Zealand, Germany & Brazil? These four countries generally never had normal music by far. - Fan_of_Good_Music

American pop songs always make me feel happy. British pop songs also make me feel happy.

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3Sweden

Sweden is the 3rd biggest music country after USA and UK. That's very good for a such small country.

Sweden are doing so much in the background of the music industry without getting any credits for it. Sweden is like standing behind half of the Americans biggest pop hits since 2000.
Hits like

Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
I want is that way by Backstreet Boys
On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull
Rain Over Me by Pitbull
Starships by Nicki Minaj
Stronger What Doesn t Kill You by Kelly Clarkson
So What and Raise Your Glass by Pink
Poker Face and Just dance by Lady Gaga
Shake it off , Blank Space and Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
About every Katy Perry hit ever!
...and many more

Is all written by Swedes, especially Max Martin.

Just Google up Max Martin to see the truth behind the American biggest pop hits.

From abba to swedish house mafia. The swedes knows how to make music. End of story

Just amazing

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4CanadaCanada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world . This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories .

Too many good bands to name despite a population that is dwarfed by its bigger friends. Trooper, rush, three days grace, three doors down, april wine, sum 41, not to mention Justin beiber is a talented artist or he wouldn't be where he was (any non biased musician will tell you that) as well as drake (who owns the rap game right now) as well as the Weeknd. Alexisonfire, dead and divine, protest the hero. The list goes on for a while. that's why I think this country makes the best music.

Canada should be above Sweden on this list. Sweden doesn't have an many internationally acclaimed music giants as Canada has (with the except of the immortal ABBA, of course). Think of this. Bryan Adams. Arcade Fire. Rush. The Band. Barenaked Ladies. Oscar Peterson. Tragically Hip. Blue Rodeo. Nickelback. You can 1000% understand that the UK and the US are #1 and #2 respectively, but Canada should be third, with Sweden in fourth.

Some of the best canadian musicians in my opinion are rush, three days grace, silverstein, the guess who, sum 41, anvil, and the barenaked ladies.

We have awesome music like the tragically hip, the trews and so many more just not Justin beiber

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5GermanyGermany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Schubert. I doubt there is any other country coming even close to this.

Electronic: Kraftwerk. Electronic music originated in Germany and Britain, but there are few bands whose contribution is comparable.

Metal: Rammstein, Scorpions. Both are among the best metal bands. Only problem is Rammstein sings mostly in German.

Why'd must Rammstein sings in english, when they are german bands? - somekindofaguy

All (or at least) most of the credit for classical music and the best musicians go to Germany... How can we ignore this? Even modern bands like Modern Talking and Rammstein, Running Wild and many more are all German... German is among the top 3...

The foundation of Western music comes from Germany. There would be no Beatles or Rolling Stones sound without the great classical composers. So everybody who doesn't vote Germany has no clue about music at all.

Most of the bands I listen to are from Germany. - 906389

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6IndiaIndia, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

When asked this question - many people say UK and US, whose music is not bad, infact very good. This is a matter of individual tastes and clearly people would be biased. But When comparing music that REALLY is able to touch your heart - there is nothing that comes close to Indian music - if you have heard Indian/Bollywood songs - you know I am right, for those who haven't - time to start listening. PS: I have listened to many cultural music from all over.

Indian music is at its best when its embracing its roots, and especially when it's tied to a Bollywood epic. If it wasn't for the language barrier, I think Indian music would be so much bigger internationally. Nothing like the drums, strings, emotive singing and mood of Indian music.

India's music is totally nonparallel. western music might compassionate the various emotions of a human being but the Indian Raga Music is the only music which can up-bring the eternity of Soul

Best song it should be first or third

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7JapanJapan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean which has a huge capital city called Tokyo . Other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai . It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it . It has a large population of 127 . 3 million people (in ...read more.

All kinds of Japanese rock music and Pop music are underrated by the world in which music generated from this region should be more worldwide than now

Dir en grey, Versailles, X Japan, Galneryus, Onmyouza, Concerto Moon... More than enough said.

LiSA, Eir Aoi, and Luna Haruna are the best! They sing a lot of good songs for Sword Art Online! Not to mention FLOW is known for a lot of good songs for Naruto and Code Geass! And finally, Linked Horizon sings one of the best opening songs ever for the anime Attack on Titan! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Kyu sakamoto...

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8ItalyItaly, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe . Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state . Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, ...read more.

My two favorite Italian composers have got to be ennio morricone and nino rota, And my two favorite Italian bands are lacuna coil and rhapsody of fire.

Maybe not well known as english or american ones, but italians made music. From singers to bands to composers to opera (created by italians).

Great artists in all genres...
Vivaldi, Pavarotti, Caruso, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, Ennio Morricone, Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti, Mina, Celentano, Modugno, Italo disco, Eiffel 65...

Never listen, maybe old dusty opera, even not

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9South KoreaSouth Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

These guys really work hard to put out very different and complex music. In Kpop, it is apparent when headliners like Girls' Generation, BoA, 2NE1, SHINee, and 2PM release new songs that they have come a long way. All of these artists work nonstop, not only releasing Korean tracks, but also Japanese, Mandarin, and even some English. They are reaching out to the rest of Asia, and the world. Last month alone, tons of South Korean idols released comeback albums, singles, mini-albums, and music videos. I hope more people will appreciate South Korean Music and Culture more.

Korea puts more effort than a lot of other countries in music. Most people who get in to it practice many many hours a day and their music happens to be really good and not auto tuned and changed like a lot of music today

Artist work hours and hours spending time to please their fans and produce well music which have catchy tune to be easily remembered especially EXO Infinite GOT7 HIGH4 and many more

Training for a lot of years = quality music.. Only passionate people would made it..

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10IrelandFormed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

They always seem to produce some of the best singers and performers Worldwide over and over again

Jigs, reels, and slip jigs (which are in a 9 count) very odd for Western music. Irish traditional music still has a pulse in the modern era.

Most beautiful and haunted songs are produced in Ireland that just make you get goosebumps

Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. Enough said

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11EnglandEngland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.

One of the super heavyweights of the music world indeed.

Most of the super group/influential "British" bands are actually English. Therefore I would say Not "British" but English :-
Led Zeppelin, Yes, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, Free, The Kinks, King Crimson, Camel, Hawkwind, Motorhead... and so on...

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12AustraliaAustralia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands . Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry .

Well, there are mediocre singers like Gotye and Guy Sebastian. Keith Urban is incredible, however he was actually born in New Zealand, even though he is usually considered Australian.

Australia could be much higher up this list. But it loses many points for giving the world Rolf Harris.

From Australia, there's also natalie imbruglia, keith urban, gotye, and olivia newton-john.

Kylie minogue

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13BrazilBrazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

I've listened to everything. Literally everything. From rock to metal to hip hop to rap to dance to edm to pop to folk. Name a band or artist and I will most likely know their music. And from my experience with music NOTHING stands up to Brazilian music. Listen to someone like Jorge Ben and you will see where I'm coming from.

"The best by far. All the other voters are just ignorant" - how hypocritical. That is literally the most ignorant thing I have ever heard

Makes me happy! Cheerful and reminds me of parades and sun!

I'm glad to have met the Brazilian musicality

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14FranceFrance, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. ...read more.

France has a very deep supply of very good music in virtually all music genres, in particular in electronic, rap and metal.

This is the country that gave us daft punk.

The best rhythm, positive energy and even though you don't understand lyrics, you fall in love! I just love it so much (and no, I'm not French).

Great country for lots of different type of musics.

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15JamaicaJamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

You cannot name a country that has had as much of an influence with its music relative to its size and population as Jamaica.

Though only having about 3 million citizens, the entire world knows Jamaican music. They have created their own musical language in Reggae, Roots, Dub, Dancehall etc.

Artists like Bob Marley and The Skatalites are know all across the world.

Knowing that Bob Marley comes from Jamaica, and then knowing these amazing other bands and singers that come from this tiny place, 14th is really good for a tiny country in the Caribbean.

Should be higher on the list!

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16NorwayNorway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Best atmosphere and folky feel, some great metal and it feels so real...

The black metal and folk music is just amazing down here, or should I say up here?

The pop scene is very electronic, but in a much less harsh way than what I often see; it's modern and chill.

Burzum, mayhem, gorgoroth and darkthrone are awesome

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17SpainSpain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Listen to flamenco music. Just listen to that raw unadulterated passion expressed through song, guitar and dance. Music with such passion deserves to be recognised.

Over rated music. The flamenco is just a bunch of screaming. Their music is stolen from the Muslims who occupied Spain and is not really theirs.

Flamenco is just a Spanish wannabe of Irish river dance - mcvito

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18Romania

Do you know any of their musicians or singers? A great domain with a lot of great and talented persons.

If you spend some time trying to find the real Romanian music elite, it's clear they are the best

I can relate that they have a lot of good artists, but they should improve in general, they still lack the experience

Best dance music

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19Finland

Has everybody forgot about the eurovision winner's Lordi, ando which is worse they have the representation of the Rasmus too. I think they have to be in higher places on this list

Finland really should be in the top 10. Come on Canada.. Justin Bieber vs Nightwish?

Finland doesn't just listen to other music in the USA, Britain, or Canada they listen to a lot of there own music and it's good music

Still wondering why Finland's 20, they make great metal/rock. Korpiklaani is the best.

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20IranIran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

Iranian use many instruments which nowhere else in the world those have been used or even know about them

Iranian music is diverse and unique

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