Top 10 Countries With the Best Bands

The Top Ten
1 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

USA has produced historically superb bands as have many other countries but the answer to this question is always pretty obviously the UK from the sixties onwards. What distinguishes British bands since then is their continual barrier-breaking creativity in all genres. I'm not including soul, r&b, hiphop as the USA clearly leads in this. I'm Italian so no bias really. Just we love melody and if you strip away all the heaviness from a track (not that you would) what is at the center is many times the most beautiful melodies. They have the secret ingredient of sweet and sour together since Beatle days.

this country has given great bands for rock and roll/classic rock: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, The Kinks; for hard rock/heavy metal: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Nazareth, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Queen, Cream, UFO; for punk: The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Adicts, Generation X; for alternative rock: Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Muse, Bush; for thrash metal: Seventh Angel, Evile; for prog rock/metal: Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull; for metalcore: BMTH...

there are many bands in UK, much more than the ones I wrote. This is best country in music, no doubt about it.

Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, The Smiths, Radiohead, Coldplay, Blur, Oasis, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, ELO, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Duran Duran, Deep Purple, Simple Minds and Whitesnake are the best! Sure we have the awful 1D (They are the British equivalent of Nickelback), but these bands can destroy 1D without even trying!

U. S metal bands like Lamb of God, as I lay dying, death are my favorite of all time but a great tree needs a strong roots and you can't have groove metal or deathcore or any other subgenres without Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or deep purple musically they were the original so I have nay must vote for this country.

2 United States The 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 from the more.

Britain created rock and metal, America improved upon it and made it was it is today. Black Sabbath and the Who laid the foundation, for metal, then guitarists like Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen created a new lead style, along with singer like Ronnie James Dio making it was it is. Motorhead laid the foundation fro thrash metal, and the Bay Area too it to the extreme and made it great. Thank You Britain, for creating America as well as rock, but God Bless America. You have made rock and the world great.

this country has given great bands for rock and roll/classic rock: CCR, Bob Dylan; for hard rock/heavy metal: Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, BOC, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, KISS; for punk: Ramones, Rise Against; for alternative rock: Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters; for thrash metal: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Tourniquet, Testament, Deliverance; for prog rock/metal: Dream Theater, Becoming the Archetype, Queensryche; for metalcore: AILY, TDWP, August Burns Red...

since earliest time, USA has given great type of music; and it still is giving it.

The Doors 'Jim Morrison' (The lizard KING)
Bruce Springsteen (always the BOSS)
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
Bob Dylan (BEST Storyteller in the world)
Aerosmith, Grateful Death, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Poison, Kiss, Motley Crue, Santana,
Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Pantera, Anthrax..
The Black Crows, CCR (John Fogerty)
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers..
Pearl Jam (Eddie Vedder), Soundgarden-Audioslave (Chris Cornell)
Alice in Chains, Tool, Linkin Park, Slipknot, RATM
Nirvana (Kurt Cobain), Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl)
Creed, Alter Bridge, Tremonti...
John Mayer, Jason Mraz,
Michael Jackson, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, J LO, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Tupac, Eminem, Run DMC, DMX, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5...

This country created this music and yes Britain has put out a lot of good bands I still say we have the best,
The Offspring, System of a Down, Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Pearl Jam, Green Day, KISS, Linking Park, Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, 3 Doors Down, Motley Crew. All these bands are known just as well as British bands around the world so boom kiss that you Lobsterbacks!

3 Germany Germany 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. more.

This question is very easy for me cause my favorite bands are from Germany. Tokio Hotel, Cinema Bizarre I mean what could be better than Germany Bands. Is sad that I'm far from the country cause I want to move there to live and I will get the chance to met more amazing music.

German 'music' consists mostly of Bavarians dressed in the lederhosen doing bizarre thigh slapping dances to oompah bands.
Please make them stop.

Rammstein, Blind Guardian, Kreator and Halloween just in metal...

Rammstein is the best one, helloween is just great, Germany has his own genre of music Neue Deutsche Härte... Fun doesn't finish here the best of all are the big four of German thrash Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Tankard

4 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Quite a few internationally successful bands for such a small country.
However they take the Eurovision song contest far too seriously.

Sweden has given many rock/metal artists: Yngwie Malmsteen, Sonic Syndicate, Arch Enemy, Blindside, Dark Tranquility, Jerusalem...

The only band that comes into my mind is Opeth.

Europe - final countdown!

5 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

I'm from america and I say that when looking at Finland. We don't have anything that even touch the epic levels of Nightwish and Sonata Arctica.

Sorry to my fellow Americans but Nirvana and Blink-182 Can't even compete.

Finnish bands are too good. You can listen to bands like poets of the fall
Or rasmus or many they have got talent.

The best here is Children of Bodom, other great bands are Hanoi Rocks and Nightwish

6 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. more.

Most black metal bands are norwegian, being Gorgoroth and Mayhem the most popular.

M2M is a great band with many beautiful songs.

7 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Well all I can say is that there are so many great music talents that have come out of Canada, that I wouldn't be able to refer to all of them.

Rush is the best here, other greats bands are Neil Young, Anvil, Exciter, Helix, Nickelback, Steppenwolf...

Sum41. Nickelback, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire and much more bands in Canada to mention with good music.

Dude, all I need to say is Three Days Grace.

8 Australia Australia, 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. The country's official language is English.

Surely top 10 at least!
AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, INXS, Jet, Men at Work, Powderfinger, The Angels, Hunters and Collectors, Crowded House, Icehouse, Silverchair, Little River Band, Australian Crawl

that's a fair amount of quality bands if you ask me

Australia has some of the most iconic songs coming from Hunters and collectors, Men at work, Mental as anything, Jets, Gangajang, Daddycool, Cold chisel and Australian Crawl. I could go on.

AC/DC is the best from here
other great bands are: Mortification, Wolfmother, Rose Tattoo, Parkway Drive, I Killed the Prom Queen...

Why is this 13 are you crazy!

9 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Lacuna Coil, Rhapsody of Fire, Macbeth and so on...

10 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

More quality bands than any other countries on this list except maybe the you. K., France, and America.

Denmark gave us Mew, and I honestly believe they're one of the best bands of all time.

We have awesome music here! Fx: Aqua, Nephew, Adele, just to say some names, and our rock music rocks!

Don't forget Mercyful Fate and Volbeat!

The Contenders
11 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

As far as French bands go, well, pretty much everyone's familiar with the likes of Daft Punk and Air and Justice (whose new album is out this week). But that's not all there is to French music, y'know. The country has given rise to a number of fascinating musical movements over the years, from the modern chanson of the 1960s through the coldwave of the 1980s (check out this excellent compilation if that genre interests you, by the way) and the more recent explosion of French dance music.

Daft punk. That's all I have to say

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

A great variety of rock music, but English language is more popular than portuguese, so some translation needed!

Our rock it's authentic and good, but few bands play in english and it's not too popular right now.

My suggests :
Massacration (it's comic but it's good)
Mamonas assassinas (it's comic but it's good)
Legião Urbana
Raul seixas

13 Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

Like that unknown genius that never had the chance, if only these bands could have the media support to be listened around the world! Give a try dear reader and be my guest in YouTube following the guide above. You'll be not dessapointed.

Argentina and Chile's music have a lot of emotion. That's a plus.

Highly underrated. Never seen anything like it.

14 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Why the hell is Philippines higher than Aus? And just why is it here in this list?

The good thing are the bands like Juan Dela Cruz and Eraserheads, other than that it's none

15 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

12012, Abingdon Boys School, Beat Crusaders, BORN, Bump of Chicken, D'espairsRay, Dir En Grey, DOES, the GazettE, Girugamesh, Green, Maximum the Hormone, Miyavi, MUCC, Nightmare, Orange Range, -OZ-, Penpals, the Pillows, Radwimps, Uverworld, Yuki Kajiura.

The Visual Kei scene isn't restricted by genre. Bands and Singers are mostly free to experiment. I think they have some of the best musicians in the world and for the most part, you'll never get bored listening to a band's discography. Styles vary so much, you won't find yourself thinking that you've been listening to the same over and over again. So refreshing.

People always vote for their own country, I am from the US, I think Japan has amazing talent. There best bands include the GazettE, X Japan, Versailles, Dir En Grey, Maximum the Hormone and MANY others. Please, give this country a chance, even though some of the bands are part of the Visual Kei scene which many foreigners don't understand, please look that up before criticizing. It's about the music, not the looks, and Japan has great rock and metal even though Jpop is more famous Jrock.

I might be wrong but I think that Japanese music (rock) is in a higher pitch than most but not too high. which is what I love about it.

The instrument is playing high note but in a metal kind of way and the singer voice is kinda high pitch, but it sounded great.

Lots of cool bands here not only Visual Kei
Maximum the hormone, the hiatus, ellegarden, cold rain, sim, one ok rock

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

At least third place. Amazing musical heritage. The rest of the world should feel lucky that the Irish stepped up to the mark, above and beyond that of such a small nation, as usual.

I would say third after United Kingdom and USA. U2, Thin Lizzy, Pogues among best in the world

U2, Thin Lizy, Cranberries, Pogues, Van Morrison. The list goes on, should have been 3rd.

The script is amazing

17 Netherlands
18 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.
19 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is a constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.

We are a small country but look at our talent! Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers, and Ash all came from a country of less than 2 million!

20 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.
21 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh should be in top 10. The problem is we don't care for websites, and most of our musical albums are stored in cassettes or in hard copy. you mostly can't find all the songs online :( . But if you can you'll know that Bangladesh deserves to be in top 10.

Yes, my country sure has really good music artists. But the problem is you can't find most of the albums, singles, songs etc. here. Plus no online platform exists here. It's just new generation's have to listen to pirated songs. Believe me I would've love to listen to the music of my country. But this is not for us.

This country has numerous and diverse rock and metal bands.

You can give these bands a try:

Classic rock: LRB, Feedback, Arc
Pop rock: Miles
Hard rock: Warfaze
Prog rock: Artcell
Psychedelic rock: Meghdol, Shironamhin
Metal: Cryptic Fate, Minerva
Alt rock: Black, Aurthohin

Bangladesh should be in top 10.
This country went throug a band music revolution in 70s and 80s and has world class bands.

22 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
23 Spain Spain, 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.
24 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.

Korean Pop Wave continues to grow & succeed because younger fans around the world appreciate it. This should be on top 10 because lots of boy bands, girl groups, coed groups & rock bands gained their fame to success!

FT ISLAND is one of the absolute greatest rock bands in my opinion. Some of the best vocals I've ever heard. Day6, Say Yes, and CN Blue are also very good.

25 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.
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