Countries With the Best National Anthems

There are many great national anthems, but what is the best?

The Top Ten

1 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Beautiful text and inspiring music. Wherever I lived, I'll always be proud of Russia.

It's very emotional and beautiful. But, I would prefer the Soviet anthem, that's just really addictive and it's even more amazing since it has the old lyrics, the new lyrics are alright anyway.

Remove this crappy soviet anthem and return God Save the Tsar with different lyrics please!

Brought up from communism - WorldPuncher47592834

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2 France 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 ...read more.

As a proud part-French, I choose the French National Anthem and for me it is the best anthem. It is such a powerful anthem, it is about courage, glory and about patriotism towards France, it also defies the tyrannies or Kings.

Vive la France! Proud to be part-French!

As an Englishman I should not traditionally like this Anthem, however I love it. Every time I hear it, I have goosebumps, I can feel the emotion in the voices of those who are proud to stand tall and sing with the passion that only a French citizen can deliver. To me, this is the Best in the World ( maybe there is some French Blood in me somewhere that tingles upon hearing the Marseillaise). AS previously said. "Viva la France"

How could there be any debate whatsoever!? La Marseillaise is the best national anthem in the universe and my favorite song! MON DIEU! Who are these people that do the rankings? NO damn good if you don't think the Marseillaise is the best of the best of the best! Viva la France!

Viva la France! - Flair-de-lis

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3 United States 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 ...read more.

The United State's anthem is truly beautiful. Our country has come so far, and these poetic, moving words cause us to recall the beginning of our country's history. By listening to this blissful melody, the patriotism in me and fellow proud Americans bursts out. I love every nation and national anthem in this world, but none can beat that of the USA. Lovely country, and lovely anthem.

The best, America the beautiful

Good national anthem but the fergie version is a no-go

The star spangled banner is a good yet pretty short anthem but like I said it's good.

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4 Germany 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. ...read more.

Melodious and Heart touching. This national anthem includes pity to significant things of a country like German songs, wine, women. Though it sound strange to put them in National anthem, these are the things the nationals of a country closely associated and linked with. I am Nepali myself but really adore National Anthem of Deutschland(Germany).

Actually German women, wine and songs are not included in the third verse of "Deutschlandlied" which we sing as our national anthem - they are in the second verse, but we unfortunately don't sing it. We sing the third verse which says: "Unity and justice and freedom for German fatherland, for that let's all strive". I like the second verse better...

Wait...With the the 2 Deustch that makes bird verses

Best National anthem. This comes from finn - Disturbedpotato

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5 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

Inspiring, encompasses the vision for future and the fundamentals the state should be based on. Now if only more citizens would follow the themes laid out in it. Musically quite pleasing too.

Inspiring and full of motivation and beautiful poetry, great tone, based on different languages (poetry is not in only urdu but it includes many local language words including Persian and Arabic, Sindhi, Panjabi, Balochi, pashtu and many other languages words.

Superb lyrics, sentiments and music - obivious really, because the only true religion islam with the best and most poetic language urdu will always produce the winner.

Pakistan's national anthem tune ranks first in the top three tunes of the world

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6 Canada 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, ...read more.

A simple tune that is easy to sing, yet filled with emotion and pride. It does not evoke a bloody war, nor is it is a call to arms, this anthem extols the very best virtues of the true North. This anthem makes me wish I were Canadian.

Very beautiful, very peaceful, and talks about the willingness of its people. The will that they would protect Canada for God and for their Country

Very Peaceful and not threatening

Hearty, strong, beautiful, peaceful, and makes people feel like family. Just like the people who live there. Plus its hilarious when our hockey players sing it.

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7 India India India, 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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

Indian National Anthem is the worlds best national anthem because it includes all religions as family members and
It was written by Rabindranath Tagore (Noble Prize Winner)

Yes... Indian National anthem is the best and beautifull natinal songs in the world... No one can compare to that...

Its Beautiful because the National anthem written by Rabindranath Tagore (Nobel Prize winner).

It should have been at the top! Look at the meaning and the way it was fabricated. India is a difficult nation to write a national anthem for. With hundreds of ethnic identities, cultures, languages and religions constituting a nation, how would you write even a speech that addresses all of them? Writing a national anthem that will be loved and respected by all is a different story. You need a heart and a brain going together to do the job, which only a man like ravi tagore could!

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8 South Africa South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana ...read more.

Best National anthem of all time, bringing together people in peace and harmony.

Pakistan and South Africa have the most emotional national anthem in the whole world

The most beautiful national anthem ever. Congratulations to all the South African citizens. I am proud of courage of people who enabled the change in this great country. President DeClark. President Mandela. And all who contributed selflessly. Great.

It has a certain charm, perhaps the many languages peppered throughout, which make it very culturally diverse. It really does show South Africa's colours.

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9 United Kingdom 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 it's current prime minister is ...read more.

"God, why only the queen, are we not humans"

Oh lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On the our hopes we fix
God save us all!
People fail to remember that this anthem, although it is a lot about the Queen, accounts for the people of Great Britain as well. God does not forget about the British people. He is with them always and forever.

Our's is terrible should be changed!

First comment on the USA anthem, I agree with some of the things you have said, it is quite a nice country, quite nice anthem, but not as a great country as great England and all it's united kingdom and British Isles. And this anthem clearly worked! The Queen has been on the great and proud throne of our (Mine at least) Countries great and widely known and respected throne for a whole 64 years. This should be number 1. Well, maybe number one best country ever. When all is lost, England and it's profound Isles will pick itself up and fight on! England, Scotland, Wales, Northern and Southern Ireland and the Isle of man, together we are a United Kingdom, as one!

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10 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Loch Lomond should be the Official National Anthem

Makes me proud to be Scottish. Maybe one of the only sung in a dialect that's not heard that much anymore. Can't beat the bagpipes and hearing at a sport game. Gives me goosebumps!

Just Yes - ChocolateTheHead

My favorite anthem on this entire anthem. If asked what the anthem of Scotland is most people will say they don't know, but in fact if you've heard someone playing bagpipes most likely they're playing the Scotland anthem. It is so recognizable.

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The Contenders

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

Brazil's anthem is simply THE BEST!

Most people don't know Portuguese, so that's why can't see the beauty of it. The melody is also quite great I must say.

Fantastic!

Many words, but none mention of war, guns, or blood. Lovely anthem

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12 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Come it's the second greatest anthem just after France. - yeraldoarriolaplascencia

The words are inspirational. The music hypes people up. The message gets to every single person that truly wants to understand and feels the passion to defend this country. Whenever I sing this anthem, I get so into it and so happy to be a part of this amazing culture.

Just shows the importance of patriotism and a love to a nation.

My dad is from here

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

Makes me proud to be Italian. English translated version:

Brothers of Italy, Italy has woken, bound Scipio's helmet upon her head. Where is Victory? Let her bow down, for God created her, like the slave of Rome. Let us join in a cohort, we are ready to die. We are ready to die, Italy has called. We were for centuries downtrodden, derided, because we are not one people, because we are divided. Let one flag, one hope gather us all. The hour has struck for us to unite. Let us unite, let us love one another, for union and love. Reveal to the people the ways of the Lord. Let us swear to set free the land of our birth: United, for God, who can overcome us? From the Alps to Sicily, Legnano is everywhere; Every man has the heart and hand of Ferruccio. The children of Italy are all called Balilla; Every trumpet blast sounds the Vespers. Mercenary swords, they're feeble reeds. The Austrian eagle has already lost its plumes. The blood of Italy and the Polish blood it drank, along with the ...more

This National Anthem deserves high ranking on this list

Stupid poll

There is no way this is so low, it shows a lot about this website's demographic. The only anthem that has ever beaten it out was the Soviet one, and out of the ones that are still in use the only one that comes close si the Japanese one.

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14 Bangladesh 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.

Heart touching when you actually know you know that what have they been through to free their country. The word of this songs is truly meant what they feel about their country. Also Rabindranath Tagore wrote and compose this, he is brilliant. Awesome melody, lyrics, and not boring.

Best anthem in the world. Just awesome awesome awesome... I can't explain how beautiful anthem is it!

Best melodies anthem in the world

Beautiful, written by Nobel Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the only person to write National Anthems for TWO countries!

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15 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

Yes

New Zealand has an amazing national anthem I love it

I think actually NZ's national anthem is the best of all it is so beautiful and it has the soul in it so deeply and I think it should be in the best 3. But then I was slightly shocked when it was the 12th but I still love this national anthem!

I'm Australian, and I always love hearing the nz national anthem whenever we play each other in sport. A beautiful and inspiring song which displays unity and racial acceptance on an extremely respectable level.

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16 Japan 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. ...read more.

The lyrics... it's just so beautiful and peaceful

The lyric is based on a "waka" poetry from more than 1,000 years old. The difference between "haiku" and "waka" is that while haiku consists of 17 syllables (5-7-5) and requires one of the words to represent a season, waka consists of 31 syllables (5-7-5-7-7) and does not require a word to represent a season. Waka poems were often exchanged between men and women of aristocrat class in 8th to 12th centuries as love letters. (In fact, you could not be an alpha-male if you weren't good at poetry in this period. ) While the national anthem's lyric is generally interpreted to be about celebrating the emperor's reign over Japan for tens of thousands of years, it is said that in the original "waka" poetry, the author (unknown) was talking about how much he loved his partner and how he wanted to live with her for tens of thousands of years. Someone's love letter becoming a national anthem is, in my opinion, very rare.

A unique national anthem that stands out among many others. It is peaceful and inspiring at the same time. Nice lyrics, too. I love it!

The best in the world! Beautiful melody!

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17 Republic of Ireland

It is so amazing. It is really moving and inspirational the really go and get it! :) I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Not only that, the country is really inspirational and interesting too! I would love to live there! GO Ireland! BEST COUNTRY IN THE ENTIRE WORLD! From your friends, across the pond (USA)!

Very inspirational lyrically and harmonically, not only worthy of Ireland's national theme but our one source of national pride. A Soldier's Song is my favorite song, and my source of love for Ireland.

Such an inspiring anthem in the face of oppression and for the freedom of a long suffering people!

I love it

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18 Philippines 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.

Philippine national anthem is the best anthem in the whole world, because it shows how Filipinos love their country, love their patriotism and most of all in loving their cultures.. They are willing to sacrifice just to protect their gorgeous country and of course to show how Filipinos great are in having good, peaceful, outstanding, and gorgeous PHILIPPINES..

Philippine national anthem is the best ever anthem in the world. It reflects in every heart and mind of all filipinos especially the harmonious rhythm of every scenes that happens in our beloved country which express through esthetical and meaningful words and variation of tones of our anthem. Since we are colonized by the spaniards, Americans, and Japanese, we, filipinos are already have our own nationalism which serves as our key to be free in the hands of those countries. Our national anthem Not only refers in the historical events of our nation but in every cultures and core values we have possess and learned, next is for the virtues and characters to consider including honesty, respect, bravery, unity, loyalty, patriotism, purity, disipline, courage, and gratitude. Most of all why does the Philippine anthem is the best because of the hearts and emotions which totally expressed as one country, one raise, one hand for one desires as one true filipino.

The philippines' is the best

Top 5 please

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19 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.

Little country, big population, unique flag, nice anthem.

The national anthem of Nepal is the best one in the world. It doesn't compare with other national anthem.

Cause I am one heck of a Nepali Son. And I am Proud...

Adorable anthem

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20 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.

Best anthem ever

How majestic, how pure. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is.

It has the most dramatic and patriotic feeling you could ever hope to achieve. One of the best anthems of all time. It shows the pain and sacrifice of the ancestors and the ideals that are worth fighting for. "Life in freedom or death! "shout all.

I love this anthem! It is inspirational and very emotional! It transmits the values and ideas of our ancestors and their struggle for freedom!

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21 Spain 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.

Most beautiful anthem EVER! I love the National Anthem of France and the USA as well! Its just that the Spanish Royal Anthem is so majestic, regal and powerful sounding!

This is not a hymn but a march, the Royal March of Granidiers. It’s not meant to be sung but for marching down folliwing its powerful, deep and spirited tune and rithm. One of the first of all hymns in Europe for one the greatest and oldest nations.

No need lyric, just the majesty of the Royal March!

The royal March is a great representation of a proud country, hated by many and loved by more. Today Spain is in the avanguard of progressive thinking. It's national anthem is a March ahead, never look back. Number 4 for sure. For sue better than the number one voted Pakistan! are we kidding?

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22 Turkey 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, ...read more.

I think this is the most meaningful anthem

Vote for Turkey because the anthem isn't about glory of occupying somewhere, instead, it is all about the independence war against very powerful allied forces.

NOT FEAR

amazing

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23 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.

It has unique music

Probably the best national anthem out there. Sad, and yet hopeful and always beautiful and emotional. It talks about the longing and long waited return of Zion's original children to their ancestral homeland.

Hatikva, in hebrew which means HOPE. I believe this is one of the best national anthems of the world. God bless Israel.

It is very good

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24 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

When you hear this anthem sung by the Welsh, you're hearing the soul of a nation. And you know it.

The welsh national anthem is a spine tingling sensation, should be in the top 5 easily

The climax at the end is so uplifting and it is a song for the people, poets and warriors of the land uniting them to protect their language, unlike the English one which is all about serving your monarch and being reigned over.

Search through you tube. Find a better performance than Wales rugby team singing before match against England 2013. You cannot beat the pride, intensity, passion and performance. AWESOME.

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25 Soviet Union

United forever in friendship and labour,
Our mighty republics will ever endure!
The great Soviet Union will live through the ages,
For dreams of the people, our fortress secure!

Long live our Soviet motherland!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live the people, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag, inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!

From the days dark and stormy, when great Lenin lead us,
His eyes saw the bright light of freedom above!
And Stalin our leader with faith in the people!
Inspired us to build up, the land that we love!

Long live our soviet motherland!
Built by the people's mighty hand!
Long live the people, united and free!
Strong in our friendship tried by fire!
Long may our crimson flag inspire!
Shining in glory for all men to see!

We fought for the future, destroyed the invaders!
And brought to our homeland, the laurels of ...more

This is the best anthem ever. The Russian anthem (#1 when this was written) is simply just a plagiarism of the Soviet anthem's tune with different lyrics.

Should be 1

I am a socialist this is so beautiful, it does sound like rock, the only bad part is praise Stalin - HugoS

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26 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

Coolest anthem ever

Great anthem. Courageous and upright people.

Like the music

I love how our national anthem is a mixture of Chinese music and some Soviet/Russian music influence. I just love it, it's glorious and courageous.

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27 Denmark 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.

I don't think you understood the question correctly
Denmark is the oldest kingdom in europe with the oldest flag as well.
Needless to say anyone born a viking is the luckiest and lets not forget the happiest people in the World

Kingdom Of Denmark has the best national anthem as well as the peace there in Denmark is no war that I like so much If all countries are like this then there is no war in the Earth. So no war only Peace

Denmark's national anthem isn't about war, power or leaders, unlike most other national anthems. It focuses on the beauty of the country.

Denmark has a truly beautiful anthem. It is inspirational, good lyrics and a fantastic melody. Best anthem.

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28 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

INCREDIBLE.
Amazing music, realization. And I've just translated lyrics - marvelous! Really, it touched my heart.
Ukrainians, you should be proud of your country!

Just open your ears and listen.

Because I love Ukrainian freedom, love, simplicity, culture, etc.

Sounds amazing

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29 Poland 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 ...read more.

Only polish people can truly understand how amazing it is.

The greatest anthem in the world!

Should be on 1st place...

Should be on 1st place.

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30 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Proud to be a Sri Lankan

It is the best anthem and our anthem we are Sri Lankan

Namo is a word in this anthem.

Its a best anthem ever I heard

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31 Great Britain

Joke, a national anthem should be about a country and not a person I. E queen

To me is the best it is funny and makes me cry all the time I hear it this should be at the top.

32 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

North Korea is so horrible but they have a good national anthem

Worst country has best anthem. Go listen to it once, it will make you cry!

National anthem is good but the country itself is the worst country. - njalabi63989

Best sound

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33 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

This is my national anthem. I am proud of it. I personally think it's the best national anthem, even if others think Pakistan or other countries is the best.

Go Forward Singapore! Go Forward! Very motivational and sentimental song for Singaporeans!

Patriotic song. Founding fathers' dream to be true until now.

My home My country My Singapore.

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

The changes in tempo are catchy and unusual, and the lyrics perfectly sum up the ideals of liberty that the Argentine revolution stood for when the anthem was first written.

Listen, mortals, the sacred anthem. Liberty, liberty, liberty. Listen to the sound of broken chains. Give the throne to noble equity. This and la marseillese are the most beautiful anthems on Earth.

I am from New Zealand and love this anthem. So much passion! I love the flag too. A smiley sun in the light blue sky and white cloud! What could be better.

Best one, for me, even un lyrics as music

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

Eternal Father bless our land
Guard us with Thy mighty hand
Keep us free from evil powers
Be our light through countless hours
To our leaders, Great Defender,
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love.

Teach us true respect for all
Stir response to duty's call
Strengthen us the weak to cherish
Give us vision lest we perish
Knowledge send us, Heavenly Father,
Grant true wisdom from above
Justice, truth be ours forever
Jamaica, land we love
Jamaica, Jamaica, Jamaica, land we love

This anthem should be in the top five its amazing!

It is a prayer for things people should need and have, while giving thanks to the most high.

This the best Anthem ever. Should be in the top 10 in fact.

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36 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

The best in the world.

Of peace enjoyed in perfect happiness
El Salvador always nobly dreamed.
To achieve this has been Her eternal proposition,
To keep it, Her greatest glory.
With inviolable faith, the path of progress
She strives to follow
To fulfil Her great destiny
And conquer a happy future.
A stern barrier protects Her
Against the clash of vile disloyalty,
Ever since the day when Her soaring Flag,
Wrote Freedom with Its blood

Beautiful national anthem definitely should be on top 10

Best ever

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37 Australia 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.

I much prefer the song that goes "We are young but we are many...". It's a much more appropriate song/anthem for the 21st century than the existing anthem.

As an Australian I can proudly say that our national anthem is pathetic and that it is often embarrassing to see people sing it so poorly
It doesn't help that most people don't bother to learn the words

Advance Australia far

I love the Australian national anthem! It is Advance Australia Fair.

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38 Netherlands Netherlands

I truly think this anthem is heavily underrated

It's the oldest National Anthem of the world!

Tears in your eyes. Played not often enough. Gold at winter olympics, speed scating.

Beautiful, traditional, easy to sing for young and old. This is in the heart of the nations people and therefore a popular song for almost 450 years!

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39 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.

This ranking list is not based on the qualities of the anthems but on the number of voters - understandably countries with large population are on the top. If you look into the musical features of the Bulgarian anthem - "It Is Simply The Best! "

I remember the first time remember hearing our anthem (may be I was 3 years old) and what I remember is having the goose bumps, I didn't know what country means nor what patriotism is, nor I understood the lyrics back then. The Bulgarian anthem is giving me the goose bumps ever since and makes me cry a little some times. It's simply the best song, not just the best anthem.

One of the most inspiring and nationalistic anthems out there. If people understood the lyrics, they would understand how much Bulgarians really love their country.

It is beautiful, simply beautiful.
To be honest I was quite surprised that it was this low down in the list!

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40 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. ...read more.

I love to hear it. It's very patriotic and powerful. I'm an Albanian and I am very proud when I hear it. GO Albania!

Patriotic Anthem... With a big meaning for a great country

Nice, though I don't fully share the opinion of the lyrics, but GO ALBANIA!

Really? 89? Albania has the most beautiful anthem. It should be in top 10!

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41 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

I am living in malaysia!

The tune is catchy and melodic. The lyrics are short but have deep meanings. They all seem to blend together well.

Malaysia and brunei is same - Syabililham

Indeed.. Really deep meaning

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

Umm it's just the best as you know

Have you at least ever heard South Korean National Anthem? Beautiful instrumental music, lyrics. In MY opinion, South Korean and Canadian National Anthems should have been ranked at the top.

Yeah Korea they were voted top 3 countries in math

Worst national anthem

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43 East Germany

Look, I'm not a communist, nor am I myself a fan of the effect the Iron Curtain has placed on Europe for a while, but I absolutely adore this song and its lyrics. A lot of the more relevant communist anthems I've heard had that theme of "victory! " "glory to communism and to the people! " kind of theme to it. However, I found that East Germany's anthem, the lyrics especially, hold a much different message. Rather, they talk about moving from the past and how a "united fatherland" could lead them to success, which is perfect for the state of the German state back then. I'd also like the mention that the melody is just wonderful, too. In the same way, they fit the lyrics and don't stick to that "victory! " "glory! " unlike other anthems. Its melody is much softer, indeed. When I first heard it, I thought the anthem could play well at, say, the end of a cartoon - which is why I felt warm when listening to it. I mean, come on, you may not ...more - Tephlin

Amazing and inspiring!

This is the most peaceful national anthem ever written. Take aside all the glory, this anthem strives for world peace. Other anthems mention about fighting wars and violence, East Germany's anthem is truly beautiful as it contains anti-war lyrics and no violence. This should be the most beautiful.

Come on man why is this not first. This anthem shows how the German stay strong after the damage done to them in WW2

44 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, ...read more.

If you understand the words you will definitely cry

Lyrics and music makes you feel patriotic

Love Lebanon's anthem the most beautiful and inspiring anthem in the world and it should be at the top. The Anthem has such powerful words and it just makes me cry when ever I hear it. LOVE Lebanon

When you understand each national anthem's lyrics then this one will be without a shred of a doubt in your top 10

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45 Finland 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.

Beautiful song that depicts our quite and beautiful country that our grand fathers and grand mothers fought to protect.

Finland is such a beautiful country. Maybe the best place to live in! Finland National anthem is stunning.

Awesome country, awesome national anthem

Our national anthem is so good, that Estonia stole it from us. Well not really, but it's a great anthem that represents the pride we have for our country. - Kronolith

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46 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.

If you listen to this you actual realist this is one of the best and should be well above what is has been put on this website.

The greatest anthem for the greatest country; the inventors of the wheel, writing and civilisation itself. Long live Iraq!

The greatest anthem for the greatest country; the inventors of civilisation, the wheel and writing. The song of the survivors. Long live Iraq!

Best country

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47 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

A country in the middle of every thing, who gets trampled on by armies, ruled by Turkey for 1000 years then divided into smaller portions because they invited people from other countries to come live in Hungary among Hungarians, who know have to live in other countries because of the Treaty of Trianon and the good heart of King Istvan. I never lived hear, but have visited and have family here. My heart yearns for Hungary and everything Hungarian. Perhaps some day I will be able to return in happier times.

The most beautiful song in the world. The deep meaning of the hymn can only be felt by those who have experienced sorrow and joy. The translation cannot give back the true meaning of these words which reflect, faith, hope, and determination in the past, present, and future.

This song comes from heart and even if you understand no word it still makes you cry. Because even if you have never heard of Hungarian history, you know, sou feel these people have been struggling so much and still put on a bright smile.

Small country with a great hymn. Hymn is a prayer of a nation to God. It is not about glory or pride, no call to battle, it is "only" a prayer with a deep meaning.

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48 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

The anthem of the UAE truly represents the values and detication of such an amazing and ambitious country. Even as an American, I can say with certainty that this is the greatest national anthem today.

Its really nice every morning I listen to it and observe what they do

Gives me goosebumps...just beautiful

I live in the UAE and there when I sing the national anthem in school with the whole class I feel so proud and happy thinking of how lucky me that I live in this country and our national day is on 2nd of December

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49 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.

It must be in top 10 if not number 1. It is very patriotic and honoring. Probably reason that it is not in top 10 is because most of the voters dint understand the words. You can actually guess the words when you listen to the music if it!

The anthem is super epic! Sounds like a boss theme.

The anthem creates a true feeling of patriotism. It contains a strong buildup and an intense and emotional climax. This anthem should at least be in the top 10 if not number 1. The fact that it is not ranked as high must be a result of the small population compared to other countries with a larger number of biased voters.

The best anthem İn the World

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50 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, officially known as the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in northern Central Asia, with a sliver of its territory west of the Ural River extending into Eastern Europe.

Number 1 exporter of Potassium

I hate the asses who think that Borat's parody is the real national anthem, the real national anthem in named in English "My Country" and it tells how Kazakh people feel about they're motherland. So please, stop making fun of this, I bet that any American wouldn't be happy if they say "The White Man Marches" is the National Anthem of the United States

Dramatic and catchy. I expect that the reason why this isn't further up is because it was ruined by a certain film...

Both the real and parody versions are good

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