Countries With the Best National AnthemsThere are many great national anthems, but what is the best?
The Top Ten
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 worldV 1453 Comments
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!V 1109 Comments
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.
Russia has a nice combination of national symbols that represent all its historical eras: Muscovite, Imperial and Soviet. It's a great example of how to deal with your history: just accept it.
Vodka, tovarishV 376 Comments
Every last drop of blood of your body will boil, every single strand of hair will rise, every single bone of your body will tremble if you listen to this great anthem. You will want to fight for your freedom, you will stand up to your rights, you will charge towards the lines of greedy, upper class gits while holding spears and French flag. You will stand up and dream for the sky. That's the beauty and greatness of French national anthem, it knows no nationality, no ethnicity, no religion. It will let you stand up and fight with dignity.
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!V 108 Comments
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.
Every anthem represents all their countries in good ways, so all the national anthems are good.
The Saints Row IV Version was the best!
PATRIOTICV 204 Comments
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 - DisturbedpotatoV 53 Comments
The best next to USA anthem. They're both so nice to listen to and have great lyrics.
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.
Many countries (not to name names) contain very violent and abrupt acts of war to obtain power. The O'Canada anthem promotes freedom and power through God and Patriotic love. They do not seek to fight but fight to defend. This is why I love Canada and canadians!
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.V 129 Comments
Come it's the second greatest anthem just after France. - yeraldoarriolaplascencia
Very rhythmic and the most catchy national anthem!
Mexico the best
Better then usV 209 Comments
As an Argentinian, I surrender to the beauty of the South African anthem.
Best National anthem of all time, bringing together people in peace and harmony.
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.
Pakistan and South Africa have the most emotional national anthem in the whole worldV 68 Comments
The national anthem represents my nation really well. The song is so catchy and amazing. This song reprints is Italians really well.
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
The best one
This National Anthem deserves high ranking on this listV 56 Comments
Loch Lomond should be the Official National Anthem
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.
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!
Either Flower of Scotland, Scots Wha Hae or Scotland the Brave should be searched in a poll and the winner should immediately be made the OFFICIAL anthem.V 25 Comments
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.
Most beautiful lyrics in the WORLD
Not only their anthem is AMAZING but their flag anthem is incredible too.
Brazil's anthem is simply THE BEST!V 88 Comments
"God, why only the queen, are we not humans"
Our's is terrible should be changed!
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN AND EMPIRE!
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.
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!
It is the world's sweetest national anthem
Beautiful, written by Nobel Poet Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the only person to write National Anthems for TWO countries!V 207 Comments
Vote for Japan!
I am Japanese so vote for japan!
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.
coolV 25 Comments
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.
Feeling proud to be Nepali.
Cause I am one heck of a Nepali Son. And I am Proud...V 139 Comments
Amazing music, realization. And I've just translated lyrics - marvelous! Really, it touched my heart.
Ukrainians, you should be proud of your country!
Nice melody, perfect harmony.
Just open your ears and listen.V 56 Comments
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.
Beautiful country with the great song and the people are so amazing... God Defend New Zealand! Love it! - fifiroslan
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!V 76 Comments
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.
Most beautiful anthem ever!
OpinionV 28 Comments
It is the best!
I live in Australia and this anthem is beautiful but it will be very nice if it can change to we are one
This Should Be #1.
It is the best!
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
It's honestly sad that the Spanish can't sing but the vocals behind it are just tremendous and feel unifying.
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!
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?V 11 Comments
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.V 8 Comments
It is great when sung at a Wales rugby game at the Principality Stadium!
When you hear this anthem sung by the Welsh, you're hearing the soul of a nation. And you know it.
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.
The welsh national anthem is a spine tingling sensation, should be in the top 5 easilyV 43 Comments
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 pleaseV 132 Comments
The only anthem in the world I can headbang to, straight 10/10
Better than ukrainian
Only polish people can truly understand how amazing it is.
The greatest anthem in the world!V 38 Comments
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.V 11 Comments
This will be the first in the world
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 10V 43 Comments
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 itV 26 Comments
Very beautiful, but extremely catchy - MarKush420
As much as I hate North Korea as a country, even I gotta admit their anthem is amazing.
Worst country has best anthem. Go listen to it once, it will make you cry!
North Korea is so horrible but they have a good national anthemV 12 Comments
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 meaningV 8 Comments
Not from Argentina but listening to the anthem during the soccer matches gives ME goosebumps. Beautiful!
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.V 31 Comments
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!V 9 Comments
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!
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
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. - KronolithV 8 Comments
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.
bestV 66 Comments
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.V 14 Comments
For me is the best and unique
Best hym ever
Written by poets, the music is melodious and pleasant to listen to. It is patriotic yet gentle. Not a call to war, but a call to peace and love. I enjoy listening to the music and the lyrics.V 43 Comments
Vote for China!
(I am Chinese)
An vote from a patriot
Coolest anthem ever
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.V 36 Comments
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.
The anthem describes the deep desire of the Jew's to return to their ancestors' country after 2000 years of exile and beeing dispersed, hunted and abhorred. The Empires which didn't let the Jew's during the years to inhabit in Israel and the Holocaust constituted danger to the nation, that calls itself the "eternal nation". Israel's land has also religious value and it was unbelievable until 2 years before its establishment to be exist.
It is the most beautiful lyrics
So moving and expressing the yearnings of a people that have gone through a lot!
YesV 34 Comments
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 goodV 15 Comments
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.V 9 Comments
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 anthemV 9 Comments
My country has the best rhythmattic carefully placed words. Praying to God and besieging its people to be patriotic
LOVE MY COUNTRY!
The best anthem! Hands down
Kenya's anthem pray to God first to bless the land urges the citizens to be patriotic, peaceful, unified, free, defend our homeland and be hardworking for current and future generations' prosperity among others and praises the land of Kenya... The rhythm is the sweetest in the world; smooth, heavy and with pomp. It like a large mass of water moving E. G in a large river that's not flooded at the time... watch any finals of a long distance race in the world and you'll here the sweetness for real... I love the song and above all the country Kenya.V 51 Comments
One of the oldest nations and the oldest national anthems,
This anthem surpasses the bad American one by far... I can honestly say, as an American, that I am ashamed of the American national anthem. Well, I'm practically ashamed of my country in every way when it is compared to this one... my fellow Americans can cry all they want. My boyfriend is so lucky to be Swedish.
Sweden is the best nation that ever will exist, we are gods among ants. That's more then enough.
Along with Russia's the most inspiring and emotional anthem.V 8 Comments
If you don't have pride for this nation and you have to defend Play this anthem and you will become a mega patriot
Top 10 at least
The melody is one of the best among world's anthems - it's impossible not to feel strongly emotional when you hear it. Powerful and touching, there is no way it shouldn't go at least top 5.
Should be on top 10, it is one of the best in the world, stirring and uplifting.V 40 Comments
Was made and introduced by one Indonesian young composer at that time, National Youth Congress 1928 and symbolized unity and it was made to bring unity for the people of Indonesia towards independence. For the people who shared blood and mostly everything, Indonesia RAYA - Glory for Indonesia.
Not with the lyric. But, when I hear the instrumental about this national anthem, there are something make my heart feel something different about this composition. And I cried while hearing this national anthem. And more, when I watch the video about the culture and another glories from this country which they have so many culture, that's make me cry.
I think indonesia no 5
Beautiful and inspiringV 122 Comments
Uplifting. I read the english translation and the translation from Rudyard Kipling and the lyrics are very deep and powerful.
Unique combination of music and words
A great hymn to Liberty nothing more nothing less!
I was really impressed when my greek friend translated their anthem to me.. Really beautiful and heartwarming..V 26 Comments
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