Countries With the Best National Anthems

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

The Top Ten

Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...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

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!

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!

I accidentally didn't vote this! It makes me cry and its beautiful

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"

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.

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!

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

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.

Glorious, triumphant and you can feel the struggle of the Russian populace over the 70 years of the Soviet Union finally rupture in this emotional anthem.

The background music from Soviet national anthem, It deserves to be the best national anthem in the world,

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 flag is very good, the anthem is kinda good, but the food is fantastic. The Star Spangled Banner 7/10

An extremely overrated song. And yes, I am an American. There are many songs that would make better anthems for the United States, such as America the Beautiful. It sings about the beauty of this country instead of the carnage that unfolded to create it. (also, did you know the star spangled banner is a poem sung to the tune of a drinking song? )

And the poem is about the first battle of the American war of Independence and how even after the fort around it was annihilated the American flag made by the 13 colonies remained standing. Look into the history and it makes a fitting anthem.

This epic and rather poetic anthem is inspiring yet catchy. It represents how our country fights to the end and recalls our history of freedom. It is one great anthem for one Amazing country.

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.

Germany's anthem is beautiful and heart-touching, I can't tell you how many times I've listened to it. Every time I love it more than the last.

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...

Franz Joseph Haydn should be a big enough reason to put this on the list. The unused first stanza begins with Deutschland ber Alles in der Welt, which actually means Germany is most important to me in the world at least, the verb conjugation indicates that , not Germany over all in the world the interpretation that many use as evidence that Germany has always been right wing.

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.

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!

Canada's Anthem is strong and beautiful. It shows the power and strength of the North in a peaceful yet beautiful way. The anthem is filled with pride and emotion that brings tears to the eyes. It shows a unified country that promotes freedom and peace and not war. It's an anthem that brings people together and it makes me proud to be Canadian.

Canada is about peace and balance in the world. It represents not only Canada, but the way life should be. Mankind should learn from the way of the Canadians. I'm an American, and I admit to Canada being superior in its way of life. Our national anthem describes war and pride. However, this pride was merely obtained through violent and sadistic methods. Therefore, Canada is the most benevolent and sincere country of all, and I believe their anthem reflects that.

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

I want this as my anthem even though I'm Canadian. It just sounds so good.

The national anthem represents my nation really well. The song is so catchy and amazing. This song reprints is Italians really well.

Fans sing every single part to this anthem, even humming the music between each verse. I have never seen fans be so supportive or sing with more pride.

Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

The Scottish anthem I thought would be lower. I love you Scotland.

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.

I like the Canadian one as well, but Scotland's anthem is just he best of the best. I love it so much, and I'm not even scottish.

It's an anthem and a story. The scots won their land. The scots won their FREEDOM!

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.

The lyrics are just amazing. The meaning of thise words is so deep. It calls every citizen to protect and defend the national pride and freedom. It's an honor to sing our national anthem.

This anthem is a poem with a strong and inspirational message to every Mexican to stand ready and willing to defend their nation with a profound call to national pride and honor. It reminds the Country as well about the manifested gift from God in each of its citizens to be called upon as soldiers to defend it willingly and with valor in any moment of need. If your national anthem inspires and motivates you deeply, and effectively calls upon your desire to unite in a common goal for your country, and your desire to seek victory and prosperity, then it must be a good anthem with results oriented beauty.

Mexico! Undoubtedly the most glorious lyrics, and exceptional music, who can match the "in heaven your eternal destiny, by the finger of God wrote" or "Think, beloved fatherland, that heaven, a soldier in each son you gave "

A great nation with such a rich history, with culture so powerful, with such delicious food, with the best beaches in the world, with so cheerful and noble people, with the most beautiful flag, could not but have a hymn as glorious!

The Newcomers

? South Vietnam

Although South Vietnam has fallen, to this day Tiếng GọI Công Dân continues to be used by South Vietnamese refugees across the world as an anthem of freedom and hope for an eventual return to their homeland.

The Contenders

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.

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.

The music, the message, the emotion brought out by the music... any feelings of hopelessness, weakness and sadness is quickly changed to that of happiness, courage and pride when the beat of the South African national anthem starts. And this comes from someone who has never been to South Africa and who is hearing the national anthem sung by people from other nations. How much better would it sound when it is sung by the people who are identified with this anthem. I would love to hear it from them one day. God Bless South Africa

As an Argentinian, I surrender to the beauty of the South African anthem.

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

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.

I'm Brazilian the anthem is my second favorite things write after the hot ladies I see at the beach

Its one of the most lyrically romantic anthems. Not to mention simply beautiful to listen to.

There's absolutely no way to listen to our National Anthem and do not cry! It's perfectly written, it carries such deep feelings and not mentioning how beautiful and spiritual the formal and classic Brazilian Portuguese can sound and be. If there was ever another love, devotion and patriotic proclamation as this one, I really don't know it.

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 ...read more.

A great anthem and flag, There are some lovely places to visit, God save the Queen 10/10

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 its 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!

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.

What a joke! An anthem should be about the people of that country not about one person.

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!

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

Bangladesh national anthem song carrying of historical simble

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 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!

The shortest and the best

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.

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!

I love the melody.

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 anthem has one of the greatest instrumentals and the English translation of the 1944 version is absolutely beautiful

By far the best national anthem in the world! And I am not from Russia!

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.

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...

While every other national anthem ever sounds the same, Nepal gives a show of Nepali culture. Listen to the Chinese anthem, does that remind you of the country? Probably not, in fact, if there was a game for guessing all the national anthems, most people would say all the national anthems sound the same. Wait, but Nepal shows off their country rather than some boring march. I mean, it's also catchy as well.

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 Philippine National Anthem is one of the best anthems in the world because it shows how our Filipino heroes fought with bravery and patriotism, how they had no hesitation to fight for making their fellow country men experience peace and freedom, and how they showed their love for their motherland by sacrificing their lives. Reading between the lines shows how we are proud and love our country for its beauty and uniqueness. It reflects of the things we've learned despite the fact that we were being colonized by a lot of countries... The unity, loyalty, courage, patriotism, and religiousness of every Filipino is shown, at times of calamities, war and lost of hope we still stand and fight for our country as true Filipinos!

This anthem is underrated, it’s easily one of the best in the world. It is so powerful and it gives me goosebumps when someone belts it out. It reflects on the incredible Filipino history of oppression, patriotism, endurance and love for their country. When listening to this I wish I was from the Philippines

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.

Ukrainian national anthem has sonority, a harmonious blend of musical and textual parts, he also inherent musical originality and integrity of the product solution

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.

Royal Anthem (Waltszing Matilda/Wallah Zaman ya Selahi) is way better than the national anthem, but the national anthem is still decent, but maybe less techno music please. It's way too digital.

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

I live in Australia and this anthem is beautiful but it will be very nice if it can change to we are one

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

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

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!

I am Saudi Arabian guy and I voted that New Zealand has the best anthem in the world and I would say : God defend New Zealand and New Zealand is the best in everything

The New Zealand national anthem is the best. It is inspiring and and the lyrics are so meaningful. God of nations at thy feet... God defend New Zealand!

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

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!

This anthem really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up especially when you hear over ten thousand Irish men roaring the final part, proper passionate anthem for a passionate tribe of people

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.

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.

An easy song to sing with great sound and soul when everyone contributes

Lovely melody and lyrics! Love it!

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.

This anthem is inspiring and gorgeous. It has wonderful lyrics and shouldn't be low. It should be number 5 and I'm not even Welsh.

Such a beautiful anthem sung by a nation with only 3 million people in it. The melody is so powerful and when the Welsh sing it, it moves the soul.

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.

A great tempo with amazing lyrics. Translate them to your native younger to see the passion behind this tiny nations anthem. Combine this with Wales being the land of song and you have your true number 1!

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