Countries With the Best National Anthems

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

The Top Ten

1 Pakistan 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

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2 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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3 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.

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

Magnificent in every way.

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4 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"

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.

A bop! Powerful, one that you truly sings from the bottom of your lungs. You can't fall asleep with this one

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5 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.

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.

The Problem With This Is That Anyone Is Going to Vote for There Country

An anthem celebrating victory in the Revolutionary War against Great Britian. It's only fault is the vocal range required, which most ordinary people can't handle.

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6 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...

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.

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

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7 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.

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.

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!

The best next to USA anthem. They're both so nice to listen to and have great lyrics.

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8 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

Really deep music and words

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.

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9 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 and moving anthem

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

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

its lit

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

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

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

The best one

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The Contenders

11 Scotland 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.

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.

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.

This is the best because it tells the story of how the Scots beat the King of England and drove the English from their land, makes me proud to be Scottish!

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12 Brazil 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.

The best Anthem of the world!

Most beautiful lyrics in the WORLD

Not only their anthem is AMAZING but their flag anthem is incredible too.

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13 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 its current prime minister is ...read more.

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

Most people who hate this are Americans! - DylanB5

People that don't want this anthem to be changed are traitors and should never,ever call themselves British. Why should we bow to Royal figureheads that do absolutely nothing for our country and only get a lot of money because of tourism? I mean, seriously?! No wonder everyone mocks us. This anthem should GO.

God Save the Queen! Fills me with pride every time I hear it!

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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!

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!

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15 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 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.

Japan has the sweet and short national anthem

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!

Vote for Japan!

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16 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.

Feeling proud to be Nepali.

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

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17 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!

Really powerful thing

Just open your ears and listen.

Nice melody, perfect harmony.

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

very good

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 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

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19 Soviet Union

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

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

Definitely the most beautifull song I ever heard

Great anthem for great definitely still existant nation

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20 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.

It is Beautiful

Sounds so soviet.

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

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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.

It's honestly sad that the Spanish can't sing but the vocals behind it are just tremendous and feel unifying.

The beso.

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!

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22 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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23 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.

How this hasn't been voted the best national anthem in the world I have no idea.

It's lush

It is great when sung at a Wales rugby game at the Principality Stadium!

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.

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24 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.

BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

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!

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25 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.

The greatest anthem in the world!

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.

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26 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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27 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

This must be the first one or the second

This will be the first 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

The best in the world.

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28 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!

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

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29 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.

Formidable and splendid

Why do all the worst countries have the best anthems?

Very beautiful, but extremely catchy - MarKush420

As much as I hate North Korea as a country, even I gotta admit their anthem is amazing.

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30 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.

Best national anthem. Period.

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

I am living in malaysia!

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

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.

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32 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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33 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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34 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

35 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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36 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.

War anthem

Independence March, it is about struggle to achieve our independence. Being occupied by powerful armies and their understanding of civilization but always have hope and faith in our hearts.

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37 Netherlands Netherlands

Shills..

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.

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38 Guatemala

The one from Guatemala is simply the best. The Quetzal flies higher than the condor and the eagle, that should tell you something, and it's not one about war, but peace!

For me is the best and unique

First place

Unique

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39 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.

Vote for China!
(I am Chinese)

An vote from a patriot

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.

Coolest anthem ever

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40 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.

41 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.

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!

Yes

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42 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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43 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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44 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.

I know many of you don't like S.korea but to say this is the worst? That is outrageous.

If you have ever listened to the song, it sounds so united like I don't know why I love this song even though I hate kpop

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.

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45 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.

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.

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

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.

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47 Belarus Belarus Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous ...read more.
48 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes ...read more.

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.

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

Should be on top 10, it is one of the best in the world, stirring and uplifting.

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49 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

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 inspiring

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50 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Uplifting. I read the english translation and the translation from Rudyard Kipling and the lyrics are very deep and powerful.

Hail, Liberty!

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..

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