Countries With the Best National Anthems

The Contenders: Page 2

21 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.

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.

Meaningful!

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22 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

The lyrics really represent so much emotion and pride, gotta be on the top

I've not heard them all, but this is the most astounding, nerve-touching anthem I've ever heard. Different and deep, both the beautiful melody and the lyrics make this anthem a masterpiece.

I was born and raised in Israel. The national anthem is just beautiful and peaceful, it's shows how hard the people of Israel worked for independence!

Most depressing anthem I've ever heard - GriffinDoge

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23 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.

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

A lot of people think this is boring, however when sung well it is amazing

People just say its bad because most people can't sing if sung well it would be great

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24 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.

25 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...read more.

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.

We have the best song or anthem

It's a very meaningful, full of passion and courage, brings you the feels of energy.

Should be number 2. China will most likely become stronger than the USA in at least 2030, powerful countries need powerful anthems just like China, USA and Russia. - MagmaFox

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26 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.

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

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

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!

How anyone can prefer the English dirge over this is unbelievable.

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27 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 inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

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

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

Horrible country but good national anthem

Prettiest one yet.

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

Namo is a word in this anthem.

Best thing about this anthem is it's praising it's land and people, not any land saving god or a queen

Its a best anthem ever I heard

Appealing melody...

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

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

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

The 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!

The national anthem of this country is the best. Not like other countries... excluding Russia and India.

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

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

It is hard to appreciate the words of this National Anthem unless you understand Spanish. In my opinion is one of the most beautiful and the music speaks for it's self.

This anthem should defintey be in the top 5. It's melody is so beautiful and strong. The words are so gentle and poetic. It's easy to listen and feels so right in the heart as well as the ears. I believe this anthem is do underrated. Just listen to the melody and you will understand it's beauty.

Wow great anthem best melody I've heard

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31 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

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

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?

I have probably listened to a hundred national anthems at least, it is a subject that really interests me, and the spanish anthem is the best of them. And I'm not biaised, beacause I am belgian and actually kind of dislike Spain. But their anthem is the best.

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32 Soviet Union

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

This song is so powerful and touching. It just shows how much the people loved their country even through the ruling of Stalin

As a american I love the Star Spangled Banner however The Soviet Anthem sounds so epic and heroic and in my opinion is better - christangrant

Best national anthem ever existed

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

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

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

The intro is amazing... the tempo, the ups and downs, incredible. The finale, beautiful. Should be in the top 10

Is the BEST. VAMOS ARGENTINA PAPA

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34 Netherlands Netherlands

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

Beautiful melody, and one that does not sound like an amusement ride song

The only anthem that tells the story in the I-form, making it very personal. The structure is complex and the melody is borrowed from an enemy 's song, making it full with meaning and history.

Love that its one of the older songs and that it is still honouring the king of spain who in that time period ruled over the dutch but started a movement towards the protestant church.

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35 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 .

The greatest anthem in the world!

It's better then the Germany national anthem

It's so inspirational! Just read the first two lines of the anthem, and remember how Poland lost independence for 123 years, yet still carried on with patriotism and national pride. I might be bias, but I personally love this anthem.

Polish anthem is the most beautiful very powerful the best national anthem in the planet

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36 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.

It's the best!

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37 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.

The best!

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38 Portugal Portugal Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe.

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.

Obviously people only vote on their own countries, cause this is pure inspiration and uplifting beauty

Go and listen how this is played and celebrated in soccer matches and sport events and tell me this should not be in the top 10 at least

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

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

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

My home My country My Singapore.

I am not singaporean but I really love this Country! The national anthem is such a master pice, describing how Singaporean people are and will always make a great Singapore. Majulah Singapura!

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40 Finland Finland

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

Finland is the best country in the world! Proud to be finnish. Listen to Finlandia hymn. Stunning.

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