Countries That Make the Worst Music

The Top Ten

1 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.

Stupidest music I ever heard you have to be brainless to listen that

Not only is this just an invalid argument, but it's also a racist argument. How can you claim that every single Indian musical composition is "stupid" and "brainless"? How many Indian songs have you heard?

The only reason comments have negative votes is because of the indians who don't have any taste

Or because the comments, such as yours, are racist and don't give any good points, you don't even seem to know anything about the music you claim to dislike so much.

I'm so put off by Indians claiming things as theirs. They think only they as Indians existed in forget the subcontinent, the whole world so that makes them arrogant! They claim all Pakistani songs, not sure about Bangladesh, as being Indian and when it comes to talk of terrorism - uh no that's all Pakistani! But their music is ours. That's not the only hypocrisy, they ban Pakistani artists, they deny visas to artists too! Even Krewella were denied just because they are half Pakistani! But Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are all good, because Bollywood benefits from them. The sheer arrogance and hypocrisy of Indians. I am so glad I have cut out Indian content out of my life. I used to watch Indian soaps, films, music content, shows, be blindly obsessed. But I'm gonna have to support Pakistan now because enough is enough. - a frustrated Brit.

India does have good music, honestly, as a non Indian I say that I've grown up with it. But I hate that music directors failed to credit original artists they copied from various countries' songs. Both then and now, Bollywood today for example makes tons of remakes, of old Pakistani songs? Come on India is surely capable of making good originals? It is fine if credit is given but fact that they are copied or remade without clear credits to the original song and artist is shameful especially since Bollywood then gets triple the views compared to the original song and profits entirely out of the success since they are a big business. Please be original or give full credit

2 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.

I'm not Canadian but what about rush, Neil young, the band or Brian Adams? They're all amazing artists.

Obviously Angry Canadians are voting for the USA.
Sure, because
Michael Jackson
Elvis Presley
Whitney Houston
Nirvana
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Eminem
Aerosmith
Imagine Dragons
Green Day
Paramore
Panic! At the disco
Fall out boy
The Eagles
Metallica
Etc, etc, etc are bad to them, apparently.
So, because of some bastards in Hollywood, the US has no good music?
Ha. You have to be kidding. You can hate the US, but you can't pretend plenty of legends didn't come from there.

So only Canadians are voting for the USA. That's the only explanation. What made you think this? Do you think we're really so much superior than Canada?

Being a United States citizen I still have all of the ability to tell you that fall out boy and eminem is not a good band. Actually, as far as I'm concerned most of the bands you're talking about are overrated, but that's for another day.
Either way, why did you even decide that Canadians are the ones who have completely voted United States, when you can't give any good arguments for your statement? You don't even mention what's so bad about Canadian music in your eye.

Canada has good and bad music. Yes, it may have annoying, overrated and stupid stuff like Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber and Avril Lavinge; but it has some geat music too! Barenaked Ladies, one of the greatest and most underrated groups of all time. Deadmau5, a really good electronic guy. Loscil, who reinvented ambient for the better. So there's the good and the bad in Canadian music, so I don't think it should be number one on this list.

Whats wrong with you people. Who put India on this list. People are forgetting that freddie mercury was Indian. One of the greatest singer of all time. And jay sean, George Harrison. So stop saying that India make worst music.

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

These boy and girl groups aren't exactly the same. You guys are here just to hate it because they all look the same. You guys are obviously not making the situation any better by saying they're all ugly, they all look the same. Don't you think that causes them to DO PLASTIC SURGERY? Ironic much? You might not like it, but judging the artists aren't going to get you haters anywhere. Look more deeper into Kpop. Oh and, their voices aren't auto tuned go watched their live MR removed perfomances. I prefer people who's given a chance to kpop, and know a lot about it should have the privilege to diss Kpop. You can't judge by the surface. These kpop idols are trained for MANY YEARS to make music for fans, and you can't deny that they work harder than you people dissing them from left to right. They don't act cute, they aren't brainwashed either. They aren't even portrayed as anything but have to act like perfect models that can do everything because their companies tell them to uphold an ...more

Everything is controlled by the record label. I am so sad people can accept art becoming commodity.

I don't think it's fair to generalize the whole country for making crappy pop music because I'm pretty sure South Korea has great singers and bands that are overshadowed by their manufactured pop music. I used to listen to kpop when Baby V.O.X were still around (Yes, I'm older than most kpop fans today). Then, I got tired of it because the groups produced the same, mediocre crap over and over again, except with new faces in the scene. It's like if Steven Moffat wrote songs for them or something. I'm kidding, but in the kpop industry, looks come first before talent. I know most labels will deny it, but it's mostly true. I don't see girls who look like Susan Boyle in kpop. Even if they hired one, they will pressure diets and surgeries on her the most and it's sad.

Most kpop fans I've encountered today are vain. Even more so than jpop fans. Why? It's because they valued their appearances more than their music. Most I've seen on social media are unhappy with themselves because they ...more

Boy and girl bands that look the same and sing horrible cheesy songs with no actual meaning, these songs are scary catchy, repetive and a lot of them extremely childish (Extept they aren't meant for kids). Some of these groups are portrayed as sheltered little brats that can't think of anything but themselves or their girlfriend/boyfriend, some also dress like kids except they're well in their twenties, they are extremely superficial and fake, their music videos look like a singing contest, each member gets five seconds to show off as much as they can while singing and dancing, but they fail to stand out because they all look the same, same height, same body shape, same eye contacts, same face, same voices that are auto tuned. this is the worst type of music ever created to brainwash stupid human sheep into believing they're all cute in their perfect little bubble.

Sometime I was confused because some of music band member are same face,hair,nose and her body with another music band member

4 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.

Sri Lankan Music is good for Murderers, Rapists, Gangsters, Drug Addicts, Sexual deviants, Lunatics, Psychopaths and Idiots! You can't even call it 3rd Class because 3rd Class Music is a million times better than Sri Lankan Music. You need to call it 4th Class or the Class of the Hell!

I am Sri Lankan and you call SRI LANKAN MUSIC WORST. Sri Lankan music is like listening to the melody of the angels in heaven. STOP BEING OFFENSIVE YOU NO-EXPERIENCE-OF-GOOD-SRI LANKAN-MUSIC people

THE WORST MUSIC BY THE WORST MUSICIANS!

It really hurts to listen to it and if you do you are dumb

5 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.

I love Japanese music it shouldn't be hated people who watch anime love the music!

I will not be surprised if half of the votes come from ignorant people who think cheesy anime openings defines Japanese music.

Very very annoying vocals, incorporating unwanted high pitched wailing. Also a very annoying language in general

Have you listened to Japanese metal, it is horrible

6 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.

Wait, there is North Korean music?

Yes that's right... Is there a word like "music" in North Korea?

One would have to listen to what plays on National Radio in N. Korea to hear their stuff. So bad its amazing. Such cloying tripe is hard on the ears!

I didn't know North Korea had music. But then again, there's probably no such thing as "music" here anyways.

7 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.

It's nothing against Mexico, but I have some bad memories associated with Mexican music. Now whenever I hear it, I remember the times of being alone, surrounded by people who have no manners, and don't care one way or another for you because your white. It was a very lonely time for me. And when I thought I found somebody, they turn around and backstab me. All of this while they listened to Mexican music.

I grew up listening to Banda Sinaloense music in the streets (yes, the genre is called that. ), and seriously, almost nobody in my family can't stand it. It sticks in your head in a bad way, if you know what I mean. And if you actually understand the lyrics, you'll wish you didn't actually hear them. (Can't they compose anything that isn't drug dealing?! ) But Mexico does have some good artists! Well, I'm done with my rant.

The traditional music has the same bass line for just about every song, laugh out loud. It's brain torture to hear bass line reaper melody all day long to every song

The music is very repetitive

8 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.

I gotta say, I hate my country's music. It's everyrthing Flamenco or Pop. I wish it had some variety. And even that variety is small!

Sorry Spain even though your language is fun when I speak it, I hate your music.

Most songs aren't very good

Ok. One, flamenco is awesome.
Two, Spain is home to two of the greatest metal bands: Mägo de Oz (folk metal; has the best album of the decade, Ira Dei) and Stravaganzza (gothic/symphonic metal; has one of the best singers of all time, Leo Jimenez).

9 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.

How is this music good? Is ONE song without profanity, bad references and offensive themes to much to ask for!? Take a look at America's celebrities and you can tell why their music is messed up. DRUGS! That is why!
And they don't get in trouble for using them either.

But what about electronic? A lot of good underground electronic artists live there.

The UK has: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Clash, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, Ed Sheeran,

The US has: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Reba MacEntire, Kevin Federline, Lil Wayne

There's no comparison.

The US has: Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Mothers of Invention, Nirvana, The Four Seasons, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Frank Sinatra, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joan Baez, The Byrds.

I know everyone has their own opinion, but American singers don't really sing what I'd call good music. If you like American music, then all the countries mentioned above deserve your attention as well.

America nowadays has TERRIBLE mainstream music in my opinion. Tons of recent mainstream songs have bad and/or generic lyrics, bad singers, and the production values aren’t great either.
However, we do have Metallica.

10 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.

A country with nothing to offer but techno, heavy metal and mediocre radio rock that sounds like German schlager with distorted guitars.
Everything just comes across as forcibly dark and harsh just like the culture itself. There's nothing sexy, light-hearted or charming here sound-wise.

German "pop" music is cringy, nasty, shallow and plain out horrid. Every song sounds the same, and the language is just not fit for art in any way. There are some exceptions of good german contemporary music, like Kraftwerk, Rammstein or some former GDR bands, but they - in no way - make up for the hideous monstrosity that is german pop music.
While I gotta say, that germany had some awesome classical composers, it makes the terrible modern "music" even more shameful.

Germany has Blind Guardian and Rammstein. Its music gets my respect.

Even as a German myself, I have to say most German music is garbage. We were the ruling force in classical music, but nowadays, you can forget it. The last good German band was Kraftwerk, and that's as far as it goes for the past 50 years.

The Newcomers

? 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.
? 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

Chinese music sounds like cats being strangled

Chinese music is very boring

Modern Chinese pop is boring as hell with lots of autotune and annoying gimmicks (a live show would soon freak you out no matter it is a cover or a concert), just like Kpop but with less corporation. This completely overshadowed Chinese classical music (those with erhus and stuff), which is beautiful.
Coming from a Chinese!

Their pop is really cringy...

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

You guys don't even know what the hell you're thinking. There classical music is awesome. Somebody just plopped it on here.

Azerbaijan #1 is good

On eurovision they have boaring songs!

Meyxana sucks

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

The only reason why Sweden is popular is because it's overrated. Nothing else.

What does sweden does here? You must be kidding guys! Opeth, bathory, meshuggah, bloodbath, hypocrisy, draconian, Marduk, Amon Amarth, dark tranquillity and many many more! You must be kidding they are the best metal country, I think!

Swedish Death Metal is the best death metal!

Why do Sweden suck?

14 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.

Coming from a Russian myself, Russia does have pretty bad music

No! Russia has great music! There's music that we wouldn't be too fond of in each country. The United States has horrible pop music, but there is some great stuff underneath it all. Same in Russia, only they have more music I like than in the U.S..

Traditional Russian music, their hard bass, and Tchaikovsky make Russian music pretty great.

If you watch all those Car Accident videos on You Tube, you get the feeling that those poor people are killing themselves because of the awful pop music. American pop music has basically been garbage before and after the Sixties, the only time in 300 years that it was any good at all. But Russian pop music doesn't make it sound better, just less offensive. It sounds like an out of tune violin next to a Fart.

15 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

There were no sacrifice (but there was murders) and the church burnings was to bring revenge to Christians settling their churches on norway's Viking heritage sites not satanism. Also their black metal is great if you just listen to it. Darkthrone, Burzum, Mayhem, Immortal, and many others are great examples of black metal which is actually good if you focus on the atmosphere and not what the media makes them to be

The only reason I'm voting for this is obviously because of those damn black metal bands who burn down churches and sacrifice victims.

Are you... are you kidding me?! Who on Earth put Norway on this list?! NORWAY MAKES AWESOME MUSIC! And I’m not even Norwegian, but their music has to be my absolute favorite. Their Black Metal is awesome. Their Eurovision songs are always great, too! It’s my #1 for sure!

Norwegian music is terrible.

16 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.

What? French music is beautiful just listen to Daniere Danse.

No actually, I quite enjoy télephone

Daft Punk...
Best in Europe for RnB, RAP, soul, rock, beat, rock psyche, garage rock, pub rock, mod revival, underground mus.
...Chopin
From classical to the most up to date music (e.g. Shaka Ponk)

17 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Any traditional arab music sounds the same and is awful

Really sucks. Like the government there.

Songs about how awesome god is and nothing else - arab gospel

All their music sounds like a goat.

18 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Serbian music sucks... Turbo folk artists have zero talent, even "rap" sucks... The artists are promoting alcohol, smoking and drugs as positive things and the production is crappy... Songs from Serbia should be no. 1... I think no country has music that actually promotes drugs like Serbian music does... Especially new ones...

Most of Serbian music is dominated by hooting owlish pop folk, the rest is some type of brass orkestra music that sounds like the love child of Mexican Banda and Turkish folk... other balkan countries managed to keep there slavic musical heritage mostly pure or blended there oriental influences into something tasteful (for example Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and have wonderful folk styles) I don't know what happened in Serbia though

19? Seriously? This country gave us the garbage pile that is "turbo folk" and you say that Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Spain, Germany, United States, South Korea, Canada, and India. I'm done.

Serbia should be first, all of singers in Serbia are terrible or mediocre.

19 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.
20 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

"My parents listen to traditional Vietnamese music all the time. I want to die"

Here are some great artists: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix! Play that music loud and enlighten your parents to great music, instead of letting them listen to that garbage!
If you don't think they'll like it, though, put on a pair of headphones if you own one and listen to any of these artists mentioned above, to escape from music that you hate so much!
by the way, you're not wrong, I don't like Vietnamese music either!

My parents listen to traditional Vietnamese music all the time. I want to die

I am ashamed to be Vietnamese. Its music is the worst of the worst, V-POP or Vietnamese traditional music are like so old and sound the same

Horrible and the worst music I have ever heard I had to even plus my ears

21 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.

I just don't like mainstream Filipino music that is all about love, especially those sung by actresses who are trying hard to be singers. So obvious that they are in auto tune. Eraserheads, Parokya no Edgar and some other bands are good, but Filipinos have to admit that the instrumental almost sounds the same for these bands. As for Filipino rap, even if you say the late Francis Magalona is good, I personally find every Filipino rap trying hard rap and for the the general mass. The general mass are in lower middle class and below. Folk music is very trippy and definitely better than Filipino rap.

Mainstream Filipino music may be slow and sometimes generic, but they at least have better lyrical themes than those crappy pop songs from Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber. We got Wolfgang, Eraserheads and Rivermaya! And some other great bands!

I get why Philippines was number 1 as "Top Ten Countries With Good Music" but man, their voices was just...just...heavenly something else.

Philippines music are often slow, sometimes way too slow, it get awfully boring and makes you sleepy

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

I don't like the current Greek music scene and I'm Greek. :-P In the past we produced better songs. Nowadays only if you sing a bad song you will be popular here with few exceptions of course.

Greece has the worst traditionsl music Ever!

One word Skyladika

Greeks should make music and boy and girl band just like something with better quality like kpopbut with greek lang and better lyrics that doesn't have to do only with sex and break up and also we need younger artists not 50 yrs olds I'm greek and that's my opinion

24 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.

Disco polo is probably the worst and the most lame music genre ever. Surprisingly not only peasants listen to it but it's a popular club music!

25 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.
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