Countries With the Best Music
The Top Ten
The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Enter Shikari, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Arctic Monkeys, Blur/Gorillaz, Oasis, The Clash, Muse, Robbie Williams, Bullet for my Valentine, Fatboy Slim, Judas Priest The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, the list of awesome artists from the United Kingdom, goes on and on and on
The Beatles, Queen, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Pink Floyd
Some classic bands, like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, The Sex Pistols, and now some amazing modern bands... Bullet For My Valentine, Lostprophets, Arctic Monkeys, Lostprophets, Biffy Clyro... I agree bands like Alter Bridge, Metallica and Foo Fighters are American, and that mean's they're a very close second.
We have been the prime superpower of music since 1964 (when the infamous British "Invasion" occurred). Like the only bad thing we ever did I think was 1D (please forget them).V 142 Comments
Yes, underneath the mainstream garbage is real, true music.
You have to look for it, but it's there.
And you can't say you've never had a favorite singer, any time period, from the USA.
And I'm sorry but Canada? Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Nickelback, what?
How about Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, etc, etc? Are we going to completely wipe out the USA's history of music just because of the last few years?
The USA has the best music out of all the countries. Now I'm not saying that other countries don't make fantastic music, but how can you compete with the King of Pop Michael Jackson, the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley. Not to mention Frank Sinatra, and the best trumpet player of all time Louis Armstrong. And rock and roll was born in this country. Just like jazz and the Blues and pop and many other kinds of music. Aerosmith, and Metallica also come from the USA. plus other artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Garth Brooks, Whitney Houston, etc. And many other bands and singers may have been born in other countries, but when they came to the United States, they made their best music. For example: U2, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, etc. this is the best country for music. Without a doubt.
Yes, nowadays there is a lot garbage from this country but don't forget that roughly 95% of the music we like is from US & no matter what kind of music we like. Everybody can find the best songs of his favorite genres only in the USA. Yes there are also countries with good music, like the UK, Italy & France. But what are doing in top 10 countries like Ireland, New Zealand, Germany & Brazil? These four countries generally never had normal music by far. - Fan_of_Good_Music
I agree with you that US has the best music in the world, but germany definitely isn't that bad - Disturbedpotato
The U.S is the best by far, we have the most diverse genres of music and if you look, its always music produced in the U.S topping the charts globally. Plus we've had the most influential artists/musicians. Too many to count.V 64 Comments
Sweden is the 3rd biggest music country after USA and UK. That's very good for a such small country.
Sweden are doing so much in the background of the music industry without getting any credits for it. Sweden is like standing behind half of the Americans biggest pop hits since 2000.
Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
I want is that way by Backstreet Boys
On the Floor by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull
Rain Over Me by Pitbull
Starships by Nicki Minaj
Stronger What Doesn t Kill You by Kelly Clarkson
So What and Raise Your Glass by Pink
Poker Face and Just dance by Lady Gaga
Shake it off , Blank Space and Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
About every Katy Perry hit ever!
...and many more
Is all written by Swedes, especially Max Martin.
Just Google up Max Martin to see the truth behind the American biggest pop hits.
From abba to swedish house mafia. The swedes knows how to make music. End of story
ABBA, Ghost, opeth and many others are really good at music. Sweden is really good. we won twice in a Eurovision 2000-2017. How amazing is that! Sweden deserves to be number 1. at least it is number 3.V 45 Comments
Too many good bands to name despite a population that is dwarfed by its bigger friends. Trooper, rush, three days grace, three doors down, april wine, sum 41, not to mention Justin beiber is a talented artist or he wouldn't be where he was (any non biased musician will tell you that) as well as drake (who owns the rap game right now) as well as the Weeknd. Alexisonfire, dead and divine, protest the hero. The list goes on for a while. that's why I think this country makes the best music.
Canada should be above Sweden on this list. Sweden doesn't have an many internationally acclaimed music giants as Canada has (with the except of the immortal ABBA, of course). Think of this. Bryan Adams. Arcade Fire. Rush. The Band. Barenaked Ladies. Oscar Peterson. Tragically Hip. Blue Rodeo. Nickelback. You can 1000% understand that the UK and the US are #1 and #2 respectively, but Canada should be third, with Sweden in fourth.
Some of the best canadian musicians in my opinion are rush, three days grace, silverstein, the guess who, sum 41, anvil, and the barenaked ladies.
Just. Yes. April Wine, Sum 41, Trooper, and not to mention one of the best rock bands of all time, RUSH, and perhaps the most lyrically-talented man on this planet, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, it's pretty obvious that Canada dominates in the name of music.V 22 Comments
Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, Schubert. I doubt there is any other country coming even close to this.
Electronic: Kraftwerk. Electronic music originated in Germany and Britain, but there are few bands whose contribution is comparable.
Metal: Rammstein, Scorpions. Both are among the best metal bands. Only problem is Rammstein sings mostly in German.
Why'd must Rammstein sings in english, when they are german bands? - somekindofaguy
All (or at least) most of the credit for classical music and the best musicians go to Germany... How can we ignore this? Even modern bands like Modern Talking and Rammstein, Running Wild and many more are all German... German is among the top 3...
The foundation of Western music comes from Germany. There would be no Beatles or Rolling Stones sound without the great classical composers. So everybody who doesn't vote Germany has no clue about music at all.
Germany will be number 1V 14 Comments
When asked this question - many people say UK and US, whose music is not bad, infact very good. This is a matter of individual tastes and clearly people would be biased. But When comparing music that REALLY is able to touch your heart - there is nothing that comes close to Indian music - if you have heard Indian/Bollywood songs - you know I am right, for those who haven't - time to start listening. PS: I have listened to many cultural music from all over.
Indian music is at its best when its embracing its roots, and especially when it's tied to a Bollywood epic. If it wasn't for the language barrier, I think Indian music would be so much bigger internationally. Nothing like the drums, strings, emotive singing and mood of Indian music.
India's music is totally nonparallel. western music might compassionate the various emotions of a human being but the Indian Raga Music is the only music which can up-bring the eternity of Soul
Indian music is so expressive and it will touch your heart.V 107 Comments
My two favorite Italian composers have got to be ennio morricone and nino rota, And my two favorite Italian bands are lacuna coil and rhapsody of fire.
Maybe not well known as english or american ones, but italians made music. From singers to bands to composers to opera (created by italians).
The music of this period isn't very good but the music of the past or of the 20th century was very very good. Italy is fantastic.
The best opera music ever...and not only...folk, do not always think the unique world things are from UK or USA... their music are low cultured like everything born the last decadent century - bigtravellerV 9 Comments
All kinds of Japanese rock music and Pop music are underrated by the world in which music generated from this region should be more worldwide than now
LiSA, Eir Aoi, and Luna Haruna are the best! They sing a lot of good songs for Sword Art Online! Not to mention FLOW is known for a lot of good songs for Naruto and Code Geass! And finally, Linked Horizon sings one of the best opening songs ever for the anime Attack on Titan! - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Dir en grey, Versailles, X Japan, Galneryus, Onmyouza, Concerto Moon... More than enough said.
Voted for One OK Rock.V 20 Comments
These guys really work hard to put out very different and complex music. In Kpop, it is apparent when headliners like Girls' Generation, BoA, 2NE1, SHINee, and 2PM release new songs that they have come a long way. All of these artists work nonstop, not only releasing Korean tracks, but also Japanese, Mandarin, and even some English. They are reaching out to the rest of Asia, and the world. Last month alone, tons of South Korean idols released comeback albums, singles, mini-albums, and music videos. I hope more people will appreciate South Korean Music and Culture more.
They work to make sure that people can relate to their music and that they've given their all and more into what they've produced. They succeed all limits and really move people from places like Australia to places like Canada. BTS started from a small label but still beat the chances. Big Bang have been the "kings of kpop" for a decade now. Korean idols don't disappoint. Their are many people who underestimate South Korea when it comes to the music industry but once they actually take the time to check out a kpop music video, there are next to no chances they wont come back for more. South Korea will continue to attract people to their amazing music and will continue to inspire people all ver the world
The Korean music industry is ridiculously developed. Music is a large part of modern Korean culture, and Korean artists have fanbases that span the entire globe. The language barrier hardly exists for international fans, as English lyrics are included in most songs to boost global appeal, and artists hold world tours. Idols train for years, sometimes a decade, to ensure that mainstream Korean music is flushed with undeniable talent. Unlike most Western artists, Korean groups and solo acts release new content every few months, so the music is always evolving. It's not just 'K-Pop' anymore; there are dozens of genres represented in Korean music so everyone can find something they enjoy. The artistic presentation, too, puts SK on another level, from group choreography to detailed album packaging. Once someone is introduced to Korean music, they can't deny that South Korea has perhaps the most intense music scene in the world.
BTS, EXO, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, KARD, BLACKPINK, WANNA ONE, BIG BANG, ETC...
They always seem to produce some of the best singers and performers Worldwide over and over again
Jigs, reels, and slip jigs (which are in a 9 count) very odd for Western music. Irish traditional music still has a pulse in the modern era.
Even if you're not from Ireland listening to Irish music will make you feel like you have been living there your whole life
They have epic rock bands and stuff, but I just love their traditional music so bloody much! Greetings from a Scot.V 23 Comments
Well, there are mediocre singers like Gotye and Guy Sebastian. Keith Urban is incredible, however he was actually born in New Zealand, even though he is usually considered Australian.
Australia could be much higher up this list. But it loses many points for giving the world Rolf Harris.
AC/DC come from Down Under
Tame impala and midnight oilV 22 Comments
So good it's on here twice!
One of the super heavyweights of the music world indeed.
Too cool! Thankyou
Actually,this should be first,people would vote the UK,england is part of the UK,and most music artists from the UK are English.V 1 Comment
I've listened to everything. Literally everything. From rock to metal to hip hop to rap to dance to edm to pop to folk. Name a band or artist and I will most likely know their music. And from my experience with music NOTHING stands up to Brazilian music. Listen to someone like Jorge Ben and you will see where I'm coming from.
Brazil has an awesome music scene. The blend of different cultures is amazing. I love percussion based music in any genre. Brazilian music is just really upbeat, alive and rhythmic.
"The best by far. All the other voters are just ignorant" - how hypocritical. That is literally the most ignorant thing I have ever heard
Samba, choro, maracatu, bossa-nova, MPB, sertanejo, frevo, pagode, funk... it is difficult to find a country with such a large and diverse contribution to music.V 18 Comments
France has a very deep supply of very good music in virtually all music genres, in particular in electronic, rap and metal.
This is the country that gave us daft punk.
Great country for lots of different type of musics.
France has produced decent music for a long time. From legendary Romantic composers : Ravel, Berlioz, Satie, Saint Saëns, Debussy, and Chopin (polish but lived like a French), to its traditionnal music, accordeon, Edith Piaf and so on...
It has the best Anthem in the world.
Modern music is pretty good, France is quite advanced in Rap/RnB
And essentially, France are with Sweden and Netherlands, the kings of electro/house/Edm style. Just to name a few: Daft Punk/Bob Sinclar/Martin Solveig/Carpenter Brut/M83/ Madeon/Cassius and of course Justice and Caravan palace... the list is long.
You cannot name a country that has had as much of an influence with its music relative to its size and population as Jamaica.
Though only having about 3 million citizens, the entire world knows Jamaican music. They have created their own musical language in Reggae, Roots, Dub, Dancehall etc.
Artists like Bob Marley and The Skatalites are know all across the world.
Jamaica needs to be much much higher up the list!
Yes,how could we forget about the great Bob Marley, Shaggy, Sean Paul- -to name a few.V 5 Comments
Norway has the best black metal and has great folk music. Norway has the best music is you like atmospheric stuff, especially atmospheric metal. Bands like Burzum and Ulver will blow you away - SirSkeletorThe3rd
I came to this list for folk music and traditional music that you'd hear in the canals of Venice or the streets of Paris not black metal or classic rock. It has awesome folk music
Best atmosphere and folky feel, some great metal and it feels so real...
Norway has many great musicians, like Astrid S, Susanne Sundfør, Kygo, Kristian Kristensen, CLMD and Matoma.V 9 Comments
Listen to flamenco music. Just listen to that raw unadulterated passion expressed through song, guitar and dance. Music with such passion deserves to be recognised.
Over rated music. The flamenco is just a bunch of screaming. Their music is stolen from the Muslims who occupied Spain and is not really theirs.
Spanish music is not only flamenco. We have a ton of good pop artists. Also, the new wave of trap musicians is fire.
It is the bestV 2 Comments
Has everybody forgot about the eurovision winner's Lordi, ando which is worse they have the representation of the Rasmus too. I think they have to be in higher places on this list
Finland really should be in the top 10. Come on Canada.. Justin Bieber vs Nightwish?
My favorite finnish bands are nightwish, ensiferum, apocalyptica, lordi, finntroll, and wintersun.
Children Of Bodom - DisturbedpotatoV 8 Comments
Iranian use many instruments which nowhere else in the world those have been used or even know about them
Iranian music is diverse and unique
Too low on the list!
Iran musicians are best in the worldV 7 Comments
Pakistan could have really went far in their music, like back in 80s - early 2000s. I think there was a lack of awareness of talent. There were bands and solo artists. Maybe the main reason of all the high talent music disappearance after the mid 2000s was that, artists might have also had personal reasons. Still, the FACT that Pakistani music is the greatest still stands. They must use that fact to finally improve their image to the world
Now Pakistani music in the mainstream sense is more noticeable such as by the film industry, some of which is very good however a lot of past talent and small scale talent is in their dramas and individual artists/bands. Coke Studio is large scale recognition this is a platform that creates renditions of old/folk Pakistani songs, nescafe basement is also a breakthrough for youth talent. I think Pakistani music is different and enjoyable and the world should see.
I grew up listening to Bollywood and no doubt the element of nostalgia is there and I have many memories, since I could understand it as Urdu is my native lol, but its true there's no match with your own roots and its been great recently being more attached to Pakistani culture such as through drama serials and coke studio, so I definitely underrated my own mother country's talents and think there's so much there for people to see other than the usual negativity portrayed in the media
Pakistan is producing great music. But the fact is that we have to show a positive image of Pakistan to the world. So that they recognize us. I think Pakistani music should be in top 3 because it is world class music.V 69 Comments
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