Countries With the Best Music

The Top Ten

1 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.

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

'enough said

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.

Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Spice Girls and others.
Oh shut up and no one insults Olly Murs.

2 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.

I'm always torn between the UK and the US, but the amount of time the UK is presented as far superior is reason enough for me to vote for the US. Yes, the UK had some incredible musicians, they had the better Progressive music by a landslide; Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Van der Graaf Generator, Jethro Tull, Genesis...
The US on the other hand had The Beach Boys, who, in my opinion, aren't just the greatest band of all time, they are the most innovative and most versatile, released the greatest album of all time, had one of the best and longest strings of great albums (Pet Sounds 'til Holland, 9 albums), and are among the most influential. Besides them though, the US also had the greatest lyricists, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, one of the most experimental, Frank Zappa, as well as the most technically skilled and one of the most versatile bands, Toto. - Idontreallycaretoomuch

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?

I too agree with Canada, but you must consider that Rush (don't confuse with Big Time Rush, not even accidentally! ), most talented band ever, is Canadian - DejanKalinic

Although the UK is better when it comes to classic rock, the US is better when it comes to metal - USGC

America have some of the best metal bands especially in thrash and death metal. - Mnsdjjfijf

3 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.

Drake, Nav, Tory Lanez, PND, Justin Beiber, Shawn Mendes, Rush, Neil Young, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams, The Weekend, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchel.

Canada is also big on producing, a large part of hip hop beats come from Toronto like, Noah "40" Shebib: drakes producer, Murda Beatz, T-Minus and more

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.

Yeh Canada is talented but all of them just come down to the USA and make money - BreakFastBeast2005

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

Sweden is the 3rd biggest music country after USA and UK. That's very good for a such small country.

Sweden produced so many amazing Metal bands over the years, especially in Melodic Death Metal and Folk Metal. Opeth, Amon Amarth Dark Tranquility, Arch Enemy, Entombed, At The Gates, In Flames, Bathory, Hypocrisy, Sabaton, etc are just a few of the bands that originated from Sweden. - RogerMcBaloney

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.
Hits like

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.

Been in the hideout ever since the 80's, and are the resulting in many big wonders in USA, UK and Korea.

5 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.

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?

All the reasons for voting Germany are justified, but most of all, how come nobody is mentioning CAN?

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...

Kraftwerk, Rammstein, all of the Classical Music Artists, Scorpions, etc. - shiftaltkey

6 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.

How Australia and Ireland aren't higher than Japan I don't know

AC/DC come from Down Under

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.

7 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 songs are best songs ever Indian Punjabi songs and sad songs are best! I love Indian music!

India has a diverse range of music and genre which never fails to touch hearts. (There is nothing that can sooth heart better than Indian music after a breakup). Although every culture has its own varieties, India has it all. All types of songs are produced in India (rap, pop, classical) and in a variety of languages which includes English.

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.

Poor performance because India is simply recycling old songs and making them into pathetic western music videos with half clothed girls and pathetic English rapping I'd rather watch something American than cheap Indian songs

8 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

So good it's on here twice!

One of the super heavyweights of the music world indeed.

Isn't England in the UK? - Misfire

Nearly as good as the UK, Isle of Man are third!

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

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

Most beautiful and haunted songs are produced in Ireland that just make you get goosebumps

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

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.

Italy has such amazing music scene. 1 of the best music scenes in Europe.

The Contenders

11 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.

Daft Punk. Justice. Madeon. M83. Celine Dion. Breakbot. David Guetta. The M Machine.
I think I've made my point clear. - Atham

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.

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

The most creative musics I've ever heard. Big Bang GD, EXO king of vocals and of course Blackpink, they are really amazing

These people go through so much intense training produce high quality and amazing music has meaningful lyrics. I'm not saying that the rest don't work hard enough but in my opinion, South Korea is on another level.

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

13 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.

Probably the most versatile. Can be compared with every genre there is and would probably be the best. It will always exceed in melancholic songs and rock songs. Should be at least top 3.

J-pop and J-rock are great.
The Japanese also seem to know how to make really good future bass and hard dance music so there's that as well. - Atham

Japan needs to be higher on this lost
they have amazing rock and metal bands and its one of the last places where rock is alive and thriving
as well as a lot of amazing underground shoegaze and math rock

Nothing needs to be said. They have Nintendo and Vocaloids as well as the most beautiful sounding instruments in the world.

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

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.

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.

"The best by far. All the other voters are just ignorant" - how hypocritical. That is literally the most ignorant thing I have ever heard

Makes me happy! Cheerful and reminds me of parades and sun!

15 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.

Music industry is suffering here. Too bad Putin won't bother investing in it.

Russia's music is great, though overlooked.

Russia is the capital of Classical music, followed by Germany and Italy.

Some of the world's greatest composers came from here. - Beaumain

16 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.

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...

The black metal and folk music is just amazing down here, or should I say up here?

17 Jamaica Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.

You cannot name a country that has had as much of an influence with its music relative to its size and population as Jamaica.

Jamaica needs to be much much higher up the list!

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.

We got Dancehall, reggae and Sean Paul from here!
- TheDuttyGyal

18 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.

Pakistan deserves a higher rating than this come on. Pakistani music actually brings peace. There are India who despite their own views of Pakistan just can't help their love of Pakistani music. Coke Studio is also a representation of how diverse Pakistan is and it's music from north to south and east to west and it should be appreciated by music lovers around the world not just Pakistan because it's good quality music.

How many people know that COKE STUDIO is originally from Pakistan. If you didn't you're missing out big time. Pakistan beats India in modern traditional music.

England and America is always top because it's English and has no language barriers even Pakistanis have done covers on English songs but the west doesn't care because it's Pakistan. They already have twisted perception of Pakistan that they don't know we have good music here and one of the best in the Asian subcontinent. People loved nusrat fateh Ali khan in the UK, what happened? Don't British people follow Pakistani music anymore?

Truth is, this country is the capital of MUSIC in South Asia. Hands down the best singers, music producers and song writers and Sufi music that is outstanding

19 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.

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.

Traditional Flamenco music, Spanish Guitar, Enrique Iglesias...this country deserves to be higher. - shiftaltkey

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.

Spanish music is not only flamenco. We have a ton of good pop artists. Also, the new wave of trap musicians is fire.

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

New Zealand has many talented stars that have made it to the top of the charts. Think Lorde, Kimbra, etc.

Well, we have Stan Walker (I don't know if he is a kiwi or a Australian) and that's about it...

The birth-place of Keith Urban!

New Zealand doesn;t have many famous singers but everyone in the country has a musical talent

21 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.

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.

Still wondering why Finland's 20, they make great metal/rock. Korpiklaani is the best.

22 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

Iranian use many instruments which nowhere else in the world those have been used or even know about them

I'm shocked at how low this is. If we're on about music today then yeah, Iran does deserve to be pretty low. But, if we're talking about TRUE Persian music (until the early 2000's) this should probably be in the top 10 or 15. Iran has so many instruments that other's don't have, so you know when your hearing Persian music right off the bat. Many famous staples of Persian music are Vigen, Hayedeh, Moein, Iraj Khajeamiri, Dariush, the list goes on and on. Persian music also made a large impact in ancient times. Even with the current Iranian government crippling the people and their freedom, music helps us get through everything. If you've read till this point, thanks for reading.

Iranian music is diverse and unique

Iran musicians are best in the world

23 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, ...read more.

Soap Kills were amazing... Listen if you don't know!

Best music in the world

The songs are amazing

Amazing singers like fairouz

24 Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Lots and lots of amazing composers, this great country has the best classical music. - TopTenTed

My good friend the sound of music!

I love classical music, Especially Mozart! I love the Viennese waltzes by Strauss Jr. as well!

The only notable thing that has come out of Austria lately was Conchita Wurst and even that was down to Eurovision. - mom4

25 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.

Tom Jones, Catatonia, Shirley Bassey, Manic Street Preachers, Feeder, Catfish & The Bottlemen etc. etc. For a country with a population of only 3 million, they've produced some amazing musicians.

26 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.
27 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . ...read more.
28 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.

Good variety of music. From traditional mariachi or sones to rock or pop

The country where the most people know how to play an instrument and where most of the people enjoy music the most

I just love their mariachi bands.

A country that knows how to compose music with different instruments and makes music sound gangster, and better than rap.

29 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

Sing with a Nigerian and get popular! Nigeria have good music for every mood, great rappers good singers, style dancers. Nigeria should be in top 5 right now away

Nigeria has good music

Tag best in Africa

Best Musicians on the world period.

30 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.

Who doesn't love Emmelie de Forest?

King Diamond people... and Mercyful Fate

Have you ever heard their music? It's fantastic! <3 A lot of the good stuff is danish [which is a gorgeous language so... ], but there is also a lot off amazing English songs! Check it out!

Denmark deserves a higher placement on this list. With artists like AQUA, Lukas Graham, MØ, Volbeat, Laid Back, Bent Fabric, Trentemøller, Martin Jensen - and not to mention producer Thomas Troelsen and drummer of Metallica Lars Ulrich, who got inducted to the Rock and Roll hall of fame back in 2009.
And when it comes to Eurovision, Denmark was the first country to win the contest twice in the 21st century...
To be fair a placement above our brothers from Norway would be well deserved.

31 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state ...read more.

Romania makes one of the best music nowdays and the language sounds so melodious!

INNA, Edward Maya, O-Zone, Alexandra Stan, Voltaj are some of the most popular musicians/bands from Romania and they are known all over the world.

Do you know any of their musicians or singers? A great domain with a lot of great and talented persons.

If you spend some time trying to find the real Romanian music elite, it's clear they are the best

32 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.

Scotland should be number 1 we have the best music in the world.

Angus young of ac dc was born in scotland despite being raised in Australia so I guess that counts.

My favorite scottish singer is annie lennox. She has such beautiful songs and a beautiful voice!

Travis, but the quality sadly ends there.

33 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

Of Monsters And Men is one of the best band of all time I love Indie Folk music best band of all time from Iceland great singers beautiful voice at singing.

Icelandic music has such unique styles that set it apart from most music from other countries! It's really hard to miss!

The folky atmosphere to Icelandic music is very different and very intriguing.

For a tiny country, we got some pretty good artists from Iceland, man!

34 Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

Cuba has the best music in all Latin America. Most Latin American countries were influenced by Cuban music. And Cuba has created over 20 musical genres and dances.

South American and African countries are sooo underrated compared to Western (rich) countries! - Ethnopop

35 Netherlands

Golden Earring, Within Temptation, Van Halen, Anouk, Epica, Asphyx, Pestilence, The Gathering, Carach Angren, God Dethroned, Gorefest, Sinister,

Our music is so upbeat, soulfull. like Andre Hazes, Marco, davina michelle.

Netherlands produces the best music in the world because most of the best DJ's in the world are from The Netherlands. If you're a fan of electronic music just like me, then Netherlands is the choice for you. So I think it should be #1 and not #43.

This is the country that also gave us the van halen brothers.

36 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.

South African house music is on the rise...we have some of the best House producers in the world

Best in Africa in terms of production quality

Best in africa

Ladysmith Black Mambazo are wonderful, as are all the isicathamiya groups. The harmonies and African folk influences in S.A. music take us back to the earthy heart of human civilization. Warm and full of joie de vivre.

37 Ghana Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Ghanaian music should be in the top 10 right now, with genres such as the Highlife music, hiplife, rap, reggae, azonto beat and many of it cultural and traditional sounds, you will definitely have a long list to choose from.

Ghanaian sing for you to know what they are talking about

Love Ghana music. I live in the U.S

38 Mali

Different ethnic groups with the most loving, beautiful music I have ever heard! Pure gold.

Tinariwen, Ali Farka Touré, Salif Keita and many, many more!

39 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.

Has absolutely beautiful traditional music that often convey the feelings of love and sorrow. Really shouldn't be overlooked as China have some of the most ancient and diverse cultures in the world.

China is often overshadowed by Japan and Korea. Honestly, Chinese music is the best. The traditional music is great, and so is modern music. There ExoM, Luhan, GEM etc...

I love Chinese Acapella.

Harlem Yu, Jane Zhang, the Mouth band, Emil Chau, etc. including Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists, unite for one language, Mandarin Pop!

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

One of my favorite composers is from Greece and it's basil poledouris. He's composed music for movies such as conan the barbarian, Robocop, the hunt for red october, Hot shots part deux, Free willy, Con air, and starship troopers. My favorite track from him is riders of doom in conan the barbarian. It sounds so epic and grand. It's like he wanted to put all his effort into making the most awesome track ever (even though it's played while some guys burn down a village in one scene. Just a village, but it's still a pretty amazing track). It's definitely worth checking out.

Music originated in Greece. The history of greek music is rich and it had unique sounds

Greek songs are some of the best songs in the world and the most uplifting songs.

You can't compare any song to a Greek song unless it's another Greek song.

41 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.

Turkey has a very rich heritage of music and intruments, especially coming from Ottoman Empire era.

Turkey has many amazing singers and have very rich traditional instruments. This country supposed to be at least in first 10 list..

Best song ever! I can't it's so good!

Yet I don't know any Turkish song

42 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.

Remove this off your list. There's no such thing as Israeli music, Israelis were never part of their STOLEN land before 1948. Its our Palestinian friends who hold that lands culture so feck the hell off to Europe.

Yup Israel

Lmao what is that? Sorry we only know Palestine! Sorry.🖕🏼

43 Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

Colombia is one of the cradles of popular Spanish language music and more artists from Colombia are in the top most viewed/listened to music videos in the world.

How is this country not higher?

44 Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Never ever ever give up for the best rock music ever with a traditional music blend like Bodyslam with Siriporn Amaiphong, Slot Machine, among many others. #ThaiGersUniteForMusic!

45 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.

Albania had the BEST music in the world! This chart is false, check the music out yourself

Per capita, Albania is consistently producing female pop music singers with worldwide hits. Definitely a country to watch.

Music industry is evolving RAPIDLY and they are producing a lot of bangers lately, give it a try.

The best just listen to is for once and you'll see what I mean

46 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.

This country has one of the richest folk and classical music heritage for folk in the world. Currently they have one of the best rock music bands in the world. This country definitely deserve to be on the top 5 list.

Bangladesh have a gorgeous history of music. We have legends like Lalon Shah here. Now a days people are conducting research on his music... Our folk music is really great... Beside folk music we have a wealthy pop and rock music resources. Our Rock and especially the Underground rock music probably the best in South Asia. We have bands like LRB, Miles, Warfaze, Souls, Artcell, Black, Cryptic Fate, Nemesis, James and Nagar Baul, Shironamhin, Aurthohin and many more... Who are producing some great music and also very popular in this region.

Bangladeshi music is the best in the world... Especially Folk and Rock music.

Bangladesh should be in top 10 it is one of the best musical country kindly listen to Artcell warfaze etc damn cool band M/

47 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

For instance:
Absynthe Minded - Arno (& TC Matic) - Salvatore Adamo
The Black Box Revelation - JACQUES BREL
Channel Zero
Daan - Django Reinhardt - dEUS
Rocco Granata
Louis Neefs - Noordkaap
Plastic Bertrand
Selah Sue - Soulwax - Steak Number Eight - Stromae
Toots Thielemans
...

48 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.

People here will probably not have heard of great bands such as, parni valjak, riblja corba, EKV, bajaga,smak, idoli, piloti and some other great rock bands.

then again these aren't all Serbian but also croation and bosnian etc. Yugoslavia had their own culture that had its own style. there was rock, just it was mostly ex- yu rock.

also there is great folk music in Yugoslavian countries if you look past the new horrible ones like ceca and karleusa there is oliver markovic, oliver dragojevic, vinko coce, aren dedic, djordje balasevic and vlado keslin.

they have their own gypsie music and gypsie swing and even their wn jazz.

definitely worth to check it out.

Best of the best

Serbia have best music! Serbia stronk! Remove kebab! - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Nikolija & Relja are the Best of all

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

Vietnam is pretty much like K-POP, but with a wider vocal range. I don't really think it deserves to be on the bottom, especially with some of (what I would say) the most beautiful (in lyrics and video) songs. I would call for an update for Vietnam, hopefully my country will make it at least in the top 25.

I'm addicted to Vpop now!

Better than kpop. bts who? nct what? I only know Son Tung MTP.

List of famous singers in Vietnam:
Son Tung MTP ( best singer in Vietnam )
Dong Nhi
Chi Pu
Min
Ho Ngoc Ha
Bao Thy
Miu Le
Huong Tram
-Please search up them and listen to their songs

50 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.

Asian language are awful for music but not indonesian, their song are surprisingly catchy

Indonesian music is very nice to hear

I love Indonesia's music.

RCTI ID music? Anyone?

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