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.
So many incredible artists!204 Comments
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
America have some of the best metal bands especially in thrash and death metal. - Mnsdjjfijf
The King (Elvis if you didn't know) - TheCuteBeatle86 Comments
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
Arcade Fire, Rush, Drake, The Guess Who, and more. - shiftaltkey
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.31 Comments
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
Been in the hideout ever since the 80's, and are the resulting in many big wonders in USA, UK and Korea.
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.
We have the best classical music. I like classical music
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?
Kraftwerk, Rammstein, all of the Classical Music Artists, Scorpions, etc. - shiftaltkey19 Comments
We have original songs.
The Bee Gees
Nick cave and the bad seeds, The birthday Party, The saints, The scientists, Dead can dance, SPK, Severed heads, Knife Party, Pendulum, Flume, Empire of the sun, Sia, The church, INXS, AC/DC, Airbourne, Wolfmother, Ne obliviscaris, Be'lakor, Karnivool, Silverchair, Buffalo, Little river band, Thy art is murder, Men at work, Tame impala, King gizzard and the lizard wizard, The angels, Hillsong United, Savage garden, Tonight alive, Hands like houses, Caligulas horse, The Drones, destroyer 666, diSEMBOWELMENT, Angus and Julia stone, The wiggles, The mark of cain, Cosmic psychos, Plini, Kylie minogue
AC/DC come from Down Under27 Comments
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.
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
All types of music is available
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.134 Comments
Nearly as good as the UK, Isle of Man are third!
Isn't England in the UK? - Misfire
So good it's on here twice!
One of the super heavyweights of the music world indeed.3 Comments
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 goosebumps23 Comments
The home country of Benny Benassi. - shiftaltkey
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.11 Comments
Best country of music with the UK
Daft Punk. Justice. Madeon. M83. Celine Dion. Breakbot. David Guetta. The M Machine.
I think I've made my point clear. - Atham
Daft Punk is from this country. - shiftaltkey
France has a very deep supply of very good music in virtually all music genres, in particular in electronic, rap and metal.20 Comments
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.
Korean music is the best
They should be in top three because they work harder than any of the above and listen to their songs so meaningful lyrics like that of bigbang bts etc50 Comments
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.
Both Japanese traditional music and J-pop are equally good.
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
Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, Blends of different cultures - shiftaltkey
The cultural blend in Brazil is something to worship.
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.20 Comments
Best of bests
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.10 Comments
Norway is definitely top 7
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...11 Comments
I like it
Reggae artists like Bob Marley made this country what it is. - shiftaltkey
We got Dancehall, reggae and Sean Paul from here!
Should be much higher! Reggae such unique music that never gets old, still has the same effect every time you here it mun!10 Comments
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 outstanding138 Comments
Viva la polla records
Traditional Flamenco music, Spanish Guitar, Enrique Iglesias...this country deserves to be higher. - shiftaltkey
I love pablo alboran, alejandro sanz, enrique iglesias, etc etc etc6 Comments
This country gave us Lorde. - shiftaltkey
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!2 Comments
#1 in Metal Music, can't be argued.
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?
Wintersun, Ensierum, Norther, Children of Boodm, Sonata Arctica and so many good metal bands - even Darude is from there lol - SirNoodles11 Comments
Definitely understimated. Heard soke good music Persian.
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 use many instruments which nowhere else in the world those have been used or even know about them
Iranian music is diverse and unique10 Comments
Amazing singers like fairouz
Soap Kills were amazing... Listen if you don't know!
Best music in the world
The songs are amazing2 Comments
Lots and lots of amazing composers, this great country has the best classical music. - TopTenTed
I love classical music, Especially Mozart! I love the Viennese waltzes by Strauss Jr. as well!
My good friend the sound of music!2 Comments
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.
Good variety of music. From traditional mariachi or sones to rock or pop
This should be number one have you heard Latin 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.8 Comments
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
Oya shakiti bobo
The countries coming before Nigeria has me shook, they produce the best kinds of music worldwide.
It’s music is great25 Comments
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.
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.
NUMA NUMA. Enough said.
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 best18 Comments
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.
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!5 Comments
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
Best in africa
Best in Africa in terms of production quality
South African house music is on the rise...we have some of the best House producers in the world
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.1 Comment
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.9 Comments
Ghanaian sing for you to know what they are talking about
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.
Love Ghana music. I live in the U.S
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!
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!2 Comments
Music originated in Greece. The history of greek music is rich and it had unique sounds
I don't know much about Greek music yet there is one artist R.I.P. Demis Roussos that I find truly amazing!
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.
Greek songs are some of the best songs in the world and the most uplifting songs.6 Comments
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 song8 Comments
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.
Lmao what is that? Sorry we only know Palestine! Sorry.🖕🏼
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?
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!
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 mean11 Comments
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/4 Comments
Absynthe Minded - Arno (& TC Matic) - Salvatore Adamo
The Black Box Revelation - JACQUES BREL
Daan - Django Reinhardt - dEUS
Louis Neefs - Noordkaap
Selah Sue - Soulwax - Steak Number Eight - Stromae
Nikolija & Relja are the Best of all
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! - SirSkeletorThe3rd1 Comment
I'm addicted to Vpop now!
Better than kpop. bts who? nct what? I only know Son Tung MTP.
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.
List of famous singers in Vietnam:
Son Tung MTP ( best singer in Vietnam )
Ho Ngoc Ha
-Please search up them and listen to their songs
Indonesian music is very nice to hear
Asian language are awful for music but not indonesian, their song are surprisingly catchy
I love Indonesia's music.
RCTI ID music? Anyone?3 Comments
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