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.
With music artists such as the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Clash, the Smiths, the Cure, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur and Arctic Monkeys, the UK is definitely unbeatable in terms of music, though avoid some bad music artists, such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Spice Girls and others.V 194 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?
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
Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Marshall Mathers
Death Grips, Rage Against The Machine, etc - DarkBoi-X
One word, JazzV 80 Comments
Arcade Fire, Rush, Drake, The Guess Who, and more. - shiftaltkey
Yeh Canada is talented but all of them just come down to the USA and make money - BreakFastBeast2005
Canada, without a doubt, has the best music scene... Destroyer, Wax Mannequin, The Burning Hell, Wolf Parade, Japandroids, Arcade Fire, The Inbreds, Preoccupations, The Weakerthans
At least in terms of Indie music, Canada are at the fore-front of the world
Deadmau5 and Three Days Grace, enough said. - PhoenixAura81V 29 Comments
Sweden is the 3rd biggest music country after USA and UK. That's very good for a such small country.
Considering Swedish musicians are behind manny Hits globally I would say it is THE biggest music producing country per capita in the world.
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.
Opeth - DarkBoi-XV 55 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, Tame Impala, Psych-Rock Scene, Gotye, Men at Work. - shiftaltkeyV 27 Comments
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. - shiftaltkey
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?
TheFatRat and C418, that’s all I can say.V 18 Comments
We all know that INDIA has a very diverse and beautiful culture both in peoples and music
Indian classical best and difficult to learn
India has extremely decent music, unlike English songs. And the lyrics have wonderful meanings. The songs calm you.
I think indian music is the best because I listen music of many languages but only the indian songs touches my heartV 130 Comments
Isn't England in the UK? - Misfire
So good it's on here twice!
One of the super heavyweights of the music world indeed.
Too cool! ThankyouV 2 Comments
They have epic rock bands and stuff, but I just love their traditional music so bloody much! Greetings from a Scot.
I think that they have the best traditional/folk music. - SoldierOfFortune
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.V 23 Comments
The home country of Benny Benassi. - shiftaltkey
Italy has such amazing music scene. 1 of the best music scenes in Europe.
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 - bigtraveller
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.V 11 Comments
Daft Punk is from this country. - shiftaltkey
Its very intense in craving musical tadte in all genres specially in Electronic(EDM) and contributed many musical composers to the world. French music industry is always reinventing and pioneering.
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.V 18 Comments
Their pop-rock genre, taps the most. It's beautiful.
Nothing needs to be said. They have Nintendo and Vocaloids as well as the most beautiful sounding instruments in the world.
LiSA, J-Pop, J-Rock, J-Metal. Traditional music as well. This country should rank much higher. - shiftaltkey
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 nowV 24 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.
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 etc
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.V 50 Comments
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.V 20 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...
The black metal and folk music is just amazing down here, or should I say up here?V 10 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!V 10 Comments
Amazing and lyrically powerful OST are made here
Singers like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, his nephew, Atif Aslam, QB, Abida Parveen and many more have magnificent voices and this country should definitely be in the top 10 list.
If you don't know Pakistan's music scene then what is your life...
I can't be the only one thinking how this is a real low ranking for what Pakistani music is worth. Pakistan is a genius in music. They produced pop and rock songs that were ahead of time, at least in south Asia anyway...but I remember when us British would listen to Pakistani songs (Nazia Hassan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan etc) all the time. Absolute GOLD.V 129 Comments
Best of bests
Hm, I expected Russia to be a little higher than this...
Russia is the capital of Classical music, followed by Germany and Italy.
Some of the world's greatest composers came from here. - BeaumainV 10 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 etcV 6 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!V 2 Comments
#1 in Metal Music, can't be argued.
Wintersun, Ensierum, Norther, Children of Boodm, Sonata Arctica and so many good metal bands - even Darude is from there lol - SirNoodles
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?V 11 Comments
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.
The best music for dancing
Iranian use many instruments which nowhere else in the world those have been used or even know about them
Iranian music is diverse and uniqueV 9 Comments
Amazing singers like fairouz
The songs are amazing
Soap Kills were amazing... Listen if you don't know!
Best music in the worldV 2 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!V 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.
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.
A country that knows how to compose music with different instruments and makes music sound gangster, and better than rap.V 6 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.
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.
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 greatV 25 Comments
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 bestV 18 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
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!V 5 Comments
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.V 1 Comment
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!V 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.V 6 Comments
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.
Lots of good songs, The Common Linnets are my favouriteV 8 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.🖕🏼
Listen hedonutopia, oceanvs oriantalis
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 songV 7 Comments
How is this country not higher?
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.
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!
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/V 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
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 meanV 10 Comments
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 has he best music on this planet but it’s just not known because not many people understand the lyrics!
Serbia have best music! Serbia stronk! Remove kebab! - SirSkeletorThe3rd
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?V 3 Comments
Related ListsCountries With the Most Popular Music Top Ten Countries With the Best Solo Music Artists Top Ten Countries With the Best Rock Music Top 10 Music Artists Who Have Been Denied Access To Certain Countries Top Ten Most Rock Music Loving Countries of Asia
7 years, 151 days old
Top Remixes (25)
3. South Africa
3. United States
2. United States
View All 25