Countries With the Most Popular 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.

Beatles, Oasis, iron maiden, elo, Elton John, fatboy slim, chemical brothers, the prodigy, queen, dire straights, Duran Duran, small faces, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, rolling Stones, David bowie. I could go on and on, literall! But I'll give credit where credit is due, America has done a dam fine job too. As for any other country they don't deserve a mention at all. Apart from one exception, Australia. And they only have one offering to bring to the table with ac/dc. And even then the lead singer was English.
RULE BRITTANIA, BRITTANIA RULES THE AIRWAVES...

Undeniably the best; the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dire Straights, the Animals, the Rolling Stones, Queen, there really cannot be a debate about this. Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Peace, Wild Beasts, Foals, and I'm sure they're a lot of things I don't listen to, having the selective taste that I do. Sure, I'm sure America produces more music by volume, having 5 times the population and all, but for quality and how influential it is, the UK surely takes the lead.

Sorry but Rihanna is not even American! The Beatles! One direction! Rolling stones! Spice girls! Led Zeppelin! Adele! Take that! Elton John! Tom Jones! Lilly allen! Duffy! Olly Murs! Leona Lewis! Ed sheeran! Cher Lloyd! All huge everywhere including the states! America can keep their rubbish artists, who by the way are all immigrants from other country who left for america, You just can't compete with the uk! And coming from an aussie that's a lot!

Ahh... It's un-debatable. Take, for example the Beatles, the most influential pop-rock group of ALL TIME and STILL WILL ALWAYS BE! I also love Dire Straits, the Gallaghers (Or they might be Irish... )etc. I hate American Artists such as Madonna and Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus... It can clearly be seen by the producers that they don't know anything about music.

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.

Guess what folks? Rock N' Roll is an American genre and Britain's top Rock bands like The Beatles and The Stones were influenced by American music. We are the birth place of Motown, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues as well as Rock music. The British took their inspiration from these genres as well as our pioneering artists: Chuck Berry, Elvis, Little Richard, James Brown, etc.

John Lennon said it best: "No Elvis, No Beatles."
'enough said.

I believe the UK was definitely the king back in the 70's and 60's, now it has to be pretty obvious that the U.S. has taken the lead. There are still many strong British artists, but America trumps them at the moment. I think one of the best things we have going for ourselves is diversity. Pop, rap, rock, country, blues...we got it all, and it's all very popular (ever been to a country concert? White people go crazy for that stuff)

Anything the USA puts out, whether it's garbage or a masterpiece, springts to the top of the world charts.
You know what's topping the charts around the world right now?
Stay - Rihanna
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink & Fun.
Thrift Shop - Mackelmore
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
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You don't have to like the US... By you've got to admit...
American music is pretty damn popular.

Our music has spread to so many parts of the world and inspired a lot of British artist to imitate American artists. Lets Michael Jackson. King of pop. He is known all over the world. Not to mention Eminem who has gotten the attention of a lot of Europeans because they've never heard of a white rapper. US has best music hands down

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

After Psy blew up the internet with "Gangnam Style," I'll see different Kpop songs suggested on youtube. Between Big Bang, Super Junior, 2NE1, etc etc...there is a massive amount of pop music gushing out of South Korea. Unfortunately, nearly any other genre of music in Korea goes unnoticed...which is sad because they have an amazing rock scene (Seo Taiji, N.EX.T, Novasonic, Schizo, Pia, Nell, etc).

Although K-pop music may be not the most popular in the world, I actually think that K-pop is the greatest and their choreography is amazing. It's just great to see how they are all in sync and they can dance & sing at the same time. Not just their music but I love how they are fun in programs or variety shows and they show who they really are.

Korean music is awesome hands down. Nearly every K-pop song has a dance and many singers are just hilarious people

Korean music is so popular in worldwide especially Asia, their music is not only interesting but also catchy!

4 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.

Not only does Canada have many great mainstream artists, but it also has one of the greatest undergrounds and indie rock scenes ever! Everything from the very known Justin Bieber to the completely unknown Stabilo, etc.

Canada
Is where Justin Beiber was born and he is one of the most famous musician in the world. And might end up more popular than MJ was

Keep dreaming! Justin will never be greater than Michael! Michael is a legend, the King of Pop, don't forget that..

Some of the good canadian musicians are rush, neil young, three days grace, the guess who, and simple plan.

Canada has popular music.Drake, Half moon Run, Rush, Shania twain, Metric, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, The Tea Party, Alanis Morissette and a lot more.

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

Abba, Roxette, Ace of Base, Max Martin, etc.. And Italy is still above? Germany... okay Wagner and so on... but German music should get a minus because of Boney M and that stinking Djingis Khan eurovision song. So Per Capita... I vote Usa, U.K. and then Sweden.

The reason why Sweden is popular its because Pewdiepie is born in these country.

Sverige Rocks! Melodic Death Metal, Power Metal etc. In Flames, Sabaton, Amon Amarth!

Abba, Zara Larsson, Avicii...all pop music

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.

Umm AC/DC, they are still pretty popular. Don't believe me? Check out how many people attended their concert in Buenos Aries just a couple years ago.

The Bee Gees, Men at work, And the wiggles are all from Australia

South Korea no5 lol

Stayra good music mateo

7 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.

Scorpions are form Germany

Only Germanys classic music deserves the vote

Rammstein, Tokio Hotel, Modern Talking...

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

Norwegian music is way better than Swedish music. Norway needs to be higher than Sweden. People really need to stop overrating Sweden.

Seriously? How is this country not in the top fifteen at least? The music from here is absolutely amazing! If you don't believe me, take a listen to the band Mayhem, one of the most influential black metal bands in history. Regular Norwegian music is just as good. If we are going on talent Norway undoubtedly takes the lead

Has nobody ever heard Norwegian black metal or just Norwegian music in general? The are obviously and undoubtedly talented in that area, look at the band Mayhem! Norway leads the music scene if we are going on talent.

The country with amazing "new" artists like Seeb, Kygo, Astrid S and Matoma deserves a higher placement in the list.

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

Ireland should be 3rd on the list- they gave the world U2 for cryin out loud. That band is the second biggest band of all time after The Beatles. Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor, The Cranberries, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Enya all enjoyed huge success in America and throughout the World. The Pogues - Fairytale of New York still gets into UK chars some 27 years after its release, a bona fide classic. Pop music from the likes of Boyzone, Westlife, country from Danie O'Donnell, and indie from My Bloody Valentine.

South Korea no 5 ha ha yeah I'm sure

Hozier is from Ireland

U2, The cranberrys, Sinead o connor, boomtown rats, the frames, thin lizzy, snow patrol, the undertones, damian rice, westlife, to name but a few, we can claim at bit of other uk acts as well with irish blood - liam and noel gallagher,

10 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.

I really like listening songs
I love not because I belong to India or understand Hindi because even tough I don't understand kpop I love listening them too
But for Indian music it touch emotion It comforts & its slow music & soft voice really touch heart & specially for those who love slow music

Indian music is outstanding and has several styles! So what is they started rock music. It might have lost some of its fame, but it should definitely be ranked in the top three.

If India has started rock music then what is people's problems. Each and every country nowadays produce rock music. India still has song sung with emotions. Just try to explore them. And India should be in top 3.

India is following western music and also copying other music. It has lost it's originality and nowadays INDIAN MUSIC is more of a noise than music no melody at all leftover.

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.

How about anggun sasmi, the Indonesian born singer. She hits a big fame in France

Daft punk, Phoenix, justice, yelle, madeon, the French ate blessed with electronic artists.

David Guetta is also from France

Daft punk is from France.

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

Laura Pausini, Zucchero, blind opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Elisa, rock band Verdena.

Mina, lucio battisti, mia martini, adriano celentano, noemi, giorgia, pavorratti..

13 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.

The music is beautiful

Café Tacvba, Molotov, What's not to like?

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

Bob marley is apparently worse than psy and all them other k pop wankers

That's my place man

Bob Marley he is king of Reggae :) and lots of singers like Dennis Brown Ziggy marley Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff are from Jamaica and let's don't forget about Boney M :))))))

15 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.

J-pop is simply under-rated.. Mostly because anyone who seems to like anything about Japan gets to be called a weeaboo... Ok, now, I personally love Japanese music, and recommend it to anyone who likes music itself.. P.S. - it's funny how Japan dint make it to d top ten with Korea at 3... (you'll understand dis if u know d Eastern pop music history)...

There are actually many artist well known in Japan but with little appreciation internationally, like:
Sheena ringo, shiro sagisu, miki imai, monoral, the pillows, aco, akira yamaoka, alan, asakawa maki, asobi seksu, claris, midori, number girl, pizzicato five, koyi kondo, etc...
Also, Japan is the second country with more artist after the usa.

For me, it J-pop. They give me strenght to face my life, happiness...

J-pop is literally my life.

16 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

I tried to get into Russian music but I haven"t found any really good artists yet... Please let me know of any great ones.

It could be better than k or j pop surely it is, id say it is

17 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

OPM (Original Pilipino Music) are the best songs ever composed and produced. It has more soulful meaning than those upbeat and dancing acts. It delivers emotions and communicate one another with its lyrics and melodies. I love OPM. Philippines has not only have the best singers but the best songs as well.

Everybody knows OPM a lot because it adds drama to each and every song. Upbeat OPM is bothered by certain foreign acts but an OPM songs that can only be sung is purely on top notch!

Original Pinoy Music is the best!

Philppines is the best! It should be at the top 10.

18 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.

Better than k and j pop

HIM, The Rasmus, Sunrise Avenue, Lordi and many others

Sunrise Avenue

they are so interessting

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.

Better than k or j pop

It has flamenco, and most importantly, MECANO!

20 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.
21 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.
22 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

The samba, the carnival, the MPB and Bossa nova is very popular

A música unique, with samba , MPB and folcoric rhtms.

carlinhos brown, bellini, carmen miranda

23 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.

They had a time around the early 2010s where they had a few hits and they're probably better than k or j pop

NUMA NUMA NUMA IEI, PLUMA PLUMA GAY. lol jk. Dragostea Din Tei is a good song so is Epic Sax. Both Romanian/Moldovan (Is there really a difference between Romanian and Moldovan? )

24 Netherlands

Lol nearly all of the djs comes from the Netherlands

best duos are from here

25 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.
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