Countries With the Worst National Anthems
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A good anthem should be about the country. Not about one person who is fleecing the masses and on top of that we are praying for her salvation!
It's dull, funereal, outdated and disgustingly elitist. I'm English and am embarrassed at every public event at which it's played. Give me "Land of Hope and Glory" any day if it wasn't so imperialistic - just tweak the lyrics a bit.
At the 2016 Euros this stands out as being by far the most dismal and downbeat of the lot. The music makes your average funeral dirge sound like Uptown Funk while the words are imperialistic and an anachronism
Sad that this was India's national anthem before Jana Gana Mana. The current national anthem brings people together (whether you are hindu, muslim, sikh etc.) and is about God being the protector and guider of india.
Contrast that with this, Britain's "God Save the King/Queen". Here the Indians were required to beseech God to protect the royal family of this small Island nation which had divided and conquered India, wrecked its economy and created religious division which destroyed Indian Unity. Here the Indians were thanking their oppressers and asking for their oppressor's enemies to be disposed of. Who even puts that stuff in an Anthem? An anthem should bring people together, not divide people.
Best national anthem with beautiful meaning n music. Written in sanskrit and the best on for so much diverse country
It's the best anthem inspiring eveyperson in country. If you can't understand it don't judge it.
Of the best anthem suited to the unique nature of Republic of India, something way out league of ignorant westerners. Jai Hind.
It's one of the best because the music is splendid and soothing.V 30 Comments
Pakistan is on the top of list who have best National Anthem ok Go and check top ten National Anthem and then comment
Pakistan want peaceful relations all over the world
Oh please it has meanings you Indian or Pakistani hater fool and anyway it should be number 1
You don't know anything. Pakistan has meaningfull national anthem. please increase your knowledge.V 17 Comments
I love this anthem. Inspiring. - Billyv
Canadian anthem is very patriotic I think I like it
Worst national anthem I ever head. Everything about it sounds like the opening theme of an animated cartoon for kids under 5 years old.
Now that the lyrics are changed...V 4 Comments
You don't understand anything, is a revolutionary song not a military one, it has been written in 1792, therefore the words are those ones used at this time about Revolution. And French Revolution is worldly known, used and applauded.
Many famous songs begin with the French national anthem, like for example "All You Need Is Love" famous song of the great Beatles.
Maybe for that reason, this anthem is appreciated by English people.
I'm French and I do also appreciate American, English and Russian ones, also because there are so famous.
I'm mexican and God, even I can say french anthem is so good. Is good its in music, good in its lyrics. It's not military, it's historical
Patriotic much better than ukV 9 Comments
It is just boring. It doesn't inspire passion or blind nationalism, it just saps enthusiasm.
I always hated it. So utterly painful, boring, and dull, dull, dull. The only thing it inspires is a desperate trip to the toilet.
Soul crushingly dull. It just isn't a song that makes you want to stand a be proud for your country.
i like itV 12 Comments
Yes its true, our flag plagiarism The USA, our national anthem is Indonesian folk song, our government rule by commonwealth policy. I'm a Chinese born Malaysia.
Do not judge our country. I bet yours are great but saying other is plain WRONG.
Stolen from a Indonesia folk song.. umm jah
The flag of Malaysia is not a copy of USA. The stripes were originally blue and white. The color of the canton were red but the judges for the design contest changed it. The original designer is Mohamed Hamzah, an architect from Johor Bahru.V 7 Comments
This is why I absolutely hate thetoptens. Russia and India are considered to be the best national anthems but some jealousy retard folks vote them for expressing anti septiment. YOU MUST ALLOW ONLY THOSE TO VOTE WHO ARE 18+ AND HAVE A ACCOUNT, OR ELSE THRASH YOUR GARBAGE WEBSITE.
I am from India and the Russian anthem is one of the best I've heard, far better captures the spirit of russians and much better than many of the western ones.
This is ridiculous. The words and tune of the Russian anthem are inspiring and legendary. Most of this list is garbage, in fact.
Russia: has an anthem greater than most western countries and a military greater than most western countries. - MagmaFoxV 8 Comments
Why there is a list of worst national anthem in the world, every national anthem has a deep meaning for each nation
Not really bad isn't it?
Is the best national anthem ever, lets hear thr spirit
One of the beautiful national anthem in the world..here it..then you'll know I am right.V 3 Comments
Melody stolen from a British drinking song, fantastical lyrics which no American has the brainpower to comprehend, and 3 other verses which nobody knows.
There's no official way to sing it so everyone gets lost while what ever celebrity goes way too overboard. The anthem should unify the people while singing it not leave the crowd feeling uncomfortable and slightly confused on when the work "land" will end
The American anthem rarely sung well, with so much extra unnecessary flair and cues from pop-music. The tune is also not particularly inspiring, and neither are the words. It's just about being able to see the flag in the battle. No great descriptive words about the nation (other than the end), just looking at a flag.
It tells the story of 300 years of historyV 23 Comments
Most depressing anthem I've ever heard. - GriffinDoge
Need improvement, I think capture another land and make a new anthem.
It is just, the sound of, man it's just so BAD.
So depressingV 3 Comments
It just keeps dragging on and on and on and the song has so rhythm or flow too it just words being said without and organized pattern
Way too long! Cut to the chase and end it! It has no rhythm or flow!
It is really vibrant and emotional...
Most violent national athem.
The Audio of the Djibouti anthem is like several 40-year old men singing in a broken yak bak they found in a yard sale. 10/10 audio quality
Sounds like it was recorded with a potato, for god's sake. Also, it sounds like scream-singing, even without the yak-bak audio.
You know an anthem is going to sound bad when they can't even afford a proper recording device to record it with
Made my cat run away. It is so bad it made nails on chalkboard flinch.V 3 Comments
El Salvador national anthem is the best because it is an invitation to be proud of who you are and where you come from!
Has the best national anthem. You must hear listen to it.
Count your blessings if you can't understand the deliberately plain, aggressively stupid and violent lyrics, set to a passable tune of middling jingoism. The last bit, "Advance, advance, advance, advance! " sounds like someone raping your ears.
Just not just not that good
Really poor song. Terrible. No one likes itV 2 Comments
Exactly true I just hate the Macedonian national anthem god!
The worst national anthem I've ever heard
This anthem makes no senseV 2 Comments
This is one of the best national anthems along side Canada (my home country), Scotland and Swaziland
It's an anthem dedicated to the country and not to the people
Saying that you're of German blood and pledging allegiance to Spain is not very patriotic. Also, it's written in the first person perspective of William the Silent, the first king of the Netherlands. - GriffinDoge
Singing that you're of German blood in the Dutch national anthem doesn't exactly show national pride.
Pledging allegiance to Spain in the Dutch national anthem...I understand they used to be part of Spain,but couldn't they have changed it? - idoknotknow
What... I like this anthem... THIS IS NOT DE WORST... But the lyrics is bad... now its making sense
The anthem sounds boring. The anthem of the GDR would fit better for Germany!
Not bad at all!
How dare you, you damn people of thetoptens
Albania's anthem is fantastic
SHQIPERIA ESHTE ME E MIRA
QE KOMBE SHUHEN PERMBI DHE
PO SHQIPERIA DO TE RROJE
It's boring and instead of being dedicated for the people, it's to the king!
I'm Sinagporean and I don't like our anthem. It has a nice tune, but I feel it gets rather draggy. The lyrics are also quite generic.
It uses Malay
That's not nice! Philippines has Harmony and very good - 10Lister
STFU filipino anthem is good
I meant second most depressing (Israel takes the number one spot in most depressing anthems) - GriffinDoge
Short but depressing - GriffinDoge
Anthem of USSR was a prototype of Russia's anthem. So it's cool.
Garbage anthem for a garbage country
"Ukraine has not died yet" Seriously? "not died yet"? It's like they're implying that it will die later, why the hell would a country put that in their anthem.
Probably referring to the fact that Russia wants to annex Ukraine - GriffinDoge
I'm a Venezuelan and I say, OUR ANTHEM IS BORING AS HELL! Dull melody and incoherent liryc, enough said.
The first black man get in what house
I'm not a religious person, and I am proudly Colombian, but I'm not as ignorant to realize that this is a country founded by very religious people 206 years ago. Our fathers had many religious values and I respect and understand that. By the way, this anthem is inspiring, beautiful and it's worthy to represent such a wonderful land. It's not like other "classical" anthems, it's rather a tune.What were you expecting?
Horrible, talks more about Jesus than anything
No... Austria's is number 1. Long live Mozart!
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