Countries With the Worst National Anthems

The Top Ten

1 United Kingdom 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 it's current prime minister is more.

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It's dull, funereal, outdated and disgustingly elitist.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

Queen or King = mortal person who eats, go to the lavatory EVERY DAY, and inferior people believe they are gods...

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2 india 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. more.

India has the best national anthem in the world. Everyone who thinks it is bad shame on them. India is not full of rapists. It is not a crap country. We r proud that we are part of India. India is one of the best county in the world and there is no denying that

Filthy India. The anthem they sing so nicely with their heads up high in arrogance was written in honour of the king and queen of England, they cry about British rule yet sing this with their heads high. Indians are the most arrogant people I've come across, they spit at others yet don't know their history.

Best national anthem with beautiful meaning n music. Written in sanskrit and the best on for so much diverse country

Are you kidding me there anthem is amazing

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3 Canada 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, more.

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...

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4 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second more.

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.

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5 France 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 more.

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

The most moving national anthem in the world, only the United States anthem can come close, the English anthem is a disgrace to humanity

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6 Australia 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.

It is just boring. It doesn't inspire passion or blind nationalism, it just saps enthusiasm.

Australia's National anthem is amazingly bad. No, no matter how amazing you are at singing (and some great singers have tried to sing this song), can sing it well. It isn't awe inspiring at all.

I always hated it. So utterly painful, boring, and dull, dull, dull. The only thing it inspires is a desperate trip to the toilet.

This anthem just drains enthusiasm. Only thing it inspires you to do is look for a place to sleep.

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7 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

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

Hey! Don't judge our country. I know we used the song of Indonesians song but we didn't directly copy it. And there's so many other countries who is like the US flag, not just Malaysia. Screw you all for judging our country flag. I'm proud of being a Malaysian. Idiots, fight me if you want to judge our flag.

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8 Russia 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. more.

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. - MagmaFox

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9 Indonesia 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 more.

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

Indonesia's nation anthem is the best national anthem in the world

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10 United States 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 more.

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

It's a lousy song about a war and a piece of cloth and nothing about the nation. The words are impossible to remember. What an embarrassment!

They’re just too patriotic.

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The Contenders

11 Israel 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. more.

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 depressing


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12 Djibouti Djibouti

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


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

It is really vibrant and emotional...

Most violent national athem.

14 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

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!

15 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

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.

Best anthem

16 Netherlands Netherlands

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

17 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.

Really poor song. Terrible. No one likes it

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18 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has population of over 2 million people which are mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful forests, more.

Exactly true I just hate the Macedonian national anthem god!

The worst national anthem I've ever heard

Worst country!

This anthem makes no sense

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19 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

It's an anthem dedicated to the country and not to the people

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

This is one of the best national anthems along side Canada (my home country), Scotland and Swaziland

Sine fianna fial ata faoi ar na hEireann

21 Brunei Brunei Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

It's boring and instead of being dedicated for the people, it's to the king!

22 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
23 Switzerland 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 . more.
24 Albania 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. more.

Albanian national anthem makes your blood boil proud to be Albanian
You can not be Albanian You need to be born Albanian

Not bad at all!

True. It just keeps going on and on about killing people. And yet the brainwashed Albanian sheep in the comments don’t accept the fact that it’s a bad anthem. BaaAaAAa

How dare you, you damn people of thetoptens

Albania's anthem is fantastic




25 China 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, more.

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


26 Spain 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.

No words. Boring music. Vote for this garbage as the worst.

Sincerely, Singapore

27 Soviet Union

Anthem of USSR was a prototype of Russia's anthem. So it's cool.

The song is basically every lie about the country.

Yo this is the best anthem ever - styLIShT

The internet worships it, and it’s blasted in my school.

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28 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

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 has the worst national anthem. Dude I am Singaporean and I hate our national anthem.It's so god damn horrible.

It uses Malay

29 Japan 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. more.

Horrible. The vocal version especially. Poor melody line that goes nowhere, super awkward note progression and topped off with the worst, most abrupt ending to an anthem I've ever heard. Nobody with an ounce of musical talent worked on or approved this one.


30 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.
31 Germany 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. more.

The anthem sounds boring. The anthem of the GDR would fit better for Germany!


32 Slovakia Slovakia
33 Philippines 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.

That's not nice! Philippines has Harmony and very good - 10Lister

STFU filipino anthem is good

34 Bangladesh 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.
35 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

its good


36 Somalia Somalia

Garbage anthem for a garbage country

Techno Moosic

37 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
38 Armenia Armenia Armenia is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia on the Armenian Highlands, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the more.
39 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
40 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

"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.

41 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.
42 Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

I'm a Venezuelan and I say, OUR ANTHEM IS BORING AS HELL! Dull melody and incoherent liryc, enough said.

43 Ethiopia Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a sovereign state located in the Horn of Africa.

The first black man get in what house

44 Colombia 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 more.

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

45 Iran 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. more.
46 Morocco Morocco
47 San Marino San Marino San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the northeastern side of the Apennine Mountains.
48 Austria 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 more.

No... Austria's is number 1. Long live Mozart!

49 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.
50 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.
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