Countries With the Worst National Anthems

The Top Ten

1 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read 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It's dull, funereal, outdated and disgustingly elitist.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

It's dull, plodding, ponderous and irrelevant to a significant portion of the population. That's not to even mention the elitist overtones.

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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.

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

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

The instrumental is a little less of a headache to listen to but the anthem when sung is horrible. The language takes away any kind of musical prowess of the anthem. The lyrics are very complicated too.

Melodius patriotic inspiring

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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 (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, Alberta, ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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

Patriotic much better than uk

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6 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. ...read 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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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 ...read 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

What if I told u I was living in malaysia! idiot

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8 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.

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 it

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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 ...read 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

One of the beautiful national anthem in the world..here it..then you'll know I am right.

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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 ...read 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

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 history

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The Contenders

11 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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 depressing

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12 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.

13 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

Never found a decent version

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14 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

15 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!

16 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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17 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, ...read 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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18 Netherlands Netherlands

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

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 . ...read 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. ...read more.

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

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, ...read 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 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 uses Malay

27 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.
28 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. ...read more.

I meant second most depressing (Israel takes the number one spot in most depressing anthems) - GriffinDoge

Short but depressing - GriffinDoge

Ugly

29 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

30 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.
31 Soviet Union

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

Yo this is the best anthem ever - styLIShT

Old and gold

32 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. ...read more.

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

33 Somalia Somalia

Garbage anthem for a garbage country

Techno Moosic

34 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
35 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
36 Armenia Armenia
37 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.
38 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 .

horrible

39 Slovakia Slovakia
40 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.
41 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.

Probably referring to the fact that Russia wants to annex Ukraine - GriffinDoge

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 ...read 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 language is Persian. ...read more.
46 Morocco Morocco
47 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 ...read more.

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

48 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.
49 Mongolia Mongolia
50 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Never heard, surely an old opera in latin

Just boring like the heart of Italy, the Vatican city.

Completely outdated, like the country itself.

DON'T SAY It'S THE WORST IF YOU DON'T KNOW It. NOBODY KNOW ITALIAN ANTHEM. WE ARE THE BEST. WITHOUT ITALY THE WORLD WILL NOT EXIST!

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