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It's dull, funereal, outdated and disgustingly elitist.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

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.

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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.

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.

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3 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

It isn't generic and has no real meaning


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4 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 kmĀ²). 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, 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.

You are entitled to have your oppinion and I am entitled to have mine. My oppinion is that this anthem is better than americas. I mean Canada is the greatest country in the world.

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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

Patriotic much better than uk

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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.

Soul crushingly dull. It just isn't a song that makes you want to stand a be proud for your country.

One day the anthem will change... was something said decades ago

I love it.

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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

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.

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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

One of the beautiful national anthem in the 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 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.

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.

Do you guys even know when or where the song was made. Also here come the American Stereotypes

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.


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12 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!

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 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 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. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only 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

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, 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 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.
19 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

You know an anthem is going to sound bad when they can't even afford a proper recording device to record it with

This is the worst anthem ever made

Should be number 1. - 445956

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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

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