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 its current prime minister is more.

Seriously the anthem tell us that the unbeatable god saves the leader of a kingdom? That's just outdated and stupid, a modern country's anthem shouldn't treat their people like slaves

We're the laughing stock of the world because of this anthem. Seriously, who sings about saving ONE person? A person that is a figurehead? Whoever thinks we should stick to this anthem is a traitor to the UK!

It should really be Rule Britannia

Why God. I thought you cared about us. Why are you just saving the Her Majesty. - IceBearRules

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.

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.

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

Are you kidding me there anthem is amazing

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.

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.

Sounds like a cartoon song - sissy

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.

4 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Anthem of hafez sayed and osama bin laden's favourite country - sissy

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

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.

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

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

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.


To be honest, as an Australian myself, I really hate this anthem! it's so boring!

Shoking, needs to be changed just terrible


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.

It gay

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

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.

It says I the lyrics "our free motherland" but its NOT free,our human freedoms are violated every day here.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Almost every national anthem has music in it making it lively and making people proud to be from their country but in every sport the US just grabs a 'famous' singer w no music behind it and an exaggeration in notes


Written by a Frenchman watching a British assault on a US coastal city during the US Revolutionary War. And to think that the Americans don't like the French after everything that the French gave them. LOL

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 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

Best anthem. - 445956

12 Djibouti Djibouti

Simply awful.

This anthem is so irrelevant and so funny...


Never found a decent version

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

Viet dogs are communists!

It said the path to glory is built by the bodies of our foes and I am Vietnamese

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.

The instrumental intro goes on so long that when it finishes, everyone thinks it's finished. Cue applause. But, no! Then the singing starts. And then suddenly it's pver again...or is it?

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.

It’s beautiful and kind, you have to listen to it, gives you a feeling of proudness to be from here.

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.

One of the most beautiful National Anthems. Musically is like listening a opera: it engages you! The lyrics are what you can expect for an anthem but again the music is superb.

Really poor song. Terrible. No one likes it

Well maybe that's your opinion.

Ir hallen yo me yo listen ti Uruguayan Anthem. Ir os really nice

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 a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful 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

19 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


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 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

22 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!

23 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.
24 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.
25 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




26 Soviet Union

Does not exist anyonemore

Greatest national anthem ever


The song is basically every lie about the country.

27 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.

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

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

28 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. Sounds like a fat horse running through a swamp.

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

Sincerely, Singapore

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.

Sweden has a very HORRIBLE national anthem, but I like pewds, this anthem tortures my ears, AGH!

31 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

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. more.

Singing the anthem with just the third stanza is boring we need to make the second and even first stanza part of the anthem again and sing the anthem in its original uncut form.

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

33 Slovakia Slovakia
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 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.

Very terrible and poorly made

36 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.

It is just the soviet national anthem with changed lyrics

37 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


38 Somalia Somalia

Garbage anthem for a garbage country

Techno Moosic

39 Kenya Kenya Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa and a founding member of the East African Community.
40 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
41 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.
42 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.

43 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

44 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!

45 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.
46 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.

47 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

48 Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.
49 Morocco Morocco
50 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.
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