Most Musical Countries
The Top Ten
Not to mention sub genre's created solely by the U.S. Funk, Bluegrass, disco (influencing more than you think) Rapp, Hip hop, grunge, garage (with respects to funk, R&B and Rock) and also smooth jazz and fusion. Still no thanks or recognition at all. Other countries borrow and use to create their sound but style and sound itself originated in the U.S of A. Remember that when you listen to Sade, The Police, Queen and any other's. They owe their thanks to Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Disco and so on. Music created in the U.S.. These genres do have standards which one has to follow for it to be in a particular genre or sub genre. Example: Latin Jazz it's a sub genre of Jazz but the Jazz part comes from U.S. Jazz, not matter what country it started in and has to give it's roots to the U.S. Same with anything Rock and Roll based, R&B based, Country based and so on. I Think you get the picture.
I just think that for the size of the country and its population, it's amazing how many great artists and revolutionary songs have come from the United Kingdom. I suppose there is the bias of being British myself but my vote is simply based on the evidence that the UK holds some form of crown in the music industry.
Forget the size of the country. All the legendary bands and musicians are pretty much all from the United Kingdom. Imagine if the size and population was the same as America. That would be insane and mind blowing. It's the UK hands down. The Beatles, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Elton John, David Bowie, and so many more. It's amazing. And I'm not biased cause I am an American. It doesn't matter what country you are from. You gotta give credit where credit is due.
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Yes the U.S. music industry itself exceeds any other country. That's not a brag just how it happened. This is also worth mentioning since genre is not important. Just think where country music, hip hop, rap, disco, grunge and the Motown & Philly sounds originated and what they did for the industry themselves since modern music started and I'm not even saying 60's, 70's and so on. You don't have to like these genres but they do or did influence the numbers of artists a country churns out. Churns being a good word to use since I'm talking good and not so good artists (all are included). This is not to mention artists that are not popular with the mainstream and do have recording contracts big or small. I don't think it has to do with the size of the country maybe population does have something to do with it also the industry itself which is probably the cause. Learn about the 50's in the U.S. and what happen in Rock music which if you listen now you would not consider it Rock but at the ...more
I would have to agree with someone below. Music is an art form and we all know that. Since all of these genres influenced or influence modern music up to the present time. The important genres like rock, blues, jazz, R&B and Country, just to name a few again, all have their birthplace and originated in the U.S.. These roots date back to the 20's, 30, 40's and most know what happen in the 50's.These art forms were only coming from the U.S. during these time periods. The rest of the world started to hear these sounds and borrowed them or were influenced by them to create their music long after most of these periods. Meaning what was heard in the U.S. before the late 50's stayed in the U.S.. Mostly unheard outside the U.S. until the in the early 60's. Individual visiting from other countries would hear and be amazed by what they heard and were influenced by it. The 60's came and influence began. The U.S. continued to also use these since they originated here anyway. This is a massive ...more
I would have to say Bless the homosapien that may have smacked sticks together or clanked rocks together to form a rhythmic pattern and liked it. No countries involved in that one instance. It's universal people but it is fun to read these lists. They are entertaining! From a "Music of any kind Lover". I don't like everything but as a human I do like something from every music genre I would have to admit. From classical to heavy metal and everything in between. I don't have any particular favorite genres either. Where it originated not important.
Well musical countries. Well here goes a music history lesson. there is African music from the continent of Africa, The is American Indian music even though they were not American at the time or cared. And other places on earth Chinese and Japanese music. Even the tiniest Island those tribes had their own music. So one could honestly say music came from everywhere. Classic music came from something. Everything has to come from something. Classical actually came from no one country but is European. Folk in it's pure form meaning stories with music started in no one country associated with all countries (each had their own). Now with all those world wide music sounds. Let's go to modern music since that is what the fuss in about. Now, this music is all in nice little genres and sub genres. But let us look at these and realize they are all influenced by the music stated above in some way with no dispute. So let's talk about modern main genres of music. Jazz, hey that originated in the ...moreV 18 Comments
Rammstein and Beethoven, a great influence in music!
Iconic music; Beethoven, Mozart (technically Austrian, but so was Hitler and nobody remembers that), Back, all the classics. Literally, they created classical music. You could say a country like America has all the famous 'artists' who are popular now, but they won't necessarily be remembered fifty years from now, let alone two-three hundred. pop is the most well known now, and has been for a few decades. but classical music was not only the most popular for hundreds of years, it was some of the only music and defined modern music. Yet even today there are still brilliant composers and bands from Germany like Rammstein and Hans Zimmer.
Country with greatest composer ever like Beethoven (Japanese really liked Beethoven), Bach, Schubert, Brahms!
Love Germany in terms of music, from me (Ady) and my girlfriend!
Hip hop is pretty popular in Deutschland actuallyV 5 Comments
I'm the opinion, that's Ireland. Many well music artists(for example U2 or Thin Lizzy) and the happy music.
Irish-Folk makes happy and the many instruments like the Fiddle, Tin Whistle and so on.
Home of the biggest band of the past few decades, U2, Ireland is also home to the script, the Coronas, the cranberries, thin lizzy and the Corrs to name a few. There is talent to burn in Ireland.
Ireland is the most musical country in the world because throw everything Ireland has sang for hundred's of year because song was a form of peace and how they told war storey but in modern time Ireland still sings with great pashion and honour in fact most music in America is originally from Ireland, Scotland, Africa, the rest of Europe and the world and Ireland should come in 1st place as the world most musical country
Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, U2 (bono), Hozier, Enya, Sinead O Connor, The Script just to name a few... they won the eurovion the most times (before it became political) the musical history within this fine country Ireland is when you look at the old gaelic traditions. not many places in the world where you could walk into a pub / bar / tavern in the world and see a man playing the violin or fiddle, the flute / tin whistle, the bodhrán and that excellent euphoric voice live while you enjoy a few pints. The countries history is saturated in beautiful celtic and gaelic music you will not find anywhere else in the world. It truly is a spectacular nation of music for just a population of 4 million people separated from the rest of the world.V 6 Comments
Probably the Spanish speaking country with more music production.
A lot of diversity and variety in music.
Incredible music variety, every state has its own type of music that is different and places like Baja California and michoacan produce huge amounts of musicians
Perhaps one of the few countries in the world that has produced countless international music legends. A country where various styles have been born, a place where many Latin American countries including the United States have found an icon singer or song writer. As a music historian Mexico should definitely be number three right below the United States due to it’s influence, inspiration and styles it has produced continueously since it’s initiation.
Many great game composers are Japanese.
Japan should be 2 after united kingdom
So proud for AKS team to buld such a large girl group here and that's why AKB48 is formed! - VNTMFans
Japan is home to some Incredible artist that have actually CONTRIBUTED to my expansion of foreign music such as HOME MADE Kazoku, Ketsumeishi, Tohoshinki The Gospellers to name a few.V 1 Comment
India is all about music!
No matter that is 'filmy', 'raggas', 'folk' or 'rock'...
The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music and R&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning a millennia and developed over several eras. It remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having distinct cultural traditions.
There is no other country having such variety and versatility in music like India. So India should be on top in respect of music and the people related with the Indian music.
In Indian cinema are more concentrate on music to make it best, based upon songs hit movie hits, in a movie 6 songs will play major role in it, more combination music
The Music legend Ar rahman., from indiaV 25 Comments
Sweden should be top 3 in the World. all Music if you look things up comes from Sweden.
Sweden should be much more higher on this list!
Its on number 1
I do think a lot of people sleep on how big Sweden is in ghe world of music. As a lot of people has mentioned a lot of the big hits you hear have been written or produced or whatever by a swede but then you have all the bands, in popular mainstream/dance/house music you have the likes of Zara Larsson, Galantis, Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Icona Pop, Rebecca & Fiona, Alesso, Axwell & Ingrosso, Vigiland and Otto Knows just to mention a few.
Not only that but Sweden is probably even bigger in the Rock/Metal genres with the likes of Europe, The Hives, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Mando Diao, Corroded The Hellacopters, Hardcore Superstar, Ghost, Meshuggah, Mustasch, PAIN, Passenger, Soilwork, Sabaton, Hammerfall, Johnossi and Bathory with list being far from over.
I believe the Italians really almost own the leaders in music from operas to chants and poetic music. The Italian language itself is based on musical syllabic overtones!
Classical music started here, the home of true music
Never heard, except the obese outdated Pavaroti.
The musical terms came from 🇮🇹, true music is here, Italy has the best music.V 3 Comments
Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Schubert and others were born is this delightful country of music! Even the musical 'The Sound of Music' suggests this country's love for music!
They have well-known house artists such has David Guetta, Nicky Romero, and let's not forget about Daft Punk. - RandomGuy456
I love French music, so many talented artists undiscovered by people living in other countries like myself
France should be in top five guys! French music is somewhat unpopular outside France but that doesn't that they don't have great artists. They are in all genres from pop to rap to electro, even metal.
Although USA is clearly at the top of the hip-hop food chain, France has always been a fairly close second, with a thriving scene that dates back to the mid-80s. A huge factor in the development of French hip-hop was the T.V. show HIPHOPaired, which featured music videos and live performances from global rap artists (even Kurtis Blow passed through one time).
The show even pre-dated Yo! MTV Raps, suggesting that mainstream French culture was more ready to accept hip-hop than America was at that time.
Rap evolved in France in a very similar way to what happened in the States but on a slight time delay, as it was the mid-90s where legends really started to be created. Some of this was thanks to the influence of Mathieu Kassovitz's iconic film, La Haine (which is basically a French Do The Right Thing), and its thumping hip-hop soundtrack that included pioneering groups such as Assassin and NTM. The French hip hop scene is still booming today, especially in Paris, which has a fierce ...more
To say Canada produces some of the most popular music right now is an understatement, Ontario and the Grand Theft Auto alone are producing some of the top pop artists right now, Drake, Justin Beiber, the Weekend all of whom are headliners for their own shows and rake in millions for their tours and music. Then we have Allessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Majid Jordan who are gaining that status slowly. Ontario and all of Canada is a hotbed for talent.
We are the smallest country by population on this list we are only the 2nd largest country in the world by land area please fix the description. Shows you just how talented our population is per capita.
Due to our weather, I'd say it has to be Canada! Per capita! Lots of musicians in Canada, no doubt! It seems like everybody plays one instrument or another up here! Come to Canada! Let's jam!
Don't start me on who came from here. - SovietZephyrV 9 Comments
Has several amazing songs and mashups
Russia now have the best classic musicians in the world such as Mariinsky orchestra under the baton of Gergirev, the truely number 1 conductor in the world.
The best pianist in the world. It should be noted that Russia has young classic musicians even at the age of younger than 10.
New Zealand and Australia have a staggering number of musicians and groups. The tyranny of distance has ensured their unique voices
I'm Australian I love my country. There is a lot of modern day and olden day music
The pioneers in rock music
AC/DC, INXS, Bee Gees, Midnight Oil, Divinyls, Met at Work, Jet, Little River Band, Air Supply I May not Be Australian but even I know this place has great music maybe not Number One but at least the top five - Thecyanryan
There is a lot of good music coming out of such a small country, especially when it comes to metal - Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Sonata Arctica etc.
There are many good metal artists like Finntroll, Nightwish, Korpiklaani and so on.
Furthermore, nice polka music is from Finland.
Yuuckk I hate it!
It is the most relaxing music in the world and it is not yuckk
Cpop is bad but classical is ok
James Li Quan, Wang Feng, Hua Chenyu, Tengger, Yu Yisa, SNH48, Jane Zhang & Huo Zun are always the best! - VNTMFansV 1 Comment
So many good groups
Kpop is becoming more and more universally know.
- Big Bang
- G Dragon
- A Pink
- John Park
- Henry Lau
- and SO MUCH MORE
Should be much higher. They have artists who are now known around the world such as EXO, Big Bang, Girls' Generation, 2NE1, and Blackpink, just to name a few.
Kpop is rising and so is their indie musicV 8 Comments
Some of its Musicians have won World Music awards - beating out all other countries. Amr Diab (Egyptian), is in the Guinness book of world records for it.
You can hear music Everywhere you go... In a plane... In the mall... In the toilets... Heck almost every night you can hear music!
You can always hear music EVERYWHERE in the Philippines... Even in the toilets...
When you hear a Filipino speaks in a native language you would thought he is singing. For melody is even in the language itself of the Filipinos.
You gotta be kidding me! According to I can see your voice on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_can_see_your_voice_(Philippines_season_1) ), there are 486 singers in total and 244 of them which is 50.21% are tone deaf (Sintunado) while 242 as 49.79% of them are singers so studies show that Philippines will not win big in X-factor, The voice, American idol, Singer 2018, AKBingo, AKB48 Auditions, Produce101, Produce48, I can see your voice and AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo! - VNTMFansV 17 Comments
Fado - the essence of Portuguese music and singing. Simply amazing!
These the know how sing actually?!? - JohnPierre846
For its population Greece has an enormous amount of singers and musicians. Every year there are new stars.
Greece has the best worst music. - Johnalove
Turkish classical and folk music is so beautiful, every song has a story to tell
Its oriental and beautiful
I love Turkish music! It sounds so cultural yet so modern in an old fashioned way!
Just pure eargasm!
Pakistan have great and highly talented singers.
Songs included in most things, in dramas, for television ads, film, very musical!
I love pakistani drama songs they need to be promoted more
Was expecting Pakistan to be higher than 26V 9 Comments
Country form Indian msic
I don't think people realize how much of today's musician's and producers come from the Netherlands. I mean you have LEGENDS from the Netherlands. Headhunter, Noise controllers, Armin Van Buren, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, Hardwell and so much more. These guys literally redefined electronic music, sure it isn't classical or pop, not even metal or rap. But these guys alone are founding fathers to what is now taking the world by storm.
Who knows this Song?! - JohnPierre846
I think my dear country suppose to be number 2 and USA as number 1
Having being to most of the countries listed in the first 24 and Nigeria inclusive.I can say only United States can compete favourably in terms of music.
Have you not heard of the ROP real oil Pirate the baddest Nigerian music icon. Beating Europe tours and even America. Common Nigeria is number one. Shola AyomuyiwaV 4 Comments
How is Brazil not on this list yet? It should be number one in fact. Brazil has the most unique and some of the best rhythms in the world. Samba and Bassa Nova music pretty much define the "world music" scene.
Bossa Nova, Samba. UNIQUE Brazilian rhythms.
Are you kidding? All day all night samba?
The Brazil have more than 100 different genres. Examples: (samba, batucada, samba-reggae, pagode, swingueira, sertanejo universitario, samba-rock, cururu, siriri, rasqueado, carimbó, repente, coco, xaxado, milonga, vaneirão, forró, baião, xote, lambada, lambadão cuiabano, bossa-nova, mpb, manguebeat, calango, pagode de viola, arrocha, sambass, funk carioca, funk paulista, funk melody, partido alto, choro, jequibau, brega, tecnobrega, siriá, lundu, jongo, afoxé, axé... and you're telling me that in Brazil only has bossa nova and samba?V 1 Comment
Why did Bangladesh came to 28.cause it's a poor country.
It should be stay in number 10
I don't know why its number 25.. maybe kind of racism...
Bangladesh actually has more musicians then some of the countries listed above if you count the avrge. We always listen to music either we are having a marriege ceremony or even a pollitical meeting.
Certainly, it's one of the most musical countries in the world. Songs help Ukrainian people to work, rejoice, and simply to live. - Wonderful
Ukrainian is a very musical people in the world because it is from God and those changes. I LOVE UKRAINE!
Really great quantity and quality of songs in Ukrainian language.
Ukrainians are very musical nation. All people are very generous to sing especial national songs. As for me it's the best musical country.
Love to all Ukrainians )))
For such a small island Jamaica has had a disproportionate influence on the musical world, Reggae is still one of the most popular musical genres in the world
There's no way Jamaica is #33 check your facts again. Latvia comes before Jamaica? Highly unlikely.
How did this happen?
There is a per capita issue here.
It is amazing that such a small island created one of the mainstream genre's of music, and it was further able to influence other genre's heavily. Hopefully the positive portion of the music can continue influence the world of music.
All countries are somewhat musical and virtually all create great traditional music, but Jamaica is globally synonymous with music. For instance, I am from Canada and we produce great music, but per capita it should not be above Jamaica if I am do be honest with myself.
Clearly Jamaica has a large disproportionate amount of musical influence in modern popular music/culture for a small Island. Hence why I don't think there are enough Jamaicans to upvote this :).
Love for Israel and its blessed songs and language!
Lmao Israel is nothing.
Its all about Palestinian folk music and of course Palestinian dabke.
Massive song festival every 4 years with tens of thousands of participants!
Google singing nation - per capita Estonia and Latvia own everyone.
Latvia - The Land that Sings!
SING ALWAYS, WHEN YOU SUFFER! SING EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A SINGER, JUST FOR YOURSELF.
COME ON GUYS! FROM ALL THESE COUNTRIES NO ONE HAS MENTIONED Serbia?
Look I'm Bulgarian and I'm 15. For am onth now I've been listening to serbijan music and I must admit its awesome. Give it a try, listen to Plava Ciganko nad Paklene godine of Mile kitic. YOu might like it...
For being a small island it has produced some of the most artists than many cities it's same size or even larger states! Most of the top Spanish music hits seems to always be from Puerto Rico. Only Mexico, Colombia, Spain and the Dominican republic come close among the top Spanish music production.
Made salsa what it is today, salsa is one of the most popular Latin music styles and can be heard in America (NYC) it was invented, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Africa, Europe and Asia. We also have Reggaeton, which is popular in many countries. Puerto Rico should be on this list.
Reggeaton, Salsa the two most popular genres including latin pop in latin america and even in the world also has plena, bomba, and danza it surpasses Mexico, Brazil, and the Dominican republi it should be at least in the top 20
GUNPLAY DON LOGAN! FROM PR Florida, Texas AND JAMIACA! - JohnPierre846V 1 Comment
Surely Iceland's contribution to world music is not as great as USA's or UK's contribution, however taking into account the population of Iceland which is 1000 as smaller as that of the USA, as well as the fact that Iceland is home to such famous singers/bands as Bjork, Sigur Ros, Of Monsters and Men etc, I come to a conclusion that it is the most musical country. Besides, according to the ststistical agency of the country there are abount 1000 rock bands in the country... I think it's a huge figure fir a country with population of 300'000.
Of Monsters And Men comes from Iceland all that has to be said.
Bachata and Merengue are definitely in the top 5 Latin music Genres. P.S. the only good Mexican music is Mariachi the others are horrible no rhythm.
A country mix of good dancing music, Bachata Merengue Salsa
Of course, Romania has the best House music in Europe, Probably in all of the World, But now depends by preferences.
One of the most oldest country in music. culture of georgian songs begins from because period
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