Most Musical Countries
The Top Ten Most Musical Countries
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.
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.
We invented: blues rock, heavy metal, progressive rock, hard rock, punk rock, electric folk, folk punk, acid jazz, trip hop, shoegaze, drum and bass, grime, Britpop and dubstep.
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
England may have invented things, but nobody I know can name any current British artists.
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.
In terms of the proportion of people in the population who play musical instruments andor sing I reckon Ireland just be near the top. Most people I know either sing, play or have played instruments from childhdood. I haven't come across this in other countries. Where I live, Belfast, there are music sessions of different sorts every night of the week at different venues across the city. I remember reading a book of photographs of Ireland by a French photographer and him commenting, in passing, that he hadn 't realised that the Irish were so music mad.
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
When in it comes to music in Spanish, Mexico is number one in production. You can literally find live music in any town.
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
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
I live Indian music. It just shows me how far music can reach. Music is limitless. Especially Indian music
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.
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!
New age, revolutionary, Innovative and the much influenced today's music scene!
In my opinion Sweden should be on 1 at least 2
If you look up who wrote all the famous and popular songs of the last 30 years you will always read names like Max Martin, Shellback, Ali Payami... who all are songwriters from Sweden
Sweden should be top 3 in the World. all Music if you look things up comes from Sweden.
Check your playlist, so much music is swedish even if you don't know it yet
Sweden should be much more higher on this list!
Many great game composers are Japanese.
Japan should be 2 after united kingdom
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.
So proud for AKS team to buld such a large girl group here and that's why AKB48 is formed! - VNTMFans
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!
Lol. Most of the artists here sound like crap (Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Avril Lavigne, and Nickelback). But they have produced some great ones such as the band Rush, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, and Shania Twain.
Cheers to Canada!
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
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.
In France music is more an art than in some other countries. The language is perfect to sing and a lot of great songs and classic music are French. The accordion is a sixty years old cliché a lot of DJ like Daft Punk and David Guetta are French. And I only talk about French musicians and no francophone... - lili117
Bossa Nova has influenced so much and people usually don't realise it
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?
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.
Never heard, except maybe the outdated and obese Pavaroti, that's not funk, not fun, not al all.
the music from South Korea is name "K-pop" and the artist in this country is know dance and sing and rap and prodaction the music and so many things
Kpop is becoming more and more universally know.
- Big Bang
- G Dragon
- A Pink
- John Park
- Henry Lau
- and SO MUCH MORE
So many good groups
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.
New Zealand is the best country ever that's why
Communist Party ruined the real progression of music in China. The real stuff lies in Hong Kong and Taiwan, which have not suffered those musical detriments the mainland has suffered.
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
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!
Most musically influental - SirSalvador
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.
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.
The greatest copycat country because they cover almost all songs that will be uploaded on youtube!
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.
Cuban music inspired countless Musicans through Latin America. Cuba has a more than 20 musical genres. Top music in Latin America 1. Cuba 2. Brazil 3. Argentina 4. Mexico
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
I have never seen such a stupid website. You can't make a list just by getting couple of votes from people who will be always voiting for their own country. that's just so stupid
Turkish classical and folk music is so beautiful, every song has a story to tell
I love Turkish music! It sounds so cultural yet so modern in an old fashioned way!
Just pure eargasm!
Its oriental and beautiful
Pakistan has superb music directors and should be credited, especially the ones new to producing music for the Pakistani movie industry, because their industry is a struggling albeit a growing industry. Much respect to Pakistans amazing music directors
India copied most of Pakistani songs almost every hit song of India is copied from Pakistan
they even copied Dil Dil Pakistan also known as second national anthem of Pakistan
Go to YouTube, Listen to Coke Studio. You will spend an hour or two listening if you are free. Then you will come back here yourself and up vote.
Pakistan have great and highly talented singers.
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.
We are unstopable in music
Bangladesh has a great musical industry. Every year they produce a large margin of songs. Such a small country but they are good
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.
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 :).
Of course, Romania has the best House music in Europe, Probably in all of the World, But now depends by preferences.
Love for Israel and its blessed songs and language!
Lmao Israel is nothing.
Its all about Palestinian folk music and of course Palestinian dabke.
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.
The sheer volume of folk songs in Ukraine should make it #1 on the list.
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.
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.
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
Lots of American pop singers come from puerto rican dissidence like j-lo for example, and reggeaton and salsa two of the most popular genres in llatin music and even the world
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...
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.
Sigur ros, bjork, and the knife. need I say more? - ListerBlister
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
Georgia should be in the top ten. They may not have a 'music industry' worth discussing, but when it comes to the people and music... Wow!
One of the most oldest country in music. culture of georgian songs begins from because period