Most Musical Countries

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.

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.

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.

Cuba, Greece Lebanon where are they and Ireland 6t!. Bit of a joke...

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2 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.

This list shouldn't be based on quality, because if it was than most countries that are highly rated on here should go down,including the US, BUT it is based on the amount of music being produced and of that music, the most amount going out to the rest of the world... I mean I've been living in S. Korea for about eight years now and of the majority of people I've encountered most have heard American music, even the most modern and the oldest of it... But almost none of them have heard anything from britain besides Iron maiden and one direction...

America is literally where most of the people go to produce their music. Most artists live there, and the us is one the most first-world countries, so that can make music a huge factor.

I would rank America is Number 1 for a number of reasons. Their Alternative rock and Grunge bands should alone place them at Number 1, not to mention their great history of Punk, Metal, Rock, Rap, and other great music artists. - LoganRuckman

The US has more people in it, so obviously it would have more singers and stuff, but the British have more singers than the US in terms of percentage of the country's population. This means that Britain obviously rules supreme. - LemonComputer

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3 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.

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!

Beethoven, Bach, Handel, all were from Germany though Handel changed his nationality.

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4 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.

Many great game composers are Japanese. - drdevil

Japan should be 2 after united kingdom

Japan has created some of well known composers basically on the major of contemporary classical music, such as Joe Hisaishi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Seiji Ozawa, Toru Takemitsu

5 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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.

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6 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.

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!

I'm not a pop or EDM fan, but they due have Rush so I have to give those Canadians credit. - RogerWatersfan1999

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7 Sweden Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

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

Sweden should be wayyy higher
if you go back to ABBA
then Roxette
Ace of Bass
Robyn
Zara Larrson
September
Stephen Simmonds
Titiyo

for a country with only 9 million people... its pretty amazing.. and I know I am missing a lot of other artists.. just going off the top of my head...

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8 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 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

Sam bellie/ Kinky curry

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9 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 .

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

10 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

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 maybe the outdated and obese Pavaroti, that's not funk, not fun, not al all.

The musical terms came from 🇮🇹, true music is here, Italy has the best music.

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The Contenders

11 Mexico Mexico

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

12 Finland

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.

13 New Zealand New Zealand
14 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 ...read more.

Yuuckk I hate it!

Cpop is bad but classical is ok

15 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.

Has several amazing songs and mashups

16 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.

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.

17 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

So many good groups

Kpop is becoming more and more universally know.
Check out:
- Big Bang
- G Dragon
- EXO
- A Pink
- John Park
- Henry Lau
- Taeyang
- and SO MUCH MORE

South Korea has it's own separate genre of music! Kpop is the best thing to happen to this world! Gangnam Style is the most viewed video on YouTube and is a South Korean Kpop m/v. South Korea also has Big Bang, SNSD, EXO and of course Psy. I'm Australian and have a Lebanese background and let me just say that South Korean music is top of the range.

T.O. P is the best :D

Love kpop. South Korea should be in the top ten. Bands such as...BTS
EXO
SS501
and
Super Junior are all really good bands

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18 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.

You can hear music Everywhere you go... In a plane... In the mall... In the toilets... Heck almost every night you can hear music!

One can play music outside in Philippines without solidifying to become an integral extension of the surroundings.

You can always hear music EVERYWHERE in the Philippines... Even in the toilets...

Music is LIFE in PH #IchoosePhilippines

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19 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.

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

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20 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.

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!

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