Most Musical Countries
The Top Ten
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...V 30 Comments
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. - LemonComputerV 13 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!
Baroque, classical or romantical eras, Krautrock era with progressive rock, psychedelic rock or electronic, techno, cabaret, jazz, ambient music... Germany rules.V 4 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
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
Amazing country, amazing MUSIC. Must be in the top 3.V 23 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
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.
Many great game composers are Japanese.
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
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
Jane Zhang, Cui Jian (China's most prominent rockstar), former EXO-M members named Kris Wu, Lay Zhang Yi Xing, Huang Zi Tao & Lu Han, former Miss A members named Wang Fei Fei & Meng Jia are so excellent and they boost their singing voice in them!
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.
Love kpop. South Korea should be in the top ten. Bands such as...BTS
Super Junior are all really good bands
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...
One can play music outside in Philippines without solidifying to become an integral extension of the surroundings.
Most of the people in Philippines are singing when ypu are here you can hear does people singing at the walkside especially at their own homes,we uses kareoke as our past timeV 14 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.
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!
Country form Indian msic
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
Songs included in most things, in dramas, for television ads, film, very musical!
Pakistan have great and highly talented singers.
I love pakistani drama songs they need to be promoted more
Why so underrated?V 6 Comments
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.
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?
Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Ska...and the other forms of music with their roots in Jamaica like Hip Hop, Reggaeton and Dubstep. There is only one country in the world with a bigger influence on popoular music than Jamaica...and that is the US.
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?
Most of people doesn't realize the importance and influence of Bossa Nova in other countries (rhythms and styles of music).
There're other various local type of regional music in Brazil. The fact of these genres are not known around the world does'n mean that they are not important or genuine.
SING ALWAYS, WHEN YOU SUFFER! SING EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A SINGER, JUST FOR YOURSELF.
Massive song festival every 4 years with tens of thousands of participants!
Latvia - The Land that Sings!
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.
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
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.
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