Top 10 Countries With the Best Bands

The Top Ten
1 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 Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is currently a member state of the European Union, but as of 2016 has start the withdrawal process, and is set to leave the Union in October 2019.

The UK is well known for being a leader throughout history, being home to many influential people, such as scientist Isaac Newton, writer William Shakespeare and modern celebrities such as the Beatles, which were at the forefront of the UK's contribution to international science, literature and music. It was classed as either 1st or 2nd in international soft power (influence) and is one of the leading economic and military European leaders. ...read more.

USA has produced historically superb bands as have many other countries but the answer to this question is always pretty obviously the UK from the sixties onwards. What distinguishes British bands since then is their continual barrier-breaking creativity in all genres. I'm not including soul, r&b, hiphop as the USA clearly leads in this. I'm Italian so no bias really. Just we love melody and if you strip away all the heaviness from a track (not that you would) what is at the center is many times the most beautiful melodies. They have the secret ingredient of sweet and sour together since Beatle days.

this country has given great bands for rock and roll/classic rock: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, The Kinks; for hard rock/heavy metal: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Nazareth, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Queen, Cream, UFO; for punk: The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Adicts, Generation X; for alternative rock: Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, Muse, Bush; for thrash metal: Seventh Angel, Evile; for prog rock/metal: Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull; for metalcore: BMTH...

there are many bands in UK, much more than the ones I wrote. This is best country in music, no doubt about it.

Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Kinks, The Animals, The Smiths, Radiohead, Coldplay, Blur, Oasis, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, ELO, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Duran Duran, Deep Purple, Simple Minds and Whitesnake are the best! Sure we have the awful 1D (They are the British equivalent of Nickelback), but these bands can destroy 1D without even trying!

U. S metal bands like Lamb of God, as I lay dying, death are my favorite of all time but a great tree needs a strong roots and you can't have groove metal or deathcore or any other subgenres without Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or deep purple musically they were the original so I have nay must vote for this country.

2 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and Spanish are taught in schools. It is located in North America, between its neighbors Canada and Mexico. According to "US News", the United States has been deemed 4th best country, beating Sweden but beaten by the United Kingdom (its former owner). Its population as of February 21st, 2017 is 325,636,742 ...read more.

Britain created rock and metal, America improved upon it and made it was it is today. Black Sabbath and the Who laid the foundation, for metal, then guitarists like Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen created a new lead style, along with singer like Ronnie James Dio making it was it is. Motorhead laid the foundation fro thrash metal, and the Bay Area too it to the extreme and made it great. Thank You Britain, for creating America as well as rock, but God Bless America. You have made rock and the world great.

this country has given great bands for rock and roll/classic rock: CCR, Bob Dylan; for hard rock/heavy metal: Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, BOC, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, KISS; for punk: Ramones, Rise Against; for alternative rock: Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters; for thrash metal: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Tourniquet, Testament, Deliverance; for prog rock/metal: Dream Theater, Becoming the Archetype, Queensryche; for metalcore: AILY, TDWP, August Burns Red...

since earliest time, USA has given great type of music; and it still is giving it.

The Doors 'Jim Morrison' (The lizard KING)
Bruce Springsteen (always the BOSS)
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel
Bob Dylan (BEST Storyteller in the world)
Aerosmith, Grateful Death, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Poison, Kiss, Motley Crue, Santana,
Metallica, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Pantera, Anthrax..
The Black Crows, CCR (John Fogerty)
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers..
Pearl Jam (Eddie Vedder), Soundgarden-Audioslave (Chris Cornell)
Alice in Chains, Tool, Linkin Park, Slipknot, RATM
Nirvana (Kurt Cobain), Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl)
Creed, Alter Bridge, Tremonti...
John Mayer, Jason Mraz,
Michael Jackson, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, J LO, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Tupac, Eminem, Run DMC, DMX, Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5...
GOD BLESS AMERICA.

This country created this music and yes Britain has put out a lot of good bands I still say we have the best,
The Offspring, System of a Down, Aerosmith, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Pearl Jam, Green Day, KISS, Linking Park, Bon Jovi, Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, 3 Doors Down, Motley Crew. All these bands are known just as well as British bands around the world so boom kiss that you Lobsterbacks!

3 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.

This question is very easy for me cause my favorite bands are from Germany. Tokio Hotel, Cinema Bizarre I mean what could be better than Germany Bands. Is sad that I'm far from the country cause I want to move there to live and I will get the chance to met more amazing music.

German 'music' consists mostly of Bavarians dressed in the lederhosen doing bizarre thigh slapping dances to oompah bands.
Please make them stop.

Rammstein, Blind Guardian, Kreator and Halloween just in metal...

Rammstein is the best one, helloween is just great, Germany has his own genre of music Neue Deutsche Härte... Fun doesn't finish here the best of all are the big four of German thrash Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Tankard

4 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

Quite a few internationally successful bands for such a small country.
However they take the Eurovision song contest far too seriously.

Sweden has given many rock/metal artists: Yngwie Malmsteen, Sonic Syndicate, Arch Enemy, Blindside, Dark Tranquility, Jerusalem...

The only band that comes into my mind is Opeth.

Europe - final countdown!

5 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.5 million. Helsinki is the capital and largest city, forming a larger metropolitan area with the neighbouring cities of Espoo, Kauniainen, and Vantaa. The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns; Finnish, alongside Swedish, are the official languages. Finland's climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal in the north. The land cover is primarily a boreal forest biome, with more than 180,000 recorded lakes.

I'm from america and I say that when looking at Finland. We don't have anything that even touch the epic levels of Nightwish and Sonata Arctica.

Sorry to my fellow Americans but Nirvana and Blink-182 Can't even compete.

Finnish bands are too good. You can listen to bands like poets of the fall
Or rasmus or many they have got talent.

The best here is Children of Bodom, other great bands are Hanoi Rocks and Nightwish

6 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.

Most black metal bands are norwegian, being Gorgoroth and Mayhem the most popular.

M2M is a great band with many beautiful songs.

7 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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Its 3 territories are: Yukon, Northwest territories, and Nunavut. Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, St. John's, and Fredericton are major cities in the country. Canada's capital city, Ottawa, is in the southeastern province of Ontario, near the city of Montreal and the U.S. border. Sitting on the Ottawa River, it has at its center Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums like the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. The park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters ...read more.

Well all I can say is that there are so many great music talents that have come out of Canada, that I wouldn't be able to refer to all of them.

Rush is the best here, other greats bands are Neil Young, Anvil, Exciter, Helix, Nickelback, Steppenwolf...

Sum41. Nickelback, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire and much more bands in Canada to mention with good music.

Dude, all I need to say is Three Days Grace.

8 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

Surely top 10 at least!
AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, INXS, Jet, Men at Work, Powderfinger, The Angels, Hunters and Collectors, Crowded House, Icehouse, Silverchair, Little River Band, Australian Crawl

that's a fair amount of quality bands if you ask me

Australia has some of the most iconic songs coming from Hunters and collectors, Men at work, Mental as anything, Jets, Gangajang, Daddycool, Cold chisel and Australian Crawl. I could go on.

AC/DC is the best from here
other great bands are: Mortification, Wolfmother, Rose Tattoo, Parkway Drive, I Killed the Prom Queen...

Why is this 13 are you crazy!

9 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian.

The contribution of Italy to Western civilization is immense. Italy is the cradle of Etruscan civilization, the Roman Empire, the Holy See, the Maritime Republics, the Humanism and Renaissance. Along with Germany and France, it was part of the Holy Roman Empire (25 December 800 - 6 August 1806).

Existing as a unitary State since the Risorgimento (renaissance or resurrection) in 17 March 1861, Italy is a republic since the abolition of the Italian monarchy by referendu, in 1946. ...read more.

Lacuna Coil, Rhapsody of Fire, Macbeth and so on...

10 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany. ...read more.

More quality bands than any other countries on this list except maybe the you. K., France, and America.

Denmark gave us Mew, and I honestly believe they're one of the best bands of all time.

We have awesome music here! Fx: Aqua, Nephew, Adele, just to say some names, and our rock music rocks!

Don't forget Mercyful Fate and Volbeat!

The Contenders
11 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017).

Due to its numerous Overseas departments and territories scattered on all oceans of the planet, France possesses the largest EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) in the world, covering 11,691,000 km2 (4,514,000 mi2) just before the EEZ of the United States as the second largest (11,351,000 km2 / 4,382,000 mi2).

It is a unitary semi-presidential republic with the capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, Strasbourg, Montpellier. ...read more.

As far as French bands go, well, pretty much everyone's familiar with the likes of Daft Punk and Air and Justice (whose new album is out this week). But that's not all there is to French music, y'know. The country has given rise to a number of fascinating musical movements over the years, from the modern chanson of the 1960s through the coldwave of the 1980s (check out this excellent compilation if that genre interests you, by the way) and the more recent explosion of French dance music.

Daft punk. That's all I have to say

12 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

A great variety of rock music, but English language is more popular than portuguese, so some translation needed!

Our rock it's authentic and good, but few bands play in english and it's not too popular right now.

My suggests :
Massacration (it's comic but it's good)
Mamonas assassinas (it's comic but it's good)
Ira
Legião Urbana
Raul seixas

13 Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over a part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Like that unknown genius that never had the chance, if only these bands could have the media support to be listened around the world! Give a try dear reader and be my guest in YouTube following the guide above. You'll be not dessapointed.

Argentina and Chile's music have a lot of emotion. That's a plus.

Highly underrated. Never seen anything like it.

14 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east, and the Celebes Sea to the southwest. It shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east and southeast, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest. The Philippines covers an area of 300,000 km2 (120,000 sq mi) and, as of 2021, it had a population of around 109 million people, making it the world's thirteenth-most populous country. The Philippines has diverse ethnicities and cultures throughout its islands. Manila is the country's capital, while the largest city is Quezon City; both lie within ...read more.

Unfortunately, many people from foreign countries don't know our other bands like Wolfgang, Parokya, Yano, Rivermaya, Pupil, Itchyworms, and other bands. Please give our music a try :) I recommend Wolfgang and Eraserheads for foreigners because they have songs in English.

Why the hell is Philippines higher than Aus? And just why is it here in this list?

The good thing are the bands like Juan Dela Cruz and Eraserheads, other than that it's none

15 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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea, which is on the North West of it. It has a large population of 126.86 million people (Statistics Bureau of Japan. Retrieved April 27, 2016). ...read more.

12012, Abingdon Boys School, Beat Crusaders, BORN, Bump of Chicken, D'espairsRay, Dir En Grey, DOES, the GazettE, Girugamesh, Green, Maximum the Hormone, Miyavi, MUCC, Nightmare, Orange Range, -OZ-, Penpals, the Pillows, Radwimps, Uverworld, Yuki Kajiura.

The Visual Kei scene isn't restricted by genre. Bands and Singers are mostly free to experiment. I think they have some of the best musicians in the world and for the most part, you'll never get bored listening to a band's discography. Styles vary so much, you won't find yourself thinking that you've been listening to the same over and over again. So refreshing.

People always vote for their own country, I am from the US, I think Japan has amazing talent. There best bands include the GazettE, X Japan, Versailles, Dir En Grey, Maximum the Hormone and MANY others. Please, give this country a chance, even though some of the bands are part of the Visual Kei scene which many foreigners don't understand, please look that up before criticizing. It's about the music, not the looks, and Japan has great rock and metal even though Jpop is more famous Jrock.

I might be wrong but I think that Japanese music (rock) is in a higher pitch than most but not too high. which is what I love about it.

The instrument is playing high note but in a metal kind of way and the singer voice is kinda high pitch, but it sounded great.

Lots of cool bands here not only Visual Kei
Maximum the hormone, the hiatus, ellegarden, cold rain, sim, one ok rock

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

At least third place. Amazing musical heritage. The rest of the world should feel lucky that the Irish stepped up to the mark, above and beyond that of such a small nation, as usual.

I would say third after United Kingdom and USA. U2, Thin Lizzy, Pogues among best in the world

U2, Thin Lizy, Cranberries, Pogues, Van Morrison. The list goes on, should have been 3rd.

The script is amazing

17 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium in the North Sea. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani, and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages. Dutch, English and Papiamento are official in the Caribbean territories.
18 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 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk and Szczecin. It is currently led by President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. ...read more.
19 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is a constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland. Located in the northeast of the island of Ireland, Northern Ireland shares a border to the south and west with the Republic of Ireland.

We are a small country but look at our talent! Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Stiff Little Fingers, and Ash all came from a country of less than 2 million!

20 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The country is encircled by seas on three sides with the Aegean Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia and separate Europe and Asia. Ankara is the capital while Istanbul is the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. ...read more.
21 Bangladesh Bangladesh, officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh, is a country in South Asia. It is the eighth-most populous country in the world, with a population exceeding 163 million people in an area of either 148,460 square kilometres (57,320 sq mi) or 147,570 square kilometres (56,980 sq mi), making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Bangladesh shares land borders with India to the west, north, and east, and Myanmar to the southeast; to the south it has a coastline along the Bay of Bengal. It is narrowly separated from Bhutan and Nepal by the Siliguri Corridor; and from China by 100 km of the Indian state of Sikkim in the north. Dhaka, the capital and largest city, is the nation's economic, political, and cultural hub. Chittagong, the largest seaport, is the second-largest city. The official language is Bengali, one of the easternmost branches of the Indo-European language family.

Bangladesh should be in top 10. The problem is we don't care for websites, and most of our musical albums are stored in cassettes or in hard copy. you mostly can't find all the songs online :( . But if you can you'll know that Bangladesh deserves to be in top 10.

Yes, my country sure has really good music artists. But the problem is you can't find most of the albums, singles, songs etc. here. Plus no online platform exists here. It's just new generation's have to listen to pirated songs. Believe me I would've love to listen to the music of my country. But this is not for us.

This country has numerous and diverse rock and metal bands.

You can give these bands a try:

Classic rock: LRB, Feedback, Arc
Pop rock: Miles
Hard rock: Warfaze
Prog rock: Artcell
Psychedelic rock: Meghdol, Shironamhin
Metal: Cryptic Fate, Minerva
Alt rock: Black, Aurthohin

Bangladesh should be in top 10.
This country went throug a band music revolution in 70s and 80s and has world class bands.

22 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven. Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has very high standards of living, quality of life, healthcare, education, and is categorized as "very high" in the Human Development Index. It also ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world.
23 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas territories also scattered along the Moroccan coast of the Alboran Sea. The country's mainland is bordered to the south by Gibraltar; to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea; to the north by France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
24 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. ...read more.

Korean Pop Wave continues to grow & succeed because younger fans around the world appreciate it. This should be on top 10 because lots of boy bands, girl groups, coed groups & rock bands gained their fame to success!

FT ISLAND is one of the absolute greatest rock bands in my opinion. Some of the best vocals I've ever heard. Day6, Say Yes, and CN Blue are also very good.

25 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.

The country is situated in Western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva. ...read more.
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