Top 10 Most Musical Countries
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.
Both Blues and Rock were creations of the U.S. and so was the first blend of blues and rock in the 1950's. Elvis certainly was blues driven enough to make it different called Rock and Roll. Whoever said the U.K. invented Blues Rock get with it really. These are the major genres of music and I'm not talking sub genres they came from the main genres and owe everything to their main genres. Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Country, Electronic, Folk, New Age, Reggie and Rock. Everything else a sub genre. Let's see Hum- Classical no one country created since classical could be European or Chinese or Japanese or so on. Electronic no one country since many countries were creating it at the same. Folk no country since every country has their own folk music. Reggae started in Jamaica. New Age started just about everywhere is the newest to main genres. U.S. created and they entirely originated in the U.S. let's see Jazz, Blues, R&B, Country and the Biggie ROCK. Every other country on the Planet then has BORROWED and USED our music style since these five styles were created. Yet the U.S. get's such disrespect. When you think of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Abba who is Swedish I know but a good example. As you boast and brag. None would exist at all or at least sound like they do if it were not for the U.S. willfully SHARING these rather important 5 genres with the rest of the world. Yet we get no thanks from most music listeners in other countries. They just boast and brag with no appreciation as the were the basic sound come from by ALL of their Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B artist. By the way Heavy Rock is also universal I think many countries were inventing that at the same time. Is that even a sub genre, to broad. Hendrix would certainly be a pioneer here. And heavy metal was actually taking place at the same time in both the U.K. and U.S. but predominantly in the U.K. so neither one invented it really. That would also go for Punk. Though with the disco... more
Well I live in the U.S. and yes one could say that the entertainment industry has the leading history here and continues to do so. And I also sometimes know what that business can many times represent. Money and greed being the focus not the music as time has moved on. The amount being "Churned" out would be a good word. Quantity has nothing to do with quality. This is for any country not just the U.S. I would have to say what country an artist comes from does not have a large bearing on my music listening either, matters very little. Humans just need to beat their chests and that's a human thing regardless of country. This list somehow saddens me. Just had to say since I should not be returning. I have other more important things to be proud of concerning the particular country of which I have been born. To me music is universal no reason to be boasted about.
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 important music contribution. More than any one band from anywhere in the world. All music artists, solo or bands, from anywhere who fall into any of these genres are then using these art forms. With influence and music style coming from many of these. That is more important and massive than any one band from anywhere. It's the basis for modern music up to the present time people. When someone can create another genre of music which is totally apart from any of todays genres and owes nothing to them then they will have created something different and new. I can't think of anything more important to modern music than these influencing art forms. That's to massive to even disregard, to forget and even worse have no clue about where it all started. It would even be disrespectful to those who created or pioneered these art forms. If it were not for them there would be no sound of today. Can't think of anything more massively contributing than that in music as art. We are talking music art... more
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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.
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.
Many great game composers are Japanese.
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...
They have well-known house artists such has David Guetta, Nicky Romero, and let's not forget about Daft Punk.
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.
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.
U.K. , U.S. , serious? There live about 300 million + people in those countries and still they have a a lack of good quality music. But Sweden, there live only about 9 million people over there and they still have so much good artists. Hail Sweden, the country of great music, this is the where the best music comes from. From Dead by April to Avicii, from ABBA to Little Dragon and much more, almost impossible to count! So much talent! Go Sweden! Best Music is in Sweden!
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.
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.
We have artists for all different genres of music. pop: Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepson, Avril Lavigne, Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson Sarah McLachlan. Rock: Neil Young, Rush, Tragically Hip, Tom Cochrane, Simple Plan, Billy Talent. Alternative rock: Nickelback, Our Lady Peace. Country: Shania Twain, Alanis Morissette. Rap: Drake, Classified, K'naan. That's just to name a few.
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
Bollywood is the undisputed main music output. But from Punjabi hip hop in the North, to Carnatic music in the South, from Orissi to Bharatnatyam, Indian music has no doubt the most incredible diversity in the world. Glad to call myself an Indian
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their beautiful accent makes Norway a really great country for music.
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!
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
For me Korea because every months idols has a comeback.. Like BTS I'm a solid huge army fan of them and my bias is jungkook v jimin...
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.
Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third 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... 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!
Giovanni Gabrieli, Giacomo Puccini, Paganini, Verdi, Ennio Morricone, Anrea Bocelli, Pavarotti... those are reasons alone that make Italy at least rank 3 together with Germany or the States
Never heard, except maybe the outdated and obese Pavaroti, that's not funk, not fun, not al all.
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.
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.
Are you kidding? All day all night samba?
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.
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!
The Chungs. Ever heard of them? Well they are really good. (Jun Zhou, Jia Huang, Hui Yang, Chun Liu, An Zhang)
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.
One can play music outside in Philippines without solidifying to become an integral extension of the surroundings.
You can hear music Everywhere you go... In a plane... In the mall... In the toilets... Heck almost every night you can hear music!
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.
Music every where people love there.
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.
Most of the voters here just haven't listened to Egyptian music. And if you haven't, you're missing half of your life!
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.
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