Top Ten Things and People that are Better Received in Other Countries Than in America

The Top Ten

Jose Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.

Great Jose Feliciano, great talent!

A star in Latin countries.. but almost forget from 70s his crossover genius in USA where he was the pioneer

Since the list has almost no activity other than having votes cast for this guy almost every minute... this raises one question: how do you that? How do you cast so many votes? I want to get Kollegah and SpongeBozz the high positions they deserve on the best rappers list. They should at least be in the Top 100 lyric-wise and technically. - Martin_Canine

Not sure how to do this but it is the same with so many items on the top tens. - Powell

Jose Feliciano has sold more than 80 milion records and earned more than 50 gold and platinum records around the world. If his name was a big star in late 60s and early 70s in USA and around the world unfortunately after that time He remains a big seller only in latin america and casually in some countries of Europe in 80s,

In recent years only the re-discovery of his 1970 hit song "Feliz Navidad" has given his name a great popularity in the Christmas period in the world but this does not make justice to his greatness and genius innovator how He was in the pop-crossover world music and as an incredible guitarist musician

Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. more.

While not having such a devoted fanbase as the juggalos over there, critical reception of Insane Clown Posse is really good in Germany. Most of their albums get fairly positive reviews, and "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" were included on's Milestones-list retrospectively, the review that came along the addition to that list praised the humor, the Dark Carnival concept and the production.

Even though I actually like ICP, I think this rating is a bit too high. It is a simple and tasteless fun record most of the time with a few really good songs im between ("Echo Side", "Nothing's Left", "Play With Me",...). What also baffles me is that it was "Jeckel" that got that much praise, because they have three albums ("The Great Milenko", "Hell's Pit" and "Mighty Death Pop") that are way more ambitious and are actually way better than their reputation. - Martin_Canine


Similarly to the US, Canada is also very conservative. - Metal_Treasure

I just had to vote for this after having seen the most hated songs of 21st century list. Especially because of most of the songs were hated for mild sexual content that can be seen on T.V. by every child over here. Was kind of frustrating. - Martin_Canine

In many countries outside of the US, nudity is not rude.

In German speaking countries, nudity is seen on T.V. during daytime, and movies that are rated R only for nudity (and language) are usually rated something between "all ages" and "12 and up" over here. - Martin_Canine

Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

In German speaking territories, Nickelback gets no hate at all. People either like them/are fans or simply don't care about them. Their albums' reviews usually are between 3 and 4 out of 5 stars on most websites and magazines. And they are more accepted by rock fans. - Martin_Canine


Furries get no hate in German speaking countries and are absolutely not discriminated. Much like anime fans, they are seen as nerds, but nerds became socially acceptable in the 2010s. - Martin_Canine

Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". more.

Keep filth like her in the west, other countries don't need to see this filth in person.

Like Nickelback, Nicki Minaj gets little to no hate, but either has fans or people not really caring about her in German speaking territories. Reviews are usually positive. - Martin_Canine

Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis was an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.

Is considered the greatest comedian of all time in France. - Martin_Canine

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Much like "It's a Wonderful Life" in the US, this is THE one christmas movie in German speaking countries. However, the other installments of the Vacation saga are not that well known and many people don't even know this is a sequel. - Martin_Canine

Sixto Rodriguez Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, going only by his surname Rodriguez as his stage name, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born on July 10th, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. more.

He is a music legend in South Africa, but was not that well known in the US until a 2012 documentary about him won an Oscar. - Martin_Canine

Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.

I can't say she is very popular in Canada but I somehow has heard of her. And guess what - she is one of the few modern pop musicians I like, and this comes from a metalhead. Her voice is amazing. She writes most of her songs and they are still pop songs but they are different from the mainstream pop, which explains 1) why she isn't popular; 2) why I like her. Songs I like: I'm Outta Love, Left Outside Alone, Heavy On My Heart (it gives me goosebumps, esp. a live version that is a duet). - Metal_Treasure

Despite being American, Anastacia is a multi-platinum selling singer everywhere except for America.
In Germany she also gets very positive reviews. Not so much in the UK. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders


Funny how the countries with the most Atheist's are the countries with the worlds least amount of crime. I don't think that it is a coincidence. Religion kills!, and this is the proof - westofohio

Simply because there aren't that many bible fanatics in German speaking countries. Actually, it's more socially acceptable making fun of christianity than actually being it. - Martin_Canine


I didn't add this, but this is kinda true. Linkin Park have extremely great reviews (though... they don't appear to be hated elsewhere as well) and like Nickelback, Limp Bizkit get no hate at all and are listened to mostly by people who are into rock. I think whenever there is not such a huge hype around a certain style, it generally is more accepted. - Martin_Canine

In Germany, the combination of rock and hip hop got several fans of one genre interested in the other. And I am not talking about young fanboys/fangirls, but adult music fans. That may also be the reason why Insane Clown Posse or Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" album got positive reviews, or rather critical acclaim over here. Nu-Metal and Rap Rock were never really mainstream over here, but they definitely aren't regarded as bad. - Martin_Canine


Is not only perfectly legal in several countries (including German speaking countries), but also socially accepted in some of them. - Martin_Canine

Trap Music

While regular German hip hop often gets criticized for its lack of realness (it still is often acclaimed and has a huge fanbase, most notably everything by Kollegah), German trap rappers became something like the personification of authenticity in hip hop and get excellent reviews. American trap rappers are often criticized for their lack of sense and meaningful lyrics in the US. However, rappers like Drake and Young Thug get amazing reviews in Germany. - Martin_Canine

Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
Rebirth - Lil Wayne Rebirth - Lil Wayne Product Image

Has had positive reviews in Germany. I think, the combination of rock and hip hop in general is something that isn't really liked in the US, at least from what I have read on the internet so far. - Martin_Canine

Sexual Lyrics

You won't get bashed for sexual lyrics in German speaking countries. Only if the lyrics are really stupid on top or obviously written in order to get attention. - Martin_Canine

Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own more.

Gets no hate and critical acclaim in Germany. Is however not as commercially successful and many people think his voice is annoying.
American hip hop is well known over here, but almost no rappers have hit songs, it's an album genre and only fans of the genre buy them. Also, American hip hop is considered more authentic than German hip hop, and in recent years German hip hop has grown to be THE genre in the German mainstream. - Martin_Canine

The Kelly Family

Despite being Irish-American, The Kelly Family became a multi-platinum selling pop phenomenon mainly in central Europe and a few other European countries surrounding it, and are unknown in the USA. - Martin_Canine

Bond [English Quartet]

Everywhere else in the world besides The United States the are really popular - westofohio

North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.
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