Around the world in 50 songs

Rappler Social Media Team
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, we've gathered some of the world's catchiest songs

MANILA, Philippines – Travelling the world isn’t just about the sights, it’s also about the sounds. Each country has its own distinct sound and this is especially evident in the local music scene.

In celebration of World Music Day, put on your headsets and get ready to take a trip around the world with this collection of great songs from several countries:

Afghanistan – “Qataghani” by Saboor Tabish

Around the world in 50 songs

Argentina – “Miss Bolivia” by Tomate el Palo ft. Leo García

Around the world in 50 songs

Bahamas – “Look Wha’ Ya Do” by Sweet Emily ft. Ronnie Butler

Around the world in 50 songs

Bahrain – “Live In The Moment” by Hala Al Turk

Around the world in 50 songs

Belgium – “Papaoutai” by Stromae

Around the world in 50 songs

Brazil – “Segredos” by Frejat

Around the world in 50 songs

Bulgaria – “Opasno blizki” by Mihaela Fileva feat. VenZy

Around the world in 50 songs

Cambodia – “Srork Tek Phnek” by Preap Sovath

Around the world in 50 songs

Chile – “Enamorado” by Carlitos Rossy

Around the world in 50 songs

China – “The Rest Of Time” by Jacky Cheung

Around the world in 50 songs

Congo – “Original” by Fally Ipupa

Around the world in 50 songs

Egypt – “Kolly Melkak” by Sherine

Around the world in 50 songs

France – “Bella” by Maître Gims

Around the world in 50 songs

Germany – “Bilder Im Kopf” by Sido

Around the world in 50 songs

Greece – “Pio Psila” by Vegas

Around the world in 50 songs

Guatemala – “Fuiste tú” by Ricardo Arjona ft. Gaby Moreno

Around the world in 50 songs

India – “Why This Kolaveri Di” by Dhanush 

Around the world in 50 songs

Indonesia – “Lumpuhkan Ingatanku” by Geisha

Around the world in 50 songs

Israel – “Reckoning Song” by Asaf Avidan

Around the world in 50 songs

Italy – “Cigno Nero” by Fedez Ft. Frencesca Michielin

Around the world in 50 songs

Jamaica – “Summertime” by Vybz Kartel

Around the world in 50 songs

Japan – “「R.Y.U.S.E.I.」” by Sandaime J Soul Brothers from EXILE TRIBE

Around the world in 50 songs

Kenya – “Mpita Njia” by Alicios ft. Juliana

Around the world in 50 songs

North Korea – “Girls Should Study And Stay On Top” by The Quins

Around the world in 50 songs

Lebanon – “Khallik Behalak” by Carole Samaha

Around the world in 50 songs

Libya – “Ghariba & Yalglam” by Asma Salim

Around the world in 50 songs

Madagascar – “Samy Mafoaka” by Jerry Marcoss ft. Mima

Around the world in 50 songs

Mexico – “¡Corre!” by Jesse & Joy

Around the world in 50 songs

Myanmar – “Nwe Ni” by Nyi Min Khine

Around the world in 50 songs

Nepal – “K Yo Maya Ho” by B-8eight

Around the world in 50 songs

Nigeria – “Johnny” by Yemi Alade

Around the world in 50 songs

Pakistan – “Amplifier” by Imran Khan

Around the world in 50 songs

Paraguay – “Loco por Ti” by Rumberos

Around the world in 50 songs

Peru – “Ona Tańczy Dla Mnie” by Gianmarco

Around the world in 50 songs

Poland – “Nic do stracenia” by Weekend

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Russia – “Otpusti” by Geegun ft. Yulia Savicheva

Around the world in 50 songs

Saudi Arabia – “Shooq” by Esmail Mubarak

Around the world in 50 songs

Scotland – “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand

Around the world in 50 songs

South Africa – “Tchelete” by Davido feat. Mafikizolo

Around the world in 50 songs

Spain – “Donde Está El Amor” by Pablo Alboran ft. Jesse & Joy

Around the world in 50 songs

Sweden – “I Follow Rivers” by Lykke Li

Around the world in 50 songs

Switzerland – “Heroes” by Måns Zelmerlöw

Around the world in 50 songs

Taiwan – “那些年” (translates to In Those Years) by Hu Xia

Around the world in 50 songs

Thailand – “ห้องนอน” (translates to Bedrooms) by Fridaynight to Sunday

Around the world in 50 songs

Turkey – “Prenses” by Hadise

Around the world in 50 songs

Uganda – “Gyobela” by Jose Chameleone

Around the world in 50 songs

Ukraine – “Mi Otmenjaem Konets Svetaʹ” by Potap and Nastya Kamenskih

Around the world in 50 songs

Venezuela – “Colgando en tus manos” by Carlos Baute ft. Marta Sanchez

Around the world in 50 songs

Yemen – “Eineik” by Arwa

Around the world in 50 songs

Zimbabwe – “Mhai” by Tocky Vibes

Around the world in 50 songs

Here’s another option! How about checking out these songs in a playlist? Some tracks might not be available in other platforms but rest assured, your trip around the world will still be just as fine.

How was your trip? Have you discovered any new artists and genres to follow? – Rappler.com

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