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Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:23 am

hello

what is Your favorite song but not in english ?

i'll start with this one .....

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:28 am

I don't know a lot of songs that aren't in english but the ones I tend to like are song like those by Astrud Gilberto or some samba/cocktail music type stuff...

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:12 am

I don't listen to much in other languages, but do have a great liking for French songs, many of which were given new lyrics and turned into standards such as When The World was Young, What Now My Love. I do love Milord - particular Darin's brassy versions - and also another Piaf song, Je n'en Connais Pas la Fin

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The English language version by Jeff Buckley is exquisite:

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:23 am

As well as being a terrific actor and a splendid producer, Andy Lau is a great vocalist and I really enjoy his music.

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:25 am

My all time favorite from 1963 "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto. The only Japanese song that sold 13 million copies internationally.
Everytime I listen to this tune, I suddenly become very hungry for some sushi & rice.

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:42 am

Wooden Heart I like the english and non engish parts.
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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:34 am

Perhaps the most popular chinese love song
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And Here's Kenny G's cover
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and here's Summer Kisses, Winter Tears in Chinese, notice the melody sounds so oriental.
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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:01 pm

In the early 1980's there was Nena 99 Luft (Red) Balloons done in english and germen. Didn't understand a word of it but she was so-o-o sexy!!!

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:12 pm

O Sole Mio by Sherrill Nielsen.

I could listen to it all day.

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 am

Little Darlin' - Elvis Presley

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:13 am

Matthew wrote:Little Darlin' - Elvis Presley



To be fair, Got a lot of livin' to do also seems to be in a foreign language in places!

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:17 pm

Our oldest daughter is practising for a dance-event at school, and she has been playing this song all the time for the past weeks!
And, well, I gotta admit, it's pretty catchy.

Nice clip, a very pretty lady, and the guy is wearing the Jailhouse Rock jacket. :smt023

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:29 pm

Hymn a l 'amour by Edith Piaf

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:20 pm

Perdere L'Amore, sung by Massimo Ranieri.

Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:27 am

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:08 am

My all time favourite song (even including the songs in English), Que C'est Triste Venise by Charles Aznavour:

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:25 am

This is still a cool tune!

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Re: Your favorite song but not in english ?

Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:24 pm

TCB-FAN wrote:My all time favorite from 1963 "Sukiyaki" by Kyu Sakamoto. The only Japanese song that sold 13 million copies internationally.
Everytime I listen to this tune, I suddenly become very hungry for some sushi & rice.

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I agree. :smt038