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Thread started 07/23/14 10:32pm

SeventeenDayze

What's your favorite song that's not in English?

I'm a huge Marc Anthony fan and love his music in English and Spanish. It made me wonder how many of you have favorite songs in other languages besides English. Post them below. I'll start with one of mine here. It's a remake of an older version by Hector Lavoe:

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Reply #1 posted 07/23/14 10:39pm

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Reply #2 posted 07/23/14 11:02pm

SeventeenDayze

Thanks, Cinny! I'll check out the video you posted. Here's a bonus video of Marc Anthony. It's an older song but fantastic from start to finish!

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Reply #3 posted 07/23/14 11:09pm

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Thank You San Alejo for getting rid of my enemies. :-0
Thank You SO much Saint Expedite for your help smile
Thank You Virgin de Guadalupe for helping my friend smile
Thank You Saint Anthony for returning my wallet to me untouched smile
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Reply #4 posted 07/23/14 11:53pm

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“It means finding the very human narrative of a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, non- violence, the pitfalls of acclaim as the perils of rejection” - Lesley Hazleton on the first Muslim, the prophet.
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Reply #5 posted 07/24/14 12:27am

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Favourite song in my native language Dutch, 'Vlieg Met Me Mee (Het Avontuur)' (Fly Away With Me [Adventure]) by singer Trijntje Oosterhuis:

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As for a language that's neither my native one or English, I'm partial to Kate Ryan's rendition of Mylène Farmer's 'Désenchantée':

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I don't want your rhythm without your rhyme
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Reply #6 posted 07/24/14 7:30am

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And there are several others of Selena's songs that I love as well.

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Reply #7 posted 07/24/14 2:14pm

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Rhythm floods my heart♥The melody it feeds my soul
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Reply #8 posted 07/24/14 5:33pm

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This is just one of them...the EMOTION of this song gets me every time! He sings this to a woman that won't have him and "the difference", in his mind, is in their hearts, because if he were in her shoes, he would love her deeply. So emotional.

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Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #9 posted 07/24/14 6:34pm

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I listen to a lot of music in Maori, the language of New Zealand Polynesians. One of my favourite singers is Prince Tui Teka (1937 - 1985) a larger than life musician, composer and comedian. He performed mainly in English many country and wetsern and old R and B songs, but also did a lot of Maori action and love songs. One of his most famous was "E I po" (I am sad) dedicated to his wife Missy. He also did a version of the Bridge (A song by another Maori artist Deane Waretini) which features Il Silencio and Maori chants. It was dedicated to the Maori Battalion soldiers who fought and died in World War 2.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd3L7A4CE5g

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There are a lot of nice songs in Maori, both modern and old and one of the modern ones was the hit "Poi E" which set a Maori Poi (Womans action song with balls on strings) song (Waiata in Maori) to a modern beat and even a breakdancing sequence (It was 1984) and it was huge here. Performed by the Patea Maori Club, it helped the town of Patea after the freezing works that employed most of the people closed down.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQLUygS0IAQ

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Another vital act is Herbs, who were known for their Maori reggae music. Again like most Maori groups, they were bilingual, some songs came in English, others Maori and many were bilingual. Big hits of theirs include, Long Ago, Nuclear Waste (Is a coming down), French letter and Sensitive to a smile, a song for peace after a series of Riots in the town of Ruatoria in 1987, believed to have been caused by a group of frustrated Maori Rastafarians.

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Either way, the Maori people have a rich musical legacy, one of which I am proud of, the language is beautiful and the music is full of melodies and love.

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Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #10 posted 07/24/14 10:17pm

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Lets just go somewhere (we can funk)
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Reply #11 posted 07/24/14 11:07pm

SeventeenDayze

This isn't my favorite but it's very entertaining smile

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Reply #12 posted 07/25/14 2:48am

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My favourite Bollywood song BY FAR!

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Reply #13 posted 07/25/14 4:31am

Chancellor

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Lady Marmalade....

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Reply #14 posted 07/25/14 5:06am

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That whole album, really.

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Reply #15 posted 07/25/14 5:39am

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JustErin said:


That whole album, really.

Yeah thats a good one. Ive probably played that album 100's of times.

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Reply #16 posted 07/25/14 5:41am

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This is my favorite song in portuguese.. Marisa Monte's Bem que se quis..

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Reply #17 posted 07/25/14 6:31am

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I don't really have a favourite song but I love the work from the Buena Vista Social Club. Great Cuban jazz!
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Reply #18 posted 07/25/14 8:09am

SeventeenDayze

Empress said:

I don't really have a favourite song but I love the work from the Buena Vista Social Club. Great Cuban jazz!

Oh I love them, especially the Bruca Manigua song!!

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Reply #19 posted 07/25/14 10:09am

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Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin - 69 Année Érotique

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Reply #20 posted 07/25/14 11:38am

lezama

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My favorite German new wave/goth song..

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Reply #21 posted 07/25/14 12:27pm

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I have a few songs that I like very much that are not sung in English and I don't understand a word of them:

Manhattan Transfer and Djavan- Capim

Patricia Kaas- Reste Sur Moi (Blue Velvet Mix)

Basia- Amelki Smiech

Enya- Cursum Perficio, Tempus Vernum

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Reply #22 posted 07/25/14 12:33pm

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I don't want to get eaten alive
'cause you're so dangerous
No more hearts I can trust, you see
I don't want to get eaten alive
To be eaten alive
Eaten alive
I don't ever want to be
Eaten alive
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Reply #23 posted 07/25/14 12:47pm

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lezama said:

My favorite German new wave/goth song..


Serious asked me about my Xmal Deutschland badge on my jacket when I visited Austria last month so I later emailed her a link to this video so she could hear what they sound like. She said they didn't sound as bad as she thought they would. confused lol

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Reply #24 posted 07/25/14 1:11pm

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sexton said:

Serious asked me about my Xmal Deutschland badge on my jacket when I visited Austria last month so I later emailed her a link to this video so she could hear what they sound like. She said they didn't sound as bad as she thought they would. confused lol

Yeah I discovered them by accident. I was browsing through used CD's at a record store in the 90's and I saw that they were on 4AD and it was from 84 (it was the album Tocsin) and I'm thinking to myself 4AD.. the 80's.. how could I go wrong. So I bought it, and fell in love. Its a shame Anja is more well known.

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Reply #25 posted 07/25/14 1:50pm

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I love Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Aguas de Março" ("Waters of March") for the way he beautifully used a Brazilian rainstorm in the month of March as an extended metaphor for death.





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Reply #26 posted 07/25/14 2:09pm

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I only speak American-o but I love these songs so much... hypnotic.

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Reply #27 posted 07/25/14 2:35pm

SeventeenDayze

This song is about cold bedsheets since a lover has departed. Great song by Mexican rockers Mana!

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Reply #28 posted 07/25/14 2:45pm

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The org's ZombieKitten put me onto this gem. I can almost sing along!

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Reply #29 posted 07/25/14 2:50pm

SeventeenDayze

hausofmoi7 said:

Wow, this is a really powerful video. I was watching TV today and saw a program that ripped apart a celebrity who posted on Twitter to Pray for Gaza. She didn't say which side she was on, she simply tweeted pray for peace. Well, the talking heads went after this celebrity like she did something wrong. One thing about a song like this is that you can hear the pain of the people experiencing it, instead of someone just copying it to make themselves sound cool. Thanks for posting it.

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