A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than 10 songs. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. Also, I could go 10 songs deep with those songs alone; so, no songs sung in Spanish on this particular foreign-language song list. You know, songs like these:. The band released a new EP, Hot Number , earlier this year. For a frame of reference, imagine Kid Rock could really flow which Subliminal assuredly can and was really a conservative which Subliminal assuredly is. My favorite version of the song is done by Louisiana singer-songwriter Chelsea Rainwater. I always loved this song because the album version is just Boozoo and his accordion, no backing band. Here, she is singing beautifully in English, briefly in French and poetically in Russian; the Russian verse is part of a poem by Boris Pasternak. Still sounds great.
Why Bilingual Songs Are Great for Language Learners
There are many languages in the world, each and every single one of them unique in their own way, and there are billions of words and phrases you can use to express yourself, so why just stick to English? Have you ever wondered how different a song might sound when the lyrics are translated to another language? Would it hold the same beauty or will it turn out even better than the original? So what would happen if you took an entire song with loads of words, originally written and performed in English, and translated it to a completely different language? Just to show you the beauty that one language can hold, we have asked you guys to tell us some of your favourite songs, sung in another language. After adding some of our own ideas, we came up with a list of popular English songs and found their identical twins in other languages.
The situation just might be changing, however. Take Spanish, for example. At the least, Latin music impact is growing in this country. Popular hip-hop might still be sung most often in English, yet traces of reggaeton , a genre of music originating in Puerto Rico in the s, can often be heard as well. We wanted to learn more about the history of non-English music in the United States, so we decided to take a look at the songs that made it to the top of the Billboard Hot
Something I found pretty crazy when I traveled around the world was that no matter if I was in Vietnam or Greece or Peru, I would always hear English music on the radio. I love looking through these lists because I like finding new music, but also because listening to music in another language is a great way to improve your language skills for a few reasons. Singing song lyrics over and over can also help with pronunciation. I used to sing a bunch of French songs pretty well and not even know what the song I was singing meant!