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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 10 years ago

What Is Your Favorite Song Sung In A Foreign Language?

Mine is the amazing "Rusty Nail" by X Japan. I will have to add the link after I post the Q, cause Yahoo is having spasms about that today, grrr

What is Yours?

And as a bonus, does it bother you to listen to a song when You have no idea what the lyrics mean? Is that important to You, and why?

Update:
Update 2:

That's my favorite Can song Erowid

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Oh Yeah by Can

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49PvnYCKZkM

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    Cage by Dir en Grey

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39UvcvI7SUA

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    Actually, yes i do, because if they can make awesome music like this, i cant possibly imagine what the message is behind the song.. especially songs from Can's Tago Mago.. it bugs me alot.. but i still love it :)

    haha thats a cool link, Ive never actually listened to X Japan before, that was a cool song, Ill check out more ther music

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  • 10 years ago

    Paint it Black - Marie LaForet

    How Can I Live (Spanish) - ill Nino

    Ba I dont really like listening to songs that i dont know the lyrics, mainly because I listen to music more for the lyrics than anything else, i mean i love good guitars and drums and such, but I like the lyrics to make sense and have a some sort of message that i can understand without having to translate it.

    Source(s): my echoing skull
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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Not really a rock/pop song, but it would def be Windsong, by John Denver, (it's in Swahili) which is played in the film, Mighty Joe Young.

    And no, because if it's a beautiful song, it doesn't matter what the lyrics mean. Well, it matters, but not so much...I do know what it means basically though...

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Hotel Clifornia ~ The Gypsy Kings ..theres a little bit of English in it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyvQJA_vyv4

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    Nope, it doesnt really bother me at all, i love the Gypsy kings and i havent a clue what they are singing but their music is totally different to what i usually listen to.

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  • 4 years ago

    Konjaku Monogatari by Eri Sugai (Japanese) Seanchas by Clannad (Irish Gaelic) Myfanwy by Rhydian Roberts (Welsh) Pokarekare Ana by Hayley Westenra (Maori)

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  • 10 years ago

    Bari Arakeel (Serj and Khatchadour tankian) ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOkRCR40sqU

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    In Armenian

    A close second is amsterdam by Jacques Brel, in french. There's plenty more though, seeing as half of my iTunes library is in other languages. It's never bothered me. C:

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  • 10 years ago

    Labyrinth by Oomph!

    I don't listen to songs I don't understand...yeah, it does bother me, I gotta know xD But not understanding what the lyrics mean only motivates me to learn that language...and that's probably the reason I speak English and German now..

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  • Rosa
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    99 Luftballoons by Nena

    Frankly, it doesn't bother me too much when I know nothing of the language. When I know a little of the language, though, it's really annoying, since I can only tell what parts of the song mean.

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  • 10 years ago

    damn... you might as well have asked what my fav. song is

    ...probably Aristocrats Symphony by Versailles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAXjoe_ghqE

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    BQ: well, seeing as how I have 77 bands from Japan on my Ipod, and most of them sing in Japanese, no... although it does make it tough to sing along to, lol... besides I know quite a bit of Japanese, so I know most of what they're saying, I guess that doesn't answer your question (sorry for ranting)... OK, I don't know a word of Russian or German, and i have quite a few bands that sing in both on my Ipod, I just appreciate the music.

    ...I feel like putting Honorable Mentions:

    Obscure - Dir en Grey (Japanese)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xknLWJhCRVE

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    Reflections in the Lake - Nightingale (Mandarin)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0-8nt2FWcY

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    Des Lebens Traum, Des Traumes Leben - Elis (German, I think)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXDmBDs9osU

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    Sin - Solemn (Mandarin)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ6Pe_AV904

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  • 10 years ago

    Feuer Frei - Rammstein

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