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?
Rusty Nail by X Japan
That's my favorite Can song Erowid
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
Oh Yeah by Can
Cage by Dir en Grey
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
- 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
- Anonymous10 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...
- Anonymous10 years ago
Hotel Clifornia ~ The Gypsy Kings ..theres a little bit of English in it
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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- PatriciaLv 44 years ago
Konjaku Monogatari by Eri Sugai (Japanese) Seanchas by Clannad (Irish Gaelic) Myfanwy by Rhydian Roberts (Welsh) Pokarekare Ana by Hayley Westenra (Maori)
- Scary GirlLv 610 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..
- RosaLv 710 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.
- DasShredDoctorLv 510 years ago
damn... you might as well have asked what my fav. song is
...probably Aristocrats Symphony by Versailles
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)
Reflections in the Lake - Nightingale (Mandarin)
Des Lebens Traum, Des Traumes Leben - Elis (German, I think)
Sin - Solemn (Mandarin)
- Bαd CφmpαnɥLv 710 years ago
Feuer Frei - Rammstein