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English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Ranking Ted » 08 Oct 2018, 21:56

Ok, there’s A Song For Europe, To The End, Denis, Psycho Killer, Spanish Bombs and a few more obvious ones....but what other mostly English songs feature lyrics in another language can the BCB massive rustle up?

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Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Oct 2018, 21:59

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Postby The Modernist » 08 Oct 2018, 22:00

Michelle, I'm Not Scared, Fade to Grey, Should I Stay or Should I Go.

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Postby PENK » 08 Oct 2018, 22:02

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby the masked man » 08 Oct 2018, 22:14

The Hills by The Weeknd contains a lullaby in Amharic over the fade.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 Oct 2018, 22:15

Spanish Stroll

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Robert » 08 Oct 2018, 22:26

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Polishgirl » 08 Oct 2018, 22:28

There's the ace French version of Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? by The Wedding Present.
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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby THE SMOOTH SOUL STYLINGS OF SUMPTUOUS SI » 08 Oct 2018, 22:32

and then there's this:

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Polishgirl » 08 Oct 2018, 22:33

Je Suis Un Rock Star - Bill Wyman.

I'm not sure I've got the hang of this....
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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Polishgirl » 08 Oct 2018, 22:35

Together Alone by Crowded House includes a refrain sung by a fantastic Maori choir.

And there's that one by Kylie.
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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Positive Passion » 08 Oct 2018, 22:52

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Rapture
Sunday girl
Paris match
Una paloma blanca
Las palabras de amor
Volare
Wooden heart
Vino, Dinero y Amor - actually there are a lot of Elvis ones
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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Oct 2018, 23:41

Monsiuer DuPont by Sandie Shaw. Apart from the title, she manages to fit in j'taime and j'adore as well ! Does this count ?

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Ranking Ted » 08 Oct 2018, 23:48

slightbreeze wrote:Monsiuer DuPont by Sandie Shaw. Apart from the title, she manages to fit in j'taime and j'adore as well ! Does this count ?

Yes!

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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Loki » 09 Oct 2018, 05:30

You mean like when Bryan Ferry says 'Oy', or when Petula Clark sings in German or Italian?


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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Oct 2018, 05:39

The backing vocals on this song's chorus (first one's at 0:44) are in Spanish (Oh, ¿cuándo seré? Un día seré). I never knew until the Pet Sounds Sessions box came out; there's a hidden track at the end of one of the discs with that bit isolated.


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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Charlie O. » 09 Oct 2018, 05:44

And of course...





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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby fange » 09 Oct 2018, 05:51



Oh, just noticed PP beat me to it.
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Re: English songs with lyrics in another language

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Oct 2018, 05:52

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