Would you listen to song, if you like the music but lyrics are in a total foreign language?

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    Sep 11, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    Not sure what everybody else thinks, but am a big fan of music even though I don't play any instrument. But I can listen to music all day, its with me from morning 7:30 to bed time. I can listen to a song even if I don't get the lyrics, just because I could connect with the music. Does it happen to you guys? How about sharing such songs, I have couple shared in my profile.
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    Sep 11, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    Shnextdoor saidNot sure what everybody else thinks, but am a big fan of music even though I don't play any instrument. But I can listen to music all day, its with me from morning 7:30 to bed time. I can listen to a song even if I don't get the lyrics, just because I could connect with the music. Does it happen to you guys? How about sharing such songs, I have couple shared in my profile.


    An example being this song, to which I can dance, not even knowing what he is singing about

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOw0obywNf0&feature=related
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    Sep 11, 2009 3:09 AM GMT







    I always loved Brazilian music since I was little. I can sing along with the songs,but I have no clue what the hell I'm saying ahahah. Magalenha is still my favorite til this day.icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 11, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    There was a time when songs in a foreign language could be big hits in the US. "Sukiyaki" and "Volare" come to mind. I can't understand foreign languages well enough to understand lyrics (of course I can't understand all English lyrics either!) but listen to French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, and other music a lot.
  • latenighter

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    Sep 11, 2009 4:42 AM GMT
    yes totally, if the music is good, i don't mind if i don't understand the lyrics in foreign languages, sometimes i don't completely understand the lyrics in english either when the singing is too fast or the words slurs, twists or bends too much
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    Sep 11, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    Angélique Kidjo! I can listen to this one all day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu4982p7wU8
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    When this song was first released in the US, it hit all the top charts. Of course, no one really knew it was a political song. icon_lol.gif

  • Celticmusl

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    Sep 11, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    Cocteau Twins are one of my favorite groups from the 80s/90s. Can't understand a word.....

  • Tiran

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    Sep 11, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    I love world music. Actually I love most music, but I really like what is termed world music in North America.Three of the videos on my profile are world music, and a very large chunk of my ipod. My favorite radio station plays a lot of world music through the day, and has a show at 4pm MST sundays called world spinning. ckua.com if you are interested. And I love Angelique Kidjo also, I got up and danced onstage at her last concert in Edmonton.

    Edit: Only two of the videos on my profile are not in english. One of the "world music" artists is covering an old jazz tune in english.

    Second edit: D'oh. Both songs by Ivri Leder are in english. But many of his other songs are in Hebrew.
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    Sep 11, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    Ignore the video (hate when the YouTubers do this "creative" stuff), but this is Celine Dion. I like this song.

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    Sep 11, 2009 5:58 AM GMT
    I love listening to foreign music. Even though I cant understand the lyrics, I can still feel the emotion of the words and the beat. Music is very therapeutic for me.
  • EricLA

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    Sep 11, 2009 6:01 AM GMT
    Does Latin count?



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    Sep 11, 2009 6:01 AM GMT
    I LOVE music!!

    No one has mentioned Les Nubians so I figured I'd share them:


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    Sep 11, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    Towa Tei is flat out superb!


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    Sep 11, 2009 6:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhen this song was first released in the US, it hit all the top charts. Of course, no one really knew it was a political song. icon_lol.gif



    Damn...Ya beat me to the punch...lol. This is the first song that came to my mind. I love this song.
  • ursa_minor

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    Sep 11, 2009 6:18 AM GMT
    i love foreign music, I can listen to enya all day long. not knowing what the lyrics mean makes me concentrate more on the tunes and how the ¨words¨ seem to fit audibly.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 11, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    go to Youtube and search Eros Ramazzotti. All the spanish man you can handle. He was hot back in the day, like 10 years ago, and he's still bring-him-home material.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 11, 2009 6:58 AM GMT
    Like 95% of the stuff on my comp is not in English. Most of it being arabic music or spanish.

    My favorite singer is Asala, who is from Syria icon_biggrin.gif

    The lyrics are soo deep and can touch you like no english song can icon_biggrin.gif



    I don't usually know what they mean if it's a new song I am listening to, but you can easily look up translated lyrics

    here are the lyrics for the song above

    Don't worry about time
    Time has no security
    Fear the one who has all your security in his hands and hope for him
    If your beloved is not faithful to you
    If your beloved betrays you
    What can you hope for from time?
    The result is clear

    We discover the bitter truth when the proper time comes
    I told you don't act impulsively
    You said: my love is will be preserved
    So where is he who preserved your love?
    I don't see him today
    Your heart is your heart
    Don't consider yourself guaranteed

    Don't apologize for your needs
    We all lack affection
    Every one of us is a child hoping for anyone to hold us
    We build the world
    And we stand in the same place
    Unfortunately the loyalty we need is lacking with the passing of the times

    Translated, the song loses it's real and true meaning b/c Arabic has words and phrases that seem meaningless and bad in english
  • Joeyphx444

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    Sep 11, 2009 6:59 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidYeah I like to listen all kind of music. The Levantine Arabic and Mediterranean Music are my favorite. I love the beat and drum.



    It's a great song musically, but it's about a skirt lol
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    Sep 11, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    Totally. I have a heap of music that is sung in French (which I speak, so that's a bit different), German, Spanish, Italian and some in Icelandic.
  • jrs1

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    Sep 11, 2009 7:31 AM GMT
    Utada Hikaru - Celebrate:

  • _gingin

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    Sep 11, 2009 7:50 AM GMT


    this is a very catchy korean pop hit.
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    Sep 11, 2009 8:05 AM GMT
    I often listen to Japanese (variety of music, BoA for example)music and Spanish (google Jennifer Pena, she's got a damned good voice) music.

    Then again, I tend to stick to my roots with my Country and a few pop/r-&-b stuffs.
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    Sep 11, 2009 8:05 AM GMT





    I LOVE ALL THINGS INDIAN!
  • ASUbusy

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    Sep 11, 2009 8:11 AM GMT
    HELL YES have you not heard She Wolf!

    Music is NOT about a language, its about an emotion being conveyed, a felling an inspiration. You dont have to understand the lyrics to feel the music!