Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

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Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by DrSleepless » 23 Apr 2015, 14:06

The say music is a universal language, so what is your favorite song in a language you don't understand?

For me, it's Train Train by the Blue Hearts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6lXsOkE3xc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by JAIME » 23 Apr 2015, 14:33

Nice thread!
My favourites are:

"Gora Herría" by Negu Gorriak (they sing in Basque language -"Euskera"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnrbzN_DW7I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

...and "Margot" by Holden (my favourite French band): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIudRTfjSvs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by Rubi » 23 Apr 2015, 14:37

One of my favorite bands are Japanese, The Pillows, so I have plenty of those. :P

But if I had to go with one, it'd be Strange Chameleon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n5hWwNVtt4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Love the video, too.

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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Apr 2015, 14:48

Either a Sigur Ros song from 1999-2005 or Pan Ddawr Wawr from Super Furry Animals' Mwng. Also a sucker for Panjabi MC's Mundian to Bach Ke

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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by TripleJay97 » 23 Apr 2015, 15:41

Super Furry Animals - Torra Fy Nwallt Yn Hir
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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by DrSleepless » 23 Apr 2015, 16:49

Great to see the love for Mwng.

Another favorite of mine is Jorge Ben https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gunfjJY6o-Q" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by metalhipslop » 23 Apr 2015, 17:00

at the moment, gonna have to go with Ausencia by Willie Colon. some fantastic latin music

and big up for Mwng, that's probably the best SFA album even though I can't understand a word on it.
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Post by davidsutter » 23 Apr 2015, 17:08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yi3dLek4SI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
POLYSICS have a million I could pick, this just happens to be my favorite of their recent tunes.

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Post by Rubi » 23 Apr 2015, 18:31

davidsutter wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yi3dLek4SI
POLYSICS have a million I could pick, this just happens to be my favorite of their recent tunes.
That was fun, but I miss Kayo.

My Polysics pick would be You-You-You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PZKcn1Jn30" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Love those synths!

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Apr 2015, 18:44

This! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IECX6K4oWbo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by Legless Owl » 23 Apr 2015, 21:05

Well, I like songs from japanese animes or animated movies. Mostly jap songs then, like:

Pierrot - Barairo no sekai (from Get Backers)
Joe Hisaichi/Mica Arisaka (?) - Kaze no toori michi (from My neighbour Totoro)
The Hong Kong Knife - Cherished memories (from GTO)
Joe Hisaichi/Kimura Yumi - Itsumo nando demo (from Spirited away)
The Cobra twisters - Dai guard opening
TM Network - Get wild (from City Hunter)
Saito Yuki - Kanashimi Yo Konnichiwa (from Maison Ikkoku)
Sakanoue Yosuke - Super Drive (from Gravitation)

I also love "Bratja" from Full Metal Alchemist, which is in Russian. Such a powerful and emotional song, esp. the chorus. But can't listen to it anymore now as it was the song i'd picked for my husband's funeral. People there had no idea it came from an anime, and even the undertaker later sent me a mail to ask for the title. :| (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ_ySPiAI1Q" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )

And nothing to do with animes, but I also like:

Pink Martini - Donde estas Yolanda? (spanish)
Nena - 99 Luftballons (German)
Herbert Grönemeyer - Bochum (German)
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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by TripleJay97 » 23 Apr 2015, 21:27

I wanted to be indie and not bring Mwng into it 8-) :lol:

No, it's an excellent album. There are some great instrumentations on it, which I tend to focus on more due to my lack of comprehension for the lyrics. I do admit to having Google'd translations to them at points (I even considered doing an English language cover of Dacw Hi (There She Is) but that idea never left my hollow head).
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Post by elasticaman » 23 Apr 2015, 21:30

either everything from matryoshka's- laideronnete album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaVu3IxxavA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
or everything from Pegasvs self title album - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiBWVwifIjM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
or sigur ros hipopola

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Re: Favorite song in a language you don't understand?

Post by zoozilla » 23 Apr 2015, 21:32

I like quite a few Japanese songs, but I kinda understand the lyrics, so I guess they don't count.

I do like "Un Homme Hereux" by William Sheller, a pretty sentimental one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-vE3siPVTw

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Apr 2015, 21:40

Several of Cornershop songs (really love Punjabi quite a bit).... Here's a prime example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1zeAj7eHco" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Fela Kuti (who Tony Allen drummed for).....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYYUeKj ... fc9r10X7SW" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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