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Multilingual songs - Know any?

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 Message 57 of 86
28 October 2012 at 9:33am | IP Logged 
Came across this video and came to think of this thread. Time for some thread necromancy!

Hélène Segara & Laura Pausini - On n'oublie jamais rien, on vit avec - French and Italian. Not really my kind of genre, though, but hey! Multilingual.
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 Message 58 of 86
01 November 2012 at 3:20am | IP Logged 
Some of my favorites

March of the Jobless
Corps - Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird
- English and Yiddish

Le Rendez-Vous - Manu Chao -
English and French

A Cosa - Manu Chao - Italian,
French and Spanish

Aufstehn - Seeed - German and

Ruby Love - Cat Stevens - English
and Greek

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 Message 59 of 86
01 November 2012 at 12:59pm | IP Logged 
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir...


Elemental, Deep Forest ft. Beverly Jo Scott (English, Turkish). Deep Forest being quite an international music group, it is probably far from being their only multilingual song.

Edited by FELlX on 01 November 2012 at 1:22pm

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 Message 60 of 86
04 February 2013 at 7:47pm | IP Logged 
Mi'ma'amakim- Idan Raichel

Sung in Hebrew and Amharic

It's a small world- Sherman Brothers (most famous multilingual children song)

Sung in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German.

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 Message 61 of 86
04 February 2013 at 9:36pm | IP Logged 
Es skrienu wasn't originally multilingual but its reputation has spread beyond Latvia and someone has combined the Lithuanian and Estonian translations with the Latvian original.
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 Message 62 of 86
06 March 2013 at 12:09am | IP Logged 
Manu Chao - Me Gustas Tu (Spanish - French)

Eskobar feat. Emma Daumas - Tiy Got Me (English - French)
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 Message 63 of 86
06 April 2014 at 9:57am | IP Logged 
Time for another resurrection for this thread. I've been crawling around youtube today looking for some new stuff to listen to. Here's a few more multilingual songs I found along the way and couldn't see mentioned in the thread.

Kristina Maria ft. Corneille - Co-Pilot (English + French)

Another one from Khaled - C'est la vie (French + Arabic(? I think))

Ivyrise feat. Dania Giò - Line Up The Stars (English + French)
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 Message 64 of 86
06 April 2014 at 6:02pm | IP Logged 
There was an old song in Cantonese from the 1970s sung by the Chinese singer in Hong Kong Roman
Tam 羅文: 前程錦繡 "The Future is Beautiful" based on a Japanese TV series with the original theme sung
by Masatoshi Nakamura 中村雅俊 in Japanese.

There are a few songs by the Swedish band Abba in the 1970s in various European languages including
Chiquitita & Hasta Mañana in both English and Spanish. Hasta Mañana was adopted by a Hong Kong
singer Amina 阿美娜 who recorded a Cantonese version titled "Hasta Manana 情莫變". A number of Abba
songs were translated into various languages such as Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, etc. for the
Mama Mia Musical first conceived by Judy Craymer in the UK.

Sukiyaki was a Japanese song by the Japanese crooner Kyu Sakamoto, and written by lyricist Rokusuke Ei
and composer Hachidai Nakamura and became a Billboard top 100 hit in the US in 1963. The English
version was done by the US band A Taste Of Honey. Their version of "Sukiyaki" first appeared on their
1980 album Twice As Sweet which was released as a single in 1981.

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