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 Message 73 of 86
10 July 2014 at 6:20pm | IP Logged 
The Call of the Mountains

Eluveitie, a Swiss folk metal band, have released a multilingual mix of a track off their
upcoming album. (Don't worry, it's actually almost a pop song, quite catchy). The song
has an English-language version on the standard album I think, but will also be released
in Swiss-German (!), French, (!) , Italian (!) and Romansch (!!!!!!!!!!).

(The band have recorded songs in Old Gaulish before).

I particularly like that the entire song will have a Romansch version. That is such a
rare language.
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 Message 74 of 86
10 July 2014 at 7:45pm | IP Logged 
Don't forget Richard Simcott (forum member torbyrne) singing "Let it Go" in 25 languages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GlfRzNr8TQ
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 Message 75 of 86
15 August 2014 at 2:19pm | IP Logged 
Complices, a popular Spanish duo released this song in 1991 entitled "Verdad que seria estupendo"

The song's meaning is quite interesting. It contrasts war and peace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTqf9L8X8JM

Edited by Lanterninabox on 15 August 2014 at 2:19pm

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 Message 76 of 86
13 September 2014 at 1:34pm | IP Logged 
Endless love, one of my favorite song, is in Chinese-Korean. It's the theme song of The Myth movie. Even
though I've never seen the movie, I love this song.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mtY8E_7eF1o
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 Message 77 of 86
25 February 2015 at 9:18am | IP Logged 
The German version of the classic French/English song 'For Me Formidable' is excellent.

Edited by AlexTG on 25 February 2015 at 9:35am

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 Message 78 of 86
09 May 2015 at 7:55am | IP Logged 
Spanish and probably Arabic:
Ana Tijoux - Somos Sur (Feat. Shadia
Mansour)


Maltese and Spanish:
TroffaHamra y los
Mechones - Donde estás tú


Edited by abr on 09 May 2015 at 8:06am

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 Message 79 of 86
09 May 2015 at 9:37pm | IP Logged 
"Let it go" Multilingual:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS0T8Cd4UhA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk7zrK8e0Es&list=PLGSSXZMRMZ 01TMPEa9qsNikkQrSB_9Iog&index=2

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 Message 80 of 86
20 May 2015 at 5:56pm | IP Logged 
The Let It Go multilingual covers reminded me of this performance of Do You Hear The People Sing from the 25th anniversary of the musical Les Misérables: 17 Valjeans singing in 12 languages.

Now here's a few more songs I've discovered since the last time I posted here:

Zumerchas - La Familia: Turkmen, French, Russian. Not sure if pronouncing "psycho-" as "pyscho-" is legit French slang or the singer's idiosyncratic mispronunciation.

Cajsa Stina Åkerström & Finn Kalvik - Tröstevise/Trøstevise: Swedish, Norwegian. It's kinda fun to listen to them singing the chorus in unison and picking out the bits where Swedish and Norwegian don't quite match up.

Rimi Natsukawa - 時の流れに身をまかせ/我只在乎你: Japanese, Mandarin. The song was originally released by the Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng in Japanese and later translated into Mandarin. Unfortunately, I haven't found a video of her singing it in both languages, but there is a cover of it by the Okinawan singer Rimi Natsukawa.

Rimi Natsukawa - エイサーの夜: Japanese, Okinawan. The latter is often viewed as a particularly impenetrable dialect inside Japan, but most linguists recognize it as a separate language.

Oki Dub Ainu Band - Osoro Omap: Ainu, Japanese, English. It's more of an instrumental than a vocal piece, and the version here is a bit longer than the one on the album, but there are bits in all three of the languages.

moumoon - BF: English, Japanese; while there are plenty of J-pop songs with lyrics predominately in English, this one's notable for how good the singer's pronunciation is. Although it does feel like the lyrics weren't written by a native English speaker.

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - Let Me Hear: English, Japanese; notable for the exact opposite reason as the above song. Seriously, I had heard it like ten times before I realized that about 90% of it is in English.

Anastasia Prikhodko - Мамо: Russian, Ukrainian. To think that just six years ago a Ukrainian singer represented Russia in the Eurovision with a song whose chorus is in Ukrainian...

Edited by vonPeterhof on 20 May 2015 at 11:28pm



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