Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

Singers singing in many languages

 Language Learning Forum : Polyglots Post Reply
9 messages over 2 pages: 1 2  Next >>
Iwwersetzerin
Bilingual Hexaglot
Senior Member
Luxembourg
christineschmit.com
Joined 4143 days ago

259 posts - 513 votes 
Speaks: French*, Luxembourgish*, GermanC2, EnglishC2, SpanishC2, ItalianC1
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Indonesian

 
 Message 1 of 9
02 February 2013 at 4:33pm | IP Logged 
I've been listening a lot to Joan Baez lately and one thing that I love about her, apart from her voice of course, is that she has sung and recorded songs in many different languages, including languages she doesn't speak! As far as I know, she speaks English and Spanish only.

So I thought it would be interesting to have a thread about singers who sing in 3 or more languages (I think 2 is quite common as many non-native English speakers sing in their native language + English, many Canadians sing in both English and French, many Italian singers record their albums in Spanish for Spain and Latin America, etc.).

So I'll start with Joan Baez (with links to Youtube videos):
English: Diamonds and rust (my favorite)
Spanish: No nos moverán
Italian: La canzone di Marinella
French: Pauvre Rutebeuf (originally by Léo Ferré)
German: Sag mir wo die Blumen sind (German version of Where have all the flowers gone)
Portuguese: Te Ador & Te Manha
Polish: Piosenka dla córki
Basque: Txoria Txori
I absolutely love this one. It sounds so beautiful, it makes me want to learn Basque!

Others I can think of who have sung and recorded in many languages are Nana Mouskouri, Dalida (who also both spoke quite a few) and Sarah Brightman. Who else?
1 person has voted this message useful



Medulin
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Croatia
Joined 3142 days ago

1199 posts - 2192 votes 
Speaks: Croatian*, English, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Norwegian, Hindi, Nepali

 
 Message 2 of 9
02 February 2013 at 6:43pm | IP Logged 
Laura Pausini (speaks Italian with a Romagnolo accent as her native language):

Italian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCUuZZ8eLoQ
Portuguese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZZeTek5LI
Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8_HKDzqu_A
French: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbnygEwRYfA
English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1-h2y2WtA4

--
Shreya Ghoshal (native speaker of Bengali):

Malayalam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uavZeEeMsSQ
Tamil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCoFMAP2OvY
Kannada: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPe05gkfT2U
Telugu: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt6B4pkFBHU
Bengali: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6A98Dc-kI
Hindi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUApaH2gDIo
Marathi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIFtEdlh5DQ
Assamese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Q9kus7494
Gujarati: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RSGRRZydLQ
Nepali: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW9FI-NShIg
Bhojpuri: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KldU6FQtpH4
Punjabi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8eEJo-HUpk



''Ghoshal has been recognised with multiple awards and nominations for her work in music. She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer four times, the second most by any singer. She has won five Filmfare Awards, from 15 nominations, and seven Filmfare Awards South from 20 nominations. She has received state film awards for best singer from Kerala and Tamil Nadu governments. In addition, she has received numerous best singer awards at IIFA Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Screen Awards, Apsara Awards and Mirchi Music Awards among others. In 2010, she was honoured with the prestigious Swaralaya Yesudas Award. Ghoshal was also honored from the U.S. state of Ohio, wherein governor Ted Strickland declared June 26 as "Shreya Ghoshal Day".'' (Wikipedia)

Edited by Medulin on 02 February 2013 at 7:19pm

2 persons have voted this message useful



renaissancemedi
Bilingual Triglot
Senior Member
Greece
Joined 2832 days ago

941 posts - 1308 votes 
Speaks: Greek*, Ancient Greek*, EnglishC2
Studies: French, Russian, Turkish, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 3 of 9
03 February 2013 at 12:12pm | IP Logged 
Nana Mouskouri.
She has recorded songs in many languages, including Greek, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese, Maori and Turkish.

Edited by renaissancemedi on 03 February 2013 at 12:12pm

1 person has voted this message useful



tiger
Newbie
United Kingdom
Joined 2789 days ago

15 posts - 27 votes
Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 4 of 9
08 February 2013 at 3:24pm | IP Logged 
Bodo Wartke - Lovesong in 75 languages and dialects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsNmdByC35M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYItis9VFuQ



1 person has voted this message useful



tmp011007
Diglot
Senior Member
Congo
Joined 4543 days ago

199 posts - 346 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: French, Portuguese

 
 Message 5 of 9
25 March 2013 at 2:05am | IP Logged 
Demis Roussos re-recorded his songs in a number of languages, including Japanese*
eng https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nZKMm-nOsc
spa http://youtu.be/ljiduLNEiqg
fre http://youtu.be/IOlHPIC4opA
ger http://youtu.be/TsZDOtN00S4
rus http://youtu.be/10NHhgJnMfU
1 person has voted this message useful



beano
Diglot
Senior Member
United KingdomRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 3096 days ago

1049 posts - 2152 votes 
Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Russian, Serbian, Hungarian

 
 Message 6 of 9
15 April 2013 at 1:31pm | IP Logged 
In the early 60's, it was fairly common for pop singers to record versions of their songs in other languages. Even The Beatles issued a couple of singles in German (Sie liebt dich, Komm geb mir deine Hand).


1 person has voted this message useful



jdmoncada
Tetraglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3508 days ago

470 posts - 741 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Spanish, Finnish
Studies: Russian, Japanese

 
 Message 7 of 9
15 April 2013 at 2:33pm | IP Logged 
I am assuming this is for pop singers. Classical musicians sing in multiple languages all the time as just a standard part of what they do. In my own recitals I've done English, French, German, Russian, Latin, Hebrew, Finnish, and possibly others.
1 person has voted this message useful



lelisel
Newbie
United States
Joined 2677 days ago

8 posts - 7 votes
Speaks: Norwegian*

 
 Message 8 of 9
04 June 2013 at 5:47pm | IP Logged 
Celine Dion - love her:)


1 person has voted this message useful



This discussion contains 9 messages over 2 pages: 2  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.3750 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2020 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.