Favorite non English song?

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    Right now, it's a tossup, between…

    Cessa La Pluie, by Anggun:


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    One of my favourites - whether English or non-English is the wonderful, immortal, unforgettable: "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" by Edith Piaf.
     
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    Papaoutai - Stromae

    It's a song about how his father died during the Rwandan Genocide. Very powerful song.
     
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    Awesome.

    Got to enjoy Rammstein when my Son was in high school, but I can't say favorite. ;)
     
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    Interesting that some of the songs listed in this thread are among my favorite non-English songs.

    I've got a bit of a "guilty pleasure" in Julio Iglesia's rendition of the classic La Mer. Its got a sort of swanky, poppy, mid-70s vibe going on, that reminds me of more than one European vacation.



    There are probably plenty more. (Nothing in Italian? German? ...)

    But fun thread all the same.
     
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    Stein um Stein by Rammstein. I have no frickin clue what he's saying, I looked up the lyrics once.....it's about a demented guy who wants to kidnap someone and build them a little house "stone by stone". Something like that.....the ending is killer awesome. Gives me the goosebumps.

     
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    Well, if that's the case, and we get into guilty pleasures, with full nod to Shakira's Ojos Asi...

    One of mine, especially non-English, has to go to Thalia. I can't find the original video to it (yet), so here's a live performance of Entre El Mar y Una Estrella.




    Indeed more. I'm really going through my collection now!

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    Every Generation X person is required to list this song (Millennials need not apply :) ) !

     
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    Les Toreadors (from Bizet's Carmen)



    I'm an old man. I have old man taste in music.:p
     
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    beat me to it, I pretty much love anything from these guys!!!
     
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    Ah, but what a lovely choice; age has nothing to do with it, whereas class and taste have a lot….

    Terrific choice. I remember the 1990 World Cup on the BBC and this was the piece they chose as their theme music……..

    Okay, another "non English" (okay, but somewhat difficult to ascertain exactly what language is in use here - some sort of obscure dog, or slang, or mutant, Latin, I think...) is: "O, Fortuna" by Carl Orff from Carmina Burana…..
     
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    Mozart - Requiem - "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath)

     
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    Ah, a brilliant piece. Must admit I love this one.

    Also, on this topic, take a listen to the Fourth Movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; it is the only choral piece in a Beethoven Symphony and it is simply sublime….
     
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    I have all of Manu Chao's albums - bought as CDs - on my iPod. Sunshine as song (and fantastically politically aware and active, too). Great stuff, and lovely listening.
     
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    The lyrics to the song "Adiemus" aren't in English or any other "real" language. According to the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, who wrote the piece, "The text was written phonetically with the words viewed as instrumental sound, the idea being to maximise the melisma (an expressive vocal phrase) by removing the distraction, if one can call it that, of words."

     

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