Sunday, December 09, 2007

The best ten non-Arabic non-English songs

Here's a random list of songs that I think are the best ten songs sun in languages other than Arabic or English. I almost can't understand any word other than amour. The choruses are in italic.

1- Sono l'italiano !
A great song by Toto Cotungo

Lasciatemi cantare con la chitarra in mano
Lasciatemi cantare una canzone piano piano
Lasciatemi cantare, perché ne sono fiero.
Sono un Italiano, un Italiano vero

2- The blind man makes you see magic.
Andrea Bocielli singing Vivo per lei with Helene Segara. She sings in French.

Vivo per lei da quando sai
la prima volta l'ho incontrata
non mi ricordo come ma
mi è entrata dentro e c'è restata
Vivo per lei perché mi fa
vibrare forte l'anima
vivo per lei e non è un peso

3- Lambada!
Always reminds of a stupid juice commerical, but the song is great.

A recordacao vai estar com ele aonde for
A recordacao vai estar pra sempre aonde for

4- El Comanadnate.....
Hasta Siempre, a very old song for the memory of Che Guevara. I love Nathalie Cardone's version the most.

Aquí se queda la clara,
La entrañable transparencia
De tu querida presencia,
Comandante Ché Guevara.

5- Nocturne.
Magestic music. This song of few words won Norway the Eurovision song contest in 1995

La dagen f
Sin hvile n
Og natten vil vke for den

6- Aicha.... Aicha
by Khalid.

Aïcha, Aïcha écoute moi,
Aïcha, Aïcha t'en vas pas
Aïcha,Aïcha regarde moi,
Aïcha, Aïcha réponds-moi

7- Para bailar la bamba.
Los lobos's greatest work.

8- Macarena!
This should be the world's eighth wonder, it made Al Gore dance!
Unofrtunately, couldn't find the Spanish verison on youtube, here's a semi-Spanish one.

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena
Que tu cuerpo es pa' darle alegria y cosa buena
Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena
Heeeeey Macarena

9- La Copa de la Vida
This was the official song of the 1998 Mundial. Good job Ricky

Tu y yo! Ale ale ale
Go, go, gol! Ale ale ale
Arriba va! El mundo esta de pie
Go, go, gol! Ale ale ale

10- Voice from the skies
Bocielli again, with con te partiro...

Con te partiro
Paesi che non ho mai
Veduto e vissuto con te
Adesso si li vivr?
Con te partiro
Su navi per mari
Che io lo so
No no non esistono pi?
Con te io li rivivro

Other great songs are Caruso (recommended by caroline), The mass-era (recommended by Majd Batarseh), X simarik (kiss kiss) recommended by Hala, and a random but good Turkish song -actually in English , by Gowaider.

Hope you liked them


Anonymous said...

I like the collection:)though I am naturally in love with the Italian songs since I understand them...u should add 'caruso' to the list ,it really is a great song.

Qwaider قويدر said...

Amazing list Hareega
for #4 I think the name is actually Hasta Siempre, not El Comandante

For Khaled, I think Diddi made a bigger splash than Aicha

There are literally thousands of non-arab-non-english songs that are worth listening to. But this is such a great list

Sadly, none of the Turkish singers made it to the list.

Thanks again or compiling this wonderful list

Qwaider قويدر said...

Man Hasta Siempre gives me the goosebumps .. I have no idea why, but that song touches me soo deeply!

Hareega said...

Qwaider.. Didi is an Arabic song song.
I loved Tueky's song that won the Eurovision!

Hareega said...

carloine... caruso is so beautiful but too many italian songs!

Majd Batarseh said...

thanks for the list
i would add "the mass- era" if i may :)

Rambling Hal said...

Ya3ni you totally cheered me up on this shitty Back-To-Work-Sunday-Morning. Plus I have been dying to know the name of the first song and now I KNOW IT. :D Ma a7sannak.

Tarkan is an ok Turkish singer, he has that kiss kiss song :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Hareega,

It's "lasciatemi" with an S. Good list!

Hareega said...

tololy, thanks for the note , fixed it

rambling hal, majd batarseh, caroline, qwiader... i added some songs at the end thanks for checking

Sel3 said...

nice list, I loved the first song. this lambada song reminds of an ad but can't remember exactly which one is it, or maybe it doesn't not so sure... but again a very nice list except No.5

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Bocelli was blind until now. I always saw his album cover with his eyes shut assuming a dreamy demeanor. That makes me admire him even more!
I was hoping for a few Japanese songs in your list, but never-the-less I like your taste in music also. Thanks Faris.

Hareega said...

sel3... man Nocturne was a big thing when it came out, in the eurovision song contest the year after most countries tried to play the same instruments played in Nocturne because they thought they'd win if they did, but they didn't !

Zaid D, ma eli kteer 3ala japanesi :D some people who didnt know bocielli was blind thought he looked down on the floor because he was shy lol

Unknown said...

Good non-English music. (I get tired of English everywhere :P)