Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Top 10 Foreign Language Songs

Yes a bit of a deviation from my normal alternate rock and pop but lately I have been under the spell of Rebekah Del Rio's acapella cover of Crying (Called 'Llorando') used in the soundtrack Mulholland Drive.

So here are my top 10 songs in languages other than English.

Llorando, Rebekah Del Rio, acapella cover

Time To Say Goodbye, Andrea Bocelli and Sara Brightman

Ne Me Quitte Pas (cover of 'If You Go Away') by Nina Simone

Sua Gan, a welsh lullaby, by the Ambrosian Boys Choir

Sukiyaki, any traditional performance, but it is worth remembering Oranger did a rock version (its in English)

Sola Otra Vez, (cover of All By Myself) by Lara Fabian or perhaps if you are so inclined Il Divo

La Vie En Rose, by Edith Piaf

She, the French version by Charles Aznavour, the original artist of this song.

Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Italian cover by Roberto Vecchioni

Ganz Allein, the German version of the Beach Boys 'In My Room'

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lyred You're My Hero!

Well I am one crazy dame when it comes to pursuing the music I love. I even have scraps of paper in a drawer with lyric snatches from songs I love but have no idea the vintage, artist, or title....

I have a niece who rings radio station djs and sings or hums bits of mystery songs until they tell her what she wants to know. I don't do that,

but I do spend hours searching on the internet until I A) identify the song and B) get my own copy of it!

I used to use lyricsfly but I have discovered lyred (www.lyred.com) you can type in any amount of lyrics in inverted commas and then search the entire google world for lyric matches, I have had a much higher success rate now, and have some hot little songs in my music player thanks to them!

so if you have a mystery song bugging you, get onto lyred and you'll be all set!