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Faun's "Walpurgisnacht" popped up on my radar recently (native English speaker here) and I really love it. Can't sing more than a couple of lines yet, but I'm working on it.

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I know of some German marches and Christmas songs, Du Hast by Rammstein (need to listen more of their music), Moskau by Dschinghis Khan, and one or two Swedish versions of Sabaton songs.

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I'm rather fond of german songs

 

There's a really cool german cover of Havana :P

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Yeah german songs :D at least i forgot many native songs from germany in radio or something but I love 

Adel tawil - ist da jemand

Max gisinger - wenn sie tanzt

Mark forster - wir sind gross

Lafee  - Ring frei

Die Ärzte - Westerland (i dont know why xd)

 

 

 

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Mostly anime openings, as would be typical I guess. These two in particular.

 

I've also tried to better my french by listening to songs sung in french and this one especially has kind of stuck with me.

 

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As it is, every English song is in a foreign language for me 😝 But I won't count them because that's not the point of this thread.

 

It made me think and I realised I actually don't listen to a lot of music if it's not in English, Spanish or French (neither of which are foreign to me). 

 

Still, if you ever want to listen to some songs in French, I recommend Jacques Brel (who was Belgian! not French, do not make the mistake), Francis Cabrel, France Gall, Charles Aznavour, Renaud, Rose, ZAZ (in a more modern note)... Their music is usually mellow and easy to follow. They're lovely.

I know more Spanish singers/groups. Pablo Alboran, Fito y Fitipaldis, Estopa, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Rosana... So many 😂

 

As in songs in foreign languages for me...

Some Italian songs! Umberto Tozzi is a classic :) 

This one is beautiful too:

Il cielo ha una porta sola, by Biagio Antonacci

 

I'm not a huge anime fan,  but some openings are super cool!

This one from SnK:

Shinzou wo Sasageyo, by Linked Horizon

 

And this one from Naruto Shippuden:

Blue Bird, by Ikimono Gakari

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I specifically practiced singing in falsetto in order to sing this one. I'm an alto, but I can pull this off.

Here's a recording of me singing along from a while back. I've gotten even better since then: https://vocaroo.com/i/s0kXZrnuyVOl

 

Another song I've been obsessed with lately that I sing along to:

 

I also play a bunch of Japanese rhythm games, and I like to sing along with those songs, too.

Some of my favorites:

 

 

And of course... Vocaloid songs.

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On 1/27/2012 at 7:58 PM, Dr. Paine said:

No love for Gaelic songs here?!

 

They're one hell of a pain to sing to, but it's well worth the effort.

 

I haven't had as regular access to compilations/other albums, which is by far the easiest and best way to find these songs, there's not a lot of them on Youtube. Two that I absolutely love and managed to find good versions of, though:

 

Dulaman, this particular version is by Anuna.

Marie Mhilis Bhrea, by Solas.


 I love Dulaman,  I have been listening to Celtic Women for years and that is one of my favorite songs!

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I swear I had more that I liked, but I guess I'm having a brain fart today :') Here's three that I like!

  • Yona - Pilvet liikkuu, minä en A very mellow song about life moving on, while the singer cannot
  • IAMX - Bernadette (German) *Motion sickness warning This song has a dark and carnival-like tone. My interpretation is that the song is about a man's disturbingly immense devotion to an imaginary (?) woman, Bernadette; so much so that he feels that the world around him and family/friends have no more meaning.
  • Rammstein - Haifisch An industrial metal song about how a shark seems dangerous, when in reality it's harmless and feels very lonely. I feel that it is metaphor for something, but I'm not sure what.
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I know of a couple of songs, just can't sing them too well. Nos Heures Sombres by Sirenia and Lejonet Fran Norden by Sabaton are the ones I know of off the top of my head.

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