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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Here's a few popular english songs originally written in a different language.

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Dusty Springfield
""Lo che non vivo (senza te)" Pino Donaggio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrvrq18EiJs

Autumn Leaves by Nat King Cole and instrumental version by Roger Williams
"Les feuilles mortes" Yves Montand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOsVVeojMZs&feature=related

Yesterday When I Was Young by Roy Clark and Glen Campbell
"Heir encore" Elton John & Charles Aznavour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HqwPsEhClU

It's Impossible by Perry Como
"Somos Novios" Andrea Bocelli & Christina Aguilera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPWQPqsfG-0

What a Diff'rence a Day Makes by Dinah Washington
"Cuando Vuelva a tu lado" Eydie Gorme & Los Panchos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Hzp16b2iE

Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars by Doris Day
"Corcovado" Nara Leão
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcWBVaYC_As

Girl from Ipanema by Astrud Gilberto
"Garota de Ipanema" João Gilberto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6tNV3DyaFU


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User currently offlinePs76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Hi!

Most of those are new to me but I liked seeing Joao Gilberto in there. I am a really big fan of his and bossa nova in general. There's a Celine Dion song I like called "Porque tu m'aime encore which I think she recorded in English for one of her English language albums. I prefer the French version much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuQrh3-wiX4

Many thanks,

Pierre


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 1):
I am a really big fan of his and bossa nova in general.

One of my favorite is Luiz Bonfá's "Manhã de Carnaval" from the movie Orfeu Negro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1mN8_TIoQ

Also, there were two english versions, "Carnival" and "A Day in the Llife of a Fool".

"Carnival"/"Manhã de Carnaval" in english and portuguese by Anna Salleh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfibwW-bQos

"A Day in the Life of A Fool" Frank Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKh7WKo_JyA

Guitar versions...

Baden Powell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGoca5m-loY&feature=related

Paco de Lucia, Larry Coryel and John McLaughlin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsFOyuFtb9U

[Edited 2012-06-05 16:00:05]


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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

I wonder if anyone here knew that Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is a (very rough) translation of a French song "Comme d'habitude"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMoY5rNBjwk



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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7850 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

and you've got ABBA with Waterloo, originally in Swedish and Nena with 99 Luftballons, originally in German.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

I love this song!
I'm still waiting for it to be translated in to English.

Mala Luna - Gino Vannelli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSddg5N_bA8



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User currently offlinebraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5817 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Another classic, "Ne Me Quitte Pas", by Jacques Brel, recorded by Dusty Springfield (and many others) as "If You Go Away"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za_6A0XnMyw


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10937 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

My Way is a popular song adapted into English by Paul Anka, based on the French song Comme d'habitude, written by Claude François and Jacques Revaux with lyrics in French by Claude François and Gilles Thibaut"

My Way - Frank Sinatra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egY8r...playnext=1&list=PLECAE1F94106A623D

the original

Comme d'habitude - Claude François
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avr5nvY4wxg

Other recordings

My way

Elvis Presley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LHMTxd5eDw&feature=related

Paul Anka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pWIrfjTVXY

Comme d'habitude

Michel Sardou
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wXcvx4EYG4

[Edited 2012-06-07 07:09:47]


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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3673 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
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Ue o Muite Arukou by Kyu Sakamoto
The only Japanese song to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song title was changed to Sukiyaki when it was released internationally. Unfortunately Kyu Sakamoto died in the crash of JAL 123.

http://youtu.be/C35DrtPlUbc

Sukiyaki by A Taste of Honey
The English version is not a translation of the original and has been covered by many others.

http://youtu.be/rcad9bNv670


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting ha763 (Reply 8):

I was just thinking about this song and was going to post it in this thread. Yes, unfortunately Kyu Sakamoto parished along with several other important Japanese people in the JAL 747 crash.



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