Do you ever listen to music from other countries or in different languages?
If the answer is no, I hope you realize what you’ve been missing after
reading listening to this post! LOL
If the answer is yes, here’s another chance for you to indulge your cultural senses and get another taste of this wonderful world of ours through music.
In order to create this list, I’ve handpicked one among my favorite songs from these countries. However, in a few cases—Somalia, Denmark and South Africa—the songs on the list are the only ones I know from those countries, but I really enjoy them and that’s why I included them here.
To read more about the singers, click on their names next to the names of the countries.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! :)
Argentina (Astor Piazzolla – “Libertango”)
Brazil (Gonzaguinha – “O que é, o que é?”)
Colombia (Juanes – “La Camisa Negra”)
Uruguay (Bajofondo – “El Mareo”)
Cuba (Célia Cruz – “Guantanamera”)
Jamaica (Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds”)
Puerto Rico (Calle 13 – “Atrévete-te-te”)
Canada (Alanis Morissette – “You Learn”)
Mexico (Julieta Venegas – “El Presente”)
USA (Frank Sinatra – “Fly me to the Moon”)
Cape Verde (Cesária Évora – “Sodade”)
Somalia (K’naan – “Wavin’ Flag”)
South Africa (Miriam Makeba – “Pata Pata”)
Denmark (Safri Duo – “Played-a-live” or “The Bongo Song”)
France (Edith Piaf – “La Vie en Rose”)
Germany (Rammstein – “Frühling In Paris”)
Great Britain (Amy Winehouse – “Valerie”)
Ireland (U2 – “Stuck in a Moment”)
Italy (Domenico Modugno – “Volare”)
Portugal (Ana Moura – “Desfado”)
Russia (t.A.T.u. – “Я сошла с ума – remixed”)
Spain (Paco de Lucía – “Entre dos Aguas”)
Sweden (ABBA – “Dancing Queen”)
Turkey (Tarkan – “Şımarık”)
Australia (Men at Work – “Down Under”)
Do you listen to other amazing songs from these countries? Feel free to leave a comment below with the names of your favorite songs from each country.
p.s. I would love to get suggestions of good songs from countries that were not mentioned here, especially Middle Eastern, Asian, Eastern European and African countries. If you happen to know good songs from these areas of the world, please leave me a comment! :)
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