Do You Listen Music That You Don't Understand The Lyrics?

@julyteen (13259)
Davao, Philippines
August 2, 2008 8:30am CST
i have an indian friend who ask me to download a copy of indian songs for him. yeah i did it for him. now i keep a copy for myself, it's weird because i like to listen the song even i do not know the lyrics. have you tried doing this to yourself? listening songs from other countries artist?
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13 responses
• United States
2 Aug 08
there are few kinds of music that i listen to without understanding the language. i like zydeco which is sung in cajun french; i have a tape of czech polka sung in czech ofcourse and some of the black metal bands i listen to sing in norweigian, icelandic, old norse, and finnish. i also used to listen to rammstein a long time ago, but i took a couple years of german so i kinda knew what they were singing about.
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
we have same experience,my indian friend also requested me to download indian musics,eventhough can understand the meaning of the song,im enjoying the beat and the rythm of the music
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
i mean can't understand the meaning of the song
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
honestly, no..I like to tune in to the music where I can relate. If i am having a bad mood, i would sometimes play rock music so i can head bang and so release the tension building up inside me..Whatever music it may be, i like it that I understand the lyrics so i could follow and sing or dance to the tune... Once, i have copies of songs that i don't understand the language, but i liked the music..But, a friend said that those songs when played backwards meant evil..So, i was kinda scared and didn't play it anymore...
@darksorrow (4671)
• Bangladesh
24 Aug 08
I do. I listen to shakiras songs. I don't understand the songs she sings in other language than english. But the songs are really nice to listen those songs. There are other songs i listen but don't understand the language. Actually i listen to any song which i think is good to listen whether i understand or not
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
24 Aug 08
Yes, I listen to music in many languages I don't understand or that I only partially understand. In my playlist I have Bulgarian, Japanese or Indian music.
@devylan (695)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I use Pandora.com to listen to music while online, and I have a whole lot of Latin music and Classical music stations on my profile. Both of these of course are in foreign languages to mine. I still enjoy listening, though. I also have a new found appreciation for Japanese metal, thanks to the recent explosion of anime here in the states. I love it!
@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
i do listen to the music that i don't understand. i loved listening to Korean songs. i love their songs because it has a very nice melody though i can't understand them. at least, some website translated the lyrics of those songs.
• Romania
2 Aug 08
I listen to music from all over the world. I actually enjoy it more when I can't understand the lyrics. I like anything with heavy drum beats so I can dance. I have a hindi song i don't understand nothing but i like the rhythm..i so fast :X:X
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I love music! I do listen to songs even if I do not understand the lyrics. These are the songs that have good melody and beat. I have listened to good Indian songs because I do have some friends from India who are doing business here in the Philippines. I also love some Chinese songs even if I do not understand all the lyrics. I can understand and speak a little of Mandarin but that is not enough to understand some Chinese songs as some of them are in Fookien. I have been to Hong Kong, Singapore and China several times and I remember listening to Chinese songs early in the morning and late in the evening. I like the love songs they play late at night. My paternal grandmother loves Spanish songs and I grew up listening to some of these songs. They are really good.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
i know a little of japanese, but my children because of the anime craze always listens to japanese songs and even memorize the song even they dont know the lyrics. sometimes i really laugh at them for they will ask the meaning of the song to me. i will help them in the way i can, but some songs are really fast that i can no longer understand what is the yrics.
@jayalaksmi (1041)
• India
2 Aug 08
you don't understand hindi songs or music but you should try them they will steal your heart from you .by listening them once you will be fond of them and will like to listen more.listen hindi love songs or music they will attract your mind.
• United States
2 Aug 08
yes i do. i think alot of people do because when people are singing in different languges it is very interesting. and you always try to figure out what there saying but it is so difficult.
@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
I do! I like listening to Korean and Spanish songs even if I can only understand about ten words or so. As long as I like the rhythm then the language used don't matter to me.