Do you listen to songs of different languages?

@thhoon72 (1010)
Singapore
June 24, 2009 11:21pm CST
Hey fellow myLotters, do you listen to songs of different languages? Take me for example, I can speak and write English and Chinese. But beside listening to English and Chinese songs, I also love to listen to Japanese, Korean, Thai and even Spanish songs. I don't understand what they are singing at all. But I am just kind of attracted to the composition of the songs like the way the singer sings the song, the feel/emotion of the song, the tempo, the beat, the rhythm, etc etc.... I totally agree that there is no language barrier from music. Happy myLotting=))
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15 responses
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
Yes, I do even though i don't understand. but i make sure that search for the translation despite of the good tone and music so that i would know the song that i listen. and probably learn the language in the process. now, i listen to Japanese songs which are more serious and romantic
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi Mikaela =) I love Japanese songs cos they got nice melody for their ballad songs and very catchy melody for their dance songs. If I really really like a song very much, I will go check out the translation of the lyrics. Cheers o
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
25 Jun 09
Hello! How are you? I hope well! Yes, I love music from all over the world . You dont have to know what they are saying to enjoy or be moved by the music . I love it all and love to have an array of everything! I know spanish (some) so I love all sorts of latino music . Gets ya up and moving you know! It helps you learn new words as well. I am one who loves all sorts of world things
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi metschia25 =)) I am fine, thanks. I love the sassy and hot Latino songs cos it really get my body moving. I love to dance as well. Many times, I will just get up and dance when I listen to some super hot songs (of cos when at home). People will think I'm crazy if I do it outside, lol.... Have a great day ahead!!!
@aikhong (664)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 09
Hi, i also enjoy listening songs and musics. Same as you, i know English, Chinese and, Malay, but mostly i will listen to chinese songs. I can only really enjoy and like a song if i can understand what is the song about, besides its nice musics and rhythm. Besides chinese songs, i do also listen to a some english songs and a few only Malay songs (some of them are really nice one). Japanese songs are quite nice too, but i think i'm quite limited to expose to this kind of songs and so i seldom listen to Japanese songs. Agree with you that there is no barrier in the musics world. Nice musics will be accepted anywhere, and it really help in relaxing the mind and let the listener enjoy in it.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi aikhong =) Thanks for responding and sharing your view. Yes, soothing music definitely relax our mind and body. Whenever, I am driving or taking public transport, I can't live without listening to songs or music. And you guess what, 90% of the songs in my playlist are of different languages mostly Japanese and Korean songs. Happy myLotting o
@mzj033y (185)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I am pretty open to all types of music. I can only understand English music though. But I'll listen to Chinese, Japanese and Korean music. Usually I listen tot he tune and melody of the song. If I want to understand what i'm hearing I'll usually go check out that specific song to see if there's translation online then I'll get teh feel of it.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi mzj033y, thanks for sharing =) Hmm, you sounded very much like me.... When I was in my teenage time, my mum used to complain about all the Japanese and Korean songs that I listened. Cos to her, they are noise pollution. Hahaha..... Have a great day ahead o
@candy2306 (577)
• India
25 Jun 09
Yes, I do listen to song of different language too! I speak, Tamil, Malayalam, English and Malay. Apart from the languages I mentioned, I also listen to Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Latin and Spanish song. The instruments of different culture is amazing! I totally agree with you of the tempo, beat and rhythem of each culture, it's a variety of exciting music!
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi candy2306 =)) Yes, yes, I forgot to mention the different instruments used in a song are also very important. With the right mix and composition, it will produce a nice song. Happy myLotting o
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
25 Jun 09
yup whatever be the language if it is nice to listen then ill be the first to hear it...music has no barriers...so is to listening..the feel of the song can be easily identified...so its pretty easy to mingle with the music... happy mylotting
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hihi =) Music definitely has no barriers.....Like you said, I am attracted to a song by the feel and melody of the song. Cheers o
@jesspsk (53)
• Brazil
25 Jun 09
I speak Portuguese and English, but I love French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Italian and even German songs too.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi jesspsk =) We are music lovers!!! Way to go o
• United States
25 Jun 09
Not very often but once in a while I will listen to Enya and she sings a lot...actually most of her songs in either French or Gaelic. If the melody is strong enough, it puts out the message as well as any lyrics could. It may not be the exact same message as the lyrics but you can get whether it is a sad song or a happy song just by the music.
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi crimsonladybug, Most of the times, I will be moved by the strong melody of a song even without knowing what the singer is singing about. Guess for me, I am very easily moved by music. Cheers o
• Philippines
25 Jun 09
No, i do not do that...I only listen to songs that i can understand...I only listen to english, tagalog and ilocano songs...
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi Icdelmendo, thanks for responding and sharing your view. Happy myLotting =)
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
25 Jun 09
I'll admit that I do listen to songs in different languages. I'm a native English speaker, but I listen to songs in German, Italian, Spanish, and French (mostly Spanish and French). While I can speak the last two well, I only know a little of the first two languages, but it's enough to understand the handful of songs of theirs that I do listen to. I hate listening to music without understanding it. I feel like there's something beautiful that I'm missing and it drives me insane. But I think things can be said in other languages that are just more beautiful in that language than the English translations, so I'm always forced to listen to foreign music. ^_^
@thhoon72 (1010)
• Singapore
26 Jun 09
Hi phyrre =)) If it is a song that really touches me, I will go and check out the lyrics. Sometimes, I do really want to understand what the singer is singing about. I totally agreed that some things can be expressed more beautifully in other languages than your own native language or English. Cheers o
@daliaj (5689)
• India
26 Jun 09
Yes, I listen to songs of different languages, I mean the language which I know. I am from south India. My mother tounge is Malayalam. Presently, I live in Tamil Nadu, another state of India, where the language is Tamil. I listen to both Malyalam and Tamil songs. I also listen to Hindi songs; Hindi is the national language of India, which I know lit bit. I don't listen to much of English songs because I don't have a good collection of it. My husband likes English songs, especially country side songs and soft rock. So, when he is with me, I listen to English songs also. I don't think it is interesting to listen to songs of a language which I don't have any idea about.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I used to listen to spanish songs and could understand a little bit of what they were saying. I have also listened to Dutch Songs. Now though I listen to only English songs. I don't listen to Spanish because of a falling out with a friend and the lack of really caring to know Spanish anymore, and for the Dutch, I've stopped talking to the person to whom was from Dutch Speaking Countries. Have a wonderful and equally as lovely day today, and happy mylotting to you as well. I hope you reach your mylotting goals. Keep it up! Don't forget to simply have fun!
• United States
26 Jun 09
I listen to music of many different languages. One of my close friends is Armenian so she often has Armenian or Middle Eastern music playing. I can't understand one word but it is fun to listen to! My grandmother was Syrian so sometimes I would listen to Syrian music, too. In Spanish class we listen to Spanish music. But, as others have written, I don't think the language of the music matters as much as the actual music...the notes, the rhythm. The feeling the music invokes in you. The purpose of the song, etc. I personally love Beethoven, Bach, Mozart...most of the songs have no words and I'm not a huge fan of opera :) I listen to classical music when I write.
• China
26 Jun 09
Hi, I'm Chinese so I most love Chinese song, and I also listening English song, this can help me study English, I also like the composition of the English song, and also Korean songs, just like you say, there is no language barrier from music, we can feel different cultures and different style, that's a great thing.
@flzmlady (419)
• China
26 Jun 09
i can speak chinese, and english as my second language. I have learnt french for some time and i love the french song "Le Festin" in Ratatouille very much. I download its words of the song and make it clear for me to sing.its really wonderful.