Episode 08 – The Language of Rock n Roll

English may well be the dominant language when it comes to popular music, but occasionally another will stake a claim. In this episode, we look at foreign language versions of popular songs, non-English hits and one where the lyrics were changed so as not to offend the American market.

Playlist

  • Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (Japanese)
  • Sib Liebt Dich – The Beatles (German)
  • Con Le Mie Lacrime – The Rolling Stones (Italian)
  • Det War In Schoneberg – The Spencer Davis Group (German)
  • Guantanamera – The Sandpipers (Spanish)
  • Substitute – The Who
  • Green Circles – The Small Faces (Italian)
  • Que Tiempo Tan Feliz – Mary Hopkin (Spanish)
  • Il Tuo Diamante – Procul Harem (Italian)
  • Tema Dei Monkees – The Monkees (Italian)
  • Dimenticari Non Potrei – Englebert Humperdinck (Italian)
  • Si Tu Dois Partir – Fairport Convention (French)
  • Per Chi – Harry Nilsson (Italian)
  • Gaudette – Steeleye Span (Latin)
  • Fernando – ABBA (Spanish)
  • Mundzumundbeatmung – Peter Gabriel (German)
  • Night Games – Thy Kiu (Japanese)

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