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Yesterday Once More

26 Jun 2022

Foreign Languages

50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Music, Nostalgia, Songs

Foreign Languages

Under the rubric Foreign Languages we present a range of international songs that were global hits with languages other than English. Italian: Grammy winning Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) by Domenico ModugnoTi Amo (I Love You) by Umberto Tozzi and Quando, QuandoQuando (When, When, When) by Tony RenisGermanNeun und Neunzig Luft Ballons (99 Air Balloons) by Nena and Viennese Lolita’s Seeman Deine Heimat ist das Meer (Sailor Your Home is the Sea). FrenchCést Pane Pour Moi (best translated as everything’s going well for me) by Plastic Bertrand, Charles Aznavour’s She and the French Belgian Dominque by the Singing NunSpanishLa Bamba (the name of a dance) by Ritchie Valens and Grammy winner Cuban Celia Cruz singing Guantanamera (from Guantanamo). Japanese is represented with Kyu Sakamoto’s Sukiyaki (a Japanese food dish) and Sergio Mendez & Brasil’66 sing about Mas Que Nada (colloquially to disagree with someone) in their native Portuguese.

PLAYLIST

  • Quando, Quando, Quando – Tony Renis
  • Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand
  • 99 Luftballons – Nena
  • Ti Amo – Umberto Tozzi
  • Guantanamera – Celia Cruz
  • Volare – Domenico Modugno
  • Sailor Your Home is the Sea – Lolita
  • Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto
  • Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendez & Brasil‘66
  • Dominque – Singing Nun
  • She – Charles Aznavour
  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

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