Today’s focus on World Music Wednesday is “Songs You Know, In Languages You Don’t.”
I got the idea from Coverville, which always features a mind-boggling array of amazing covers (I wonder how he does it?), and is the best podcast you can find if you are a covers-whore like me. Enjoy!
Buddy Holly (Weezer cover)
BidÃª ou Balde (Brazilian)
Rock El Casbah (Clash cover)
Rachid Taha (Algerian)
Tu Perds Ton Temps (Please Please Me – Beatles cover)
Petula Clark (British, but sung in French)
A Mi Manera (My Way – Paul Anka/Frank Sinatra cover)
Gipsy Kings (French)
A little trouble with editing two of the mp3s, so my apologies if you get more than you asked for. If you are playing them in iTunes, I specified for it to start and end at the correct places, but other software you may get a little extra at the beginning and end of the song than I intended. The perfectionist in me cringes, but, hey, what can you do?