I listen to a lot of music, so 50 isn’t unreasonable. New means new to me or rediscovered. At least 10 of them have to be songs that aren’t entirely in English.
I’ve been experimenting with kpop lately… the music videos with dancing and costume changes are seriously impressive. But I get tired of not being able to understand so very quickly, and then the girls’ high voices or some plot point that got lost in translation involving race cars and a guy beating up his old girlfriend who’s also apparently a stalker start to get on my nerves.
So then I watch this.
This is a part of the lost in translation that I could get used to-guys actually dancing. In sync. With little hand motions and twirls. Of their own volition. And if the dancing is not enough to make my day, the ending never fails. Why a car?
Suggestions are welcome! I tend to like alternative rock/folk-Of Monsters and Men, Kate Rusby, Josh Garrels, The Wailin’ Jennys… and as a former choir nut anything with guys and girls singing harmony makes me way too happy. So if you know of anything obscure but good in those categories that’d be particularly nice. And of course, anything in a language not English, preferably with subtitles for us poor current monolinguals.
From Finner – Of Monsters and Men
Below My Feet – Mumford and Sons
I Will Wait For You – Us
World Spins Madly On – The Weepies (paired with mv Thought of You – Ryan Woodward)
Ours – Taylor Swift
Begin Again – Taylor Swift
Berlin – Piano Guys
Flares – Rachel Wagner
Safe and Sound – The Civil Wars/Taylor Swift