Sometimes, things just sound better in Spanish. Even pop songs that were originally written in English. Oh, have we got the playlist for you!
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Superstars like Michael Jackson or Backstreet Boys took songs that had already sold a gazillion copies, got someone to adapt the lyrics to Spanish, hit the studio and released them on Latin radio. With Spanish-speaking audiences expanding in the U. Taking songs that had been proven to be very popular was a no-brainer. Likewise, Spanish-language pop music was soaring as well, thanks to histrionic balladeers with youthful modern looks. In practice, however, things were never as bright as in theory.
“Sorry” by Leroy Sanchez
There are many songs that become popular and then make a crossover to other languages. Some turn out to be good, but others are a complete disaster. I assume that translating a hit song to a different language is difficult. Think about the challenge of keeping the essence of the original lyrics yet finding the appropriate words to fit in the melody… that takes some in-depth language skills! That is why both versions do not have the exact same translation. There are other songs that not only are in Spanish, but are also available in different rhythms. For example, I found two versions of Hotel California that have the flamenco influence from Spain and Total Eclipse of the Heart with three versions: a pop Spanish, a merengue and a Mexican style.
Tags can also be added via flair. Hi everyone, bit of an odd request but was wondering if anyone knows of a playlist or name of songs that are spanish covers of famous songs ex. Cover of Bowie's Heroes. Cover of Beach Boys' God only knows. Cover of The Drifter's Under the boardwalk. Spanish tribute to Queen.