Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How a Hit Song From One Country Becomes a Hit In Another

Did you ever wonder how an English-language song became a hit in another country where English wasn't the native language? Well it's simple: have a local artist sing the song in his/her native languages. English songs you've heard a thousand times sounds refreshing in another tongue. Here are some examples:

Giovani Giovani (Italy) - Bimba Mai (Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, "Big Girls Don't Cry")

Gao Ling Fong (Taiwan) - Copacabana (Barry Manilow, "Copacabana")

Finlanders (Finland) - Gimme Dat Ding (Pipkins, "Gimme Dat Ding")

Ros Sereysothea (Cambodia) - Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs, "Wooly Bully")

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