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Old 06-24-2011, 09:14 AM
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I came up with a few... can you?
No fair using google.
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99 luftballons

Louie, Louie Ok. Do technically some words are close to English but the song is sing so unintelligibly that it may as well be a foreign language
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:39 AM
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Geesh. I should've taken a moment to proof read the above post. Eye, finger, iPhone keyboard malfunctions made my post above read as almost a different language.
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Louie, Louie Ok. Do technically some words are close to English but the song is sing so unintelligibly that it may as well be a foreign language
Louie Louie is in English. The lyrics were very simple and had no story behind the song, so The Kingsman's destorted guitar drowned out the singer and lyrics. (perhaps on purpose because of the dumb lyrics) One of the main reasons it was a bit hit was because people tried to figure out the words. I bought the record and played it at 33 rpm trying to get the words. It wasn't until DJ Murray The K was giving out the lyrics if you sent him a self stamp return envelope.
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I came up with a few... can you?
No fair using google.
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Suiyaki

I'm with you Snowbird- They were the first three songs that came to mind.
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Volare by Dominick ?.

I guess I'm showing my age as I can't remember his exact last name.

He became Italy's prime minister or something like that.
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Oye Como Va, by Santana. Great song.

Can we count Michelle, by the Beatles. One of the versus is in French.
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Oh, Cursum Perficio and others by Enya.
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Volare by Dominick ?.

I guess I'm showing my age as I can't remember his exact last name.

He became Italy's prime minister or something like that.
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Everything sung by Bob Dylan was unintelligible. Foreign language? No, but it may as well have been. I'm just sayin.
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There are thousands of them, though most were not hits in this country!
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voulez-vous couchez avec moi, c'est soir......or something like....I know what it means but not the name of the song. doh!
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"Hey Goombadi!" It's sort of like a "12 days of Christmas" song but about musical instruments! {Tipiti tipiti ta}

http://youtu.be/YSPkD5uMUjg
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voulez-vous couchez avec moi, c'est soir......or something like....I know what it means but not the name of the song. doh!
It's lyrics from the song "Lady Marmalade" and was sung by Christina Aguilera and probably some others. More importantly DaleMN, do you realize that you pretty much just asked everyone in TV if they want to sleep with you tonight?
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Dunka Shane......not sure how to spell....Wayne Newton's popular song. Just saw his estate in vegas Oh my Goodness....unbelievable.
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