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>> No. 8980 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:10 pm
8980 ITT: Songs in a foreign language
Ásgeir Trausti - Heimförin (Icelandic folk music)


Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist (Norwegian alt-rock)


Chetes - Camino a Casa (apparently this counts as pop rock in Mexico)


I guess songs in English by non-native speaking artists are fine too.
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>> No. 8981 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:21 pm
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Rammstien - Sonne


I like their monumental expressionist style. Very teutonic, but in a way that is strangely infectious.
>> No. 8982 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 10:38 pm
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Oh, and I don't think anyone could forget Moldova's finest.

>> No. 8984 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 11:45 pm
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That song is just horrendous.
>> No. 8985 Anonymous
22nd January 2015
Thursday 11:49 pm
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Alash Ensemble - Tuvan throat singing.
>> No. 8987 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 1:21 am
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I prefer Huun Huur Tu because I am disgustingly basic.


An appropriate song for my mood, by the greatest performer of all time:


While I'm at it, my favourite song by my second favourite chanteur:

>> No. 8988 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 2:15 am
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Apparently these guys are bringing back traditional folk music to the younguns in Ukraine.
>> No. 8989 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 2:59 am
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>> No. 8992 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 12:50 pm
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Dragostea Din Tei is the 00's equivalent of Gangnam Style. If the internet was more mainstream then we'd have ended up with countless drunken middle aged women dancing to the numa numa song.
>> No. 8993 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 4:22 pm
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The only song that soldiers of all sides loved and listened to in WWII. Even though it was first recorded (and written) by ze Germans, the rest of the world took it to heart. There are English versions out there too.
>> No. 8994 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 4:30 pm
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>> No. 8995 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 6:01 pm
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Quite the fan of neo-classical Icelander Ólafur Arnalds. Not his best album, that would be ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness, but a nice song nonetheless.
>> No. 8996 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 6:29 pm
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I was introduced to this a number of years ago on this very chan. I can't remember the board or anything. The band is Ю-Питер, and the song is Дети Минут.
>> No. 8997 Anonymous
23rd January 2015
Friday 7:37 pm
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Enjoyable in small doses. There's only so much harmonica a man can take.
>> No. 9006 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:26 pm
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They're trying to represent Switzerland at this year's Eurovision.

>> No. 9007 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:48 pm
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I thought I was the only one keeping our memory of this video alive. I salute thee.
>> No. 9008 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:50 pm
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I actually quite enjoyed that. Unlike their actual entry:
>> No. 9009 Anonymous
26th January 2015
Monday 8:51 pm
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Let us never speak of this again.
>> No. 9054 Anonymous
5th February 2015
Thursday 8:36 pm
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While we're on about Eurovision, Finland's entry this year is a punk band where all the members have Down's Syndrome.


>> No. 9120 Anonymous
2nd March 2015
Monday 10:28 pm
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Real hood video from Australia.
>> No. 9121 Anonymous
2nd March 2015
Monday 10:52 pm
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>> No. 9123 Anonymous
3rd March 2015
Tuesday 6:31 am
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Well that was just terrible by anybody's standards.

The one by Dur Dur Band was fantastic. I love the lofi sound all those type of records have, and the really specific kind of delay/reverb on the lead vocals that sounds like a poorly set-up PA.
>> No. 9124 Anonymous
3rd March 2015
Tuesday 8:43 am
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It's reminded me of this:


I'm not even going to pretend I have the faintest idea of what was going on.
>> No. 9395 Anonymous
6th July 2015
Monday 9:20 pm
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I should probably listen to more blues.
>> No. 9577 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 7:34 am
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Apart from beer, possibly the only good thing to have come out of Belgium.

>> No. 9578 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 3:50 pm
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Get tae fuck.



>> No. 9579 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 6:33 pm
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>> No. 9580 Anonymous
24th September 2015
Thursday 10:34 pm
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The actual words just don't match up with the emotional weight I've assigned to this song in my ignorance.
>> No. 9621 Anonymous
3rd November 2015
Tuesday 5:22 pm
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Saw them live. I'm fairly certain she's singing in Russian but I'm not entirely sure. They're really brilliant.
>> No. 9624 Anonymous
4th November 2015
Wednesday 12:07 am
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>> No. 9670 Anonymous
18th November 2015
Wednesday 8:20 pm
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I'd say this counts.
>> No. 10408 Anonymous
14th January 2017
Saturday 11:57 am
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>> No. 10409 Anonymous
18th January 2017
Wednesday 9:58 am
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Korean Bossa Nova (friendz.net is a great channel)

>> No. 10410 Anonymous
22nd January 2017
Sunday 12:30 am
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As translated by Eric Bentley:

Oh little box I carried in my flight
So as not to break the radio tubes inside me
From house to boat, from boat to train held tight
So that my enemies can still address me

Right where I slept and much to my dismay
Last thing at night and first thing every day
About their victories, defeats for me
Oh please do not fall silent suddenly
>> No. 10927 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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They seem to have added the subtitles recently and now I know that some of the songs are actually about pretty mundane topics likeAladdin's Hardware Store and Hokkaido.
>> No. 10928 Anonymous
9th January 2018
Tuesday 7:30 pm
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>> No. 10929 Anonymous
11th January 2018
Thursday 10:15 pm
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>> No. 10945 Anonymous
2nd February 2018
Friday 10:10 pm
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You'll want to turn on the subtitles and note that Sonotone is a French brand of hearing aid. The gist is that getting old sucks.
>> No. 10946 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 1:08 pm
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I didn't think MC Solaar was that old, but then I realised Cinquième As was released in 2001...

Guess I'm getting old, too.
>> No. 10948 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:41 pm
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>> No. 10954 Anonymous
6th March 2018
Tuesday 7:33 pm
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>> No. 11240 Anonymous
6th October 2018
Saturday 3:55 am
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>> No. 11433 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 8:33 pm
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>> No. 11440 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 11:22 am
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>> No. 11441 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 6:56 pm
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you lads are sleeping on BAND-MAID ngl
>> No. 11442 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:25 pm
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I haven't clicked yet but that sounds like a Babymetal rip off.
>> No. 11443 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:26 pm
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Oh they're actually good though.
>> No. 11444 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:54 pm
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The Japanese have been mixing metal/rock with j-pop for a while though. Maximum the Hormone are a prime example of it.

>> No. 11733 Anonymous
19th April 2019
Friday 1:50 pm
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>> No. 11765 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:19 am
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>> No. 11767 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:31 am
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This album was great. They wrote it when they were 15 too.


>> No. 11768 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:36 am
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The playlist link is below the picture and pretty camouflaged. I tried to post a capture with a red arrow drawn on but got "duplicate entry detected" (or similar wording.)
>> No. 11769 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:44 am
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>> No. 11770 Anonymous
18th May 2019
Saturday 1:51 am
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>> No. 11779 Anonymous
20th May 2019
Monday 2:56 am
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>> No. 11789 Anonymous
21st May 2019
Tuesday 2:09 am
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>> No. 11921 Anonymous
14th June 2019
Friday 9:39 am
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Gaiola das Popozudas - Vem Cristiano

>> No. 11927 Anonymous
15th June 2019
Saturday 12:24 pm
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Adele: J'ai peur parfois

>> No. 11929 Anonymous
15th June 2019
Saturday 8:44 pm
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What a wonderful range of styles this woman has.
>> No. 12057 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 10:33 am
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The Pirouettes - L'escalier

>> No. 12058 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 11:06 am
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Totally obsessed with this song right now.

>> No. 12059 Anonymous
26th July 2019
Friday 11:13 am
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>> No. 12140 Anonymous
25th August 2019
Sunday 11:48 am
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Well, it's interesting anyway:

>> No. 12179 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 8:05 pm
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Where have I heard this tune before?
>> No. 12195 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 8:32 pm
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>> No. 12196 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 8:56 pm
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Scouse is not a foreign language.
>> No. 12197 Anonymous
24th October 2019
Thursday 9:06 pm
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>> No. 12199 Anonymous
25th October 2019
Friday 12:21 am
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Very happy to see that channel's MIA, pressumed killed.
>> No. 12200 Anonymous
25th October 2019
Friday 7:17 am
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If I remember correctly there was a furore and boycott of their gigs for being transphobic.
>> No. 12258 Anonymous
1st February 2020
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>> No. 12265 Anonymous
10th February 2020
Monday 10:55 pm
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>> No. 12266 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:10 am
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That is quite mad.

LazyTown on acid, which is saying something.
>> No. 12267 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 6:56 am
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Any excuse.

>> No. 12268 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 11:11 am
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As soon as I heard the opening I remembered I had booked marked that song ages ago you've started me on a short Odyssey now of going through songs I never went back and re-listen to.

I rediscovered this one by them.

>> No. 12269 Anonymous
11th February 2020
Tuesday 12:37 pm
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>> No. 12322 Anonymous
19th March 2020
Thursday 10:50 pm
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>> No. 12324 Anonymous
28th March 2020
Saturday 7:19 pm
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There's better ЛУНА songs but I feel you lot will be more likely to give it a listen if there's nearly naked women who get oiled up. A couple of them get off.

>> No. 12325 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 9:49 am
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You are correct. Song is pretty good too. Now can you link one of the better ones?
>> No. 12326 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 2:57 pm
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>Now can you link one of the better ones?

Just look it up on youtube, lazybones.

>> No. 12327 Anonymous
29th March 2020
Sunday 5:30 pm
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Of course, but I wanted to know what you considered to be the best.
>> No. 12328 Anonymous
31st March 2020
Tuesday 3:32 am
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Went to a foreign wedding. This was nice. Shazam worked.

>> No. 12452 Anonymous
2nd August 2020
Sunday 12:25 am
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Imagine somewhere so cold that you're not having to constantly deal with being a bit sweaty. You could put on a sensible jumper and some nice thick long-johns while you sit by the fire. Heaven.

Anyway, now that I have your attention Astro Bunny is pretty good. Taiwan has a good music scene from what I can tell even if you have to accept the odd ballad to appease the brainwashed mainland audience.

>> No. 12568 Anonymous
2nd November 2020
Monday 5:52 pm
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>> No. 12590 Anonymous
19th November 2020
Thursday 8:55 pm
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The video is at least worth a watch.

And I can't get enough of Cybertruck now.

>> No. 12591 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 8:39 pm
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Japanese is the most beautiful language for vocals I've come across. Everything ends in a vowel so it's naturally melodic.
>> No. 12605 Anonymous
28th November 2020
Saturday 10:00 am
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>> No. 12606 Anonymous
2nd December 2020
Wednesday 6:56 pm
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They also remember the importance of good clean fun and dance moves.

>> No. 12607 Anonymous
3rd December 2020
Thursday 8:22 pm
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That was adorable. The dance moves were cute but slow, however the drawn effects contributed to a bit more going on and tied it all together. I feel better for having watched that video.
>> No. 12642 Anonymous
5th January 2021
Tuesday 2:10 pm
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Try not to dance:

>> No. 12660 Anonymous
24th January 2021
Sunday 4:00 am
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Came across a a Colombian camsite gender bender with particularly good taste in music. Pretty nice tune.
>> No. 12661 Anonymous
24th January 2021
Sunday 9:02 am
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>Came across

I bet you did, IYKWIM.
>> No. 12672 Anonymous
8th February 2021
Monday 2:05 am
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I've been really into Yat-Kha, a Russian band who do Tuvan traditional folk/rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= GpQkYxING4I
>> No. 12686 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 7:06 pm
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It has been a week since I found this. I am unable to listen to anything but.

City Pop seems to be really fucking sound. Cheesy, funky, 80's. It's vapid but self aware. I'll stop before I go full Bateman. I will happily write a few paragraphs about exactly why you should enjoy this, if anyone will read.

My particular favourites are:

00:00: Plastic Love - reminds me of the girl who lives in the clubs, has endless energy, and would love you back if you could just keep up with her. But you can't, and she'll always want to stay out and do coke instead of enjoying a mug of horlicks in the bath.
32:41: 告白本人 - Not sure what song she ripped off, but it's got a great chorus.
37:40:​ 真夜中のドア - Sounds like it was made yesterday by a futurefunk band.
42:58​ Oh No, Oh Yes - Think she's channelling Mariah Carey here, but less mental.

Those are a few of the hits. I hope someone finds as much joy in this as I have. I've never danced more.
>> No. 12687 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 8:25 pm
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Plastic Love is phenomenal.
>> No. 12688 Anonymous
17th February 2021
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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City pop is the shit.

>> No. 12689 Anonymous
20th February 2021
Saturday 2:56 pm
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I've been enjoying this, it very much opens as a beep-boop kind of song but you will end up listening to it on repeat. The lyrics are just:
>You and I in solitude. Same here. Trying to change, trying to forget.

It give me a sad regret though over all the things I didn't do in my 20s before I got a career and that. Travelling as an end in itself seems wasteful but I feel like I missed out on living abroad at some point. Maybe it's just that I haven't been out of the country in nearly 10 years.
>> No. 12747 Anonymous
21st March 2021
Sunday 6:52 pm
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I love foreign-language music. It's nice to see that other people like it too. I will now proceed to post links of pop music from communist countries, or countries shortly after they renounced communism:

Neoton Familia are the Hungarian ABBA, and the absolute best communist-era pop group:
220 Felett:

Don Quijote:

Te Vagy Minden (earlier in their career)

In fact, you can see how long and sort-of varied their career was by comparing Parbeszed:

...to the late 1980s, when two of the three women were gone and they were effectively the backing band for the remaining one:

(A lot of their songs are also available with English translations, but I would not recommend listening to these in most cases).

Other countries include Ukraine...
Russya, Bud Shcho Bude, the first communist-era song I ever liked:

Yugoslavia (Dubravka Jusic)...
(warning; if you like this one, it's been uploaded with the wrong title and is actually called Plesacica, I think)
It took a lot of research, but I even found an Albanian song I like, although my eyes just glaze over when I try to read this woman's name:

After the collapse of communism, Lithuania seemingly had an entire industry of music that sounds like 2 Unlimited, and is therefore all fantastic:
Soniclove are the best:

But there are others too:

To wrap things up, let's chill out with some comfy chillout bedtime tunes:
Juda Tavo Rankos, a Lithuanian song from 2002:

Kummush Razzoqova of Uzbekistan, Unutna Meni (1986):

>> No. 12758 Anonymous
28th March 2021
Sunday 2:45 pm
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The youtube algorithm recently spat out a city-pop album from the 00s and it's really great:

>> No. 12764 Anonymous
31st March 2021
Wednesday 1:16 am
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Nena, the German group behind 99 Luftballons, had plenty of other bangers too:

That song also has a longer, 12-inch version which is even more brilliant:

Nur Getraumt is very good too, but I don't know if Vimeo embeds its videos like YouTube does:
>> No. 12765 Anonymous
2nd April 2021
Friday 6:53 am
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