What is the best non English song you've ever heard?
"Ne Me Quitte Pas" from Jacques Brel, a Belg whose song is practically the French Anthem! The English translation is totally divorced from the original French meaning (happens a lot with French-English translated songs for some reason). The original sad ballad is pure poetry, visual as hell, non-translatable and worth studying French for. The song would wring tears out of a stone. It's not the first time one of his songs stayed in my head before I even knew the language, he's incredible and his voice has a big range that even Sting had to wiggle around to be able to cover it, and for me, his version and bad accent are embarrassing, even though I love Sting. Same for Nina Simone, her accent is cringe worthy. I think my favorite cover is from a girl who won the French version of ‘Star Search', Amandine, if you want to check her out as well as Jacques: