June 8th, 2005



Kottke's challenge: How many languages in your music collection?

Here are the non-english languages in my music collection with some of the artists singing them. I'm only including songs sung completely in that language, not counting those which only use a phrase or two.

  • English: most of my music & artists

  • Spanish: Julio Iglesias, Julieta Venegas, Shakira, Paulina Rubio, Natalia Lafourcade, Fey, Thalia, Jeanette, Ricky Martin (oh hush!), Ramón del Castillo, and others...

  • Japanese: Hamasaki Ayumi, Bana, Do As Infinity, Utada Hikaru, BoA, Bonnie Pink, Nao Nagasawa, Tomoe Shinohara, Buck-Tick, Bump of Chicken, The Back Horn, Gackt, The Yellow Monkey, L'Arc~en~Ciel, plus more J-Pop...

  • Korean: Joanne Lee

  • German: Nena

  • French: The Singing Nun, Lamur

  • Gaelic: Enya

  • Greek: Despina Vandi

  • Ukrainian: Ruslana Lyzhicko...

  • ...erm, I have most of the songs from Eurovision 2004 & all of 2005 so just tack on a lot of languages from Europe. :o)
  • Current Music: Do As Infinity - "Shinjitsu No Shi"