Top 10 Songs with Parts in a Different Language

1) the song is mostly in English but has at least some words in another language - French, Spanish, German, Korean, Finnish, Chinese,...
2) the song isn't in English but has English words in it.
3) the song is in German but has French, Spanish, or any non-German words.
All possible language combinations - from 1-2 words to whole choruses or verses.

I just copied the lyrics from the internet and spelling mistakes are possible.

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21 Harajuku Girls - Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani is in full fangirl mode for Japanese fashion on this song. Throughout the entire song you have Japanese girls talking, sometimes in their native language. - Martin_Canine

22 Ojos Así - Shakira

The song is mostly in Spanish, but there are chants in Arabic, and at one short point Shakira herself joins those chants.

There is also an English language version called "Eyes Like Yours", which replaces the Spanish with English, but both contain the Arabic chants. - Martin_Canine

23 Hungry for You (J'aurais Toujours Faim de Toi) - The Police
24 Berlin - Bushido

The notorious and unfortunately still indexed album "Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline" where this song is from has a recurring theme of Bushido getting spoken messages on his phone, and one of them is in French, and according to Genius, it is an unknown French rapper who gives props to Bushido and says he should keep doing this great and soon he'll have success.
That was fifteen years ago, on Bushido's debut solo album. Today he is a national icon, the most successful and richest German rapper by miles and most of his annually released album still top the charts.

That call can be heard at the very beginning of the song "Berlin", and overlaps with the beat, that starts in the middle of the call. The rest of the song is in German. - Martin_Canine

25 XD - Dat Adam

The song is in German.

There are two spoken full English dialogue skits:

“Yeah, man, you know these German Rappers? “
„Oh, f…, man! “
„They want to be like American rappers so bad right now.“
„Yeah, that’s true! “
„They just talking 'bout f'ing b'tches, making money and all that lame ass boring s't“


“Yo brother! “
„Mhm? “
„You know, German rappers are really creative.“
„Oh really? “
„Yeah, they are creative when it comes to inventing new sell-out moves. You know, they want you to buy their album years before they even put out some music. They put stupid s't no one needs in ugly boxes, call them deluxe, just to push their revenue, which leads to better chart rankings in Germany.“
„That’s hella wack! “

There are also several English terms and phrases that are not usually common in German:
Weak ass flow
Low levels
You don’t ...more - Martin_Canine

26 Who's that Girl - Madonna

Quien es esa nina, who's that girl
Senorita, mas fina, who's that girl
Quien es esa nina, who's that girl
Senorita, mas fina, who's that girl - Metal_Treasure

27 Thought I'd Ring You - Shirley Bassey & Alain Delon

The song is in English but Alain Delon speaks in French. So sexy. - Metal_Treasure

28 Crush on You - Bruce Springsteen
29 The Partisan - Leonard Cohen
30 7 Seconds - Youssou 'N Dour and Neneh Cherry
31 My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Marilyn Monroe
32 A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth

The song is in EN but the chorus is in French as well as the song title. - Metal_Treasure

33 Denis - Blondie

A song in English with several lines in French - Metal_Treasure

34 Seaside Rendezvous - Queen
35 The French Song - Joan Jett
36 Sumahama - Beach Boys

Very exotic - Japanese. - Metal_Treasure

37 Acadian Driftwood - The Band
38 Lo Imprescindible - Shakira

The song is in Spanish, but Shakira wispers the line "Bleib baby bleib / Baby geh nicht wieder weg" in German, translating to "Stay baby stay / Baby don't go away again". - Martin_Canine

39 Paperback Writer - The Beatles
40 Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol

English song with French words in it. - Metal_Treasure

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