Top 10 Songs with Parts in a Different Language

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41 Legacy - Pet Shop Boys
42 Black Diamond Bay - Bob Dylan
43 For Evigt - Volbeat

The song is in EN but has these lines (I guess in Norwegian or Danish):

For evigt, måske for evigt
Skal vi sammen, samme vej
Og når I morgen får øjne, og natten hviler sig
Skal vi for evigt måske samme vej - Metal_Treasure

44 Oops! I Did It Again - Children of Bodom

The song is in English because it's a Britney Spears cover but the spoken part is in Finnish. And it's not a translation of the original spoken part - they talk about drinking in Finnish.
Also, in the intro Alexi uses the Finnish swear word "perkele".


English translation:
Alexi: "Hey guys, I really have to go..."
Janne: "Before you go, look what I brought for you! "
Alexi: "Goddammit, looks good, isn't this a...? "
Janne: "Yeah yeah, sixpack yes."
Alexi: "Oh, you shouldn't have my friend... and besides, we have some hooch here..."
Janne: "I know, but this is for tomorrow morning! " - Metal_Treasure

45 Gekommen Um Zu Bleiben - Wir Sind Helden

The song is in German, but has a few lines where they have some "Genglish" puns on English or German phrases:

"Ihr sagt THE höher THEY COME,
THE blöder THEY FALL"
"So verdammt emporgekommen und immer noch STANDING TALL"
"Ihr sagt Was so abgeht must doch bitte COME DOWN"
"Dann sagt ihr schau, THE END IS NEAR, NOW bitte FACE YOUR FINAL CURTAIN" - Martin_Canine

46 Circumstances - Rush
47 Belles of Paris - The Beach Boys
48 Deja Vu - Dionne Warwick
49 Deja Vu - Beyonce
50 Deja Vu - Iron Maiden
51 Rolex Daytona - Kollegah & the Game Rolex Daytona - Kollegah & the Game

Kollegah has two verses and the chorus, all in German, but The Game's guest verse is entirely in English. - Martin_Canine

52 At My Window - The Beach Boys
53 Sunday Girl - Blondie
54 Or Nah (German Edition) - The Game, Kollegah, Too $hort, Problem & Eric Bellinger Or Nah (German Edition) - The Game, Kollegah, Too $hort, Problem & Eric Bellinger

Kollegah's guest verse is the only part of the song that's in German, all of the other rappers perform in English. - Martin_Canine

55 Girls & Boys - Prince
56 No Joke - Shindy No Joke - Shindy

Shindy's worst song to date (and also Ali Bumaye's, who's the feature guest) contains lazy writing, a cheap beat and listless puns. Disappointing from a good and inventive rapper who at that time was at his peak.
Anyway one of the worst parts is the chorus, where Shindy suddenly switches to English but only for the last word(s) so that the lines remotely rhyme.
"Hoes sagen ich bin DOPE
Halt's Maul wenn ich SMOKE
Ich bin allergisch gegen BROKE
Zehn Mille in der Tasche NO JOKE"

Shindy and Ali, you both can do much much better. Why such a lazy filler track on an otherwise great album? - Martin_Canine

57 Amerika - Rammstein

The song is entirely in German, except for part of the chorus ("WE'RE ALL LIVING IN Amerika", later on "SOMETIMES WAR") and the bridge ("THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG / I DON'T SING MY MOTHER TONGUE, NO"). - Martin_Canine

58 Sweetest Poison - Nu Pagadi

The two verses and the second half of the bridge after the second chorus are in German... the chorus and the first half of the bridge are in English.
This structure of English choruses and German verses was used throughout the band's only album. - Martin_Canine

59 Gangnam Style - Psy

A song in Korean but there are several words in English: style; Eh, sexy lady; Baby, baby; You know what I'm saying - Metal_Treasure

60 Wory W Sakone - Spongebozz

The song is mostly in German but frequently interpolates short phrases or words from the Russian language, also the song starts and ends with a sample from a Russian language song. The song has SpongeBozz apologizing to his mother for having become a criminal, and since he is of Russian descent, he occasionally talks Russian.
You know, SpongeBozz barely tells us something about his private life, but by the way how negative he often is when rapping about the streets... he might indeed be authentic. Most thug rappers that are only playing personas would rather brag about their criminal activity. - Martin_Canine

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