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日本で英語の歌。 英語で日本の歌。

Postby Gan » Tue 05.04.2010 2:41 pm

I'm not really sure where to put this, as I don't really frequent this site hardly anymore but I'm posting it in this section because it seems pretty neutral.

What I'm looking for is basically any song that was originally sung in English sung in Japanese and vice-versa. Now, these songs do not have to be of professional quality at all, in fact they can be random YouTube covers of people performing them. One thing I'm particularly looking for though is a song I found on Youtube a while ago but I can't seem to find again. It was of a person covering the Plain White T's and singing it in Japanese.

An example of the type of Japanese song I'm speaking of would be Utada Hikaru's song "Simple and Clean" which is sung both in an Japanese version and an English version.
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Re: 日本で英語の歌。 英語で日本の歌。

Postby TheMajor » Fri 05.07.2010 8:10 am

B'z sang a song called home in Japanese which they translated and released in English as a B. I must say they did a bloody good job of it too.


日本語 (jump to about 1:30 for the start of the song).
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Re: 日本で英語の歌。 英語で日本の歌。

Postby Musiflare » Tue 05.11.2010 12:25 pm

I know for one of her songs (whatever that "Hey Hey You You" song is), Avril Lavigne did the chorus in 8 different languages. In terms of entire songs, though, Sixpence None the Richer did a version of their song "Kiss Me" in both English and Japanese.

Here's the Japanese version from Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDNKXujyC9I

I imagine if you were between the ages of 5 and 15 during the 90's, you heard this song. It was relatively popular, I think.
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Re: 日本で英語の歌。 英語で日本の歌。

Postby becki_kanou » Tue 05.11.2010 11:38 pm

The most famous one is probably 上を向いて歩こう known in English as the Sukiyaki Song. Here's a nice acoustic version. I seem to recall SMAP did an English version of their hit 世界に一つだけの花. I found a version sung by akids choir.

A guy called Andrew W.K. did a whole album of English covers of Japanese pop songs, which are pretty good in my opinion.
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Re: 日本で英語の歌。 英語で日本の歌。

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 05.21.2010 4:41 pm

here is a song by off course titled sayonara..

in English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeGIRbYG ... re=related

another done in English with completely different lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ1KCg3E ... re=related

in Japanese http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X456h0JD ... re=related

and here it is sung by an English speaker in Japanese.. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7jC_o6e ... re=related
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