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Author Topic: Have you ever heard a Beach Boys song in a different language?  (Read 1848 times)
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« on: December 05, 2017, 10:25:07 PM »

This a version of Surfin' USA made by a Brazilian duo called Juba & Lula, in 1988. The language is Portuguese.
How bad is it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXtLzIpTS4E
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 10:50:02 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b55Evr8EDiI

A Beach Boys medley in Japanese....
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 01:55:08 AM »

Hi, OP, and welcome. :=)

This is the most comprehensive list of foreign-language versions you're likely to find: 

https://christophercook.me.uk/beachboys/languages.php
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 04:45:16 AM »

In My Room (German Version) by The Beach Boys themselves. Really beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 08:25:20 AM »

Sloop John B in Danish, by pub rocker/folk singer John Mogensen:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x322fkn
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:46:47 AM »

Sloop John B in Danish, by pub rocker/folk singer John Mogensen:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x322fkn

A better foreign-language example of "Sloop John B" is the one in Czech by Pavel Novák, as it takes its cue from Brian's arrangement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foaa9Cr2ck4
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 10:56:58 AM »

'Til I Die in Spanish

(live at the Pink House, Argentina's White House)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltctJ8QLgeI
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 10:58:11 AM »

COMMENT:  Done a couple of these.  A language coach is at the session. Words are written phonetically, that is, by the way they sound, and after a few rehearsals, it's done.  ~swd
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 11:06:24 AM »

COMMENT:  Done a couple of these.  A language coach is at the session. Words are written phonetically, that is, by the way they sound, and after a few rehearsals, it's done.  ~swd

That was the way Robert Palmer wrote/sang "The Silver Gun" in Urdu back in 1983
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 11:40:08 AM »

Hi, OP, and welcome. :=)

This is the most comprehensive list of foreign-language versions you're likely to find: 

https://christophercook.me.uk/beachboys/languages.php

Hello, and thank you!  Grin


That's amazing! I'll definitely have a look at it, thank you for sending me this.
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« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 11:42:25 AM »

In My Room (German Version) by The Beach Boys themselves. Really beautiful.

It's beautiful! But, I can't seem to stop laughing everytime they sing the chorus, it sounds they're saying "God's a lie".
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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 11:50:22 AM »

COMMENT:  Done a couple of these.  A language coach is at the session. Words are written phonetically, that is, by the way they sound, and after a few rehearsals, it's done.  ~swd

Yes! I was actually talking about it today. Brazil definitely used it a lot in the 50s/60s/70s, almost every hit song at that time was written with this pattern.
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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 02:27:57 PM »

'In The Parking Lot' in latin

'Cuckoo Clock' in binary

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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2017, 02:50:16 PM »

'In The Parking Lot' in latin

'Cuckoo Clock' in binary

 LOL

How about "Loop De Loop Flip Flop" in binary?
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2017, 04:09:08 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 06:32:01 AM »

At My Window
Belles of Paris
Sumahama

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 06:48:20 AM »

NO GO SHOWBOAT = J'AI PAS LE TEMPS

Petula Clark sang this on a French record, but the lyrics were re-written so they've nothing to do with cars (so a translation of the title will have no connection)

this one can be found easily enough on compilation CD's
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 08:07:37 AM »



"Don't Worry Baby" in Italian:  https://youtu.be/iSlYwN20sNk
"Barbara Ann" in Italian: https://youtu.be/_-7x2N35JwA
"Girl Don't Tell Me" in Italian: https://youtu.be/9r1C-jeYubs

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2017, 09:02:09 PM »

New addition to the site - Sylvie Vartan's 1966 "Mister John B" with BBs arrangement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1FZPCr_yDM
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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2017, 03:37:20 AM »

New addition to the site - Sylvie Vartan's 1966 "Mister John B" with BBs arrangement:

Great find, RR. I'll pass it on to Mr. Cook (unless you have already).

I believe he's keeping foreign-language versions of BB-covered songs on hold for a future new section of his website.
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« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2017, 03:47:46 AM »

"God Only Knows" sung in Finnish, "Taivas vain tietää" (Heaven only knows):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqzVx8PRa4g
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« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2017, 03:50:29 AM »

"Good Vibrations" in Finnish, performed by Ernos as "Kaikki hyvin" (everything's alright):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH8ouN3n23M
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« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »

'Til I Die in Spanish

(live at the Pink House, Argentina's White House)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltctJ8QLgeI
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2017, 01:05:04 PM »


Great find, RR. I'll pass it on to Mr. Cook (unless you have already).

I believe he's keeping foreign-language versions of BB-covered songs on hold for a future new section of his website.
Added to the list - Thanks JK and RR  Smiley

As JK says, I'm keeping covers (both English and foreign-language) on hold at the moment, since it turns out there is a lot more covers of Beach Boys originals than I thought, and I'd like to make a bigger dent in them before moving expanding my scope even more. I currently have 1352 covers and it still feels like a drop in the ocean - there are way more than I realised - currently 131 are in the non-English list.

I've added those Italian ones and the Spanish 'Til I Die also - thanks Pablo and STE.

Finally, this is off-topic, but I've also set up a Christmas page for those interested. https://christophercook.me.uk/beachboys/christmas.php
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2017, 10:36:33 PM »

I went to a scouts jamboree in Norway in 1989 (Skaugum 89) and there was an album produced just for the occasion, with various Norwegian artists including Morten Harket of A-Ha fame and Bjorn Eidsvag. Well, one of the tracks was Hjelp Meg Ragna which was a re-working of Help Me Rhonda, recorded by Vazelina Billophoggers, sung in Norwegian,
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