I’m one of those people that listens to a little bit of everything. I don’t mean that in the “whatever is on the radio” kind of way – I listen to music from other places in languages that I don’t speak. You’d be surprised by the amount of great music being made across the world. Here are 10 foreign pop songs that get a lot of play in my iPod...
1. Shakira – Lo Hecho Esta Hecho
I’ve always preferred Shakira’s music in Spanish. I think there is a growl in her voice that just doesn’t translate as well into English. Imagine how excited I was to find that her song about was also in Spanish! Yay! Another perk of this song is the video. She paired up with dancer, Daniel “Cloud” Campos for a steamy video. It's okay, you can hit the repeat button over and over. I won’t tell!
2. G-Dragon - Heartbreaker
If Lady GaGa was a hetero Korean guy with years of training in rapping, dancing and singing, she’d be Ji Yong Kwon – the stylish leader of the guy group Big Bang. He ditched his real name too, going by the stage name G-Dragon. GD, as he’s called by fans, is known for his talent as well as his exciting wardrobe. He acts, sings, dances, raps, produces for other groups on his label, writes songs and composes music. And he’s only 21.
3. Big Bang - Gara Gara Go
In case you hadn’t guessed it by now, Big Bang is my favorite Korean group. This boy band boasts 2 rappers, 4 singers and 5 hotties and songs in Koran, English and Japanese. With their hip hop influenced beats it’s hard not to dance anytime you hear them. Gara Gara Go is a Japanese single from their latest album.