German versions of songs originally in other languages

Created by maluca on 03 Apr 2018 | Last edited by maluca on 23 Nov 2018

A collection of songs in German that are versions of songs in other languages.

I will probably focus mostly on songs from the 70s and 80s...

"Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille" by Jacques Dutronc

Translations:  French Portuguese

"Universal Soldier" by Buffy Sainte-Marie (most famous version by Donovan)

Translations:  English

"You're The One That I Want" from the Grease soundtrack, performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Translations:  Polish

"(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" originally by Stan Jones, popular versions by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, among others.

Translations:  English

"This Ole House" by Stuart Hamblen, popular versions by Rosemary Clooney and Shakin' Stevens.

"City of New Orleans" by Steve Goodman, more famous versions by Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, John Denver...

Translations:  English

Traditional English folk song, famous version by Simon and Garfunkel

Translations:  English

"Santa Maria" by Oliver Onions (Guido e Maurizio De Angelis)

Translations:  English

"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" by Andy Williams (composition and instrumental version by Francis Lai)

Translations:  English Tongan

"Time to say goodbye (Con te partirò)" by Andrea Bocelli

Translations:  English

"The House oft the Rising Sun", old folk song, popular Version by Eric Burdon & The Animals

"Victor Jara" by Arlo Guthrie, based on Adrian Mitchell's poem.

Translations:  Finnish Italian
maluca    Sat, 07/04/2018 - 21:54

But what song of Bell, Book & Candle?

maluca    Mon, 09/04/2018 - 14:36

Already on the list... Regular smile

azucarinho    Mon, 09/04/2018 - 20:46

Petula Clark : Romeo (English version of Salome)
Marlene Dietrich : Don't Ask Me Why (Frag nicht warum ich gehe)
Roger Whitaker : Du warst mein schönster (?) Traum
Bryan Hyland : a German version of "Sealed With a Kiss"
Songs from musicals

maluca    Mon, 09/04/2018 - 21:23

Please provide links to the entries. And this list is about German covers of songs originally in other languages, not English covers of songs originally in German...

maluca    Fri, 13/04/2018 - 21:19

And the original versions?