These are a few of my favorite ...songs

Created by Dr_Igor on 04 Oct 2020 | Last edited by Dr_Igor on 21 Nov 2020
These are a few of my favorite ...songs

The name says it all

I also really like these particular renditions.

If you disagree, you know what not to do

I am holding back jazzier songs and singers for a separate collection

Songs are being added and removed all the time so keep checking back .

The best take on this subtly beautiful French song.
Check out other translations of this song under Francoise Hardy

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jean-Claude Pascal

Translation:  Serbian

Что тут еще скажешь...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Translations:  EnglishGermanTurkish

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Barratt Waugh

Translations:  RomanianRussian

Who knew that a 3-chord song can be so beautiful.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Salvatore Adamo

Translations:  AlbanianArabicAzerbaijaniBulgarian   23 more

If Al Bano has any unrepented sins or skeletons in his closet, it's all forgiven for this one song.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Al Bano & Romina Power

Translations:  AlbanianArmenianCatalanCroatian   18 more

Eva, a national and international treasure. So underappreciated when she was with us.
Forgive us, if you can.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eva Cassidy

Translations:  CzechFrenchGermanGreek   7 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  French

Artist:  Lara Fabian

Translations:  AlbanianArabicAzerbaijaniBosnian   28 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Helen Merrill

The man who made the song. And he didn't even write it.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jeff Buckley

Translations:  ArabicCzechDutchFinnish   15 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Amália Rodrigues

Translation:  Russian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Amália Rodrigues

Translations:  EnglishFrenchRussianSlovenian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  French

Artist:  Frida Boccara

Translation:  Russian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  French

Artist:  Frida Boccara

Translations:  GermanItalianRussian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  French

Artist:  Frida Boccara

Translation:  Russian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nana Mouskouri

Translations:  FrenchGermanGreek

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Zaz

Translations:  AzerbaijaniBosnianBulgarianEnglish   10 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ania Dąbrowska

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lara Fabian

Translations:  ArabicBosnianCatalanChinese   16 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Luciano Pavarotti

Translations:  EnglishGermanGreekPersian   3 more

Julie the Goddess. The coolest. They don't make them like this any more...

Song language:  English

Artist:  Julie London

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Neapolitan

Artist:  Mina

Translation:  Russian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Andrea Bocelli

Translations:  ArabicBelarusianChineseCroatian   19 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Adriano Celentano

Translations:  AlbanianGermanGreekRussian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Adriano Celentano

Translations:  AlbanianArabicBulgarianCroatian   15 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Adriano Celentano

Translations:  ArabicEnglishFrenchGerman   6 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Milva

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Milva

Translation:  English

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Milva

Translations:  EnglishGermanGreekJapanese   4 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Madeleine Peyroux

This is a song. It is being sung by a VERY YOUNG BUT VERY GOOD singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Angelina Jordan

This is a song. It is being sung by a VERY YOUNG BUT VERY GOOD singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Angelina Jordan

This is a song. It is being sung by a VERY YOUNG BUT VERY GOOD singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Angelina Jordan

Translation:  Hungarian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Steve Lawrence

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Sergey Lemeshev

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Engelbert Humperdinck

Translations:  FrenchRussian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Tom Jones

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianFilipino/TagalogFrench   16 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Neapolitan

Artist:  Gianni Morandi

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Matt Monro

Translations:  DutchGreekRomanianRussian   2 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer with a little help from his fiends

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  ArabicBulgarianCroatianDanish   17 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer with a little help from his fiends

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  ArabicBulgarianDutchEsperanto   12 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer with a little help from his fiends

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  ArabicBengaliCroatianDutch   20 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer with a little help from his fiends

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  AlbanianArabicBulgarianCroatian   21 more

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer with a little help from his fiends

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  DutchEsperantoFinnishFrench   13 more

Proud to be part Israeli every time I hear Shlomo sing

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  Shlomo Artzi

Translations:  ArabicEnglishRussian

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  Shlomo Artzi

Translation:  English

This is a song. It is being sung by a singer

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  Shlomo Artzi

Translations:  EnglishPolish

Our apologies to Tenco fans, we are among them.
Milva is just a much better singer.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Milva

Translations:  GermanRussian

It would be considered blasphemy by millions to prefer Maryla's rendition to Vysotsky's. So be it.
Enjoy the footage of V.S.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Maryla Rodowicz

Ageless Maryla and her perennial #1 hit

Song language:  Polish

Artist:  Maryla Rodowicz

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFrenchGerman   5 more

Those who consider a Polish-Russian a strange choice for a classic Neapolitan song just listen.

Song language:  Neapolitan

Artist:  Anna German

Translations:  GermanPolishRussian

Nikolay Gumilyov's lyrics

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Nikolai Noskov

Translations:  EnglishSerbianTurkish

Imagine what it is about - ice cream. And it is delicious.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Paul McCartney

Translations:  RussianUkrainian

Одно слово - Настасья. Но есть и еще одно - Неотразимая

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Nastasya Samburskaya

Not a big fan of Celine, but this is the most seductive song by any singer I know.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Céline Dion

Translations:  BulgarianDutchFrenchGerman   9 more

As a student of French ( not really) I can appreciate her pronunciation of the English word "acceptance".
And the song itself is not bad.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alanis Morissette

Translations:  DanishFrenchGermanGreek   4 more

Если в Вашей жизни не было "гениальной Ленки" Казанцевой,
то в ней был пробел Но Вам повезло - мы его будем заполнять.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Elena Kazantseva

Сошлись два гиганта - композитор и поэт. Да и певец совсем не плох

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Jaak Joala

Translations:  EnglishFrenchSpanish

Always choosing the better singer over the author. And who can compete with Hiba...

Song language:  French

Artist:  Hiba Tawaji

Translation:  Finnish

Nobody sings this song better than Larisa. And a great many tried...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Larisa Krilova

Susana... Mon amour perdu...

Song language:  French

Artist:  Susana Silva

The song that created a controversy here at LT. Come on... what controversy?

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Andrey Makarevich

To the question "The best French Canadian female singer" you answered: "Celine Dion". That is incorrect. What, you want a clue? Here're three. 1. She can sing in Italian 2. She is not very tall but truly beautiful 3. Her initials are IB.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Isabelle Boulay

There were so many great singers who did this song. I imagine Massimo was thinking: "How do I make my take stand out"
He found the way.

Song languages:  Hebrew, Neapolitan

Artist:  Massimo Ranieri

One of the best songs of Sovok period of XX century. And it is Lemeshev

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Sergey Lemeshev

Translation:  English

То взлёт, то посадка...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Yuri Vizbor

Translations:  CroatianEnglish

Here you go, Tenco fans. The maestro himself this time. And don't confuse it with Gino Paoli's Angela, also in this collection.
Two different songs - both great.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Luigi Tenco

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFrenchGerman   5 more

Imagine that the guy (don't want to mention his name) who wrote the lyrics of the English adaptation
"Those were the days" sued and won the copyright on the whole song, including music. I don't think he's
changed a single note. World class Chutzpah.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Russian romances

Translations:  CatalanCroatianEnglishFrench   7 more

Gardel would have been proud. Or maybe he was...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Georgiy Vinogradov

Caterina Valente deserved a good song to represent her in this collection. And here you go, a really good song.
No idea if the lyrics of this Italian adaptation are any good or, for that matter, the original Portuguese ones.
But the song is great regardless. Call it "A day in the life of a fool" and it still works.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Caterina Valente

Translations:  EnglishGermanPolishRussian

Beautiful tango, beautiful Hindi Zahra, beautiful singing...

Song language:  English

Artist:  Hindi Zahra

Translations:  CroatianFrenchGreekPersian   5 more

Homeboy...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Aleksandr Dolskiy

Translation:  English

Gem of a Gemma...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Gemma Halid

Translations:  CroatianEnglishHebrewItalian   4 more

Great video footage. As if Larisa ever needed anything to make a stronger impression.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Larisa Krilova

Translation:  English

Fur Elisa

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  ElisaDay

Some things never get old...

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Nani Bregvadze

Translations:  EnglishGermanPortugueseSpanish

True story. One day a couple of years ago my Mom was sitting on a bench near their apartment building in Nazareth, Israel .
Then she saw a guy walking out of their entrance. She said, amazing how this guy looks just like Anton Makarskiy.
Turns out it was not a copy, it was the original. Talk about small world... They took a picture together with some neighbors joining in

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Anton Makarskiy

Translation:  English

Maria Puare would have been proud for sure.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Irina Krutova

The original plan was to have Dina Vierny rendition which would have been good too. But this one is more than just good.
And don't be fooled by the clownish act. This woman is extremely talented

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Banda VasKo

Lyuda Sokolova is a bright spot on the current Russian pop scene. She was a runner-up in the competition to represent
Кони привередливые in this collection

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Lyudmila Sokolova

Translation:  Turkish

I think, Anna Ahmatova would have been OK with this take. Planning to have Nina's delicious jazzy takes on some famous Russian
romance songs in the future jazz themed collection.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Nina Shatskaya

Translation:  English

Vertinsky is "just" the author. The singer is Katya Lintsevich. The most interesting take I was able to find

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Alexander Vertinsky

Translation:  English

I sure can relate - it was my year too.

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  Marina Maximilian Blumin

It looks like Angelina Jordan, being the miracle that she is, discovered the "secret sauce" that improves the quality of singing:
just get rid of the shoes. Certainly worked for Katia. She was good when she wasn't barefoot, but not this good.

Song language:  Belarusian

Artist:  Katia Earth

Some artists are not just one in a generation. How about one in the history of the country.

Song language:  Hebrew

Artist:  Shlomo Artzi

Translations:  EnglishRussian

That's what I'm saying: Celentano - per sempre.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Adriano Celentano

Translations:  EnglishGermanPolishRussian   3 more

Frida forever.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Frida Boccara

Translation:  Russian

She was an inspiration to us, Jewish kids in SU. Even before the six day war. Знай наших, you stupid fucks!

Song language:  English

Artist:  Esther Ofarim

The final choice was between Dina and Lyudmila Senchina. Guess who won out.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Dina Garipova

I'm opinionated, so 1) O.M. would have approved 2) Пугачева отдыхает

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Dina Garipova

To choose most deserving songs by V.S. It's tough. But you have to do it.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGermanSerbian   3 more

Дина планировалась в эту коллекцию со Свадебной Лесбийской но там перебили

Languages:  Russian → English

Created by sandring on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Song language:  French

Artist:  Curt Close

Finaly, Vertinsky himself.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Alexander Vertinsky

Translations:  EnglishFrench

Не уходи had to be in the collection, Pelageya probably had to be in the collection.So here you go.
Irina Krutova, though, was every bit as good. Or better?

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Pelageya

Translations:  EnglishJapaneseSpanishTurkish

Larisa had to have at least three entries. She could have had 10. Still looking for youtube video of her doing
стаканчики граненые. everybody else отдыхает

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Larisa Krilova

A song that grows on you

Song language:  French

Artist:  Keren Ann

Translations:  EnglishRussian

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Buika

Translations:  EnglishSerbian

Comments
BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sun, 04/10/2020 - 18:02

“Some songs we really like and you should too“ — whether you should or might, please come and take a look. Please leave a suggestion or note if you found something old/new, touching/interesting, sentimental/romantic, etc.
Enjoy!

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 00:27

Suggestions?
Juanes for sure.
Historia de un amor we have by ZAZ, will check pedro.
Andy Williams I don't think so , maybe when we run out of other ideas
Banderas I have no idea what his singing is like, will check out
Thanks

vevvevvevvev    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 00:44

Название коллекции ввело меня в заблуждение, простите.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 00:52

За что? Предложения очень даже приветствуются, а некоторые даже принимаются :-)

Про Juanes я может быть не вспомнил даже, и был бы неправ

Мы думали про 100 песен но такими темпами скоро перевалим...

vevvevvevvev    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 00:55

"...we really like..." - нам, это кому?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sun, 11/10/2020 - 01:11

I love Andy Williams’ speak softly love!
I saw this entry was removed. I respect ownership, but misunderstood what collaborator means - took myself out - it’s a great collection and it is all yours, Igor.

R_T_fexR_T_fex    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 01:17

" I think I have a broken rib"
Диана! Что, серьёзно? Sad smile
И как тебя...?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 01:28

Not bad if I don’t move or inhale. I think the word is блин!

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 01:38

D, are you Ok? Do you need much stronger word than блин? We are here for you. 🥰😻

R_T_fexR_T_fex    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 07:52

Такая же напасть была у меня в марте - поскользнулся неудачно. Диагноз семейный врач ставил по телефону (зато бесплатно, хе-хе).
Спать было очень неудобно, а так - почти нормально. Похоже?
Минимум на месяца полтора это, если бок не тревожить.
Сочувствую...

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 03:30

There will be zero response from me until you tell us that you're OK physically.
In the meantime I am suspending all changes to the collection.

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 07:55

Not OK but functioning. Thanks. I am really sorry for the imposition.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 01:53

А Софушки в этой коллекции что-то не видно? Лаванду и Червону Руту пол-страны used to love and you should too 🤣

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 07:50

M, lavanda is here - it’s just the original Dance Me To the End of Love 😉

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 09:54

Due to unhealthy agiotage, I am reversing my ruling on welcoming suggestions. Please don't bother.
Only thanks are allowed.

IrulaIrula    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 05:32

D, what happened? Do you really have a broken rib? I’m confused! How are you?

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Wed, 07/10/2020 - 07:48

Sorry for screaming. I wouldn’t joke this badly.