I recently started translating songs for singing. I am only interested in songs that I like and those that don't have a legitimate version in any language that I can intelligently sing in which include Russian(native), English, Hebrew (both semi-native) and Spanish ( fluent when I need to be)
Here is an example of a song that I would not even think of translating even though it is among my very favorites:
Dicitencello Vuje ( has very legitimate English ( "Just Say I Love Her") and Russian ("Скажите Девушки Подружке Вашей") versions ).
I am only interested in producing translations ("remakes") that can be sung, i.e. they have to have the same exact rhythmic structure as the original. If the original has rhyming then I am making an effort to have rhyming in the translation. Under these conditions it is impossible to have a literal translation but I am always trying to stay as close to the original as possible.
I'd welcome any contacts but can't promise a quick response.