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10 songs in English… whose lyrics are better not translated

It’s all very well English songs, only, sometimes, it’s better to avoid dwelling on the lyrics… Some of the most famous music is ultimately not as innocent as you think and others don’t mean much …

1- “S&M” by Rihanna

Released in 2011, this hit by the Barbadian singer played in all schoolyards…fortunately, at 10 years old, English is not our strong point!

“Cause I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it
‘Cause I may be naughty, but I’m particularly good at it
Sex in the air, I don’t care, I love the smell of it
Sex in the air, I don’t care, I like the smell
Sticks and stones may break my bones
Sticks and stones can break my bones
But chains and whips excites me
But chains and whips turn me on

2- “Blue” from Eiffel 65

Having trouble memorizing the lyrics to a song? The solution: the chorus of “Blue”. Only obligation: to know how to pronounce four syllables… The rest of the song shows life in blue… Well at the same time, that’s what the title says. The advantage is that we will no longer be considered uneducated by not knowing the chorus in the evening.

“I’m blue da ba dee da ba die, da ba dee da ba die
I’m blue, da ba di da ba dy, da ba di da ba dy
Da ba dee da ba die, da ba dee da ba die
Da ba di da ba dy, da ba di da ba dy
Da ba dee da ba die, da ba dee da ba die
Da ba di da ba dy, da ba di da ba dy
Da ba dee da ba die
Da ba di da ba dy

3- “I’m a slave 4 U” by Britney Spears

The transition to adulthood of Britney Spears marked the spirits. Gone is the image of the nice teenager, make way for the woman at ease with her sexuality. The whispers, gasps and little erotic phrases tossed between two breaths must not have been to the taste of all parents. Something to stir up teenage bedrooms!

“Baby, don’t you wanna dance up on me
Baby, won’t you dance with me
To another time and place
At other times and places
Oh, baby, don’t you wanna dance up on me
Oh, baby, won’t you dance with me
Leaving behind my name and age
Forgetting my name and my age

4- “Witch Doctor” from Cartoons

No need to be bilingual for this song, even in English it doesn’t mean anything! Again, no brainer on the text. With a song about a witch doctor should we expect meaningful lyrics? Remember that drugs and alcohol are bad!

“Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Ting tang walla walla bing bang
Uhh ehh uh ah ah

Uhh ehh uh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing bang

Ting tang walla walla bing bang”

5- “Shake your foundation” by AC/DC

Do you remember the evenings with friends of the parents or with the family? How uncle Didier showed his talent for “air guitar” on rock classics? Among them, the essential AC/DC group. When we look more closely at the lyrics, we say to ourselves that they would have done better to put us to bed… especially to avoid the vision of the uncle drunk… unworthy parents!

“She’s gettin’ hotter off the heat on me
Its growing warmth invades me
I was oilin’, she was slick
I was lubricating, she was slippery
Lickin’ off the sweat, her favorite trick
Licking the sweat, her favorite game
She cried help me, help me, please
She screamed “help me, please help me
Tame this animal, help me to breathe
Tame this animal, help me breathe! “

6- “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas

We all danced to this music: big, small, young, old… well maybe not the oldest after all. In any case, My Humps is one of the songs that we hear on the radio. A word of advice: next time keep the youngest and their chaste ears away!

What you gon’ do with all that junk?
What are you going to do with all this mess?
All that junk indide your trunk?
All that bric-a-brac in your trunk?
I’ma get, get, get, get, you drunk,
I’ll get you, get you, get you drunk
Get you love drunk off my hump.
I’ll make you love drunk with my ass”

7- “Asereje” by Las Ketchup

Ok it’s not an English song but it was impossible not to talk about it. Already the name of the group that gives us a craving for steak / fries. Then the chorus which means nothing but makes you dance… We give you the choreography which is incredible. We know we’re not the only ones to have learned it by heart… Don’t thank us, we’re happy!

Aserejeja deje tejebe tude jebere
Aserejé, ja deje tejebe tude jebere
Sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí
Sebiunouba majabi an de bugui an de buididipí “

8- “Physical” by Olivia Newton John

She is far from the nice, little Sandy from the beginning of the movie “Grease”! Olivia Newton John signs here a daring song for the time. Surrounded, in the clip, by bodybuilders, the actress / singer had made talk in the cottages as they say!

“I’m saying all the things that I know you’ll like
I say all the things I know you’ll like
Making good conversation
making a good conversation
I gotta handle you just right
I will manipulate you just for the good
You know what I mean
You know what I mean
I took you to an intimate restaurant
I took you to an intimate restaurant
Then to a suggestive movie
Then to a suggestive movie
There’s nothing left to talk about
There is nothing more to add
Unless it’s horizontally
Unless it’s horizontal

9- “Boys” by Sabrina

This hit from the 80s is not all wise either. 1er Sabrina’s single, she shot the clip in the swimming pool of the Florida hotel. Images that have been deleted by MTV…It’s clean!

“Boys, boys, boys
Guys, guys, guys
I’m looking for a good time
I’m looking for a good time
Boys, boys, boys
Guys, guys, guys
Get ready for my love
Be ready for my love

10- “Stach Stach” by the Bratisla Boys

Well finally we put you a French. We couldn’t pass it by. For the lyrics… Don’t look, we don’t know either.

Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Karoukatchiketaf doubidou stach stach
Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Kouroukoukou roukoukou stach stach
Karoukatchiketaf doubidou stach stach

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