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arthurmjones
post Dec 9 2015, 03:05 PM
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Hi all,

As part of a research project I'm working on, I need to estimate the number of UK Top 10 hits in 2015 (and 2014 too, if possible!) that feature vocals which are in a language other than English.

I thought there might be some people on here who are super knowledgeable about that kind of thing, and may be able to give me a fairly good guess?

Thanks - would really appreciate your help!

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post Dec 9 2015, 04:39 PM
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unless I've forgot something my beat guess would be zero. the last purely foreign song to hit the top 10 in any case was PSY's Gentleman.
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post Dec 9 2015, 04:59 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_to...singles_in_2014
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_to...singles_in_2015

If you can figure it our from there.
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post Dec 9 2015, 05:43 PM
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There is one song that comes to mind:

Tchami Ft. Kaleem Taylor - Promesses (Hit #7 in January 2015)

The song uses one word that isn't english (promesses) and that word translates to 'Promises' in french. Other than that I don't think there is any other songs that are foreign language enter the top ten in 2015

Here's a list for 2014 (again from the top of my head)

Pitbull Ft. Kesha - Timber (Pitbull raps a few words in spanish)
Neon Jungle - Braveheart (one of the members counts 1-3 in japanese)
Pitbull Ft. GRL - Wild Wild Love (Pitbull raps a few words in spanish)


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post Dec 9 2015, 05:56 PM
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Thanks so much all, really appreciate it (brilliant help so far!).
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post Dec 9 2015, 08:24 PM
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QUOTE(soundseekerz @ Dec 9 2015, 05:43 PM) *
There is one song that comes to mind:

Tchami Ft. Kaleem Taylor - Promesses (Hit #7 in January 2015)

The song uses one word that isn't english (promesses) and that word translates to 'Promises' in french. Other than that I don't think there is any other songs that are foreign language enter the top ten in 2015

'Promesses' sounds exactly like the English word 'Promises' in the context of the song though. And the rest of the lyrics are English.

Tchami comes from France which explains the spelling of the title.
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post Dec 10 2015, 02:26 PM
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'The Hills' by The Weeknd (#3 hit this year) has a few lines in Amharic at the end: http://genius.com/5204176
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