Here I will share some of the songs I’ve tried to learn in Spanish, with the original lyrics and my English translations side by side. I’ve just been choosing songs I like, from the 1950s to the present day.
It’s a pretty eclectic selection, including songs by both hugely popular artists and relatively obscure but critically acclaimed groups. There are a few wild cards thrown in as well, just to keep things interesting.
However, most of the songs have strong melodies and relatively clear lyrics.
I have also included some guitar chords to help you sing along! (seriously, this is a great way to improve your pronunciation).
I’ll make a few comments about grammar as well, but nothing too heavy.
Some of the posts feature my own versions, just me and an acoustic guitar. N.B. The chords included are in the key of the record, and my versions are often moved to another key.
I’ve also included a few ‘singable’ translations, again performed by myself. These include Spanish songs sung in English and vice-versa.
Update (2015): After 5 years of purely Spanish Pop Lyrics I a have started to include a few French songs. French Pop Lyrics will be a kind of blog within the blog (click on the tab of this name if you want to see just these entries). However, I will continue to include new Spanish translations as well.
Update (2016): Now I have started a German Pop Lyrics section. Maybe I should change the name of the blog to European Pop Lyrics!