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Pride Podcast and My Top Five Cunning Linguists

We got an amazing response for the PRIDE podcast (we broke the site records for hits in a day twice)! Thanks for all your suggestions and hope you enjoy your collective efforts.

Download it here

Pride Podcast.mp3

For next week, we’re looking for My Top Five Cunning Linguists. These are people who can sing in foreign languages. At the moment I’ve chosen all non-English speakers who sing in English but you can go the other way too if you like. So here are mine what are yours?

My Top Five Cunning Linguists

5. Phoenix, Long Distance Call

4. CSS, Music is My Hot Hot Sex

3. Deerhoof, The Galaxist

2. I’m From Barcelona, Treehouse

1. Jens Lekman, Black Cab

NEWS: I’m giving away free tickets to Damon & Naomi at Dublin Metblogs


June 19, 2008 - Posted by | Gay, Music, My Top Five, Podcast, PRIDE


  1. Great podcast this week. Your topics are getting much harder for me Tom. I have some debatable entries after much thinking:

    Wyclef Jean: Gone Til November
    Robyn: Cobrastyle
    Sebastien Tellier: Divine
    Pink Martini: Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler
    Flight Of The Conchords: Foux Du Fafa

    Comment by Pedro Monscooch | June 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Alright, first off, I’d just like to say that I was going to put everyone in your top five into my top five. Now I’m in a bit of a spot. Here goes nothing;

    1.Bjork, Pagan Poetry

    2.Asobi Seksu, New Years

    3.Jens Lekman, Friday Night At The Drive-In Bingo

    4.Devendra Banhart, Autumn’s Child

    5.Interpol – Not Even Jail (They all speak Spanish)

    Comment by Norman | June 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. 6. Ozomatli – Cumbia De Los Muertos
    5. Axelle Red – Mon Cafe (the Coffee Song)
    4. Franke Potente – Wish
    3. Manau – L’Avenir est un Long Passe
    2. Sting – Mo Ghile Mear
    1. La Ley – Siempre (Every time)

    […and just to be funny let’s not forget: O-zone – Numa Numa; Las Ketchup – Asereje; David Hasselhoff – Du]

    Comment by Liz | June 21, 2008 | Reply

  4. I’ll start off with a couple of Queen numbers from the top of my head:

    1. Queen – Mustapha
    2. Queen – Teo Torriate
    3. Hakan Hellstrom – Kom igen Lena. Cool Swedish ditty

    Comment by Brian | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. thought there might be 2 many swedes but I’d give honorable mentions to Ida Maria and Jose Gonzalez as well.

    Comment by Tom | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  6. Interesting theme. I’ll try my best:

    1. Luna – Bonnie & Clyde (French)
    Luna’s the former band of Dean Wareham of Britta & Dean fame (don’t know if fame’s the right word, but if you’ve heard of them, there you go).

    2. Susie Van Der Meer – Somebody has to Pay (English)
    She’s German, and this song is on the Run Lola Run soundtrack. Great song.

    3. Sigur Ros – Untitled 8 (Hopelandic)
    So yeah, these guys are from Iceland and they sing in Icelandic. But, for their album (), all the songs are sung in a made-up, non-sense language called Hopelandic. It’s a bit crazy, yes, but it’s pretty impressive…and Untitled 8 is probably the most accessible song. It’s also almost 12 minutes long, but well worth the listen.

    Comment by Matt D | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  7. 5. FM Belfast – “Tropical” (Icelandic to English)
    4. Talking Heads/David Byrne – “Psycho Killer” (English to French)
    3. Jens Lekman – “Black Cab” or “Opposite of Hallelujah” (Swedish to English)
    2. Arcade Fire/Win Butler – “Une Annee Sans Lumiere” (English to French)
    1. Nico – “These Days” (German to English)

    Comment by Jenna! | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  8. Do you think I can put in Crystal Castles? They kind of invented a new language of their own.

    Comment by mytopfive | June 25, 2008 | Reply

  9. Me top five for this week:

    very melo this one but a great song. Absolutely love her accent.
    – Ne me quitte pas = Nina Simone
    – Rainin in paradise = signed Manu Chao & Kosturica.
    (there are actually more songs from him singing in french, italian that are also awsome but this is my favorite from him singing in a foreign language)
    – Start wearing purple = Gogol Bordello (An ukranian gypsy-punk singer doing great stuff in english)
    – Believe = Franka Potente (soundtrack of “run lola run”)

    Comment by BC | June 26, 2008 | Reply

  10. – sure thing = St.Germain (Nu-jazz dj from Paris singing&mixing in English)
    -now or never = Lisa Ekdahl (Swedish jazz singer singing in english)

    Comment by BC | June 26, 2008 | Reply

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