10 Great German Versions Of English Language Songs

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13 January 2017

For years, the global music scene has been dominated by English-language songs and artists. It is only understandable then that foreign radio stations and music fan’s playlists have included more than a few songs with lyrics in English. Even non-anglophone artists have turned to singing in English or even translating their songs into it.

Ever wonder what The Beatles sound like in German? Well, now you can find out. From Johnny Cash, David Bowie, and The Beach Boys, to Helene Fischer, Lara Loft, and Milky Chance, here are 10 English-language songs that have been brilliantly translated and sung in German, either by other artists or by the originals themselves

Roxanne – Originally by The Police, Covered by AnnenMayKantereit & Milky Chance

She Loves You (Sie lebt dich) – Originally from and covered by The Beatles

Heroes – Originally from and covered by David Bowie

Let It Go (Lass jetzt los) – Originally by Idina Menzel, covered by Lara Loft

In My Room – Originally from and covered by The Beach Boys

Who Knows the Way – Originally from and covered by Johnny Cash

Impossible – Originally by James Arthur, covered by KiiBeats

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Originally by Band Aid, covered by various German artists

Say Something – Originally by A Great Big World, covered by CED & KiiBeats

Ave Maria – Originally by Franz Schubert, covered by Helene Fischer

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