The situation just might be changing, however. Take Spanish, for example. At the least, Latin music impact is growing in this country. Popular hip-hop might still be sung most often in English, yet traces of reggaeton , a genre of music originating in Puerto Rico in the s, can often be heard as well. We wanted to learn more about the history of non-English music in the United States, so we decided to take a look at the songs that made it to the top of the Billboard Hot Since mid, Billboard has been the foremost resource for tracking singles in the United States. This gives us over 60 years to work with and over 1, number-one hits. Despite that, only seven foreign-language songs managed to make it to the top of the list.
Uma Casa Portuguesa by Amalia
“Abre o Portão Que Eu Cheguei” (“Open The Door, I’ve Arrived”)
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Nego do Borel is a funk singer that recently adjusted his lyrics to appeal to more mainstream audience. He broke into the international music scene in when he toured in the U.
“Você Partiu Meu Coração” (“You Broke My Heart”)
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Her strong yet beautiful voice portrayed the essence of fado, melancholic and sad at times and hopeful at others. When she died in , the country went into three days of mourning. Uma Casa Portuguesa A Portuguese House is a song that describes the simplicity, humility, and love felt within a Portuguese home. Another fado superstar is Mariza , recognized by her powerful voice as well as her pixie blonde hair.
Portugal is not known for producing music. Fado is famous and recognized worldwide, although you can only listen to it through Portuguese radios and TV channels, which might explain why only experts know about it most of the time. There are famous Portuguese bands mostly rock and heavy metal bands such as Moonspell, Blasted Mechanism and Dead Combo with fans all over the world. Obviously, they are not as famous as the legendary Rolling Stones, U2 or Coldplay. Portugal is still waiting for the emergence of a prodigy in the world of music. Quite the contrary, listening to Portuguese artists gives you the chance to discover a music that can be inspiring and surprising at the same time! Fado means fate, destiny in English. It is a music genre very popular in Portugal. Its mournful rhythm and lyrics intends to transmit feelings of loss and longing. Recently we also have seen an emerging modern Fado, which is being well received by the younger generation of Portugal the Portuguese singer Mariza is the most important name in this Fado variety hand-in-hand with Dulce Pontes.