History GratuitousEnglish / Music

13th Aug '16 7:07:26 AM PhysicalStamina
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* It seems as if J-Pop singers in the late 1970's-80s were obligated by contract to have at least one English song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Yjz4lKh_4 Minako Yoshida]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBMj8bEbtk Junko Ohashi]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mib-bC9DPXk Kimiko Kasai]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7VaZsbHxU Tatsuro Yamashita]] all got in on it, the latter doing so multiple times. They were actually [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish pretty well done]] compared to the English in J-Pop today, though. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrexUJ-BFF4 This]], however, falls squarely into Gratuitous English.

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* It seems as if J-Pop singers in the late 1970's-80s were obligated by contract to have at least one English song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Yjz4lKh_4 Minako Yoshida]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBMj8bEbtk Junko Ohashi]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mib-bC9DPXk Kimiko Kasai]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7VaZsbHxU Tatsuro Yamashita]] all got in on it, the latter doing so multiple times. They However, while the efforts from the previous four were actually [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish pretty well done]] compared to the English in J-Pop today, though. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrexUJ-BFF4 This]], however, com/watch?v=vtmbA8sU7kw&t=38m37s this]] falls squarely into Gratuitous English.
30th Jul '16 5:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* Another Japanese band name: King Fucker Chicken. DaveBarry himself declared it [[AGoodNameForARockBand "a good new name for a band."]]

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* Another Japanese band name: King Fucker Chicken. DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry himself declared it [[AGoodNameForARockBand "a good new name for a band."]]
4th Jun '16 7:34:52 PM gewunomox
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*** Or maybe it's a ShoutOut to the band {{XTC}}?

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*** Or maybe it's a ShoutOut to the band {{XTC}}?Music/{{XTC}}?
5th May '16 6:34:57 PM aye_amber
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* Japanese heavy-metal band MaximumTheHormone have a habit of invoking this trope regularly (as if their name wasn't evidence enough). Choice song titles include ''Policeman Fuck'' and ''Anal Whiskey Ponce'', as well as lyrics regularly including English words and phrases that only just about make sense:

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* Japanese heavy-metal band MaximumTheHormone Music/MaximumTheHormone have a habit of invoking this trope regularly (as if their name wasn't evidence enough). Choice song titles include ''Policeman Fuck'' and ''Anal Whiskey Ponce'', as well as lyrics regularly including English words and phrases that only just about make sense:
2nd May '16 5:30:29 PM tropower
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** Most of his (comparatively) better known song "Rock Me Amadeus" is in German, but also has bits of English (including the chorus[[note]]He also calls [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart "Amadeus"]] a "superstar"[[/note]]).
16th Apr '16 1:49:22 PM Jhonny
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* The German a capella group Wise Guys sing a song remarking on this phenomenon in German, aptly titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKg_oxYGht4&feature=related "Denglish"]]: "Oh Herr bitte gib mir meine Sprache zurueck" slowly becomes "Oh Lord please give mir meine Language back" as the song goes on.

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* The German a capella group Wise Guys sing a song remarking on this phenomenon in German, aptly titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKg_oxYGht4&feature=related "Denglish"]]: "Oh Herr bitte gib mir meine Sprache zurueck" zurück" slowly becomes "Oh Lord please give mir meine Language back" as the song goes on.
9th Apr '16 6:53:34 PM PhysicalStamina
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* It seems as if J-Pop singers in the late 1970's-80s were obligated by contract to have at least one English song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Yjz4lKh_4 Minako Yoshida]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBMj8bEbtk Junko Ohashi]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mib-bC9DPXk Kimiko Kasai]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7VaZsbHxU Tatsuro Yamashita]] all got in on it, the latter doing so multiple times. They were actually [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish pretty well done]] compared to the English in J-Pop today, though. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VuX_BYMu5Q This]], however, falls squarely into Gratuitous English.

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* It seems as if J-Pop singers in the late 1970's-80s were obligated by contract to have at least one English song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Yjz4lKh_4 Minako Yoshida]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBMj8bEbtk Junko Ohashi]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mib-bC9DPXk Kimiko Kasai]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7VaZsbHxU Tatsuro Yamashita]] all got in on it, the latter doing so multiple times. They were actually [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish pretty well done]] compared to the English in J-Pop today, though. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VuX_BYMu5Q com/watch?v=RrexUJ-BFF4 This]], however, falls squarely into Gratuitous English.
25th Jan '16 9:07:08 PM PhysicalStamina
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* It seems as if J-Pop singers in the late 1970's-80s were obligated by contract to have at least one English song. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Yjz4lKh_4 Minako Yoshida]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIBMj8bEbtk Junko Ohashi]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mib-bC9DPXk Kimiko Kasai]], and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z7VaZsbHxU Tatsuro Yamashita]] all got in on it, the latter doing so multiple times. They were actually [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish pretty well done]] compared to the English in J-Pop today, though. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VuX_BYMu5Q This]], however, falls squarely into Gratuitous English.
19th Jan '16 7:03:33 PM igordebraga
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* Santana/Maná's "Corazón Espinado" received a "{{Spanglish}} [[http://www.wowlyrics.com/read.php?wow=1492700 version]]", featuring sentences such as "how it hurts el corazón".

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* Santana/Maná's Music/{{Santana}}/Maná's "Corazón Espinado" received a "{{Spanglish}} [[http://www.wowlyrics.com/read.php?wow=1492700 version]]", featuring sentences such as "how it hurts el corazón".
7th Jan '16 7:13:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Polysics}}''. Many of their songs have titles that're just plain GratuitousEnglish, and some (i.e. the infamous ''New Wave Jacket'' which became famous due to MemeticMutation by way of an WebAnimation/{{Animutation}} by Creator/NeilCicierega) has lyrics that falls squarely into this trope.

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* ''{{Polysics}}''.''Music/{{Polysics}}''. Many of their songs have titles that're just plain GratuitousEnglish, and some (i.e. the infamous ''New Wave Jacket'' which became famous due to MemeticMutation by way of an WebAnimation/{{Animutation}} by Creator/NeilCicierega) has lyrics that falls squarely into this trope.
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