Old Music Collector's
One song in German, the other in a language other than English.
I hesitate to use the term foreign language, because it is possible that your native language or the language you use every day is not English.
In some cases, a German song has an English title,
The title may be the only English in the song.
This is done if it is easier for the composer to express
a thought in English than in German. Sometimes an
English phrase will be used if the equivalent
German expression doesn't fit the existing melody
which is being covered.
If a song appears twice in a group by the same artist
it's possible that the artist recorded the same song
in 2 different languages -- usually English and German.
Composers will not be listed because they are often
not listed on CD's, LP's, and pre-recorded cassettes,
and they are not announced on the radio unless you
are listening to classical music.
In other words, I don't know who wrote the words and
"I didn't know that song had words!"
A few well-known instrumentals have lyrics, but they may be in a foreign language which is why you don't know about them.
If a song is in a language other than English, it usually does NOT
get played on American Top-40 or Adult-Contemporary radio stations.
If you go to Germany or Austria you will hear English-language music mixed in with the German-language music on the "public" radio stations. Occasionally you'll also hear songs in French and Italian.
If you listen to the "hit music" stations, almost all of the music with be in English. The only German you'll hear will be the news, weather, traffic reports, and the commercials!
It should be obvious to you that I get a lot of material
for this list just by listening to the radio! :-)
"I don't even remember that song, and it's in English!"
This means you are probably an American or a Canadian who has never left the country.
Not every song which becomes a hit in Europe is released in North America. This means you can't buy it unless you can find an "import" copy locally or are willing to travel to Europe and buy it there.
Note: When buying imported music or if buying music on a
trip to Europe, try to get it on CD.
If you think CD's are expensive, remember that pre-recorded
cassettes can jam or break.