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Re: OT: Chat/OT: Pronunciation in Helloween's "Dr. Stein"

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Monday, September 29, 2008, 19:39
Den 29. sep. 2008 kl. 20.41 skrev David J. Peterson:

> due to the ways of the music world, all their > songs are in English. (What's the deal with that, anyway? > The same goes for all these Finnish metal bands.)
Well, English is the language of popular songs, it's the perceived truth. Young people with songwriting ambitions write in English because only then they can break through worldwide. And they are fans of bands singing in English. Songs in their own language seem inferior. In Norway, even people who don't seem to have international ambitions sometimes sing to their fellow Norwegians in English. But many songs in Norwegian are popular, too. And actually, some of our metal bands often sing in Norwegian, even to international audiences, who seem to think it's cool somehow. LEF