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Does this count as a foreign language song? Because here it is again in case you've managed to forget about it...  

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Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi - Ippiki No Samurai (Lone Samurai)

Inventor of and Japan's leading purveyor of "yakuza music". Basically country rock with lots of macho lyrics about "the life", i.e. violence, revenge, bravery, etc.

It's frequently joked that most Japanese women hate Nagabuchi, because they've all had an ex at some point that was a massive fan of his. (I'm guessing my exes are no different.)

 

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No love for Jacques Brel? He did some great stuff, a fair bit of which was adapted into English. I'm particularly keen on Le Moribund, which was translated into Seasons In The Sun, and lost all sense of the original's tone and meaning

https://youtu.be/h02pNUKInBo

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Half that song's in French, though, so it wouldn't matter. But Latin's not 100% dead anyway. And yes - fuggin' classic.

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