It’s Saturday, it’s raining outside, as it has been for much of March in Sydney, and the coffee is steaming beside me on the desk. I am editing photos of Eastern Europe for my travel website Time to Wander, but mentally I am back in Romania and would much rather be having coffee on this cute shady terrace in Sibiu (right).
Another language course there this northern summer, maybe? Travel fantasies are getting stronger.
To enhance the mood, to refresh my very rusty Romanian language skills, I have been listening to songs in the Romanian charts from the likes of Kiss FM top 100 and a blog on Romanian charts that I love trawling through. Both feature a mix of local and international artists, in other words a mix of songs in Romanian and English, although occasionally Spanish and French features too.
Here, in no particular order (although number four is my favourite song of the moment in any language), are some songs that I have found appealing. I hope you do too. If you are interested in the lyrics you will usually find them on the Versuri website. and translations (into various languages) on the Lyrics Translate website.
1) DEEPCENTRAL – Dependent
Tick tock goes the clock when you wake up alone and want company.
2) VUNK- Hai, mersi
She’s gone, he misses her night and day, but could there be a happy ending?
3) 3 SUD EST – Cine esti?
Three men who can sing superbly together are haunted by a mysterious woman.
4) BIANCA & DOMG – Te vreau, dar nu te vreau
A sweet lament on fickle lovers who want but don’t want.
5) ANDI – Luni
Every day feels like a Monday since you left. But the accordion is jaunty!