It’s a list of love songs from a seasoned expat to other foreigners who could want such a glimpse of music tickle the heart of Turkish. When it comes to loving songset well even loving Turks have it down and they like to sing about it in very romantic and captivating songs. Although there are many genres and eras to choose from, I present to you a list of songs of the turn of the 21 century this remain part of a now classic repertoire from which to draw to evoke the spirit of love in Turkey.
Senden Daha Güzel
“Senden Daha Güzel”, which translates to “More beautiful than you”, must be my favorite song by the turkish rock group, Duman. the song departures off with the lyrics: “I have never met someone as beautiful as you, I’ve never met someone like special like you…” and continues in the same vein by adding the heartbreaking lyrics “How could I meet you, I became the loser… but I saved myself for you and didn’t care what other people thought. lyrics may sound sorry, energy in the song East one of hope and inspiration and can be directed to all things beautiful. the music video for the song was a first in Turkey as Duman changed focus cameras on themselves to show their own point of view of the public while he perform.
But, another video produced for this song literally brings viewers to tears as basketball Anadolu Efes team was filmed while a whole public sang the song to the players as a surprise and accompanied by a spectacular orchestra performance. As Duman launched the song and executed it with vigor; an interpretation made by Evrencan Gündüz, when he was just a up- musician in the making, playing a solo at Hangart that really captured my heart.
Bekle Dedi Gitti
“Bekle Dedi Gitti” is a heartbreaking ballad written by Duman singer Kaan Tangöze. However, Evrencan Gündüz delivered a lighter version of this song lyrics somewhat easier to digest like lyrics read: “She said to wait and then left. I didn’t wait and she didn’t come. Something like death it happened, but no one dead.” Always my all the time favorite the interpretation was performed by Evrencan Gündüz and Bilal Karaman in a video filmed at the beach. Both are skilled musicians like Gündüz, who at already made a name for himself as a singer-songwriter, is the son of Asim Can Gündüz aka Awesome John, who East one of Turkey’s most revered blues and rock guitarists, while Bilal Karaman is a current virtuoso and arguably the best guitar player in the country right now.
“Bile Bile” meaning “Knowingly” must be hands down the most heartbreaking love song I have heard so far. Originally performed by Aşkın Nur Yengi and Harun Kolçak and later by singer herself Sezen Aksu and Levent Yüksel, i.e. version will stir your heart. Listen to me and trust me. Although hailing from the 90s, it’s such a beloved place song that the candidates on Turkish television sings competitions continue to insist without success on try to sing the ballad alone. I remember bringing a recording of this back in Los Angeles and everyone who listened to it, whether they understood it or not, had tears in their eyes.
“Güllerin Içinden”, which means “From inside the roses” is a song by classic rock-pop band MFÖ who have a mesmerizing guitar playing interspersed with the repeated verse “Come running to me my darling from within the roses.” To put it simply, it’s one of those songs that you want to play at your wedding.
“Bağdat” is a beautiful song written by Ayla Celik, who East joined by actor and talk show host Beyazıt Öztürk in an evocative duo that propelled her to fame. the song departures with the lyrics “Once again, I didn’t do anything but love you today. I didn’t answer my phone or read the news but you won’t believe how many kisses there were as I calculated our love today.” Çelik recalls the great love stories of Turkish traditions such as Leyla and Mecnun and says”I do not know about them, but I was able to find Baghdad with my two eyes firm.”
Deme Bana Yokum
“Deme Bana Yokum”, which means “Don’t tell me ‘I am out,'” is a song speak young and outstanding pop singer Yalın who has deep meaning hidden behind son lively dance rhythm. “If you approach my shoulders, your dreams will become mine… Don’t tell me ‘I am out,’ all that is missing does not fit us. Tell me ‘I am ton last’ and my name will be written with yours …”
Bu Şarkı Aşka Yazıldı
“Bu Şarkı Aşka Yazıldı” means “This song was written for Love” and it is written and performed by the truly amazing Cem Adrian. Known for have three vocal cords times the average length, Adrian is worshiped for his ability sing from bass to soprano. This beautiful slow love ballad is part of the now prolific singer debut press release, entitled “Ben Bu Şarkıyı Sana Yazdım” (I wrote this song for you). The whole album is one of most romantic ever written and self-produced by Adrian in His hometown of Edirne during the years 1997-2003. the song begins with the verse: “Something inside me is burning. I wont put it outyou lit it.”
Son Seyi Yak
“Her Şeyi Yak” (Burn Everything) is another one of those songs it will tear you apart up inside. Call on darkness side of passion, the words are: “We will both burn in the fire. Listen, I’m ready. Fair one the spark is enough. love is worth dying for like it is when it’s love.” So the powerful the voices repeatedly sing the phrase “I walk in fire.” The song was originally performed by son lyricist Sezen Aksu, but son heavy rock interpretation by Duman is not comparable. the powerful music behind the poetic mantra of infinite love was written by Greek composer and politician Thanos Mikroutsikos. Greek singer Haris Alexiou recorded a slow version of the sung ballad in Greek.
“Yağmurlar”, which means “The Rains” is definitely one of the most beautifully evoked songs by a singer, there have never been any as interpreted by the singing prowess Şebnem Ferah. This song is so spectacular that it is on son Kadin album twice, with the last version serving as an instrument bonus Track. A beautiful tale of sorrow and hope, Ferah sings, “If you don’t love me, love the rain. Clouds can cry and you can smile and let the sun come out again. Love the rain and let the rain drop over my face.”
“Ben Böyleyim” – “That’s the way I am” – is certainly not a typical love song. But I beg to argue the difference car it is a self-love ballad. A Turkish interpretation of the Frank Sinatra ballad “My Way”, the chorus in this upbeat take on the Turkish ska-punk band and former Athena, candidate for Eurovision, repeats: “Life is mine, as I live every moment, I tend to like it. I don’t care about the rains. I made great mistakes, but I never deviated from my own path.”