Hit songs that transcended language barriers

The ultimate international playlist

Stars Insider

09/04/19 | StarsInsider


The K-pop group BTS has become one of the biggest musical acts in the world, and all without ever singing an English song. And they don’t plan on starting! In an interview for Entertainment Weekly, they said they will continue to sing in Korean to maintain their identity, no matter how that affects their ability to top charts.

While English sometimes seems to be the hit music lingua franca, so many artists have seen international success in other tongues. Click through for the ultimate international hits playlist. 


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