I mentioned in a post before (here) that I might do a post on Turkish rock songs. My favorites. So, here we go!
Turkish rock is my favorite-ever genre. First, it is not hard rock and I am not a fan of heavy music. Second, it has traditional Turkish tunes in addition to rock tunes and I love east and west mixes. Third, the lyrics. Oh, they are the most powerful in any genre I have listened to. I will provide links to translations but they don’t do the greatest justice to it. But at least they will give a taste.
Now, just sit back and listen to them and let me know which ones you like and why. If none, that is fine too, but also tell me why again:) Also, I will put only 6 here, but if you guys are interested, I have a lot more in my pocket:)
Bir Derdim Var
This is an iconic song by the band Mor ve Otesi, who I was able to see and listen to in a concert in LA this year! This is their best known song and I don’t know how many times I listened to it! I think this is my favorite Turkish rock song.
Here are translated lyrics:
The band, Duman, is known for very heavy songs. lyric-wise and singing-wise. This is my favorite song by them and here are the lyrics:
‘Aman’ is an exclamation word we use in a lot of occasions. When we don’t care about something, when we feel heavy etc.
Haberin Yok Ölüyorum
This is the most depressive song by the most depressive band, in case you want to feel depressed. It is in the title “You don’t know it but I am dying” and you can hear it in the singing too.
Now, a song by a solo artist (Haluk Levent) and not a band and he is an iconic singer and this is an iconic song. Very heart-felt lyrics. Lyrics: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/beni-biraz-anlasana-just-understand-me-little-bit.html
Again a band, Badem. Very emotional song and iconic again. Lyrics: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/sen-aglama-Dont-cry.html
Band alert! Yüksek Sadakat. The frontman’s voice is oh-so-good. Lyrics, so good, almost sufi-like. Here they are: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/kafile-echelon.html
I hope you enjoy this list!