Here are the best, in my opinion, Turkish songs. You can also view ratings: Best Turkish male singers and Best Turkish female singers. Atiye Feat. Teoman - KAL. Hande Yener - Bodrum. Tarkan - Salina Salina Sinsice.
1. Sezen Aksu
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Turkish pop music had its beginnings in the late s with Turkish cover versions of a wide range of imported popular styles, including rock and roll , tango , and jazz. With the emergence of 7-inch 45 rpm single records in Turkey soon after, listening and distribution of this type of media was easier and thus the sound became more popular. The modern technique of musical arrangements was also attributed to this era, with Western songs arranged into more oriental sounding motifs for the Turkish ear. On the record's sleeve they coin the term "Turkish pop music", indicating that their product was indicative of things to come. Turkish pop music became very popular in the s with female stars such as Ajda Pekkan and Sezen Aksu reaching superstar status domestically. With her song writing talent, Aksu is credited with giving Turkish pop its unique sound, which is emulated across the Arabic countries. It was arguably this sound that changed the face of the Eurovision song contest when Sertab Erener won the Eurovision Song Contest
Most of the time, I feel slightly shy to show my non-Turkish friends Turkish music. However, I can't really tell how a Turkish song would sound like to someone who doesn't understand the language, as the lyrics in Turkish music are usually extremely important. I decided to make a list to hear your opinions. I mainly listen to Turkish rock and alternative music as well as some old songs. By the way, this is a great website to discover new world music. S: Translating Turkish songs and not losing the actual feeling of the song is impossible. Let's start with one of the pioneers of Turkish rock music. It wouldn't be a proper list without Tarkan, and I find it unnecessary to introduce him.