From The Arabic Top 10 – July 201: “Sett El Sabaya”

It's time again to see what's hot on the Arabic Top 10 music charts! This month my pick is by the Lebanese singer, Naji Osta. I really like this one! It starts out with beautiful strains of a solo violin followed by vocals.  The music ramps up in an almost classical Arabic way then the … Continue reading From The Arabic Top 10 – July 201: “Sett El Sabaya”

From the Arabic Top 10 – June 2014: “Kboush El Touti” by Hadi Daou

This month's pick from the Arabic Top 10 is actually a remake by Hadi Daou of a popular song from over 20 years ago.  The original version of "Kboush El Touti" (also known as "La Thezzi Kboush El Touti")  was recorded by Melhem Barakat, a Lebanese singer and songwriter.  This song is actually a funny … Continue reading From the Arabic Top 10 – June 2014: “Kboush El Touti” by Hadi Daou

From the Arabic Top 10 – April 2014 “Ma Tegi Hena” by Nancy Ajram

It's time to check out the Arabic Top 10 charts again!  This month Nancy Ajram is back on the charts with "Ma Tegi Hena" or "Come Over Here". Even if you don't recognize her name, I can almost guarantee you've heard some of Nancy Ajram's other big hits, including Akasmak Ah, Lawn Eioynak and Ah … Continue reading From the Arabic Top 10 – April 2014 “Ma Tegi Hena” by Nancy Ajram

From the Arabic Top 10 – March 2014: “Same3ni Sawtak”

For several months now, I have run a monthly feature of a danceable pick from the Arabic Top 10 chart on the Daily Bellydance Quickies. Often I am able to get a translation, or at least a rough paraphrasing of the lyrics, for these new songs from native Arabic speakers. It is very important to … Continue reading From the Arabic Top 10 – March 2014: “Same3ni Sawtak”