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My favorite Hungarian bands/musicians

Here are some of my favorite Hungarian bands with YouTube links to their songs. You can buy their albums on Amazon. Help support Hungarian musicians!

30Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MQaZgfqOe4

Magashegyi Underground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMzTnMW57aE

Intim Torna Illegál https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlz1GtORpR4

Maszkura és a Tücsökraj https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7qHpLMHZlk

Vad Fruttik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY4_HO1pNyA

Leander https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArJRs7DFSME

Ákos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3UyBkkWMBs

(Disclaimer: I have no personal connection to any of these bands/musicians, nor to Amazon, nor YouTube, and this post is only intended for informative purposes for Hungarian learners. I hope you enjoy the music! :D )

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/julien547220
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hanga22
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I would like to add Szabó Balázs Bandája https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcPmokVbz3A who uses several folkloric melodies and they also wrote music to many Hungarian poems and Quimby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XLJvx3T_1c and Kispál és a Borz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGfSB8VtwUw who are the most famous alternative bands in Hungary, their lyrics are true poetry :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aobrien0

Dalriada <3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aobrien0

WOW thank you, whoever gave me 100 lingots!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler
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Tankcsapda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJceRTvD9Fo

Bonus for learners - once you've practiced, have a go at the Karaoke version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4my1e3kiwzo

(No lie, memorizing Tankcsapda lyrics and practicing until I could nail them did so much for my fluency.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hoss-some
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Thanks for the recs! This music is from 10+ years ago, but I'm listening to...

Ibolya Oláh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwcDo-ugENI

Nox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A2bTG0ZZGI

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stuttgart3
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Hey, do you know ByeAlex? His lyrics are wonderful. His most known songs:

Kedvesem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOimfHq76xk

Még mindig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8H1RqLoWwA

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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Songs that I like to play as a DJ:

Republic: Szállj el kismadár https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eVCPqKn16E The first song I learnt to sing in Hungarian (17 years ago).

16 tonna feketeszén https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZLslR335ps

Repül a bálna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrprn6R7HE

Neked könnyű lehet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RhKpXGK88s

Kék és narancssárga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3c3fO_ZlVI (yes, another romantic one)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/austrini

I always loved Neoton Familia for some Iron Curtain disco.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsL0HH2TZwA

2 years ago

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Yess, I needed more Iron Curtain disco in my life.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrigugegl
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Beatrice, Nyolc óra munka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xozJemXZcK8 Slow enough to sing along, the pronunciation is clear, catchy enough music not to get boring quickly, and the lyrics are fun, too. A favourite of mine for years.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Celebrinthal

For everyone who like mysterious atmosphere and spiritual, wild, folky sound, I strongly recommend The Moon And The Nightspirit. I've been listening to them for a few years now and I still marvel at how incredibly talented they are.

Some of my favourite songs:

Örökké - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4hQZjlWuFU (this is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard)

Hétvilág - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oscuNnsP3YQ

Rögből élet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGRhOf1eGJY

Note that the lady sings and plays the violin this well at the same time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hamaestar
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Thank you for this!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dita_alt
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:3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation
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people like these eh? ill hve a look when i get back home

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar
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When I was looking for non-English music ~2003 at mp3.com, I discovered LB 27, a Hungarian Reggae band.

Ladánybene 27: Emelj fel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIpT7nTuPAY Melancholic and beautiful - immediately caught me.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Imoas
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So many bands to listen to, thanks everyone! Here are two others if you like metal music:

Thy Catafalque - Köd Utánam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVVfuGuolD0 (and sometimes they make also some very calm and beautiful instrumental songs: Piroshátú https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5lfraleIoU for instance)

Blind Myself - Maradék https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv_xlc1GgkQ

And a song worth mentioning: Friderika Bayer - Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEYt1kd1K1g from the Eurovision 1994

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mkultrakid

I think Kedvesem by ByeAlex is a really nice Hungarian song. They played it at Eurovision, and that's actually how I fell in love with the language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I have been trying to look for some Hungarian musicians and songs!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Ah! Köszönöm! I like some of these songs, following so I can find them later!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lukasvagyok

Soerii és Poolek are still amazing too

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adda76
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There is a very useful app & extension for your browser: For Android, Iphone https://about.musixmatch.com/ For Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/musixmatch-lyrics-for-you/gfenjblodoldnbiddmggcbkcapiolbig

Musicmatch helps you to read the lyrics. It is available for youtube, spotify on your mobile devices or on your desktop pc.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gwe1980
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Wow, it's pretty good. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DjahnitRiadh

i loved intim torna illegal. saw them twice in concerts

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gwe1980
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I prefer someone who can sing really good. :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4DMwXeOOFM

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prince_lazar
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Báthory :) But seriously Astur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FheSA-TeU1s

2 years ago

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Hm, i see no one listens to rap music. So i'll be first :)

Good hungarian rap/hip-hop channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hunhopchannel/videos

"Mocskos Márka" videóklip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thku0PnE_dY

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler
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Sub Bass Monster a kedvencem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpMnsYOyHG4

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alekszandrovics

pop-rap...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cerulean9
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not quite the first. bëlga and ludditák (already mentioned) are rap/hip-hop.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler
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And bëlga is also your one-stop shop for learning how to speak filthy Hungarian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmj5DOT9HTA

(NSFW if your coworkers understand Hungarian!)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation
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i hate hip hop but i do like punnany massif for some reason.

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https://www.duolingo.com/beefschuhe
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Thy Catafalque is my favorite and one of my favorite bands in general. They blend black metal with electronic and industrial music, and it results in criminally catchy songs that stay in your head for days. All of their lyrics are in Hungarian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jirn16W4t-E

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanieDe580779

I like 'old' jazz: Mindig az a perc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4ThW_fdt2I Harcsa Veronika: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-unKG9OYSLw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPcrgvokGWw is about as fast as I can for now...

2 months ago
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