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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 )

July 5, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

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.)

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hanga22

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 :)

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aobrien0

Dalriada <3

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aobrien0

WOW thank you, whoever gave me 100 lingots!

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Stuttgart3

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

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar

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)

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hoss-some

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

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/austrini

I always loved Neoton Familia for some Iron Curtain disco.

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

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hoss-some

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

July 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/chrigugegl

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.

July 8, 2016

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.

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hamaestar

Thank you for this!

January 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dita_alt

:3

February 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

people like these eh? ill hve a look when i get back home

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DJ_Kunar

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.

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Imoas

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

July 7, 2016

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.

July 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I have been trying to look for some Hungarian musicians and songs!

July 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

Ah! Köszönöm! I like some of these songs, following so I can find them later!

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/lukasvagyok

Soerii és Poolek are still amazing too

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/adda76

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.

July 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gwe1980

Wow, it's pretty good. :)

July 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DjahnitRiadh

i loved intim torna illegal. saw them twice in concerts

July 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/gwe1980

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

July 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/prince_lazar

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

July 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alekszandrovics

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

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

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

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Alekszandrovics

pop-rap...

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cerulean9

not quite the first. bëlga and ludditák (already mentioned) are rap/hip-hop.

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

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!)

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

i hate hip hop but i do like punnany massif for some reason.

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/beefschuhe

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

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/David838524

Music is actually why I started to learn Hungarian. It's the most musical language I've heard, along with Portuguese. These are some of my recommendations and I welcome yours as well!

I'm surprised there haven't been many shares from 60s and 70s singers and bands, but the music was better then just as in the rest of the world.

Kovacs Kati:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKnEXM0_PFU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smAiK1KZbw8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdFYXZt_jD8

Koncz Zsuzsa:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6AsqTAd_bw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ovQqGnhFys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckKFqHYQvwk

Zalatnay Sarolta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJetbAumb-Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B4tsG32X-s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k64Jco8P6g

Neoton Familia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlBoMthIrG0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsNHKVYbJAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8grDr6oupo

M7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkMvZXQdI8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwMue2mY9mw

Katona Klari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo7QLwMXgLc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVYnkE7LMU Lokomotiv GT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHawxUtzCjM

Piramis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2YAfFcRv2g

Illes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWWjU-7k09o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9A-i93qjSc

Hungaria: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhl1soxMGuo

Beatrice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r09zc_L5W9M

Omega: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNIvWLnV0og https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4jlBWHk4UA

Metro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARcJXy1qd-8

Bergendy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kB5Jf98YQ8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBhv5sl2YA

Skorpió: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf5A5nFWN9Q

Universal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJIW59TrHLI

Some from the 80s:

Napoleon Boulevard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUjaCyajRR4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE8COPrGnYE

Zoltan Erika: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS6F8tYwVww https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Mwx8we32s

Szandi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtLN04rKpK4

November 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Plazation

btw i am a huge ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ massif fan their songs are amazing

July 29, 2018

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...

August 2, 2018
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