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#1
It's true. Wherever you're from, if you're singing in English you sing with an American accent. Where did it come from and why?

I do it to. Is it wrong? Should people not sing in their own natural accent?

However something tells me singing in an English accent would sound like a Two Ronnies sketch.
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#2
If people sang in their natural accents, scandinavian metal would probably be good for a laugh.
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#3
I'm from Leeds.

Singing im my own accent would sound like that Crusha advert with the cats in a field.

If people sang in their natural accents, scandinavian metal would probably be good for a laugh.


Ever heard Tuomas in Nightwish sing?
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I'm from Leeds.

Singing im my own accent would sound like that Crusha advert with the cats in a field.



The 'Add Milk or we'll CRUSHA!' one?

...mix it with the Scandinavian metal
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#6
You probably sound American when you sing because you lose your accent while your singing, and Americans don't really have much of an accent.
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most of the time because the American accent is easier to slide from word to word, as their accept is much more casual and laid back about pronouncing certain letters.
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#9
i was born here
and i wasnt able to speak english for the first five years of my life
i still have a minimal accent
and many times my accent comes through in some specific words
#10
I actually sing in a British accent pretty often.
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#11
Its called DICTION, to sing with that somewhat British accent, it softens the vowels and is supposed to be easier on the ears
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Ever heard Tuomas in Nightwish sing?


I've heard he's not very good at it. I don't know too much about Nightwish, as I've only heard Once (and Marco sings in that one), so what songs does he sing in?
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#14
Always wondered that as well. I remember th first time I heard Matt Bellamy talk. I was like "wtf?" o.O
#15
Not entirely true, when I attempt to sing I can hear my accent. Listen to this and you can hear the accent >>> http://youtube.com/watch?v=OptSQM8VRzY
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The Kooks don't have an American accent, or lack thereof. I guess it just depends on your style.
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Eh? Most of the bands I listen to who are not American don't sing in US English.
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If people sang in their natural accents, scandinavian metal would probably be good for a laugh.


It is anyway.

Some people still have a good amount of their accent when they sing. You can hear it in some Beatles songs. Also, most punk bands you can tell when they're British, like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69, etc.
#21
Dizzee Rascal don't sound american
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#22
I actually disagree because most English bands do sound English and have no resemblance to American bands eg.

Arctic Monkeys
The Libertines
etc.

Admittedly, most metal bands do sound American- BFMV (Welsh)

If you want some true English accent try some Dizzee Rascal or Klashnekoff!
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#23
If you've heard the streets "sing", you'll know why we don't sing in our own accents. Actually, i don't sing in an american accent, i just sing how i'd talk and seem to manage fine. Think, what was singing like before (non-native) americans existed? (of course there's now way we'll know, USA has been around longer than recording technology)
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Because everyone knows America is better.




But we won't go into that or why it's completely wrong =P

And on the singing, I've never heard an English singer sing American.
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It is anyway.

Some people still have a good amount of their accent when they sing. You can hear it in some Beatles songs. Also, most punk bands you can tell when they're British, like the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69, etc.


Apart from the Sex Pistols that's a great list of bands!
#26
I always thought it was because I listened to lots of American bands, but if I sang in my accent I'd sound like a tosser...more of a tosser.
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I always thought it was because I listened to lots of American bands, but if I sang in my accent I'd sound like a tosser...more of a tosser.


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The Kooks don't have an American accent, or lack thereof. I guess it just depends on your style.


yes, but the kooks are also a band that I would like to set on fire, and this is coming from someone who is british
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Just in case of any confusion...I'm actually a guy, but incidentally I get mistaken for a girl from behind a lot...and despite the fact that I'm Scottish I've lost most of my accent because of hanging around with too many English folk...

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yes, but the kooks are also a band that I would like to set on fire, and this is coming from someone who is british


I share your sentiments.
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#31
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Ever heard Tuomas in Nightwish sing?

Nightwish? I'd probably laugh anyways.
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I'm trying to think how Korpiklaani's singing sound haha, sounds a bit irish lol
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#35
Especially Shirley Manson from Garbage. When she sings, she sounds like she could have come out of Southern CA, but when she talks, her Scottish accent is insanely thick.
#36
Ian Brown hasn't got an american accent when he sings.
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Ever heard Tony Kakko? Don't know if it's a scandinavian accent or just weird pronounciation.

Also Pink Floyd sings in british accent, at least in the verse to Comfortably Numb.
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