Hello. I'm an American (and only speaks english) and I would like to learn songs by bands/artists that sing in languages other than english.

Example: Amour by Rammstein

I like Alt./Indie rock music. I would like NO metal bands, I would like something which would to be easy to learn, play, and sing by a non-speak of the language. I'm open to German, French, Italian, etc... Remember I like rock music please

NO- Polkas,Salsa music,etc..

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Gogol Bordello sings at least a little bit of Russian in every one of their songs. You can usually find transliterations in the Roman alphabet on the internet... "Not a Crime" is a good song.

Sigur Ros is also pretty cool, what with their own language and all that.
the only thing i can think of is lacuna coil - without fear

and also, ephermeral addictions by bedlight for blue eyes has a bit of italian or greek in it, if you can find the song
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try some estonian bands
"Vaiko Eplik ja Eliit"
search in youtube
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Well, Sweden's got some decend punk-rock bands, mainly Ebba Grön. Dunno how easy it is to sing, but at least it's good music. Also, if you're more into rock then punk rock, they later involved into Imperiet, which plays some kind of 80s rock

Ebba Grön
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FALtKz-EwBs 800 Grader (800 Degrees), lyrics are themed around nuclear warfare/nuclear power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvHF2wNBtdo&feature=related Staten & Kapitalet (The State and the Capital), actually a cover by an older Swedish band, but Ebba Grön makes it much more punk-ish then the original. Lyrics are generally anti-establishment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FV6DAoonM&feature=related Die Mauer (The Wall, though the title is in german...), about the Berlin Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPQlCAbdn48 Beväpna Er (Arm yourselves!), another anti-establishment song.

For something more rock-ish, try this song by KSMB, which is another Swedish punk band, but one with a little more rock influences
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM8Tl0kvZU0 Sex Noll Två (Six Zero Two)... No idea what the lyrics are about, though

Can't really give you any advice regarding Imperiet, since I'm not such a big fan of them
Terasbetoni: They sing in Finnish, and they consider themselves melodic heavy metal.

I would classify them as Finnish singing Manowar-Dio-Sabbath. Powerful vocals, catchy yet simple riffs, and melodic solos/riffs, and the bass will vibrate your face.

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For Spanish songs:

If you like pop rock: Estrella Polar, by Pereza

If you like hard rock: Derrotado, by Savia.

If you like pop: Zapatillas, by El canto del loco.

All those bands are very commercial here in Spain, they are often heard in the radio ; )