I had this whole Arabic music phase. When I heard Aicha by Cheb Khaled, I immediately fell in love with the song.
Really, you should hear me singing in French and my apologies to all of the French speakers out there. And what does French have to do with Arabic anyway?
Here are the lyrics, in part, to Aicha:
écrite par J.J Goldman
Comme si je n'existais pas,
elle est passée à côté de moi
Sans un regard, reine de "Saba",
j'ai dit Aïcha prends tout est pour toi
Voici les perles les bijoux,
aussi l'or autour de ton cou
Les fruits, biens mûrs au goût de miel,
ma vie, Aïcha si tu m'aimes...
I’ll have to find the actual translation but Aicha walks past the gentleman without regard and he’s going to bring her jewelry, the sun...yadda yadda yadda. Listen to me, he pleads. I’ll erase your tears, your sorrow...yadda yadda yadda.
When I told my friend Lori the lyrics she said, he’s lying. Wow, Lori, have a little faith.
My fascination with Aicha led me to Raï music which led me to Magic System.
If you look at my workout play list, I have this song Un Gaou Oran by 113& Magic System. I love this video. I think it’s so funky, cute and no one is scantily clad. So, here's something funky for Friday. Sit back and enjoy 113 & Magic System.
What's the story behind one of your favorite workout songs?
Cheers! It's Friday.