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Famous Arab Singers Who Sing in Standard Arabic Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Arabic Language, Culture

When learning a new language, some learners like to begin listening to songs أغاني in that language. In the case of Arabic, you can find many Arabic songs of course, but most songs are in different dialects such as Egyptian, Lebanese, and gulf. So, if you’re learning standard Arabic, you’ll want to listen to تَسْتَمِع إلى songs in Fusha/MSA (Modern standard Arabic). In this post we’ll be looking at a few very famous مَشْهور singers that sing in standard or classical Arabic.

Below, I have chosen two songs for each singer from YouTube with English subtitles to help you follow along. I think as an Arabic learner, you will find that these songs go at a slower pace than many of the pop songs and have rich lyrics and beautiful tunes.

The first singer here is Kadim Al-Saher كاظم الساهر, an Iraqi singer مُغَنّي / مُطْرِب and composer مُؤلّف موسيقي, who is famous for his classical songs taken from Arabic poetry الشِّعر العَرَبي.

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Portrait of Mrs. Majida by Maya Kanakry taken in 1994.

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Second, Majida El Roumi ماجدة الرومي, a Lebanese singer, actress مُمَثِّلة, and human rights activist ناشِطة في مَجال حُقوق الإنسان famous for her beautiful voice صَوْت.










جارة القمر الفنانة الكبيرة فيروز ريشة الفنان عصام عزوز

Image by Essam Azouz – Own work on commons.wikimedia.or

Third, the most famous of them all, Fairouz فيروز, also a Lebanese singer. You may have already heard of her since she is one of the most admired and influential ذو نُفوذ singers in the Arab world.

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I truly hope that you enjoy listening to these songs and eventually try to sing along. 🎤🎵🎼🎶

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About the Author: yasmine

MarHaba! I am half Jordanian of Circassian descent and half American. I have a Master's in Second Language Teaching and I teach Arabic as a foreign language here in the US, both MSA and Levantine Arabic. I hope to help you become more familiar and interested in the Arabic language and culture.


  1. Ritva:

    Thank you very much for this post. I’ve been trying to find such songs in Arabic of which I can follow the lyrics and understand them. This is very helpful!😊