Before submitting a translation, please check our Translations Page to make sure we don’t already have an official translation of the song in your language.
While we recognize it’s impossible to create a perfect translation, we encourage translators to try to find the best balance of these three priorities while translating:
• Accuracy of Translation
Retaining and communicating the meaning of the original lyrics
• Melodic Correspondence
Keeping the melody as close to the original in rhythm and notes as possible
• Aesthetics/Cultural Relevance
Seeking to make the translation sound like a song original to the translated language, as far as aesthetics, poetry, musicality, and style go