(This is about Armenian songs of music videos on YouTube.)
To better understand the culture of a country, you should get familiar with their music as much as with the history and literature. Every country has its own music which reflects their history and every inch of their soul.
For those who want to explore Armenian history, culture and Armenia itself, here is the top 10 Armenian songs of music video that you can find on YouTube.
Armenian songs on YouTube 1) “Ashkharhums Imn Dun is” by Reincarnation
Talking about remakes on traditional Armenian songs, “Ashkarhums Imn Dun is” is one of the most popular and most remarkable remakes on songs of Sayat Nova Sayat-Nova who was an Armenian poet and musician.
The name is translated as “You’re the one for me in the world”. It’s the official soundtrack for the Armenian film called “Poker.am”.
In addition, the band playing this music, Reincarnation, is a unique Armenian reggae music band, famous for great number of hits with very high quality.
This song is very energetic and positive, yet about love in fact.
Armenian songs on YouTube 2) “Tamzara” by Inga and Anush Arshakyanner
“Tamzara” is a wedding themed traditional Armenian songs sung by two sisters, Inga and Anush Arshakyans, who are the most beautiful representatives of Armenian traditional music nowadays.
In the music video on YouTube, you can see traditional Armenian dances, as well as traditional clothing called “taraz”.
Inga and Anush have represented Armenia during Eurovision song contest in 2009 and in 2015 as part of the group called “Genealogy”.
You can listen to this song any time you want to get in a better mood making your day start!
Armenian songs on YouTube 3) “Merik” by Armenoids
“Merik” means mother in Armenian and this song is a mix of traditional Armenian music and modern electronic music although it looks a bit old in the music video.
Armenoids is a group of young and very talented people who are devoted to give a new life to traditional Armenian songs, making it more modern and understandable for young people. They have lots of remakes on different Armenian songs.
These songs are recommended for those who want to get in touch with sweet Armenian soul, yet listen to music in modern style.
After listening to this song of the above music video, if you find it pleasant for you, feel free to check their YouTube page as well.
Armenian songs on YouTube 4) “Ararat” by Armenian Navy Band
This song is about the mountain Ararat, which is one of the holy icons for every Armenian.
The song is usually associated with sweet memories about motherland and missing your loved people.
The lead singer of the Armenian Navy Band, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, is a Grammy winning American musician of Armenian descent and famous avant-garde folk music artist.
He has made lots of hits and singles which are mostly about love for Armenia, it’s culture and women.
If you love calm, relaxing and soulful music, then you should definitely fall in love with this music video on Youtube.
Armenian songs on YouTube 5) “Yar ari” by Reincarnation
This is another great song from previously mentioned Armenian reggae band, Reincarnation.
The name of the song means “Come here my love”. And, as you can guess that this song is also about one of the most powerful feelings in this world that is LOVE.
The song is about a girl, whoh is “torturing” the guy everyday, making him nervous every moment while she’s away. However, still, the guy is truly in love with her and doesn’t want to leave her even for a second.
This is one of the band’s hits as well, and you will understand the reason when you listen to the music video.
Armenian songs on YouTube 6) “Yes kulam” by Dorians ft. Artyom Manukyan
This song is written in eastern Armenian and is about lost love.
The name of the song is translated as “I’m crying”, and it’s fully understandable why if you listen to it.
The song tells the story of the man who is missing his lost love and tells how beautiful she was and how tenderly she loved him.
The lead singer of the band, Gor Sujyan. is a very talented young man with a sad life history, who, however, has overcome all the difficulties and made his own path.
The band became very popular a few years ago and represented Armenian on the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 in Malmo. This is a very beautiful and touching song with a deep soul in it.
Make sure yourself to listen to it!
Armenian songs on YouTube 7) “Ala Bala Nica” by Arto Tunçboyacıyan
Getting back from the sadness, the song, “Ala Bala Nica”, is here to make your day once more.
It’s the Official Soundtrack for the namesake Armenian film. Ala Bala Nica is the changed version of an old Russian rhyme.
This song is very fun and makes everyone smile as the movie does too.
Arto, the singer, brings his own style to this song making it even sweeter and more interesting. This song was a huge success making people to be more interested in the movie, which is the only interactive Armenian film.
Make sure to watch it as well after you listen to this music video!
Armenian songs on YouTube 8) “Siro Hasak” by HT Hayko
We’ve talked about Armenian folk, modern and even reggae songs. So, probably, it’s time to talk a bit about the Armenian rap.
HT Hayko was originally a member of the rap band called “Hay Tgherq”, and that’s where he got the first two letters of his name “HT”.
This song is also included in an official soundtrack of movie and its name means “The age of love”.
Hayko tells about all the things young people make when they fall in love for the first time and how tender it is to see your loved person from far and try to talk to her.
Surely, everyone has had this experience or will have it soon. This is why you may like this song, even if you don’t understand Armenian. You can feel all the emotions through music and of course the music video.
Armenian songs on YouTube 9) “Payusak” by Arsen Grigoryan
And finally, let’s talk about Armenian pop and rock songs.
Arsen Grigoryan isn’t so famous and hasn’t had a long music career as he is an actor first of all.
However, this song was a huge success for him. It became very popular in a very short period of time, and at the end of 2010, everyone was listening to this song.
The word, “payusak”, means bag. As you can probably understand from the name, the song isn’t a serious or dramatic one. It tells about material kind of girls, who only want expensive jewelry or bags from the ones who love them.
The video itself is made in a retro style with big “ABBA” style wigs.
Just for fun, listen to this song!
Armenian songs on YouTube 10) “Oror” by Katuner
Last but not least, “Oror” is the most famous music of the band, Katuner, a very popular Armenian jazz band. It’s an instrumental music, with lots of love, kindness and relaxing notes in it.
“Oror”means lullaby, and it’s a perfect music for you and your kids to listen at night or before going to sleep. It will guarantee you to have sweet and innocent dreams.
Here, you can hear the sound of the famous Armenian duduk as well as piano, violin and cello.
This is not a song, but give it a try and you will fall in love with this music. It truly represents the Armenian soul.
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