I need to take two semesters of a foreign language, but I'm not sure which language to learn. My choices are French, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, and German. I've been leaning slightly toward Chinese; I don't really like the "sound" of Romance languages, and Chinese culture seems interesting. I've heard that Chinese is pretty difficult, though, and it probably wouldn't be as useful as Spanish. Also, I intend to learn Japanese someday, and I'm worried that knowing the Chinese readings of characters would mess me up (or would it actually help?).
To help our friend, theymos, make the best possible choice, I've started this poll, couple with providing the best music I could find, corresponded to each language option. To be fair, the list in the poll, as well as the musical selections below, are in alphabetical order, albeit I favor German as the most logical choice.
Plus two bonus tracks:
Hope you enjoy and vote, for theymos needs you.