Is it permissible to listen to non-Islamic songs if the song is merely vocals having no bad words or meanings?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate
Listening to a song is permissible if it meets the following conditions:
(1) The words/lyrics do not entail sin nor glorify sinful actions.
(2) The listening does not distract one from their religious obligations.
[Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]
Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani