30 November 2020

Video of the day -- nonsense song

In 1972, Italian pop singer Adriano Celentano responded to the popularity of English-language songs in Italy by releasing this song, with "lyrics" which were designed to sound like English but were actually meaningless gibberish.  The imitation of the phonetic system and speech rhythms of American English is near-perfect, which is why you'll keep feeling like you should be able to understand it even though you can't.  Pretty cool music video, too.


Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Excellent, LOL!

30 November, 2020 05:52  
Blogger Deedles said...

Awesome! Makes as much sense as some of the songs with words that I do understand :)

30 November, 2020 07:37  
Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

i love this so much!
Raffaella CarrĂ¡ was such an icon! Italian pop singers usually sang also in Spanish and French and they sounded incredibly accurate in both.


30 November, 2020 09:20  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

This was great fun.

I swear I almost understood all of it. LOL!

30 November, 2020 14:54  
Blogger Kay said...

Oh my gosh! That's hilarious! He's certainly made it sound English.

30 November, 2020 16:35  
Blogger CAS said...

Well done! I also love the horn section and the groovy flared jazz pants.

30 November, 2020 21:09  
Blogger Mike said...

I never listen to the words of songs anyway. So that just sounded like a normal song to me.

30 November, 2020 22:45  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Glad you all liked it! It's an odd and impressive achievement.

01 December, 2020 00:52  

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