r/Damnthatsinteresting Oct 04 '22 Silver 3 Wholesome 3 hehehehe 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 1 Helpful 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Bravo! 1 Heartwarming 1 Vibing 1 Doot 🎵 Doot 1

In the 1970s, American songs were very popular in Italy. Too popular. Annoyed by this phenomenon, Italian singer Adriano Celentano made up a song with nonsensical words that sounded like American English. "Prisencolinensinainciusol" became a #1 hit not only in Italy but all over Europe! Video

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u/ParamedicCareful3840 Oct 04 '22

This guy is still alive and a living legend in Italy, his popularity did help in making this song popular. He could have sung names from the Rome telephone book and had a hit

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u/heep1r Oct 04 '22

He had so many great songs and was also very popular in Germany. Svalutation is one of my favourites. I was even more imoressed when looking up the lyrics and finding out it was about economic crisis. Very cool song.

He also made some pretty cool movies as he was quite a funny actor.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

This is great, my brain is trying to understand because it does sound like American English but it’s pure gibberish. I feel like I recognize a word here and there lol

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u/BrattyBookworm Oct 04 '22

It totally does sound like English! I’m a native speaker but have trouble understanding a lot of lyrical music and this is pretty much what music sounds like to me.

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u/ThePreachingDrummer Oct 04 '22

Adriano Celentano (via interpreter):

Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did. So at a certain point, since I like American slang - which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than to sing in Italian - I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything.

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u/funkmaster29 Oct 04 '22 Silver

I didn't know why OP felt compelled to add that misinformation in the title about Adriano was "Annoyed" about American songs beings popular in Italy.

Until I saw their post history.

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u/Sub_Zero32 Oct 04 '22

Damn this guy is some kind of propaganda bot. That's insane

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u/funkmaster29 Oct 04 '22

I thought so too, but I didn't want to say it. Let people come to their own conclusions.

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u/Opposite_Room Oct 04 '22

I think he’s a propaganda bot

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u/funkmaster29 Oct 04 '22

oh no you didntttt

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u/CorgiDad017 Oct 04 '22

This song makes it to the front page at least once a month, of course OP is a bot just at fishing for karma. I say block it and move on

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u/Verona_Pixie Oct 04 '22

I read a few posts about this song in the past but it's the first time I've seen it pop up with the actual song. I'm glad I finally got to hear it. I'm sad it's a bot getting all the karma though.

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u/Enlight1Oment Oct 04 '22

yeah just looked at his history, Karma farming posts mixed in with propaganda. Nothing about the song was he was annoyed, rather he was found of it and was trying to explore communication barriers.

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u/nolan1971 Oct 04 '22

Some sort of Sino evangelist, I think?

Weird.

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u/Fbrmm Oct 04 '22

Wow. Just looked at their profile too. It’s hilarious that’s it’s nothing but how terrible the West is and how awesome China is LMAO

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u/AmishAvenger Oct 04 '22

Because it’s a repost.

I mean, it’s circulated on Reddit for years, so it’s basically always a repost. But this is a recent repost, and it recycles the made-up explanation from when it made the front page the other day.

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u/nahwasntme Oct 04 '22

Yeah, the truth makes way more sense.

"I'm so annoyed at this thing I hate, I'm gonna do the thing I hate but make it not make sense."

vs

"I love this, I'm gonna have some fun with it."

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u/funkmaster29 Oct 04 '22

Absolutely.

It's honestly disgusting OP would try to something so beautiful so negative.

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u/FakePlants1 Oct 04 '22

Because just yesterday that sentiment got lots of traction in r/videos

https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/xu2paw/italian_singer_adriano_celentano_released_a_song/

Reddit is turning into a big shitshow of misinformation. Soon this will turn up on r/WhitePeopleTwitter about how this is somehow american propaganda from the CIA or something.

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u/i_am_regina_phalange Oct 04 '22

This actually makes it even more interesting! Thanks

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u/bumjiggy Oct 04 '22 Helpful Faith In Humanity Restored LOVE!

the "lyrics" for anyone that wants to sing along

Prisencolinensinainciusol
In de col men seivuan
Prisencolinensinainciusol ol rait

Uis de seim cius nau op de seim
Ol uait men in de colobos dai
Trrr ciak is e maind beghin de col
Bebi stei ye push yo oh

Uis de seim cius nau op de seim
Ol uoit men in de colobos dai
Not s de seim laikiu de promisdin
Iu nau in trabol lovgiai ciu gen

In do camo not cius no bai for lov so
Op op giast cam lau ue cam lov ai
Oping tu stei laik cius go mo men
Iu bicos tue men cold dobrei goris

Oh sandei
Ai ai smai sesler
Eni els so co uil piso ai
In de col men seivuan
Prisencolinensinainciusol ol rait

Ai ai smai senflecs
Eni go for doing peso ai
Prisencolinensinainciusol ol rait

Uel ai sint no ai giv de sint
Laik de cius nobodi oh gud taim lev feis go
Uis de seim et seim cius go no ben
Let de cius end kai for not de gai giast stei

Ai ai smai senflecs
Eni go for doing peso ai
In de col mein seivuan
Prisencolinensinainciusol ol rait

Lu nei si not sicidor
Ah es la bebi la dai big iour
Ai aismai senflecs
Eni go for doing peso ai
In de col mein seivuan
Prisencolinensinainciusol ol rait

Lu nei si not sicodor
Ah es la bebi la dai big iour

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u/rochey64 Oct 04 '22

I bet if you got drunk enough, this would make sense

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u/hamsolo19 Oct 04 '22

Fun fact, the song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly was supposed to be called "In the Garden of Eden" but one of the band members was so drunk it came out "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" instead. They thought it was funny so they kept it that way.

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u/SlenderLlama Oct 04 '22

The funnest fact I know about that song: DJ’s play it on the radio so they can get an extended bathroom break. I.e. poop

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u/MoreReputation8908 Oct 05 '22

“Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” also.

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u/bolhuijo Oct 04 '22

One of my favorite Simpsons scenes is when Bart pranks his church into singing "In the Garden of Eden"

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u/bingcognito Oct 04 '22

Reverend: "Wait a minute...this sounds like rock and/or roll..."

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u/darkenseyreth Oct 04 '22

A joke I still use to this day. Simpsons actually encompasses a surprisingly large part of my lexicon

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u/legendoftheark Oct 04 '22

Hey Marge remember when we used to make out to this hymn

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u/Ws6fiend Oct 04 '22

Honestly probably my favorite Simpsons episode not including any tree house of horror ones. I love the gag at the end where the organist just collapses.

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u/tbaxattack Oct 05 '22

By I. Ron Butterfly

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u/cprenaissanceman Oct 04 '22

Or high. Don’t forget about that option.

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u/notmyproudest_fap Oct 04 '22

Definitely, I just read 1 Bible passage, 2 philosophical essay and some alien dad's jokes (pretty hilarious)

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u/kudichangedlives Oct 04 '22

For words like bebi and ol rait they're definitely just saying baby and all right

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u/Inconvenient1Truth Oct 04 '22

That has to be on purpose. Include a few phrases that even non-English speakers can recognize to add to its "authenticity".

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u/eStuffeBay Oct 04 '22

I keep hearing "one time!". This can't just be me lol

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u/hamsolo19 Oct 04 '22

I hear a lot of "aw man" and "all right!" I walk around the house singing it. It's great because you can make up any words and it works. "A hebba sloo dooda mala meekie heiny ho" ya know whatever you want. I'm not a word doctor.

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u/wackyDELYyeah Oct 04 '22

I’m pretty sure they’re spelled the way those words sound to them in Italian!

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u/miso440 Oct 04 '22

Aismai? You mean “that’s my”

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u/NightlyKnightMight Oct 04 '22

Excuse me, what are you trying to summon? 🤔

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u/Mr_Ios Oct 04 '22

If you are able to pronounce everything without mistakes, you'll summon Celentano himself!

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u/Stinklepinger Oct 04 '22

Ol rait ol rait ol rait

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u/tweedlebeetle Oct 04 '22

Oh man I so want this to be available for karaoke now.

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u/rpitcher33 Oct 04 '22

My last time participating in karaoke was 3 in the morning tripping balls on lsd at a music festival surrounded by a bunch of tweakers... this would have been fantastic.

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u/Snote85 Oct 04 '22

I honestly want to write real English lyrics for the song that follow the syllabic rhythm and makes sense.

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u/SparkleTheElf Oct 04 '22

I don’t know where to post this in the thread, but I’m not seeing anyone talking about it anywhere on here. There used to be a YouTuber in the before-fore times of the internet named Buffalax who would do this. Most of it is hard to find now because of copyright takedowns, but you can still find some of them.

Thankfully this one still exists.

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u/Eptagon Oct 04 '22

All of them should be available on archive.org.

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u/namrog84 Oct 04 '22

I found this.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/prisencolinensinainciusol-prease-im-calling-and-seeing-aint-choose-all.html

Which looks like a pretty good transliteration for a basis

it was enough to scratch my itch to listen to the song while reading this transliteration of lyrics

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u/wakeup2019 Oct 04 '22

Hahaha … thanks!

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u/HannahOCross Oct 04 '22

I feel like this takes more talent than writing with actual words.

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u/young_effy Oct 04 '22

I wonder did he memorize all the made up words when performing it live or just wing it each time?

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u/Wacky_DM Oct 04 '22

he actually studied the phonetics of english language so that he could "make up" english words

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u/elinordash Oct 04 '22

As a native English speaker, it feels like I can almost hear the lyrics. Like if the sound quality was a tiny bit better, all the words would make sense. Obviously that isn't true, but it is a testament to how good the phonetics are.

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u/kaetertot Oct 04 '22

Yes, I'm trying SO hard to find an actual English word. And you can hear the American accent and everything. But I just can't find an actual word in anything and it's driving me crazy!

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u/mahjimoh Oct 05 '22

“All right!”

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u/Only_A_Username Oct 05 '22

I heard “baby” more than a few times, which makes sense because he was definitely singing at least partially with an Elvis-esque inflection.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_SCHNAUS Oct 04 '22

This is tolkienesque

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u/die_or_wolf Oct 04 '22

The lyrics in the music from the Nier video games is a mash up of Celtic and Japanese phonemes.

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u/Captain-Cadabra Oct 04 '22

Minions

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u/cgaWolf Oct 04 '22

Tu è bella comme la Papaya!

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u/Doll-Master Oct 04 '22

That's just Esperanto

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u/ThunderboltRam Oct 04 '22

Esperanto

It's mostly spanish.

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u/thedudesews Oct 04 '22

I have picked up and put down that game half a dozen times.

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u/die_or_wolf Oct 04 '22

it's one of the few games I've 100%

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u/find-name_penguin Oct 04 '22

Well I’ve 111% that game. So there!

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u/PrinsassyEvieMongse Oct 04 '22

Having a Nintendo Switch version enticing me so hard! Cannot believe it's finally out.

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u/thedudesews Oct 04 '22

It’s def a “miracle port.”

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u/Doube_U Oct 04 '22

Truly gorgeous music in those games. Automata soundtrack is absolutely insane. Can recommend to anyone!!

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u/RobinWishesHeWasMe_ Oct 04 '22

Possibly the best soundtrack in any game I've played.

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u/HBlight Oct 04 '22

In my opinion some of the best songs in Final Fantasy XIV are Nier Raid ones and anyone who knows the FFXIV soundtrack knows that is incredible praise

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u/Zapafaz Oct 04 '22

Mixing languages is sort of MONACA's thing. In addition to Nier, see also this song from Yuki Yuuna is a Hero (2014 anime, aka yuyuyu), that uses a combination of Hawaiian and Estonian, or this song from the same show that uses Sesotho, Hawaiian and Bosnian.

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u/GainsayRT Oct 04 '22

Adriano walked so tolkien could run

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u/MidgetGalaxy Oct 04 '22

I like your comment but it’s backwards, Tolkien died in 1973 he walked so Adriano could run

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u/Johnnymi25 Oct 04 '22

he actually studied the phonetics of english language so that he could “make up” english words

That is some next level trolling

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u/pxsalmers Oct 04 '22

“We used fake English to make fun of guys who spoke English to show them how stupid they are” “You learned to speak English like that sarcastically?” “Yeah I guess”

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u/Dionysusigma Interested Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

"You think I don't know about this artsy-fartsy crap?

This coffee table isn't the ego. It represents our shattered sense of community in the face of capitalist-driven isolation.

Much like the work of Cindy Sherman or Frank Stella..."

"... how did you know that, Terry?"

"I took some classes at RISD so I could make fun of these lame arsty douches in my neighborhood."

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u/drinks_rootbeer Oct 04 '22

This is hilarious, where can I see more?

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u/CheshiretheBlack Oct 05 '22

Omg please go watch "The Other Guys" its fucking great

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u/GreatTea3 Oct 04 '22

He also looks like Sasha Baron Cohen. I had to look twice because I thought the whole post was trolling.

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u/Billy1121 Oct 04 '22

I bet it was easier because Italian has far fewer phonemes (word sounds?) than English. So you can combine all these phonemes randomly to make odd words in English.

Some speculate that is why Italian speakers are so rarely affected by dyslexia

Pity the poor speakers of English. Their language consists of just 40 sounds, but these phonemes can be spelled, by one count, in 1120 ways. French spelling is almost as maddening. Italian speakers, in contrast, must map 25 speech sounds to just 33 combinations of letters. Not surprisingly, Italian schoolchildren read faster and more accurately than do those in Britain. And about twice as many people fit a strict definition of dyslexia in the United States as in Italy.

https://www.science.org/content/article/dyslexia-hidden-language

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u/tarbio Oct 04 '22

Good point in all these shenanigans

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u/lordfoss96 Oct 04 '22

My dad a non dyslexic Italian primary schooler going to America in high school congratulations you’ve achieved dyslexia

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u/userSNOTWY Oct 04 '22

Yeah, but mental health is still quite stigmatized in Italy; neither parent or schools will really push for a psychological diagnosis in cases of academic issues. So few people will actually get diagnosed even if they fit the mold.

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u/Disquiet173 Oct 04 '22

Yeah but we have Peter Griffin saying, “bappity boopity!”

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u/suckercuck Oct 04 '22

“Weird Adriano” Yankovic

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u/hsrCwnS Oct 04 '22

That’s probably why English which is a fucking wierd language works so well with music. It’s kind of has a cliff of nothing after each word. Where a lot of other languages kind of flow into one another. The abrupt stopping. Makes English parallel the musical notes of the style of the time that also was fast and abrupt.

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u/Snote85 Oct 04 '22

I always appreciate how there are really no true rules in English. No matter how common a trend is, there will be, without fail, an exception. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to learn it as a second language. Especially if yours is very structured and regimented.

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u/SaffellBot Oct 04 '22

They're all full of piles of fucking nonsense. Languages are all pretty absurd.

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u/Snote85 Oct 04 '22

I read a book called Mother tongue:English and how it got that way by Bill Bryson. It was honestly a more interesting book than you might think at first.

It talked a lot about the nonsense of it and other languages

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

All of his books are amazing

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u/Stensler01 Oct 04 '22

I heard he recorded the song in the studio and then listened back to the words and wrote them down so he could perform it live. - source Omnibus Podcast

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u/tupacsnoducket Oct 04 '22

For the most part from what I’ve seen and heard.

I listened to one recording of him doing it like 20 times cause, it’s a banger, and this one is different ina few spots

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u/Chief_Executive_Anon Oct 04 '22

Adriano Celentano is an unquestionably gifted musician, so I’m inclined to agree lol with a track this catchy, I feel like the words are the last thing anybody is worried about.

Try not to move to this music. Damn near impossible.

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u/djmem3 Oct 04 '22

Beside this he does a ton of Italian Elvis stuff. Also, some pretty catchy, seaside cafe lounge 60's vibe stuff.

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u/Indigo-Shade Oct 04 '22

Seaside Cafe Lounge 60's vibe stuff...where can I sample this magical sounding music? And I don't give a flying fig if the lyrics are in Italian, that just makes it cooler.

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u/KeyMillion Oct 04 '22

This is not my typical style of music, but as I'm hearing it, and moving to the beat, I read this and just laugh out loud.

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u/ForwardBias Oct 04 '22

I want to know how the other singers got their "words".

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u/k-ozm-o Oct 04 '22

You'd be incorrect.

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u/ControllablePsi Oct 04 '22

This.

It's quite common to write songs and vocal melodies in phonetics.

This obviously makes it easier to figure out the rhythm of the vocals, prior to piecing that rhythm with lyrics.

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u/KarmaPoIice Oct 05 '22

Yep exactly. I'm a songwriter. Every single songwriter I've ever met has the exact same writing process. They use gibberish to find the melody then they replace the gibberish with real words. the 2nd part is much more difficult

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u/Laxwarrior1120 Oct 04 '22

Probably makes writing a lot easier and performing a lot harder.

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u/Jolly_Conference6803 Oct 04 '22

Yep, this is the way we sang in our childhood in Italy

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u/robot_handjob Oct 04 '22

When the crowd is singing it sounds German to me

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u/mattypatty881 Oct 04 '22 Helpful

That’s because English derives from Anglo-Saxon which is Germanic

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u/milkmandanimal Oct 04 '22 Snek

To be utterly and pointlessly pedantic on the internet, mostly Germanic; if William the Conqueror had stayed in Normandy in 1066 we'd be speaking a perfectly good form of German. Because he hauled his butt across the channel and conquered England, the English language is now a godawful linguistic train wreck of contradictions, special rules, and exceptions, and is IIRC about 60% based on German, and 40% or so French. That's why we have so many multiple words for the same things; basically, the "fancier" word is probably French because it's how the nobility talked, and the more common word is Germanic. Example; we have "cow" as a word to refer to the animal, which is a Germanic word, but the French word for cow is "boeuf", and, being the nobility were the one more likely to be eating, the meat from the cow is "beef".

It's why English is one of the hardest languages to learn, because it's essentially two very structurally different languages shoved together and it's evolved into its current mess over about 1,000 years.

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u/canadarepubliclives Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

The French word for cow is "vache"

Boeuf can mean lots of things. The bull, the meat, even muscle, but since cows arent bulls or steers, they are not called boeuf. The meat is boeuf though, I think.

French is funny that way. But so is English

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u/CrapWereAllDoomed Oct 04 '22

boeuf

That reads like a dirty word.

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u/milkmandanimal Oct 04 '22

You're right; I was brain-farting a bit (it has been 35 years since my last French class), and was actually thinking of the divide between sheep and mouton, where the word for the meat is "mutton" in English. Same principle, and, yeah, "bouef" is like "porc" in that it's one of those French words that gets used in various ways, and, sure, "cochon" is the more common French term for pig, but "porc" has a lot of uses.

I'm still blaming William for all of it.

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u/Chindasuinth Oct 04 '22

If you wanted to be utterly pedantic then English would not be German. “German” and “Germanic” are not the same thing. Calling Old English a “perfectly good form of German” is like saying Swedish is a good form of German. They are in the same language family of Germanic, but that does not make them a form of German. Old English wasn’t in the same branch of Germanic as what became modern German.

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u/LowKeyWalrus Oct 04 '22

It's why English is one of the hardest languages to learn

Maybe to C1 level but getting to B2 is really fucking simple tbh. And when there are languages like Finnish, Arabic, Russian, Polish and Hungarian, the comparison makes English look like a joke.

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u/Grunherz Oct 05 '22

The only people I've ever heard saying "English is one of the hardest languages to learn" are people who are native English speakers and never had to learn it as a second language.

Compared to even simple German grammar for example, English is so incredibly simple. The only thing that's difficult in English is the pronunciation because that really is all over the place but everything else is pretty easy honestly.

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u/nolan1971 Oct 04 '22

One minor correction for you:

the English language is now a wonderful linguistic train wreck of contradictions, special rules, and exceptions

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u/underestimated_fuck Oct 04 '22

Wait let me collect my free award so that i can give it to you for this expensive piece of knowledge. I'll be back

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u/Kulrayma Oct 04 '22

It's nonsensical sure, but this song is an absolute banger!

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u/Civil-Neighborhood47 Oct 04 '22

This is what Bob Dylan doing disco would sound like.

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u/MasyMenosSiPodemos Oct 04 '22

It bangs, it bangs

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u/darkoh84 Oct 04 '22

Oh Masy and it moves, it moves

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u/beyondthisreality Oct 04 '22

With a touch of Pink Floyd

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u/dat_lorrax Oct 04 '22

Its weird how often you hear this song at 1am in karaoke bars.

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u/junkman21 Oct 04 '22

Has a VERY late 60's Go-Go vibe.

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u/EmergencySpeed1147 Oct 04 '22

Although Adriano was mocking this phenomenon, he loved American music and learned how to play and sing from it.

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u/MrDrumline Oct 04 '22

Which is exacerbated by the fact that the whole thing is over one chord. For a song that's aping American popular music, you'd expect some sort of progression, but there is none.

It's pretty surreal.

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u/BentoBus Oct 04 '22

I say it everytime it's posted. It's slaps hard

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u/Grundlepunch3000 Oct 04 '22

Wait, someone earlier said it bangs. WHICH IS IT, BENTOBUS?! DOES IT SLAP AND ALSO BANG?!

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u/BloomsdayDevice Oct 04 '22

Is it a banger that slaps, or a slapper that bangs?

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u/konan_the_bebbarien Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

It seems like he got what contemporary music sounds to even native English speakers today as well as what English songs sounded like to non native English speakers then. It actually sounds English, damn!

Edit: a correction...it's more like what english songs sound like to people who don't speak English rather than non native English speakers.

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u/serious_sarcasm Oct 04 '22

It's what my hyperactive ass hears with most songs lacking clear enunciation.

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u/Riders_OnThe_Storm Oct 04 '22

Sounds like a Sim lol

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u/sauron3579 Oct 04 '22

That’s because the pseudo-words are generated the same way. The take the base units of sound that a language uses (called phonemes) and scramble them up. Even if they don’t form words, the phonemes are still recognizable as American English. Animal Crossing does this too, which is why it has different audio localizations despite being gibberish.

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u/ring_rust Oct 04 '22

The song did well (it was #14 in Italy for the year) but it never reached #1 there or anywhere else in Europe. He also didn't write it because he was "annoyed" by anything:

"Ever since I started singing, I was very influenced by American music and everything Americans did. So at a certain point, because I like American slang—which, for a singer, is much easier to sing than Italian—I thought that I would write a song which would only have as its theme the inability to communicate. And to do this, I had to write a song where the lyrics didn't mean anything."

The song's conception and popularity are interesting enough without making stuff up.

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u/Wittyname0 Oct 04 '22

Look at OPs post history, they probably knew or didn't care that he wasnt annoyed, but it didn't fit the narrative

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u/BushidoMauve Oct 04 '22

It's actually far more interesting now

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u/FoofieLeGoogoo Oct 04 '22

Nice use of mirrors to keep the visual fields busy.

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u/IMadeThisAcc4Discord Oct 04 '22

it's MY turn to post this next month

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u/ImDero Oct 04 '22

Come back tomorrow when I post a marble statue with very fine details.

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u/tanew231 Oct 04 '22

The skin looks so soft

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Oct 04 '22

Fr how many times has this been posted on this sub?

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u/ubccompscistudent Oct 04 '22

And all subs? TIL, videos, interestingasfuck.

Once a week for a decade.

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u/Cracksterbill Oct 04 '22

No need to wait that long, post it next week in a different sub.

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u/hydroude Oct 04 '22

ive always just seen the school room version posted, this one is pretty cool. and goddamn if i don’t stop and watch every single time

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u/Napmanz Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 05 '22

I first heard this song like 2 years ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since. It’s legitimately good. And the performances in the videos are outstanding.

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u/Bastard-of-the-North Oct 04 '22

When he said “holroymasetedcompobo-die” I felt that

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u/MeenScreen Oct 04 '22

I downloaded this song the first time I saw this post on Reddit. It bangs. I love it. And the video is as cool as fuck.

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u/DelgadoTheRaat Oct 04 '22

This is the song I want to play the exact moment I go insane

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u/BigChiGUy722 Oct 04 '22

The beat slaps, I love that big band feel.

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u/Bobojones9584 Oct 04 '22

Has Uncanny Valley vibes.

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u/Debarrio Oct 04 '22

Tarantino could have sneaked this in in Reservoir Dogs, too.

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u/MrFlow Oct 04 '22

This song was actually used in the third season of Fargo.

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u/gravelstudios Oct 04 '22

it's like the auditory equivalent of those AI generated images that look like a room full of stuff, but you can't actually identify anything. it sounds like English, but none of the words make sense. like you're having a stroke or something.

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u/RIP2UAnders Oct 04 '22

They giving this song too little credit, it didnt get popular cos of the fake english, its catchy as hell too

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u/Suspicious_Tackle28 Oct 04 '22

Showed my brother this song and he thought I was trying to brainwash him lol

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u/Retro-2D-Gamer Oct 04 '22

Don’t listen to this - it will get stuck in your head for MONTHS.

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u/SmurfTheClown Oct 04 '22

I know that woman it zoomed in on at the beginning has some neck pain all these years later

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u/ehenry01 Oct 04 '22

Sounds as sensical as a chili peppers song

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u/lucas_lcc8 Oct 04 '22

As a non-english speaker, this is exactly what i hear with no lyrics

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u/abb568 Oct 04 '22

Mom said its my turn to repost this

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u/rorschach95 Oct 04 '22

The amount of reposting on this website is outrageous

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u/BensenJensen Oct 04 '22

/u/wakeup2019 is literally just a propaganda spammer, look at the post history. I get annoyed by reposts, but it's even more annoying when it's just some weird spam poster, doing nothing but posting ignorant propaganda all day long.

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u/Mr_Viper Oct 04 '22

Holy fuck this one in particular is like a bad penny

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u/Ronin1211 Oct 04 '22

Why can’t I stop watching?

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u/NotThatGuyAnother1 Oct 04 '22

Shit. They're singing my Reddit password!

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u/jmoney6 Oct 04 '22

The original music video for this song is one of the best in my opinion

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u/Brazz59 Oct 04 '22

When I first started dating my wife( who was then my teenage sweetheart ) she raved about this song , bought the single & has been looking out for this song ever since . Well done for putting this out . 👍

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u/MrBroBotBrian Oct 04 '22

This is great. It’s true too- I met a couple from Italy on holiday in Cancun and he could not speak a lick of English but could sing all the popular def leopard, bon jovi, and gnr songs verbatim in key.

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u/stodgo66 Oct 04 '22

Love this song! The choreo is incredible too!

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u/Wild1inMKE Oct 04 '22

He's sing english as clear as Bob Dylan does 😄

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u/SDaddy500 Oct 04 '22

the video for this song kicks ass!

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u/Apprehensive-Bus5526 Oct 04 '22

Same energy as mumble rap

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u/JDG_AHF_6624 Oct 04 '22

As a native English speaker it really sounds like I should understand it, but I just... can't

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u/SleipnirIsGayBrony Oct 04 '22

Bro this is a bop. It’s like funky classic rock. I dig it.

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u/roflraptor0 Oct 04 '22

what a banger

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u/sonerec725 Oct 05 '22

Man was composing splatoon music before it was even a thing

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u/Common_Jello7907 Oct 05 '22

The choreography/dancing is everything!

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u/Gwyndion Oct 05 '22

Every single dancer in this video is going HARD! There is no 98% going on here.. they are going full out.

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u/TOkidd Oct 05 '22 Gold

This makes the front page at least a couple times each year and I listen to it every time cause it’s a great song and an awesome video.

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u/RoyalCultural Oct 04 '22

It's a banger

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u/Blue_FiftyTwo Oct 04 '22

This is a work of genius