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Adriano Celentano

Prisencolinensinainciusol (5:19)

rock · 70s · pop · fip

"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song composed and performed by Adriano Celentano. The American-English sounding lyrics are actually pure gibberish.

A very popular performance of the song, broadcasted by RAI, shows Celentano with showgirl Raffaella Carrà, who is dancing and lip-synching to Mori's vocals. It was first released as a single on November 3, 1972, and later on his album Nostalrock.

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  • http://www.npr.org/2012/11/04/164206468/its-gibberish-but-italian-pop-song-still-means-something
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  • Actual video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcUi6UEQh00
  • The 2008 games-like video is a real masterpiece, home made in a week by a you tube user: UNBELIEVABLE! With quite standard software... Art over art. Another, almost original version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S00Br2SSrY8&feature=related has been added with ABSOLUTE FUN "translation into plain English" from Celentano's dialect (a bit like Alberto Sordi, in "Americano a Roma" - was it the title?).
  • I just discovered it and it is awesome. As per google translate: Ho appena scoperto ed è impressionante.
  • wikipedia speaketh: "In an interview, Celentano explains that the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore." basically, it wasn't trying to sound like English; it was just coincidence. :)

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