Thursday, March 11, 2010

From Russia with Love

From the country that brought crazy wonderful architecture like this, Alexander Ovechkin, and of course the glory that is Tetris, comes the another amazing discovery out of Russia...34 years after it actually happened. Better late than never, I say! Yet another treasure from the trove that is Russia! Eduard Khil!!!

Okay, so this has already been making the rounds on the internet. I know I'm just adding to the fire by posting it, but seriously, how can I not post this???

This dude's name is Eduard Khil. This performance is from 1976. He is a Russian singer, and he was signing this song without actual words, because, as best as I can tell, the words that went to it were retarded. When you have a spectacular song, but the lyrics blow...if you can't sing, just make up gibberish. Words to live by, to be sure. The story behind the lyrics...

From Wikipedia: (So you know it HAS to be true)

Lyrics were written for it, but they were poor. I mean, they were good, but one couldn't publish them at that time. They contained words like these: "I'm riding my stallion, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me". Of course, we failed to publish it at that time, and we, Arkady Ostrovsky and I, decided to make it a vocalise. But the essence remained in the title. Yes, it's a little prankish – it has no lyrics, so we had to make up something for people would listen to it, and so there was an interesting arrangement.

The important thing is that this song is awesome. I mean, it's not good, it's not fantastic, it is awe inspiring. If you listen to this a few times, I will almost guarantee you'll be annoying your friends and family for hours and hours by singing or humming it. Not only is the music out of this world glorious, but then top it off with his facial expressions as he's singing, and then the fact that there are no actual words...I can't tell you how happy this clip has made me. Thank you Eduard Khil. Thank you Russia!

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