The 1970s No.1 European Pop Hit written in Fake American English

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21st May, 2013

Prisencolinensinainciusol” is a pop song released in 1972, that was written and sung in a gibberish nonsensical language intended to sound like English spoken with an American accent for its Italian audience. This is apparently what American English sounds like to non-English speaking foreigners…

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Written by Italian singer/ songwriter and comedian Adriano Celentano, the song was in fact purposely written in nonsense to parody the Italian pop artists and musicians of the day, who were pretending to be able to speak and understand the English lyrics they sang, which were often simply plagiarized straight from American and English songs. It also poked fun at the Italian public who would popularize any song by an Italian artist that sounded like they were singing in English, accurately or not, as long as it sounded like American rock’n’roll.  Needless to say, “Prisencolinensinainciusol” went to No.1.

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