Kinda like James Brown
December 17, 2009 5:48 PM Subscribe
Ever wonder what English songs sound like to foreigners?
posted by bwg (29 comments total)
Probably they way Daler Mehndi's Tunak Tunak Tun
sounds to English speakers. Prisencolinensinainciusol
, a video by Italian Adriano Celentano, is a fascinating and funkadelic exploration into how what might
be English is in fact just complete nonsense. [Via BoingBoing]
But then some songs such as Louie Louie
, which is in English, confounds most native English speakers as well. Took me a long time to figure out what the heck they were singing in that tune.
And what about the first two lines of Brown Sugar
by the Stones?
Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in a market down in New Orleans
No wonder the foreign ear finds English so odd; sometimes I do too.
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