Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right?

We end our week of Italian music with one of the most unabashedly eclectic and funniest Italian musicians of all time: Adriano Celentano. In his over forty year career as a popular Italian artist Celentano released dozens of albums that sold millions of copies, appeared in an almost infinite number of TV programs and has directed and acted in movie after quirky movie. There are so many Celentano songs that are worthy of being called our favorite, but we especially enjoy  “Prisencolinensinainciusol,” a rock song in nonsensical mock-English, which we hear in this video. According to the Wikipedia entry on the song, “Celentano’s rationale for the song was that, after releasing albums about ecology and social issues, ‘having just recorded an album of songs that meant something, I wanted to do something that meant nothing’.”