Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Above is Renato Carasone's original version of the song Tu Vuò Fa' L'Americano. In it he gently chides some fool Italian who is playing at being an American because he's trying to be trendy.
Below is the same song, sort of. In it the German musician Lou Bega flips the entire song so that it is raucously pro-American. The lyrics "where do you get from the bottom to the top?" says it all.
One suspects Carasone's subject would forever view America from a espresso bar in Naples, while Bega's will be on the first plane to the States once he gets a visa. Interesting twist on the same song.
A word of caution on the Bega video if you're at work -- one of the dancer's only has body paint for a top.