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Mr. Trololo

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This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in ages. This gentleman named Eduard Khil died in the last few days in St. Petersburg. I’m not part of the 12 million people that already saw it on YouTube in 2009-2010 and maybe you’ve already seen it, but honestly take two minutes if you haven’t.His name is Mr.Trololo… Lx

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Eduard Khil, ‘Mr. Trololo’ singer made famous in viral video from 1976, dies after stroke.


“Mr. Trololo” has sung his final note.

Little-known Russian crooner Eduard Khil, who gained international fame when a 1976 clip of him performing on Soviet television went viral in 2010, has died, The Associated Press reported on Monday.

He was 77.

He had been hospitalized in St. Petersburg since a stroke in early April that left him with severe brain damage, according to AP. He died Monday.

Khil was a popular singer in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 70s, but after the fall of the Iron Curtain, he slipped into obscurity.

It wasn’t until two years ago when the video of his performance ignited on YouTube, scoring more than two million views.

“I found out about it from my 13-year-old grandson,” he told RT, a Russian TV news program, in 2010. “He walked into the room, humming the song… So I asked him, ‘Why [are] you singing it?’”

Russian singer Eduard Khil, known as ‘Mr. Trololo,’ has passed away at the age of 77 two years after gaining international fame with viral video.

The boy replied: “‘Grandpa, you’re home drinking tea here, [and] in the meantime, everyone’s singing your song on the Internet.’”

The tune he belted out, “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home,” was originally written at the height of the Cold War in 1966 with lyrics about an American cowboy.

Khil and his composer knew the highly restrictive government would never allow him to sing it.

Instead, they decided to ditch the words, and Khil simply sang the melody.

The lack of lyrics is “why it has such a rich orchestral arrangement,” Khil said. “I think that’s been the secret of its success.”

Like most viral videos, the clip popped up everywhere, and was comedically edited together with footage from TV shows such as “Star Trek” and “Lost.” It also lead Khil to gain the nickname, “Mr. Trololo,” which is based on the sounds he sings in the video.

“I love it,” Khil said. “People [are\] doing parodies, having fun. It unites them.”

RIP from Indonesia. You made our day full of fun. You will be known to the Internet dies. Thanks Eduard Khil!

PS: I know you’re now turning to Trolling Angels now. seems fun :D

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Posting again because this is brilliant and I’m really energized. I LOVE LIVING

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Eduard Khil (Mr. Trololo) - Сoward doesn’t play hockey!

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Звенит в ушах лихая музыка атаки…
Точней отдай на клюшку пас, сильней ударь!
И всё в порядке, если только на площадке
Великолепная пятёрка и вратарь!

Припев:
Суровый бой ведёт ледовая дружина:
Мы верим мужеству отчаянных парней.
В хоккей играют настоящие мужчины,
Трус не играет в хоккей!

Пусть за воротами противника всё чаще
Победной молнией пульсирует фонарь!
Но если надо, защищается блестяще
Великолепная пятёрка и вратарь!

Припев

Красивых матчей будет сыграно немало,
И не забудем, не забудем мы, как встарь,
В сраженьях золото и кубки добывала
Великолепная пятёрка и вратарь!

Припев

English translation (lit.)

The ears ring with the bold music of an attack…
Make an accurate pass, shoot hard!
And everything is right, if on the ice is
The Magnificent Five and a Goalkeeper!

Chorus:
The ice brotherhood combats hard
And we trust in courage of desperate guys
Real men play hockey,
No coward plays hockey!

Let the place behind the rival’s net to be more frequently
Illuminated by red lamp’s victorious flash!
But if there’s a need, defends brilliantly
The Magnificent Five and a Goalkeeper!

Chorus

Many beautiful games would be seen
And we won’t forget, we’ll never forget as long ago
Gold and cups have been won at ice battles by
The Magnificent Five and a Goalkeeper!

Chorus

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RIP Mr.Trololo ♥ 

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