Monday, February 27, 2012

The most popular song in Italy

Ok, bear with this short and semi-mindless post because Cesca and Mom have my camera so I can't post any pictures of what we did in Florence yet, but they're coming to Siena tomorrow and I am super excited! I can't wait to show them around and for them to meet Paola! This meeting, however, will be quite interesting, considering my host mom doesn't speak English and my mom mom doesn't speak Italian. Hello, translating duties!

In other news, the weather has been wonderful here and we've been enjoying it to the fullest. We've also been enjoying the Italian culture by way of music. Italians love American music. This was obvious to me the first day when the first song I heard on the radio in Italy was Moves like Jagger. I now want to present to you the most popular song in Italy (ie, the one we've heard the most that isn't American):

Please note the essential dance moves. Also note that this song is not in Italian! It's in Portuguese. What makes it even stranger is that it's Brazilian Portuguese! There's a big difference.  Apparently Italians don't like their own music...

I hope you have enjoyed this small taste of Italian culture. Ciao for now!

1 comment:

  1. not even joking, that song has #1 status in spain (or at least Granada), too. every single person except me knew all the words at a discoteca the other night