Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We No Speak Americano

Song: We No Speak Americano
Artist: Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
Album: We No Speak Americano

European smash hit alert... while we were treated with "California Gurls" all summer, Europe (and most of the rest of the world) was grooving to this bouncy pop jam by Australian group Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP.  The song samples an old Italian track from the 50's; "Tu vuo' fà l'americano" by Renato Carosone.

Like "Destination Calabria," "Americano" leans heavily on an upbeat sample that is pretty infectious.  I have only recently heard a couple remixes out here in NYC, but the song has gone to number one in no less than twenty countries around the world.  

The track was only released as a single, so the band doesn't have an album, yet they had worked with producer DCUP prior, on a remix of their song "Afro Nuts" from 2009.  My European readers may roll their eyes at what has probably been a completely overplayed song to them, but like most things "big in Europe," us Americano's may never had heard it.


We No Speak Americano

Afro Nuts (DCUP Remix)

Tu vuo' fà l'americano


Harley said...

it was definitely a top 40 in Spain this last summer - but it makes me want to jump out of a window when I here it!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this song. Heard it everywhere in Barcelona and London this summer.