Edward Khil became known to the world in 2010, when this 1976 clip of him singing on Soviet Television was uploaded to YouTube. The video went viral and became an Internet meme. It’s been described as the “Russian Rick-roll”.
In this performance Khil elected to use phonemes instead of the actual lyrics to the song. As a result it earned the nickname “Trololo Song”. This term because so ubiquitous that the singer adopted the stage name, Mr. Trololo.
The song has been referenced in pop culture numerous times. Family Guy produced a scene where the guys sing along at the local bar.
Mr. Trololo died in 2012. His final public performance was in 2010 where he sang the song to an enthusiastic crown in St Petersburg.
It’s about that time of year when we in the northern states torture ourselves by switching the clock back one hour to reinitialize standard time. Hooray. What better time than now to share this list of songs with you?
Our list is in chronological order. It is not a countdown. Further more it is only a coincidence that all 12 songs are sung by men. Enjoy!
01:00 – “Time Slips By (pk mix)” by Nitzer Ebb
02:00 – “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller Band
03:00 – “Back in Time” by Huey Lewis & The News
04:00 – “Spacetime” by The Shamen
05:00 – “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds
06:00 – “Rock Around The Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets
07:00 – “Night And Day” by Frank Sinatra
08:00 – “Time (Clock of The Heart)” by Culture Club
09:00 – “Time is on My Side” by The Rolling Stones