Viral Video of the Day: Russia's Official Euro 2012 Song Is a Sonic Adventure
If you're Russian and you're a football fan, this is your jam.
If neither of those apply, well, this is still your jam.
One word: Whoa.
This song has it all. During an utterly brilliant three minutes and 49 seconds, we're treated to a tympani, a drum kit, a baroque-style orchestral score, flag waving, a dramatic and heraldic trumpet solo, electric guitars, child singers, a xylophone, some guy playing a flute and, I'm pretty sure, the words "rock and roll-a" in the lyrics.
By the way, does anyone know who the old lady is? Just a pianist, or someone famous? She's featured prominently, and that makes me think I should know who she is. I don't.
Anyway, if I were writing an official song for an international football team, this is definitely what I hope I would be brilliant enough to write.
It's so inspiring, in fact, that I almost expected to see Sean Connery and his Scottish accent leading Soviet submariners in a rousing rendition of their national anthem while waiting for Jack Ryan to arrive.
Thankfully, today's viral video isn't the only mash-up of the Russian national team and musical excellence. In this clip, you can view a sheepish Andrei Arshavin singing some a cappella karaoke on Russian television.
With such devastating weapons at their disposal, the Russians now must be considered invincible in Group A.
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