Thursday 29 April 2010

Song: Quando Quando Quando -- Engelbert Humperdinck

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Okay, a few things are involved today. 

One, I am working very very slowly because I was down with a cold and my brain wasn't functioning too well.

Two, work is pilling up as usual, thus the delay of this entry (sorry guys!)

Three, I actually managed to wake up last night to witness my favourite football team Inter Milan qualified for the final of the UEFA Champions League (Congratulazioni Nerazzurri!!!!) after 38-year's of wait! Great tactics!!!Just can't have enough of it! 

Four, because of this, I kept seeing Heineken beer TV ads appearing every now and then, which reminds me of a funny commercial and a great song! Hence, today's entry:

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There are two versions of the Heineken ad (hope you still remember them):

Version One -- Dropping

Version Two -- Shaking

The song, Quando Quando Quando sung by Engelbert Humperdinck, was originally an Italian pop song from 1962, meaning "When? When? When?" Many other singers have sung this song, but in my opinion, never is there a rendition as cool or as chic as Humperdinck's.

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The internationally famous pop music singer of the 1960s and 1970s has almost made every song he sings top the charts, and "Quando Quando Quando" is just one of his many many. I guess you can describe his vocal as husky, magnetic, seasoned and charming.

Again, a very simple song, with actually not many new words to learn, but the feelings told the story of the song is still so clear! In just a few lines, the entire picture is portrayed -- A man wants to ask his love one to marry him because he has been waiting all so painfully long, and now he must have her to say "yes" to him. This is certainly one beautiful song which demonstrate class! Enjoy the song and listen for the accent!

Quando Quando Quando -- Engelbert Humperdinck


Tell me when will you be mine
Tell me Quando Quando Quando
We can share a love divine
Please don't make me wait again

When will you say yes to me
Tell me Quando Quando Quando
You mean happiness to me
Oh my love please tell me when

Every moment's a day, every day seems a lifetime
Let me show you the way to a dream beyond compare

I can't wait a moment more
Tell me Quando Quando Quando
Say it's me that you adore

And my darlin' tell me when 


Quando -- (Italian) when?
Rendition -- (n) [C] (renditionthe way that something is performed, written, drawn, etc
Chic -- (adj) stylish and fashionable
Husky -- (adj) (of a person's voice) low and rough, often in an attractive way, or because of illness
Magnetic -- (adj) describes someone whose personality attracts a lot of people
Seasoned -- (adj) having a lot of experience of doing something and therefore knowing how to do it well
Charming -- (adj) pleasant and attractive
Class -- (n) [U] the quality of being stylish or fashionable
Divine -- (adj) [old-fashioned] extremely good, pleasant or enjoyable
Adore -- (vb) [T not continuous] to love someone very much, especially in an admiring or respectful way, or to like something very much