Conan O-Brien reveals that this is one of his favourite youtube videos and I am not surprised. It was recorded in 1966 and the Russian gentleman, Eduard Khil, who sang it is now a sensation. In a strange way it reminds me of a Bollywood solo which can be pretty dramatic.
Khil was a popular singer in the Soviet Union during the 1960s and 70s, but after the fall of the Iron Curtain, he slipped into obscurity.
Now 75, the St. Petersburg resident was shocked to learn that a forgotten performance he did on a Russian TV show has gained new fans.
“I found out about it from my 13-year-old grandson,” he told RT, a Russian TV news program.
“He walked into the room, humming the song… So I asked him, ‘Why [are] you singing it?'” Khil said.
The boy replied: “‘Grandpa, you’re home drinking tea here, [and] in the meantime, everyone’s singing your song on the Internet.'”