Yolanda Be Cool featuring DCUP, "We No Speak Americano"

77 Billboard Rating

While most novelty songs are often quickly erased from memory, the international hit "We No Speak Americano" by Australian DJs Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP has managed to find new listeners and make its way stateside. The global appeal of this swing/jazz tune exists in its ability to mix the old with the new, as it combines a sample of Nicola Salerno's 1956 tune "Tu Vuò Fa' L'Americano" with modern house music and broken Italian. The production also uses a precise amount of repetition while showcasing a bouncy piano and flickering saxophones. The track's playfulness is further enhanced by a must-see music video that would make Charlie Chaplin proud. Although the jury is still out on the longevity of Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP's U.S. careers, "Americano" recalls early hits by Fatboy Slim, Justice and Daft Punk, and could serve as a strong launching pad for the DJs.

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