Celebrate Mr Trololo with the catchiest Google Doodle of all time

Take a minute to relive the moment you discovered Eduard Khil, a.k.a. Mr Trololo - the Soviet-era singer who became a viral sensation. In the video, he could be seen performing on stage wearing a brown suit and mustard-colored tie with expressive eyebrows and a smile on his face.

Eduard Anatolyevich Khil was born on 4 September 1934 in Smolensk, Russia.

He trained at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (now called the Rimsky-Kosakow St. Petersburg State Conservatory) and went onto find success as a pop singer. The artist also received many awards, including the People's Artist of Russian Federation in 1974.


But he got an worldwide audience when a 1976 TV performance of "I Am Glad Because I Am Finally Returning Back Home", featuring his "tro-lo-lo-ing" vocals which became an internet sensation and meme.

Although it had no words, he once said its original version did have lyrics and tell the story of a man riding a horse with his woman thousands of miles away knitting.

His "tro-lo-lo-ing" vocals became an online hit, and by 2010 he was famous outside his native country. Since then, Khil's weird performance has been memed, parodied and recreated to death; all of which the singer, in his late 70s at the time, was completely oblivious to until he heard his grandson humming the tune. The video has received more than 26 million views on YouTube.

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