R.I.P. Eduard Khil, the Trololo Guy
“It’s love of people. They are full of feeling. I don’t think that’s a parody. Maybe some elements of parody, but it is benevolent parody.”
Eduard Khil was a Russian baritone singer and a recipient of the People’s Artist Award of the RSFSR. Khil became known to a western audience in 2010 when a 1976 recording of him singing a non-lexical vocable version of the song “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home” (Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой) became an Internet meme, known as “Trololololololololololo” or “Trololo”.
Eduard Khil, the Trololo Guy on Wikipedia