Willy Moon aka William Sinclair is the new “neo-retro 70’s funky” music newcomer of the year. The first time I heard his new song called “Yeah Yeah” it was in the new Apple iPod TV commercial, and I’m pretty sure you also did.

Of course the next step was to “YouTube” Willy Moon in order to watch the video clip. Yes, this clip is really nicely filmed, the mirrors effects are great, but… wait a minute… isn’t it completely inspired by the Italian pop star Adriano Celentano and his live performance of “Prisencolinensinainciusol” in 1972?

It’s strange, but the similarities are really striking: even the dance steps, the sample placement and the choreography of the dancers are some kind of inspired / (copied?) from Adriano Celentano’s performance. I have actually no explanation if this was done on purpose. Let’s hope that it’s a modern tribute to Adriano and the prolific 70’s pop music movement. But seriously Adriano’s clip is much better with his Italian charmer attitude and Italian actress Raffaella_Carrà http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raffaella_Carr%C3%A0. For the youngest among us the lyrics of “Prisencolinensinainciusol” have absolutely no meaning and no sense contrary to the lyrics of Willy Moon.

So here you are, compare both clips and give your comments if you think that Willy Moon’s clip is really so innovative 😉

Adriano Celentano – Prisencolinensinainciusol

Willy Moon – Yeah Yeah