Uploaded to YouTube by CharlieTehUnicorn001, the “Legalize Gay Weed Song” has enjoyed tens of thousands of views as of this posting. The video is actually an edited version of the hour-long version of “Rainbow Troloload (Mario Kart theme)”, featuring the renowned Russian singer Eduard Anatolyevich Khil. The original recording is from Khil’s 1976 recording “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home”.
The song originally had lyrics such as “I’m riding the prairie on my stallion, so-and-so mustang, and my beloved Mary is thousand miles away knitting a stocking for me,” but Khil decided to just vocalize nonsense sounds instead, figuring they couldn’t be much worse. It certainly worked, and by 2010 the “Trololol” song became an Internet sensation. Many call it the Russian Rickroll.
The song and video were adapted in late 2013 as the “Legalize Gay Weed Song”, as it epitomizes so very many aspects of the movements.