Google Translate Sings: Machine. Translation. Fail.

Ever seen Translation Party? It’s a certain brand of genius built on top of the free Bing Translation API: you enter an English phrase and TranslationParty translates it back and forth between English and Japanese until the two finally agree, and you get the play by play. The results are hilarious:

 Google Translate Sings: #ILikeTheBallInTheSink

Now let’s take it to a whole new level — if you liked TranslationParty, you will LOVE Google Translate Sings:

Here’s how creator Malinda Kathleen Reese describes it:

So you know how when you put something into Google Translate and you translate it into another language and then you try to translate that back into English? It’s usually not what you put in the first time? And often times it’s not even close! Well two of my friends came up with the brilliant idea of putting famous works of literature through several layers of Google Translate and putting it back into English and then dramatically reading it out loud, and hilarity always ensued. And I recently thought, “Well, what would happen if I put song lyrics into Google Translate?”

The answer? Awesome happens. Check out the Google Translate Sings version of Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball above or the whole YouTube discography.

Let us know your favorite Google Translate Sings lyric in the comments!

#ILikeTheBallInTheSink #YesYouIDestroyYou #IMeantToStartAWar


Update: We’ve reached out to  about potential collaboration in the future…no promises, but we’ll keep you posted 🙂

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1 Comment
  • Nick
    November 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    haha nice article!!