Five Guys in Search of a Hit

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Lousy lyrics and all: Look out world, here comes Italy's Lunapop

Lùnapop, five youths with a talent for catchy tunes and dodgy lyrics, have won practically every pop music prize in Italy. Now, with a new single and video coming out in English, the young Bologna band has its sights trained on foreign markets.

Following its successful launch in Spain in February, the English version of Lùnapop's smash hit '50 Special' will debut on British radio and television this week. A series of follow-up TV and radio appearances is scheduled for May. The band may even do a few low-key gigs in small London venues. Given Italy's historic failure...