Tom Hiddleston couldn't believe Loki drinking song landed on music charts
Tom Hiddleston was shocked when a drinking song he performed on Loki began to appear on the music charts.
As part of the third episode of the Disney+ series, in which he plays the titular character, Tom sings Jeg Saler Min Ganger in Asgardian, which is inspired by Norwegian folk music.
"It was written for the show with Natalie Holt, our amazing composer. It was actually in Norwegian. As a kind of nod to the fact that Loki is a Norse god," he explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, before noting that he found it amazing when the tune began charting. "Completely unprecedented. That's never happened. Didn't see that coming."
However, Tom confessed he didn't really think about the popularity of the track as he was more concerned about Norwegians thinking he had "butchered" their language.
"I was just so terrified. They gave it to me like four days before we did it. I remember just singing it all the time, trying to remember it," he explained. "It means something like the trees, they dance and the waterfalls stop when she sings, she sings come home. It was sort of like an old folk song, which Loki could turn into a drinking song."
Loki premiered last June. A second season, also consisting of six episodes, is in development.
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