Italy is filled with beautiful architecture, cuisines and music. It is quite hard not to fall in love with the country. Music has its deep roots in Italy and we use many Italian words to describe music. It is truly a magical place, and many famous musicians from Italy have made some brilliant songs and have sold lots of copies all over the world.
The following are some of the popular Italian songs:
Perdere L’Amore by Massimo Ranieri:
The song is a mixture of music and poetry and is written by Marcello Marrocchi and Giampiero Artegiani. Massimo Ranieri released the song in 1988. Lara Fabian’s interpretation of this song is more popular, and many people prefer Lara’s live performance because the lyrics have subtitles in English. Another version where Ranieri’s sings a duet with Silvia Mezzanotte beautifully interprets the song. The orchestra that is played along is outstanding.
Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano by Renato Carosone:
The song is one of the most remembered songs in Italy and was written by Renato Carosone in the year 1956 with collaboration with Nicola Salerno. The song was about the Italian immigrant’s American Dream. From the years 1890 and 1925 millions of Italians emigrated from Italy to the United States. The song was quite popular that it was even performed by Matt Damon, Jude Law and Rosario Fiorello in Talented Mr Ripley. The Puppini Sisters also had performed the same song.
Meraviglioso by Domenico Modugno:
Domenico Modugno was one of Europe’s most celebrated artists he was also popularly known as the father of Italian cantautori. Domenico composed the Music of the song, and Riccardo Pazzaglia had written the lyrics of the song. The lyrics are very emotional, and the author tells us a touching story. The songs start with a sad atmosphere where a man is standing on a bridge to commit suicide, and it ends up on a positive note.
Caruso – Lucio Dalla, Gigi Finizio, Gigi D’Alessio:
It is a tragic and amazingly intense song and was written in the year 1986. The lyrics of the song are very deep, and it was quite popular all over the world. Mitico Luciano Dalla wrote the song, and many famous artists covered it like Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Julio Iglesias, Mina, Laura Pausini, Al Bano, Lara Fabian and Josh Groban. The song has inspired many famous artists, and many people have done a cover of this song.
Nel Blu Dipinto by Domenico Modugno:
The Nel Blu was one of Modugno’s signature songs. He won the Grammy awards for this son in the year 1959. It was written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno. The song was translated into English by Mitchell Parish. The song was also translated into languages such as Russian, Spanish, French and Portuguese.