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Italian music goes pop

Italian music goes pop

Whenever I ask my students about the Italian music they like and remember, they sing me cheesy songs from the eighties, or even before. It is fascinating to me to know why some songs resonate with my students more than others. So I’ve started to note down the songs they remember and compare the success these songs had abroad with their success in Italy.  Let’s start with Ricchi & Poveri. A pop band born out of and made…

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Mr Volare in Meraviglioso: sing and learn

Mr Volare in Meraviglioso: sing and learn

Domenico Modugno was an Italian singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for his 1958 international hit song “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)” that was his signature song. “Meraviglioso” is one of the most beautiful song he sang but it wasn’t a big hit when it came out in 1968, only later, after many years and today  with a new version from the young Italian rock band…

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