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Rated 116 points - posted 9 years ago by marco in category Music.
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Io Che Amo Solo Te (1962) - Sergio Endrico. Report Abuse
A man that for all his life waited for only one woman. One of the more romantic Italian song written by the same Sergio Endrigo.
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Questo Piccolo Grande Amore (1972) - Claudio Baglioni Report Abuse
Probably, it is the most popular love song in Italy.
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Azzurro (1968) - Adriano Celentano Report Abuse
"Azzurro" is an Italian pop song composed by Paolo Conte and Michele Virano. Its most famous version was recorded by Adriano Celentano in 1968. The song is typical for Conte's way of writing, combining simple melodies with catchy but unusual compositions.
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Really great song, I like the voice, the bridge very entertaining! A classic
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' O sole Mio (1898) - Neapolitan song. Report Abuse
The lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro, and the melody was composed by Eduardo di Capua.
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it's my favorite song ...
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Mi Sono Innamorato di Te (1962) - Luigi Tenco. Report Abuse
One of the most romantic italian songs written by Luigi Tenco.
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L'Itailiano (1983) - Toto Cotugno Report Abuse
"L' Italiano" (Italian) is a song famous throughout the world, recorded by Toto in 1983 and presented in the XXXIII edition of Sanremo Italian Song Festival, where he came fifth, but triumphed in the special championship Totip "Singers & winning.
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perfect
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Il Cielo In Una Stanza (1960) - Mina Report Abuse
The test was written by Gino Paoli. Mina launched to world success that song (The world we love In was in US billboard).
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La voce del silenzio (1968) - Mina Report Abuse
The song was written by Paolo Limiti for Dionne Warwick and Tony del Monaco (Sanremo Festival, 1968) but only the voice of Mina decreted the success of the song that has a strong vocal intensity,
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Caruso (1986) - Lucio Dalla Report Abuse
"Caruso" is a song written by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla in 1986. It is dedicated to Enrico Caruso, one of the most famous Italian tenors. Probably the best song written by Lucio Dalla and not only an Italian hit.
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Il mondo (1965) - Jimmi Fontana Report Abuse
The lyrics were written by Gianni Boncompagni. The best success of Jimmi Fontana.
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Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (1958) - Domenico Modugno Report Abuse
Modugno's recording became the first Grammy winner for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1958. It is the only foreign-language recording to achieve this honor. It spent six weeks atop the Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's
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Quando Quando Quando (1962) - Tony Renis Report Abuse
Quando, Quando, Quando" is an Italian pop song from 1962, music by Tony Renis and lyrics by Alberto Testa. American entertainer Pat Boone, who recorded the song in 1962, is listed in some sources as the writer of its English-language lyrics,
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Emozioni (1970) - Lucio Battisti Report Abuse
The song and the test were written with the collaboration with Mogol. The collaboration Battisti - Mogol (more than 10 years; all the 70's years) was probably the gold age as crativity for the Italian pop music.
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Vivo Per Lei (1995) - Andrea Bocelli & Giorgia Report Abuse
One of the first Italian and International hits of Andrea Bocelli. The Italian version was made with the collaboration of the (great voice) Giorgia
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Che Sarà (1971) - Ricchi e Poveri / Josè Feliciano Report Abuse
The song was written by Jimmi Fontana for Sanremo Festival The song was not only an Italian hits but it became famouse in half europe and in South America.
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E se domani (1964) - Mina Report Abuse
The song was written by Carlo Alberto Rossi e Giorgio Calabrese with the arrangement of Augusto Martelli. It become famous only when Mina sang that song (first-time into the 1964).
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Sapore di Sale (1963) - Gino Paoli Report Abuse
The music was arranged by Ennio Morricone and believed to be Gino Paoli most famous song.
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Margherita (1976) - Riccardo Cocciante Report Abuse
Margherita is probably the best romantic song of Riccardo Cocciante and on the present one of the more popular Italian songs.
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La Canzone Di Marinella (1964) - Fabrizio De Andrè Report Abuse
The song became famous when Mina sang it and Fabrizio De Andrè was called the"poet" of the Italian music.
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O Surdato 'Nnamurato - (1915) Report Abuse
"O Surdato 'Nnamurato" (in English: "The Soldier in Love") is one of the most famous songs ever written in the Neapolitan language. The words were written by Aniello Califano in 1915; the music was composed by Enrico Cannio. The song describes the sadness of a soldier who is fighting at the front during World War I, and who pines for his beloved. Anna Magnani's performance of the song, in the film La sciantosa, is well known, as is the more modern version of Massimo Ranieri. Nini Grassia directed a film which took its name from the song in 1983.
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E poi by MINA Report Abuse
Another classic. Unbelievable that she is unknown here in the UK.
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Ancora, ancora, ancora Report Abuse
Mina is for me one of the singers the world has ever known. She not only sings this song, she lives and breathes it. Thank you Mina for the emotions you transfer to me through your singing.
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Un emozione da poco (1978) - Anna Oxa Report Abuse
It is to consider an "evergreen" of Italian pop music. That song was clasified 2nd to 1978 Sanremo Festival.
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La solitudine (1993) - Laura Pausini Report Abuse
La solitudine" (English: The Loneliness) is an Italian ballad recorded by pop singer Laura Pausini. It launched Pausini's career in 1993, when she won the Sanremo Music Festival as a newcomer act. The song had big success in the other latin countries too.
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L'importante e finire by MINA Report Abuse
Grande Mina. A singer and poet
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Perdere L'amore (1988) - Massimo Ranieri Report Abuse
"Perdere l'amore" is a song sung by Massimo Ranieri, winner of the Sanremo Festival 1988. During the years when the vote was tied to the Festival Contest Totip, this song won the most votes, and by posting the best runner-up. The song was also the first in the charts in Italy for five consecutive weeks. It was written by Marcello Marocco and Giampiero Artegiani.
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Canzone per te (1968) - Sergio Endrigo Report Abuse
"Canzone per te" ("A song for you"), written by Italian composer Sergio Endrigo and sung by Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, was the Italian entrant to and winner of the 1968 edition of the Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo (in English: Italian song festival in Sanremo).
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La donna Cannone I1o Report Abuse
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26th? This should be waaaay up on the list.
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Probably the best success of Francesco De Gregori. The song was composed in 1983.
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Piove (ciao,ciao,bambina;1959) - Domenico Modugno Report Abuse
"Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" (It's raining [Bye, bye baby]) was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959, performed in Italian by Domenico Modugno. The song is a dramatic ballad, with Modugno telling his lover that he knows their relationship is about to come to a close. He asks her for one more kiss and then tells her not to turn back as she walks away from him, because he still has feelings for her.
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One of my favorite songs by a great singer
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E Non Finisce Mica Il Cielo (1982) - Mia Martini Report Abuse
It was a song written by Ivano Fossati and Mia Martini participated for the first time in the Sanremo Festival. The high quality of text and interpretation, not intended to reach the podium, however, earned the award by journalists of the Critics Prize, established in that year specifically for her (and she called after her death) .
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Ancora (1981) - Edoardo De Crescenzo Report Abuse
The music: was of Claudio Mattone and the lyrics: Franco Migliacci. A very romantic Italian song.
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Nessun Dorma Report Abuse
written during the Romantic Era by Giacomo Puccini for Turandot and highly popularized by the late Luciano Pavarotti.
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Io che non vivo (1963) - Pino Donaggio Report Abuse
Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio (24 October 1941) is an Italian composer. Born in Burano (an island of Venice), into a family of musicians, His greatest hit was the 1963 hit "Io che non vivo", which sold 80 million records worldwide and was performed most popularly in English as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Elvis Presley and Dusty Springfield. [
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Il mio canto libero (1972) - Lucio Battisti Report Abuse
It is to consider a classical of the Italian pop music (Battisti/Mogol)
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"Quello che le donne non dicono" (1987) - Fiorella Mannoia Report Abuse
"What women do not say" is one of the most famous songs of Fiorella Mannoia. Written by Enrico Ruggeri and Luigi Schiavone, was sung by Mannoia at the Sanremo Festival 1987, winning the Critics Prize. He remained in the Hit Parade for several weeks.
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"Grande Grande Grande" (1972) - Mina Report Abuse
"Grande grande grande" is a 1972 Italian song, written by Alberto Testa and Tony Renis. It was a No. 1 hit for Mina. Many singer (Celine Dion, Shirley Bassey) sang a cover of that brilliant song.
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Legata ad un granello di Sabbia (1961) - Nico Fidenco Report Abuse
It was the first Italian song to sell more than 1 million of copies.
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Albachiara (1979) - Vasco Rossi Report Abuse
The first big success of the songwriter and rockstar Vasco Rossi.
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La Fisarmonica Gianni Morandi Report Abuse
My reason why this entry should be ranked because Morandi deserves an entry and this song is as good as any. Good entertainer, nice voice and all in all a decent bloke. I've seen him sing and spent a long time behind the scenes during rehearsals. Gianni Morandi is a professional and a gentleman
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E Penso A Te (1970) - Lucio Battisti Report Abuse
The song (lyrics and music of Battisti and Mogol) was sang initially by Bruno Lauzi and only in 1972 by Lucio Battisti.The text speaks of a nostalgic thought to present a woman, playing on the contrast between the memory of an event ended without result and the thought of what she might be doing at that time.
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Il Ragazzo Della Via Gluck (1966) - Adriano Celentano Report Abuse
Celentano was born in Milan at 14 Via Gluck, about which he later wrote the famous song "Il ragazzo della via Gluck" ("The boy from the Gluck Street"). On the present that song is still one of the most popular one in italy..
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Se stiamo insieme insieme Riccardo Cocciante Report Abuse
I had the pleasure of listening to this piccolo grande uomo perform a few years back in Riccione. I have been a fan ever since. Grande Cocciante
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Vorrei Incontrarti fra cent'anni (1996) - Ron and Tosca Report Abuse
The song was written by the same Ron and interpreted with Tosca during the winning of Sanremo Festival of 1996. He has to be considered an "evergreen" of Italian music.
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Più Bella Cosa (1996) - Eros Ramazzotti Report Abuse
Eros Ramazzotti dedicates to his wife Michelle Hunziker the feeling he proved at their first date and even now. "Più bella cosa non c'è, più bella cosa di te, unica come sei, immensa quando vuoi, grazie di esistere" ("A more beautiful thing doesn't exist, a more beautiful than you, unique as you are, great when you want, thanks to exist")
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Noi due nel mondo e nell'anima (1972) - Pooh Report Abuse
Pooh is an Italian rock band formed in 1966. By 2008, it had become one of the world's longest lasting bands. "Noi due nel mondo e nell'anima" was the song that consacrated the group. as one of the better in Italy
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Non Amarmi (1992) - Aleandro Baldi e Francesca Alotta Report Abuse
"Non Amarmi" won the newcomers' section of the Sanremo Music Festival in 1992. The original song talks about a blind man (as in fact was the performer, Aleandro Baldi) who fears to be loved only for compassion. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony made a Spanish cover of this sonh
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Dio come ti amo (1966) - Gigliola Cinquetti Report Abuse
Song from the cult film 1966 "Dio come ti amo!", Where she played the main role. This song in her performance won the festival in San Remo. The song was a great popularity not only in Italy but also abroad, especially in Latin America. In one of the Brazilian cinema film "Dio come ti amo!" showed every day for 30 years.
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Don Chisciotte - F.Guccini Report Abuse
It's the best song ever written about the "man of the Mancha". In this web you can find other suggestions about italian songs encapc.webhispana.net/index.php?action=canciones
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Se Bruciasse La Città (1969) - Massimo Ranieri Report Abuse
The big voice of Massimo Ranieri is well expressed in this romantic song
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Io per lui(1968) - Farida Report Abuse
"Io per lui" is a very romntic song that after Farida was sung by Mina and Patty Pravo too. Farida is a female singer (real name Concetta Gangi, she was born in Catania in 1946), She sang very beatiful song to the end of 70's. After she married and left for many years the works.
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Ma tu mi ami ancora MINA Report Abuse
Another great song with words that all of us can relate to. Thank you Mina
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Nel Sole (1967) - Al Bano Report Abuse
"Nel sole" is a song composed by Al Bano, Pino Massara and Vito Pallavicini, and performed by Al Bano. The song marked his first commercial success, and launched his career as a singer.[
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Un Amore Così Grande (1976) - Guido Maria Ferilli Report Abuse
Guido Maria Ferilli is also the author of the test of this song that after it was sung also by Claudio Villa and Luciano Pavorotti and it becomed an Internation hits
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Certe Notti (1995) - Luciano Ligabue Report Abuse
The famous rocker Ligabue sings with melancholy about the nights spent in the past with friends. Great success become an evergreen.
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Donatella Report Abuse
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