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“I feel like singing”. 10 foreign performers deal with Italian songs

The Italian “bel canto” has inspired and keeps on inspiring foreign performers that come to grips (sometimes successfully) with Italian songs.

Creating Italian versions of British/American songs was quite common among the Italian singers of the ’50’s and ’60s. But there are many other examples in which foreign performers came to grips with Italian lyrics. Here are a few of them.

 

Astrud Gilberto – Una Donna Che Ti Ama (Ennio Morricone)
Astrud Gilberto

 

Mike Patton/Mondo Cane – Il Cielo In Una Stanza (Gino Paoli)
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Lionel Richie – Amo, t’amo, ti amo… (Italian version of Still In Love)
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Frank Sinatra – Come Back To Sorrento (Ernesto De Curtis)
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Jens Lekman – La Strada Nel Bosco (Cesare Andrea Bixio/Gino Bechi)
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David Bowie – Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (Italian version of Space Oddity)bowie

 

Francoise Hardy – Quelli Della Mia Età (Italian version of Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles)
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Nina Simone – Così Ti Amo (Italian version of To Love Somebody di Barry Gibb)
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Rolling Stones – Con Le Mie Lacrime (Italian version of As Tears Goes By)
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Erlend Øye – La Prima Estate
Erlend Oye - La Prima Estate

 

bonus track (the song that inspired this playlist):
Louis Armstrong – Mi Va Di Cantare (I feel like dancing) (Buonassisi, Bertero, Marini e Valleroni)
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