15 Famous Italian Music || Best Songs Ever

Hello guys, are you looking for the best Italian songs? So, In this article, we will be looking for the best Italian music of all time. You must have heard this music once in your life.

As we all know, Italian folk music is an important part of the country’s musical heritage and spans a diverse array of provincial styles, instruments, and dances.

Also, Italy was a country of disco and electronic music, with Italo disco being one of the earliest electronic dance genres. So, let’s check out the list below.

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15 Famous Italian Music || Best Songs Ever

1 – Toto Cutugno L’italiano

“L’Italiano” is a famous Italian pop song by Toto Cutugno released in 1983. The track was the biggest international hit and is his best-known composition. One of the most Famous Italian Music ever.

  • Artist: Toto Cutugno
  • Album: L’Italiano
  • Genre: Pop

2 – Domenico Modugno Nel blu’ dipinto di blu’ (Volare)

“Nel blu, dipinto di blu” popularly known as “Volare” is a song initially recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. The song spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in August and September 1958.

Modugno’s recording became the first-ever Grammy winner for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

  • Artist: Gipsy Kings
  • Album: Mosaïque
  • Released: 1989
  • Genre: Pop

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3 – Umberto Tozzi Te amo

The track achieved success at the time, becoming a hit in many European countries, including Sweden and Switzerland where it topped the charts. One of the best Italian songs ever.

Artist: Umberto Tozzi
Album: È nell’aria…ti amo
Released: 1977

4 – Andrea Bocelli Con te partirò

The track, “Con te partirò” is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori. As we all know, It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Music Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. First in France, where it became one of the best-selling singles of all time.

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5 – Laura Pausini La solitudine

The track, “La solitudine” (Loneliness) is a famous Italian ballad recorded by pop singer Laura Pausini. Also, Pausini sang it for the first time on 23 February 1993, during the 43rd Sanremo Music Festival. In late 1993 the single was released in the rest of Europe, reaching the top five in France. One of the most Famous Italian Music ever.

  • Artist: Laura Pausini
  • Album: Laura Pausini
  • Released: 1993

6 – Al Bano & Romina Power Felicità

The track, “Felicità” is a hit song by Italian-American duo Al Bano and Romina Power, released in 1982. It was an international commercial success and remains arguably their best-known song. It was topping the Italian singles chart and eventually sold millions of copies internationally from March–to June 1982.

  • Artists: Al Bano, Romina Power
  • Album: Tubes 80 introuvables, Volume 4
  • Released: 2005

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7 – Ricchi e Poveri Sara’ Perche’ Ti Amo

The track, “Sarà perché ti amo” is the sixth single of Italo disco group Ricchi e Poveri. The song was released in February 1981 over Baby Records and premiered live at the 31st edition of the well-known Festival di Sanremo in 1981. One of the best Italian songs ever.

  • Artist: Ricchi e Poveri
  • Album: Ricchi E Poveri – Grandi Successi
  • Released: 1997

8 – Raffaella Carrà A Far L’amore Cominicia Tu (Liebelei)

Coming to this track, “A far l’amore comincia tu” is a song by Italian singer Raffaella Carrà from her album Forte forte forte (1976). The song became a big national and international hit, being translated into several languages including Spanish, German, French and English.

  • Artist: Raffaella Carrà
  • Album: Forte forte forte

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9 – Bryan Adams O Sole Mio

  • Artists: Bryan Adams, Luciano Pavarotti
  • Featured artist: Luciano Pavarotti
  • Album: Pavarotti & Friends 2
  • Released: 1995
  • Genre: Vocal/Easy Listening

10 – Giorgio Gaber Io non mi sento italiano

  • Artist: Giorgio Gaber
  • Album: Io non mi sento italiano
  • Genre: Adult Contemporary

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11 – Renato Carosone Tu vuo fa l’americano

“Tu vuò fà l’americano” aka “You Want to Be American” is a Neapolitan language song by Italian singer Renato Carosone. He wrote the song in collaboration with Nicola “Nisa” Salerno in 1956. Combining swing and jazz, it became one of his best-known songs. One of the most Famous Italian Music ever.

  • Artist: Renato Carosone
  • Genres: Regional Brazilian, Pop, Jazz

12 – The Three Tenors ‘O sole mio

It is one of the best Italian songs ever. It is written by Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo di Capua, Alfredo Mazzucchi.

  • Artist: The Three Tenors
  • Album: ‘O Sole Mio
  • Released: 1998

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13 – Adriano Celentano Azzurro

The track, “Azzurro” is an Italian pop song composed by Paolo Conte and Vito Pallavicini. Its most notable version was recorded by Adriano Celentano in 1968. One of the most Famous Italian Music ever.

  • Artist: Adriano Celentano
  • Album: Azzurro / Una Carezza In Un Pugno
  • Released: 1968
  • Genres: Musica tropicale, Pop, Seasonal

14 – Zucchero Fornaciari Senza una donna

The track, “Senza una donna” is one of the most popular Italian songs of all time, written and performed by Zucchero from his fourth album, Blue’s (1987). In 1990 it was re-recorded in English with Paul Young. It has sold more than 5,000,000 copies worldwide.

  • Artist: Zucchero Fornaciari
  • Album: Blue’s
  • Released: 1987

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15 – Andrea Bocelli Vivo per lei

The track, “Vivo per lei” is a 1995 famous Italian song recorded by Italian artist Andrea Bocelli as a duet with Giorgia Todrani. The song in Italian was originally written by the group O.R.O. One of the best Italian songs ever.

  • Artist: Andrea Bocelli
  • Album: Romanza
  • Released: 1997
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Title : Popular music in Renaissance Italy 1500-1525
Artist : EARLY MUSIC MIDI
Duration : 17:53
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The period between 1480-1520 was the height of the Italian Renaissance marked by the larger-than-life figures of Leonardo da Vinci, Rafaello Sanzio and Donatello in the art world as well as Josquin des Prez and Heinrich Isaac in the musical realm. Less recognized in the rest of Europe were native born Italians, Marchetto Cara and Bartolomeo Tromboncino among others. These local masters flourished at the court of Isabella d'Este of Ferrara, Marchesa of Mantua, who loomed large over the musical pantheon as la patronesse extraordinaire. Her palaces were adorned with patterns of musical notes on the ceilings and stylized wood inlays of instruments on the walls.

This video celebrates the music and art from that glorious era in Italian history. Below are 15 musical selections and artworks from that prolific age. As always, I extensively edited raw MIDI files downloaded from various websites. To skip to a different piece in the soundtrack, click on the time stamp indicated next to the song title.

Abbreviations:
xoomer: xoomer.virgilio.it/earlymusicmidi/
LPdC: Libro primo de la Croce
IdLL4: Intabulatura de liuto, Libro 4

0:07 L'amor donna ch'io te porto (Giacomo Fogliano)
UPLOAD: cipoo.net
a. Frottole Libro 7, 1507
b. Ceiling of Isabella d'Este's grotta, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
c. Coronation of Pope Pius III, Pinturicchio, 1513
d. Coronation of Pope Pius III (detail)
1:37 Calata ala spagnola #1 (Joan Ambrosio Dalza)
UPLOAD: Serge Gerbode, gerbode.net
a. IdLL4, 1508
b. Lute player, Giovanni Cariani, early 16th century
c. Angel playing lute, Giovanni Battista di Jacopo, 1518
d. Concerto, Francesco Cariani, c1520
3:02 Ogni cosa ha el suo locho (Anonymous)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. Frottole Libro 6, 1505
b. Recorder players, fresco, Romanino, 1532, Trento
c. Three ages of man, Tiziano, c1514
4:12 Rendete amanti (Joannes Lulinus Venetus)
UPLOAD: Sabine Cassola, CPDL.org
a. Clavichord Lepante, Italian, 16th cent
b. Spinet, Italian, c1540
c. Spinet (detail of the wood carvings)
d. Spinet (detail of the soundboard)
5:29 A la guerra (B. Tromboncino)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. Frottole Libro 1, 1504
b. Concert, Master Half-lengths, Flemish, c1540
6:09 Ricercar 33 (Marco dall'Aquila)
UPLOAD: Serge Gerbode, gerbode.net
a. Lute player, Francesco Salviati, 1529
b. Mary Magdalene, Master of Half-lengths, Flemish, c1540
c. Mary Magdalene, Master of Half-lengths, Flemish, c1540
7:19 L'Ultimo di de maggio (Sebastiano Festa)
UPLOAD: cipoo.net
a. LPdC, 1526
b. 3 musicians, Heinrich Aldegrever, 1551
8:12 Calata ala spagnola #5 (J.A.Dalza)
UPLOAD: Serge Gerbode, gerbode.net
a. IdLL4, 1508
b. Portrait of Francesco da Milano (?), Giulio Campi, c1530
c. Renaissance lute soundboard, Laux Maler, c1540
d. Young man with lute, Jan van Scorel, c1550
9:30 Un cavalier di Spagna (F. Patavino)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. LPdC, 1526
b. Shawm band, PInturicchio, c1503
10:12 Quella bella a bianca mano (Antonio Caprioli)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. Man with a lira da braccio, Anon Venetian, c1515
b. Lira da braccio, Giovanni d'Andrea, 1511
c. Instruments, wood inlay, Grotto Isabella d'Este, Mantua, 1505
11:03 Non e tempo (Marchetto Cara)
UPLOAD: Dillon Upton, IMSLP.org
a. Frottole Libro 1, 1504
b. Madonna & child, Fra Bartolomeo, 1515
c. Portrait of Isabella d'Este, Tiziano, c1534
12:08 S'el pensier che mi strugge (Sebastiano Festa)
UPLOAD: cipoo.net
a. LPdC, 1526
b. Musical angels (detail), Master of St. Lucy, c1480
c. Boy with recorder, Giorgione, 1508
d. Basset recorder, Germany, 16th c
e. Musical angels, Francesco Botticini, c1480
13:50 O mia cieca (Marchetto Cara)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. Frottole Libro 1, 1504
b. Outdoor concert, Anon Italian, early 16th c
c. Frari triptych, Giovanni Bellini, 1488
d. Pastoral concert, Giorgione, 1508
15:15 Pan de miglio caldo, caldo (Bartolomeo Tromboncino)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. Frottole Libro 6, 1505
b. Harp, North Italian, c1550
c. Palazzo Ducale (Isabella d'Este residence), Mantua
d. Portrait Tromboncino, 16th c
e. Baking bread, Breviary, Morgan Lib. M.8
f. Elisha multiplies bread, Tintoretto, c1578
16:47 Dilla da l'acqua (Francesco Patavino)
UPLOAD: xoomer
a. LPdC, 1526
b. Procession at San Marco (detail), Gentile Bellini, 1496
c. Portrait of Francesco Patavino, Giov.Batt.Zelotti, c1545


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