[25] It also peaked at number two on the Norwegian VG-lista Topp 20 Singles and on the Dutch Mega Single Top 100. Later that same night, Migliacci discussed his lyrics with Modugno, and for several days they worked on the song, tentatively entitled "Sogno in blu" ('Dream in blue'). [3], Franco Migliacci began working on the lyrics of the song in June 1957, inspired by two paintings by Marc Chagall. Sergio Franchi recorded two compilation albums featuring this song: 1976's Sergio Franchi Sings Volare[94] and 1977's Volare. [99], In 1989, Gipsy Kings recorded an up-tempo version of the song, with lyrics partly in Italian and partly in Spanish. For persons with the title Gipsy King, see, Learn how and when to remove this template message, ¡Volaré! [128], Italian singer Tiziano Ferro performed the song during the first night of the 70th Sanremo Music Festival. [65] Gipsy Kings, born in France but brought up within Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to a worldwide audience. [10] In 1988, Canut Reyes released his solo project Boléro. These efforts include "Speaking of Dreams" with Joan Baez in 1990, "My Way" with Francis Cabrel in 1993, a version of Bob Marley's "One Love" sung with his son Ziggy Marley, and Georges Reyes' song "Donde esta el amor" with Nicolas Reyes in 2006. Bamboleo was featured in a grocery store scene in the 2016 film Sing. Barry White's album Put Me in Your Mix, released in 1991, also includes a cover of Modugno's hit single, simply titled "Volare". [34][35][36] This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 16:19. (1958) includes an instrumental version of the song. 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[85] Ray Conniff also recorded an instrumental version of the song in 1967, with the brass impersonating a male chorus, as well as featuring a wordless vocal chorus, too. He has since released a second solo album, titled Gitano. Their 1997 album Compas contains more traditional flamenco music.[6]. [119] A piano version of the song is also included in 2010's Golden Memories 2 by Iranian composer Fariborz Lachini. André Reyes recorded a solo album in 1992, but never released it officially. [21] On 18 August 1958, it topped the Hot 100, becoming the second song to reach the top spot on the chart, after Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool". [26], The song's popularity endures, and in 2004, according to the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, it was the most played Italian song, in Italy as well as in the whole world. The band have been criticised by flamenco purists, but Nicolas Reyes has said in an interview that the flamenco world is not in great shape itself and that the band are proud of their success. So startet nämlich sein neuester Partykracher "Saufi saufi". [74] Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown's The Poll Winners Ride Again! [130] [14] During his performance, Modugno opened his arms as if he was going to fly,[7] which would contribute to making it the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song. The Gipsy King lineup featured a combination of left and right-handed guitarists; three of the Reyes brothers (Nicolas, Andre', and Patchai) play guitar left-handed, and play left-hand (and sometimes right-hand) guitars that are strung for right-handers (i.e., with the low "E" string on the bottom), while Diego Baliardo plays a left-handed guitar that is strung for left hand (i.e., with the low "E" string on the top). [25] It also charted in France and the Netherlands, peaking at number 16[101] and at number 26[102] respectively. [4] In "Le coq rouge" was a yellow man suspended in midair, while in "Le peintre et la modelle", half the painter's face was coloured blue. In 1996, American polka band Brave Combo covered the song for the compilation album Mood Swing Music. [79], Among the other artists covering the song soon after its release, Chet Atkins covered it for 1963's Travelin';[80] Ella Fitzgerald recorded it for her 1964's Hello, Dolly! Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). Remastered", "Caterina Valente – Caterina Valente Live", "I Grandi Successi... 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In 2003, The band Lost Amigos With Ray Costello recorded Volare supported by EMI as a limited release edition single in aid of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. [7], In 2008, Modugno's widow, Franca Gandolfi, recalled that her husband, after a storm forced open his window, had the idea of modifying the chorus of the song, introducing the word "Volare," which is now the popular title of the song.[4]. Einen wunderschönen guten Tag oder wie "Tobee" sagen würde "Ding Dong Partygong" ! In the United Kingdom, Modugno's single was released on 23 August 1958, together with eight other versions recorded by international artists. Dean Martin included a half-English version of the song, with lyrics adapted by Mitchell Parish, on his LP This Is Dean Martin!. with Captain Jack, and covered a version of the Doobie Brothers' "Long Train Running" with Bananarama on their Pop Life album, under the pseudonym Alma de Noche. 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[37], Immediately after the release of "Nel blu dipinto di blu", Antonio De Marco accused Domenico Modugno and lyricist Franco Migliacci of plagiarising his 1956 song "Il castello dei sogni". "[31] During 2008's Sanremo Music Festival, lyricist Franco Migliacci and Modugno's widow, Franca Gandolfi, received the special Award for Creativity for the song, presented by Italian Society of Authors and Publishers' chairman Giorgio Assumma.[32]. [77] In 1960, the song was recorded by Italian-American singer Bobby Rydell, reaching number four on the Hot 100 during the summer of 1960[78] and number 22 in the UK. [25] Decades later, Rydell's version was featured on the soundtrack of Richard Wenk's 1986 horror film Vamp. [44], Following the releases by Modugno and Dorelli, as well as the initial success of Modugno's solo, many other versions were quickly recorded and released. Deana Martin recorded "Volare" in 2009. [1][20] At this point, the Gipsies played traditional flamenco invigorated by Tonino Baliardo's guitar playing and Nicolas Reyes' voice. [41], As a response, Modugno sued De Marco for defamation,[38] and in July 1958 De Marco was convicted by the Milan court of justice. [27] Moreover, the combined sales of all the recorded versions of the song exceed 22 million units. [121], In 2011, a rock version of the song was included in Gianna Nannini's Io e Te. The Baliardo brothers are his sons.[7]. Instrumental versions of the song were included in Herman Foster's Have You Heard (1960)[84] and in Russian orchestral conductor Andre Kostelanetz's Wonderland of Sound: Today's Greatest Hits (1961). Alternative English lyrics were written in 1958 by Gracie Fields, and were used from then in most concerts she performed in until her death in 1979; she often changed the words to suit her performance and age. [129] Ferro's cover of the song was later recorded and included in the album Accetto miracoli: l'esperienza degli altri, released in November 2020. Later, they were hired to add color to upper-class parties in such places as St. Tropez, but their first two albums attracted little notice. In 1959, at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards, Modugno's recording became the first ever Grammy winner for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2]. [43], Credits adapted from Discografia Nazionale della Canzone Italiana. [115] [110] Also in 2003, German Eurodance band Captain Jack released the song as a single from the album Cafe Cubar. Even Eurovision losers get lucky sometimes", "Volare. [33], In 2008, the 50th anniversary of the song was celebrated in Italy by releasing a postage stamp showing a man who is flying on a blue background. [88][89], For its 1973 release in Germany, the self-titled album (originally released in 1963) of Italian singer Rita Pavone featured the song. Gipsy Kings was released in the United States in 1989 and spent 40 weeks on the charts, one of few Spanish-language albums to do so. The song was released on her album, Volare, in 2009 by Big Fish Records. [111][112] During the same year, Engelbert Humperdinck included a cover of the song in his album Definition of Love. In February 2010, a cover of the song performed by Italian singer Simona Galeandro won the international competition of the 2010 Viña del Mar International Song Festival. [104] A piano cover of the song is included in 1997's Mambo Italiano by Stefano Bollani,[105] while Italian singer Al Bano released in 1999 an album titled Volare, featuring a cover of "Nel blu dipinto di blu".[106]. [15] It would also mark a change in the way of performing, as Italian singers were used to standing with their arms on their chest, without moving on the stage.[9]. Following its first place victory at the Sanremo Music Festival, the song was chosen to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, which took place on 12 March in Hilversum, Netherlands. [17] At the end of the voting, the song had received 13 points, placing 3rd in a field of 10. One year later, a version of the song performed by Emma Marrone was included in the soundtrack of the Italian movie Benvenuti al Nord, directed by Luca Miniero. Because they lived so much like gypsies, the band adopted the name Gipsy Kings. When Reyes split from Manitas de Plata, he started made up of his sons, which he called Los Reyes (as well as being their family name, reyes means "kings" in Spanish). Gipsy Kings became popular with their self-titled third album, which included the songs "Djobi Djoba", "Bamboléo", and the ballad "Un Amor". [127] A cover of "Nel blu dipinto di blu", performed by Malika Ayane, was used for an Alitalia TV commercial in 2016, and later released as a single. He had vivid dreams, and when he woke up, he looked at the Chagall paintings (reproductions) on the wall. [citation needed] Tonino Baliardo released his own instrumental album, Essences, in 2001, re-released in 2003. Brazilian singer Dolores Duran released it as a single and included "Nel blu dipinto di blu" in the album Canta para você dançar nº 2 (1958). Los Reyes started out as a gypsy band. Domenico Modugno was chosen as the singer. [95], In 1981, American Esperantist Alberta Casey released a cover in Esperanto, translated by Luigi Minnaia, on her album San Diego Vokas. [18], It was succeeded as Italian entry at the 1959 contest by "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)", also performed by Modugno. [16] Modugno was first to perform that night. Together with right-handers Canut and Paul Reyes, and Paco Baliardo, these guitarists focus on delivering the strong underpinning rhythms while the more complex leads are performed by the right-handed and conventionally-styled Tonino Baliardo. [69] Fud Leclerc, who competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958 alongside Domenico Modugno, recorded a French version as well. The song is a ballad in a dramatic chanson style,[8] in which Modugno describes the feeling he has when with his lover; a feeling that resembles flying. [96], Australian alternative rock band TISM recorded a version in the early to mid 1980s which was issued on their debut album Great Truckin' Songs of the Renaissance in 1988. An English/Spanish salsa version is also sung by Son Boricua of Jimmy Sabater and Jose Mangual Jr. in 2000. Oh ya ya Bamboleo oh a ya (Bamboleo) Oh ya ya Bamboleo oh a ya (Oh-eo) Oh ya ya Bamboleo oh a ya (Bamboleo) Oh ya ya Bamboleo oh a ya (Oh-eo) Te puedes preparar que esta fiesta va a empezar Vamonos! [66] Martin's song, titled "Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)", was also released as a single, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart,[25] peaking at number three in Norway,[67] and at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The Reyes brothers, sons of Jose Reyes, are nephews of Manitas de Plata. In 1958, the song participated in the selection process for the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, held in 1958. The combined sales of all the versions of the song exceed 22 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular Eurovision songs of all time and the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song ever. It was released on the same EP as his own entry for Belgium, "Ma petite chatte".[70]. Some of the individual members of the band have put out their own albums. [82] During the same year, a live performance of the song appeared on Cliff Richard's When in Rome.[83]. [120] [97] During the same year, Dutch folk singer André Hazes included it in his Italian-language album Innamorato,[98] while in 1987 the song was recorded by American singer-songwriter Alex Chilton for the album High Priest. [22] "Nel blu dipinto di blu" was the first non-American, -Canadian or -British single to achieve this honor in the rock era, and it would be the only one to do so until 1994's "The Sign" by Swedish group Ace of Base. [131], Articles related to "Nel blu, dipinto di blu (Volare)", Note: Entries scored out are when Italy did not compete, Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, 2010 Viña del Mar International Song Festival, List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1950s, List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1958 (U.S.), List of number-one Billboard Hot Latin Tracks of 1990, "I divi della musica leggera sono più popolari dei ciclisti", https://terracechants.me.uk/tune/chants/Volare/best, "Mezzo secolo cantando "Volare" la vedova di Modugno racconta", "Cosa sarebbe stata la mia vita senza Chagall e Modugno? [25] The McGuire Sisters' version, also released as a single, peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US,[71] and entered the Norwegian Singles Chart at number seven. The song was later translated into several languages and recorded by a wide range of performers. During the event, "Nel blu dipinto di blu" was ranked second on the list of the "all time favourite songs of the Eurovision Song Contest," behind ABBA's "Waterloo". [12], While Dorelli's performance had little impact on the audience,[7] Modugno's is now considered to be the event that changed the history of Italian music. As of 2015, only founding members Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo remain in the current Gipsy Kings lineup; current tour promotional notices bill them as "The Gipsy Kings (featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo)", This article is about the musical group. Their cover version of "Hotel California" was an example of fast flamenco guitar leads and rhythmic strumming; it was featured in the 1998 Coen Brothers' movie The Big Lebowski. The English lyrics were written by Mitchell Parish. ABBA's former member Benny Andersson, while receiving the prize, commented: I myself voted for "Volare" but I am pleased that so many people voted for us. "Nel blu, dipinto di blu" (Italian pronunciation: [nel ˈblu diˈpinto di ˈblu]; 'In the blue [sky] [as I was] painted blue' or 'In the blue-painted blue [sky]'), popularly known as "Volare" (pronounced [voˈlaːre]; 'To fly'), is a song originally recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Winning the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, the song was chosen as the Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958, where it won third place out of ten songs in total. [5] "Bamboleo" was featured in a grocery store scene in the 2016 film Sing. [16] Despite this, it became one of the most successful songs ever performed in Eurovision Song Contest history. Gipsy Kings have collaborated with many renowned artists. A version of the song by David Bowie was featured in 1986's British rock musical film Absolute Beginners. [4] The 2010 film Toy Story 3 featured their rendition of "You've Got a Friend in Me", a Spanish-language version titled "Hay un Amigo en Mi", and performed in a recognisably flamenco style. His single peaked at number 33 in the US,[91] reached number 3 on the Dutch Single Top 100,[92] and was certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association. The duet was later featured on the extended play De Avô para Neta, released in October 2020. [113] In 2005, a medley of "Nel blu dipinto di blu" and Modugno's "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" was recorded live by Patrizio Buanne for his DVD The Italian Live in Concert. [114], During the grand final of the 56th Sanremo Music Festival, Laura Pausini and Eros Ramazzotti performed the song as a duet. The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings, You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile, Smile, Smile), Connie Francis Sings Fun Songs for Children, Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favorites, Connie Francis Sings Award Winning Motion Picture Hits, Connie Francis and Hank Williams Jr. The group originally called itself Los Reyes. I think that a dream like that will never return; I painted my hands and my face blue, then was suddenly swept up by the wind and started to fly in the infinite sky. ), "Mala Femmena" And Connie's Big Hits From Italy, This page was last edited on 20 November 2020, at 15:05. In April 2020, Gilberto Gil sang "Nel blu dipinto di blu" with his nephew Flor, as a show of solidarity with Italy, largely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. In 2001, Italian singer Mina released the album Sconcerto, entirely composed of Domenico Modugno Italian hits, including "Nel blu dipinto di blu". They are known for bringing rumba flamenco, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The jury charged with selecting the entries to the competition was going to reject "Nel blu dipinto di blu"; however, in the end, it was one of the 20 admitted songs. [109] It was also performed by Sanjeev Bhaskar in the film Anita and Me. 1 Songs from the First 50 Years", "What The Music Biz Was Wrestling With In 1958", "Norwegiancharts.com – Domenico Modugno – Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)", "E' 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' il brano italiano più cantato", "I 45 giri che i conduttori del Notturno Italiano hanno amato di più. [38][39] Though the song was not released, it had been played during some concerts in the previous years. [1], The song spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in August and September 1958, and subsequently became Billboard's number-one single for the year. ;[81] and Petula Clark sang it for the album The International Hits, released in 1965. [90] Another charting version of the song was released in 1975 by American jazz singer Al Martino, and included in his album To the Door of the Sun. ", "Nel blu di Modugno, l'Italia si mise a cantare", "Sanremo 1958 – Storia e storie del Festival", "Sanremo – 50 Anni di Storia: 1958 – Nel blu dipinto di blu", "Con Parole Mie – Puntata storica – 1 febbraio 1958. [2] The song is the only foreign-language recording to achieve this honor,[29] and it is the only song competing in the Eurovision Song Contest to receive a Grammy Award. Written by Modugno and Franco Migliacci, it was released as a single on 1 February 1958. [22], In the United Kingdom, the single debuted at number 15 on 6 September 1958, and the following week it rose and peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart. In the United Kingdom, Italian musician Marino Marini's cover peaked at number thirteen in October, and Charlie Drake's version reached number 28. [15], In the United States, the single debuted at number 54 on the very first Billboard Hot 100, on 4 August 1958, and the next week it climbed at number two, marking the biggest jump to the runner-up spot in the chart's history. [22] The song later completed a run of five non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart,[23] selling 2 million copies in the United States during 1958[24] and becoming Billboard's Song of the Year. [30], In 2001, seven years after his death, Modugno was awarded with the Sanremo Music Festival Special Award, "given to the one who,...in 1958, with 'Nel blu dipinto di blu', turned the Sanremo Music Festival in a stage of worldwide relevance. [19], The song became an instant success in Italy, selling more than 20,000 copies in its first 12 days. [117] In 2008, a new version was recorded by Gianni Morandi for the album Ancora… grazie a tutti. In 1985, the Italian supergroup MusicaItalia released a cover version for the song as a charity single for Ethiopian famine relief. Preceding the Netherlands' own Corry Brokken with "Heel de wereld". [1] The single obtained global acclaim,[18] becoming an international hit. [38] During the trial for plagiarism, De Marco claimed that he lost his sheet music in Rome while registering his song with the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers, suggesting that Modugno somehow found it[40][41] and plagiarised both the lyrics and the music of his composition. It is also one of the only two songs by Modugno charting on the Hot 100, together with "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)", which peaked at number 97. "Nel blu, dipinto di blu" (Italian pronunciation: [nel ˈblu diˈpinto di ˈblu]; 'In the blue [sky] [as I was] painted blue' or 'In the blue-painted blue [sky]'), popularly known as "Volare" (pronounced ; 'To fly'), is a song originally recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. However, he would have to perform again at the end as well—before the voting took place—due to a transmission fault during the first performance that caused the song to not be heard in all countries broadcasting the event. [citation needed], Gipsy Kings originally consisted of two parent families: Reyes and Baliardo. [93] "—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory. [126], Italian vocal group Il Volo recorded the song for the album L'amore si muove in 2015. tu y yo ponte en la pista Que vamos a bailar, e chico, preparate, muevete, muevete Al compas conmigo, que te quiero tener muy cerca They traveled around France, playing at weddings, festivals, and in the streets. The song opens with a surreal prelude, which the cover versions often left out: Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più.