#1 Pop, #2 R&B
February is Grammy month here in the USA and here at OSML. This year (2011) we will highlight winners of the Grammy “Song of the Year” in which the composer is the recipient of the award as opposed to the Grammy “Record of the Year” in which the performer is the recipient of the award. Of course sometimes the same song wins both awards as it did in the first year out — 1958!
The song was already a huge hit in Modunugno’s home country of Italy and it crossed the ocean topping the charts here as well, making him an international pop star and leaving an oft covered classic pop tune here in the States.
I loved this song coming up, but was partial to Dean Martin’s cover version since I had a huge crush on Dean-o. Hey didn’t every young girl?!
- Cee Lo ‘wants to sing uncensored track’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- Cee-Lo Gwyneth Paltrow Grammys Performance “Forget You” Duet (popcrunch.com)
- Grammy Awards History: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Music’s Biggest Award Show (spinner.com)
- Bobby Rydell – “Volare”/”i’d Do It Again” (joetroiano.wordpress.com)