“Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)” Performed By Domenico Modugno (1958)

February 3, 2011

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#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!

Not one but two  Grammy Awards went to  Domenico Modugno in 1958 for Volare. It won both the Song of the Year and Record of the year since Modugno (1/1/28-8/6/1994) was both singer and composer.

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?!

Musically Yours,

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