He died on August 6th, 1994 in Lampedusa which is in Sicily, Italy. Back then, there were only 28 Grammy categories. Wow. That’s how I usually approach things – by picking an unforgettable song that made music history and then I analyze both the song and also everything around it. Johnny’s father was Nino D’Aurelio, an Italian tenor that had great success in the US in the 1940s and 1950s and lived from 1908 until 1958. The song was also a hit in other European countries such as Norway and the Netherlands, to mention only two examples, where it reached position two on the local charts. His father, Vito Cosimo Modugno, was a municipal police commander and his mother, Pasqua Lorusso, was a housewife. It was one of many back then. Domenico eventually sued De Marco for defamation and, in July of 1958, a court in Italy absolved Domenico and Franco convicting De Marco. And also non-Italians were successful with cover songs of Italian originals. when the moon sets, it takes them along with it. That’s not impossible, I would say, but combined with the fact that the expert couldn’t find any relevant similarity. -https://ilglobo.com/news/mr-volare-takes-centre-stage-in-1958-with-his-worldwide-hit-nel-blu-dipinto-di-blu-33030/ Source 2 is the official Wikipedia article for the year 1958. by Routledge in 2004. The song was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in the April of 1990 and it was also a minor hit in the UK where it peaked at number 86. Tem certeza que deseja sair sem salvar suas alterações. Source #33: -https://www.youmovies.it/2019/08/10/figli-domenico-modugno-chi-sono/ Source 41 is the article titled “Sanremo, perché Johnny Dorelli non ci sarà” by Marino Bartoletti E voava voava feliz mais alto que o sol e ainda mais alto,Enquanto o mundo pouco a pouco desaparecia longe lá em baixo,Uma doce música tocava só pra mim. Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più, This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Nel blu dipinto di blu. Vincent Impellitteri is a prominent example who, in 1950, became the mayor of New York City. That was an appropriate name, wasn’t it? That are as blue as a sky quilted with stars. Some say that he achieved his greatest success as an actor in 1973 where he starred as Mackie in Brecht’s Threepenny Opera. Source 12 is the official Wikipedia article for “Alberto Semprini”. Source 49 is the English translation of the official Italian Wikipedia article for “Franco Migliacci”. Sure, Italian-Americans were still successful in this category – Connie Francis is one example here – but other countries enriched the pop music sound in the US like never before; examples here are Emilio Pericoli’s 1962 hit “Al di là”, the Singing Nun’s “Dominique” in French and Kyu Sakamoto’s Japanese “Sukiyaki”. The other half was Domenico’s breathtaking and revolutionary stage presence which I discussed as part of the chapter “The Artist”. Source 42 is the official Wikipedia article for the music genre “Chanson”. The net is, not only the music and Domenico’s voice have helped this song become a timeless classic. There are a couple of reasons why Domenico had such a breakthrough with “Volare”. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. The B side was the song “Vecchio frac” which translates to “old tailcoat”. ce=bl&ots=KlOyoXPj9P&sig=ACfU3U3Aqr27y75ph-jKE1hEDczR7B5mA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjct5GlqtXpAhUHCjQIHaVjAZsQ6AEwDXoECE0QAQ#v=onepage&q=why%20did%20johnn Johnny had two more kids: A son named Gabriele from his partner Catherine Spaak, a French-Italian actress and singer, and a daughter named Guendalina from his partner Gloria Guida, an Italian actress and model. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) was the #35 song in 1958 in the R&B charts.The song was performed by Domenico Modugno.Comment below with facts and trivia … But I keep on dreaming in your beautiful eyes. Source #19: Alright, let’s now turn our attention to the cover versions of “Volare”. Always remember that music is one of the major positive forces that connects us all as it doesn’t In Italy, it was released on the Fonit label, in the US on Decca and in the UK on Oriole international. The “Canzone d’autore” emerged on the scene in the late 1950s. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franco_Migliacci “Le coq rouge” features a yellow man suspended in midair, while in “Le peintre et la modelle”, half the painter’s face was colored blue. Ma tutti sogni nell'alba svaniscon perché,Quando tramonta, la luna li porta con sé,Ma io continuo a sognare negli occhi tuoi belli,Che sono blu come un cielo trapunto di stelle. che sono blu come un cielo trapunto di stelle. The interesting thing is that the huge success Domenico had with “Volare” basically outshone his characteristics as an autonomous creator. and started to fly in the endless sky. During the same show, Tommy Edwards sang his song “It’s All in the Game” which ended up bumping “Volare” from the top spot on September 29th, 1958. Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito E incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito. Petula Clark covered “Volare” in 1965 for her album “The International Hits”. Source 7 is the article titled “”Volare” Demystified!” by Jodina posted on November 30th, 2010 on website italianowithjodina.com. “Volare” has remained the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song and if you ever get to watch the video of the Sanremo performance of Domenico and Johnny – enjoy it. In terms of its lyrics, “Volare” is a soaring tribute to freedom based on and inspired by a Marc Chagall painting of a hovering person with a blue face, imagining someone painting themselves blue and flying through space. In this section, I’m only gonna discuss Domenico’s version of the song but not any of the cover versions. Nel blu dipinto di blu may refer to: "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (song), a 1958 Italian song by Domenico Modugno; Nel blu dipinto di blu (film), a 1959 Italian film by Piero Tellini. Source #15: In addition to the classic category of “chanson”, there is a school of thought that “Volare” belongs to what is called “Canzone d’autore” which may be best translated as “singer-songwriter movement” and which was informed by the French chanson and embedded it with uniquely Italian sensibilities. The lyrics were based on Franco’s inspiration that was based on a wine-fueled vision Franco had and in which he combined his memory of two Marc Chagall paintings. February 16th: Ice-T, an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. In 1957, together with Riccardo Pazzaglia, he wrote the song “Lazzarella” for singer Aurelio Fierro who secured the second place at the “Festival della Canzone Napoletana” with it as well as the number two spot on the Italian charts. After two verses with chorus each, the band have their big moment when they play the chorus loudly without any singing by Domenico. Source 28 is the official Wikipedia article for the Italian “Chamber of Deputies”. I hope this works for you. In the blue painted blue, Ma tutti i sogni nell’alba svaniscon perchè In 2005, “Nel blu dipinto di blu” and 13 other songs were picked by fans of the Eurovision contest and by the EBU – the European Broadcasting Union – to compete against each other at the 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest anniversary competition. Source 1 is the article for the year 1958 on website babyboomers.com. Also in 2008, Italy celebrated the 50th anniversary of “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” with a stamp that showed a man flying on a blue background. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E2%80%99O_sole_mio The song didn’t seem to have made him super-duper rich at the start but it seems that he earned some very good money. Source #16: Desejo receber notificações de destaques e novidades. Source 27 is the official Wikipedia article for the Italian “Radical Party”. The collaboration between Franco and Domenico lasted until 1960 but Franco’s long career as a songwriter and a writer for TV, movies and radio was just about to start. Oh boy, guess how much I would love to sit at the dinner table with this family. This is noteworthy as Domenico now impressed audiences as both an actor and a singer. The band that played the song was relatively small – only 6 people including Alberto Semprini – and the inclusion of a Hammond organ, played by Mario Migliardi, was quite unusual. Source 44 is the official Wikipedia article for the term “Crooner”. Source #47: -https://www.babyboomers.com/1958 One of the reasons given for this were that Domenico, with his song and victory, managed to “turn the Sanremo Music Festival into a stage of worldwide relevance”. Out of all the cover versions I know, this is the most powerful one, in my opinion. mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu. I checked out a couple of really disturbing stories and images of the asylum that I could find on the web and have to say that it really breaks my heart to see how these poor people were treated. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1958 Vinyl release of Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu on Discogs. Later that same night, Franco was able to discuss his lyrics with Domenico who liked what he heard and so the two started to work on the song together which took them a couple of days. Source #3: And Marcello and Massimo, both born in 1966. In 1958, the song participated in the selection process for the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, held in 1958. And Domenico was the one Italy and the world were waiting for to arrive on the world stage. Initially, it was a political union between Egypt (including the occupied Gaza Strip) and Syria which left the union after the 1961 Syrian coup d’état leaving only a rump state. Based on this definition, “Volare” is the perfect chanson, a soaring paean to freedom with its lyrics being based on and inspired by a Marc Chagall painting of a hovering person with a blue face, imagining someone painting themselves blue and flying through space. David Bowie covered “Volare” in 1986 for “Absolute Beginners” which was a British rock musical film. ), Related products: On the music side, the swing era that had ended by then had left an opening for new sounds to emerge on the American pop scene. • Responsible for the harp was Ebe Mautino. – The Times – 00:04:56 Later, he moved to Rome where he was able to secure small roles in around 18 movies. He even worked as a manager after discovering the Italian comedy duo Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia in 1958; he became their manager and helped them to a long running film career during which they called themselves Franco and Ciccio. “Volare” has been translated into several other languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch and Finnish and in addition to all the cover versions, it is still used as the basis for a lot of football / soccer chants. There’s a video online that shows the two performing the song live on RAI Uno. Source 6 is the article titled “1958 | Volare by Domenico Modugno” written by Elijah Wald published on June 2nd, 2017. The Grammys were just the start. Please note that any statement I’m making regarding his finances can only be speculation and, at the end of the day, none of my business. Which translates to “yeller”. – Start – 00:00:00 Domenico was married to Franca Gandolfi, an Italian actress and singer from Messina, Italy, from 1955 until his death in 1994. Source #39: -http://everything.explained.today/Volare_(song)/ Seriously. What a journey. Volare, oh oh Cantare, oh oh oh oh Nel blu dipinto di blu Felice di stare lassù. – The Good-Bye – 01:28:09 Fun fact: In the UK, the song came out on August 23rd, 1958 along with eight other versions of the song recorded by other international singers. Your donations make the shows possible. Episode timeline (hh:mm:ss): Happy to stay down here. Source #42: -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanson The song has the drums and bass to the fore which created an infectious, pronounced groove. Source 34 is the article titled “’Mr. One of the key characteristics of this category is that the singer and author roles are joined. This was his only US hit: it was #1 for 5 weeks in 1958. I have used both paraphrased and literal content and quotes from these sources without declaring them during the show as it would have taken away from the flow. Apologies in case I should have missed your favorite cover version of “Volare”. 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. Five days after “Volare” was released, on February 6th, seven Manchester United soccer players were among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany, on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. Source #24: It should be mentioned that “Volare” is the only foreign-language recording ever to accomplish this. He literally destroyed the existing convention of the 1950s which was that a singer should be calm and collected on stage while keeping a proper and beautiful posture. Bobby Darin – whose real last name was Cassotto –, When it was released, “Nel blu dipinto di blu” quickly assumed the status of a worldwide musical standard and has remained one ever since. To be precise, they only play the – what I call – “Volare” part of the chorus before Domenico then repeats the “Nel blu” part two times with a softer voice towards the end of the song which is marked by the words “con te”. Some sources say that the song must have sold between 800,000 and 1 million copies in Italy alone. While it’s difficult to summarize the legacy “Nel blu dipinto di blu” left behind, it is safe to say that it is the most successful foreign language hit in the history of the US. -https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/Songs-of-the-summer-1958/ Source 15 is the official Wikipedia article for the Italian city of “Alessandria”. E volavo volavo felice As of the recording of this episode, the treaty is still one of the two most important treaties in the European Union also known as EU under the name “Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union”. Frankie Avalon – whose real name was Avalone –, higher than the sun and even higher, mentre il mondo pian piano spariva This is just speculation as I really have no idea how Romano Camilli entered Maurizia Calì’s life and how they handled her having a son from Domenico. The drums are still waiting for their turn. Ma tutti sogni nell'alba svaniscon perché, Quando tramonta, la luna li porta con sé, Ma io continuo a sognare negli occhi tuoi belli, Che sono blu come un cielo trapunto di stelle. I looked the paintings up online, by the way, and I must say that I would have never been able to come up with such an idea upon just looking at those paintings. But nevertheless, 1959 was another huge year for Domenico. He spent a couple of years in Italy where he played pop, jazz and classical music, led a radio orchestra and was featured at the Sane Remo festival in the late 1950s. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) was the #5 song in 1958 in the Brazil charts.The song was performed by Domenico Modugno.Comment below with facts and trivia … Massimo even participated in the Sanremo festival twice. « Nel blu dipinto di blu » (en galego: «No [ceo] azul pintado de azul»), coñecida popularmente como « Volare », é unha canción composta por Domenico Modugno e interpretada en italiano por el mesmo. Ma io continuo a sognare negli occhi tuoi belli. -https://books.google.com/books?id=4eFnDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=why+did+johnny+dorelli+perform+volare&sour I’m a German American passionate music lover and if you’re one, too, – a passionate music lover, I mean – ready to dive deep into the world of music history with me, perfect. I see my job as putting together and processing the content from a variety of different sources in a way that it creates a new and exciting narrative that wouldn’t necessarily be possible using the single sources alone in an unprocessed way. Nel blu dipinto di blu – No azul pintado de azul O azul era um sinal perfeito: o céu, o voo, a cor, uma libertação surreal e instantânea proposta por um rosto bonito e atrevido do sul da Itália… com um smoking branco, os braços abertos por uma onda de exuberância generosa, um sorriso que não permitiu argumentos. Win” written by Mark Mason and published in 2018 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1958 was an important year for Europe as the “Treaty of Rome” which was signed on March 25th, 1957 by Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany became effective on January 1st, 1958. Based on what we’ve heard so far about the “Canzone d’autore”, we have to conclude that Domenico Modugno was the perfect “Cantautore”. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radical_Party_(Italy) -https://www.waybackattack.com/modugnodomenico.html Please note that these were just a few examples of what Franco worked on over the years. Source #14: You’re gonna hear some music and sound effects in this show – that is music and sound effects that I purchased the reasonably priced licenses for. Eventually, Domenico moved to Lampedusa, which is a small island in the Mediterranean south of Sicily, where he died at home from another heart attack on August 6th in 1994 at the age of 66. oh, oh, oh, oh!Nel blu degli occhi tuoi blu,Felice di stare quaggiù.Nel blu degli occhi tuoi blu,Felice di stare quaggiù,Con te! During one of the darkest times Italy had ever seen when people were trapped in their homes for weeks – Italy was one of the worst hit countries with lots of people dying from the virus – once more it was “Nel blu dipinto di blu”, this wonderful soaring paean to freedom, that united the Italian people, gave them hope and maybe even made them forget the harsh reality for a few minutes by making them dream they can fly and let this tragedy behind them. el%20blu%20dipinto%20di%20blu%20analysis&f=false Release number 15948 had “Nisciuno po’ sapè” on the B side. Domenico had three older siblings Teresa, Giovanni and Vito and when he was 9, he and his family moved further south to San Pietro Vernotico in the province of Brindisi because his dad got a job there. Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare!) Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) was the #42 song in 1958 in the Brazil charts.The song was performed by Leny Eversong.Comment below with facts and trivia about the song and we may include it … &ie=UTF-8 After having abandoned his artistic career to be able to focus on his rehabilitation, he went into politics. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958 This only happened one more time so far in the history of the contest when Spain had to repeat their song in 2010 because their first performance had been disturbed by a known pitch invader by the stage name of Jimmy Jump. Joey Dee – whose real last name was DiNicola –, Source #20: As a result, Domenico was asked to perform the song at the end of the show again, right before the voting was about to kick off. Source 38 is the post about the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1958 on thegrammy.com website. The success continued for Domenico when he won San Remo the second time in a row in 1959, this time with the song “Piove” also known as “Ciao, ciao, bambina” and in 1960, when he came in second with his song “Libero”. Source 3 is the official Wikipedia article for the “Explorer I” satellite. -https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabio_Camilli&prev=search E continuo a voar feliz mais alto que o Sol e ainda mais alto. I have been to Italy many, many times and I can’t wait to go there again. Despite all his success, Domenico was able to enter the Billboard Hot 100 charts only twice: the first time with “Volare” and then again with “Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)” which peaked at number 97 – a rather disappointing position for such a great song that has also become a timeless classic over the years. Source 43 is the book titled “Made in Italy: Studies in Popular Music” edited by Franco Fabbri and between the songs, I guess we have to arrive at the conclusion that De Marco was lying and that he just wanted to have a piece of the Volare pie. For example, “Volare” is one of only three non-British and non-winning Eurovision songs ever to have reached the top 10 in the UK. One piece of evidence here is a story that he spent some (if not most) of the money earned with “Volare” to buy a Ferrari that he ended up ruining in an accident. While the definition of the “Canzone d’autore” allows for the usual instruments such as drums, bass, guitar, piano, etc., the lyrics pretty much play a major role here. -https://www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/1st-annual-grammy-awards-1958 Mas eu continuo a sonhar nos teus belos olhos. Happy to stay down here, E continuo a volare felice più in alto del sole Al Martino included the song on his album “To the Door of the Sun”. Source 52 is the official Wikipedia article for the “Psychiatric Reform in Italy”. Therefore, let’s just focus on a few select ones. Also, I’m mentioning all the sources I used at the very end of this show. It is by far one of the greatest hits the world has ever seen. It was beautiful. One might wonder why Americans of Italian descent were so successful in the music and show business of the 1950s. And all of this with a noticeable German accent. The case was finally settled in 2019 – after a legal battle that raged for 18 years and in which Franca, Domenico’s widow, and his three other sons disputed Fabio’s claims – when the civil section of the Supreme Court of Cassation recognized Fabio Camilli as Domenico’s legitimate child based on DNA evidence. The singer, the “Cantautore”, is the protagonist in a lot of songs and also the poet that us listeners relate to. Source #48: The difference between typical pop music and the modern chanson is that the latter follows the rhythms of the language it is sung in, rather those of the English language and that it has a higher standard for lyrics. -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_of_Deputies_(Italy) -https://x-gossip.news/fabio-camilli-domenico-modugno-was-my-father-everyone-knew-except-for-me/ For example, De Marco claimed that he had lost his sheet music in Rome while he was registering the song with the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers and that Domenico must have found and used it for his own song. In the 1970s, he switched his focus to more classic music genres and profiles as a singer and as a musician, adapting poetry, acting on television and on stage and in lead singing roles of modern operas. Letra, tradução e música de Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (feat. -https://www.google.com/search?q=al+martino&oq=al+martino&aqs=chrome..69i57j46l2j0l3j46l2.3551j0j8&sourceid=chrome Volare, oh oh Cantare, oh oh oh oh Nel blu dipinto di blu Felice di stare lassù. cantare, oh oh oh oh. Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito. One of his major challenges was that his song had never been recorded; it had only been played during a couple of concerts De Marco had given. Source 36 is the English translation of the official Italian Wikipedia article for the “Merlin Law”. “Volare” held the number one spot for 5 non-consecutive weeks, stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 16 weeks and sold around 2 million copies in the US alone. Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for the iconic plastic Lego brick. Domenico Modugno (Italian pronunciation: [doˈmeːniko moˈduɲɲo]; 9 January 1928 – 6 August 1994) was an Italian singer, songwriter, actor, guitarist, and later in life, a member of the Italian Parliament.He is known for his 1958 international hit song "Nel blu dipinto di blu", for which he received Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. If you’re wondering what the world and Italy were like in 1958 then you and I are having the same thoughts. It was beautiful music, it had wonderful lyrics, the musical arrangement was top notch and Domenico was a new and passionate force on stage that was very different from how the average performer back then looked and behaved on stage. It was full of passion. oh, oh, oh, oh!No azul dos teus olhos azuis,Feliz por estar aqui embaixo. From a song structure and lyrics perspective, this is an amazingly simple and successful formula building on a strong repeated chorus with two lyrically deep verses. Also in 1958 in Italy, the Merlin law named after the promoter and first signatory of the law, Senator Lina Merlin, was approved which prohibited the activity of “prostitution houses”, punished both the exploitation and the facilitation of prostitution, in particular, “anyone who in any way favors or exploits the prostitution of others” to name only a few major aspects of the law. Source 22 is the article titled “Fabio Camilli is the son of Domenico Modugno for the Supreme court: ‘A journey tiring and exhausting’” published on August 19th, 2019 on website x-gossip.news. Ah, that’s beautiful! Therefore, I owe a lot of thanks to the authors of these original sources. Domenico Modugno – Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) – Podcast Episode Transcript & Sources: Welcome to “The Greatest Hits Explained”. Source #38: Source #34: Source #2: Well, so let us now travel to the Italy of the late 1950s and discuss a lot of interesting details about Domenico Modugno’s classic “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” also known as “Volare”. Mentre il mondo pian piano spariva lontano laggiù. quando tramonta la luna li porta con sè. The sad thing is that the asylum in Agrigento wasn’t an exception. Another honor followed in 2010 when “Volare”, interpreted by Italian singer Simona Galeandro, was declared the most popular song of the 20th century, winning the international competition of the 2010 Viña del Mar International Song Festival. 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It would take another 36 years, until 1994, before another non-American song, it was “The Sign” by the Swedish group “Ace of Base”, would become Billboard’s Song of the Year. – The Lyrics – 01:08:44 October 5th: Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and science communicator. Domenico Modugno was born on January 9th, 1928 in Polignano a Mare which is a small town in Apulia, on the South-East coast of Italy, right on the Adriatic Sea. Domenico later told the story that Johnny was so nervous that he had to punch him to persuade him to go on stage with him. The Explorer I mission was the USA’s answer to the first two satellites launched by the Soviet Union the year before Sputnik 1 and 2 which started the Cold War Space Race between the two nations. Source #12: Please take a moment to review my edit. While this wasn’t bad, it wasn’t the ultimate success. Nel blu dipinto di blu, While a “Canzone” allows melody, harmony, rhythm and the character of the timbre to vary freely, it doesn’t come with polyphony, for example. “Canzones” were obviously different back then compared to what they are today. Anyway, the two gentlemen Domenico and Johnny made it to the finals at Sanremo which took place at the Sanremo Casino on February 1st, 1958. The song consists of two verses and two main chorus sections. But we don’t need to feel sorry for Johnny – that guy went on to have an amazing career as one of Italy’s finest entertainers. Then suddenly I was swept away by the wind. Also in the 1970s, he founded a record company together with Gianni Morandi. Weird stuff. y%20dorelli%20perform%20volare&f=false. The U.S. Marines intervened in Lebanon to bolster the local government, Nikita Khrushchev became Premier of the Soviet Union and General Charles de Gaulle was elected president of France with 78.5% of the votes. oh, oh, oh, oh!Nel blu degli occhi tuoi blu,Felice di stare quaggiù. E volavo volavo felice più in alto del sole ed ancora più su. Fabio Camilli, Domenico’s fourth son, is an Italian actor and was born in Rome on August 10th in 1962. Source #6: Upon its release in 1958, “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” basically replaced “O sole Mio” – which was exactly 60 years old at the time and recorded by many people including Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti who won the 1980 Grammy Award for the Best Classical Performance for his rendition of it – as the most widely-known Italian song in the world. Source #10: Source #13: Source #29: Frank Sinatra had an unbelievable six nominations – the most of all nominees – but the big winner that night was Domenico who won two Grammys with “Nel blu dipinto di blu” for “Record of the Year“ and “Song of the Year“ further accelerating the song’s international success. The grand finale will then be a quick exploration of the song’s legacy. “Volare” came in 3rd scoring 13 points. In the song, Domenico basically implies that being with his loved one invokes a feeling of flying in him. Some said he had a husky, nasal and forced vocal style. Copyright © 2020 - MusicStoryTalk.com - All rights reserved. While I couldn’t find anything about Walter Beduschi, Bruno De Filippi and Ebe Mautino, I did find information about Giovanni “Pupo” De Luca and Mario Migliardi which I’m very happy to share with you. At the 2008 Sanremo Music Festival, Modugno’s widow, Franca Gandolfi, and Franco Migliacci, who wrote the song with Domenico, were presented with the “Special Award for Creativity” for “Volare”. It was just too big and from then on, Domenico wasn’t as effective and useful as a “Cantautore” compared to the asset he was for television, cinema and the theater.