, 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. Nel blu, dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassÃ¹.  In the United Kingdom, Modugno's single was released on 23 August 1958, together with eight other versions recorded by international artists.  Despite this, it became one of the most successful songs ever performed in Eurovision Song Contest history. 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. 2.  Italian jazz singer Simona Molinari included a live version of the song in her debut album, Egocentrica, released in 2009. Instrumental versions of the song were included in Herman Foster's Have You Heard (1960) and in Russian orchestral conductor Andre Kostelanetz's Wonderland of Sound: Today's Greatest Hits (1961). Deana Martin recorded "Volare" in 2009. In 1996, American polka band Brave Combo covered the song for the compilation album Mood Swing Music. , 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. Domenico Modugno vince il Festival di Sanremo", "Piramidi rotanti luci da record e 007 in azione", "Also-rans no more?  British tenor Jonathan Antoine's debut solo album, Tenore (2014), features an operatic pop version of "Nel blu dipinto di blu".  It also peaked at number two on the Norwegian VG-lista Topp 20 Singles and on the Dutch Mega Single Top 100.  During the same year, Dutch folk singer AndrÃ© Hazes included it in his Italian-language album Innamorato, while in 1987 the song was recorded by American singer-songwriter Alex Chilton for the album High Priest. The B side was the song “Vecchio frac” which translates to “old tailcoat”. , As a response, Modugno sued De Marco for defamation, and in July 1958 De Marco was convicted by the Milan court of justice.  During the same year, Engelbert Humperdinck included a cover of the song in his album Definition of Love. In 2005, a concert was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. Label: CGD - N 9027/F • Format: Vinyl 7 Johnny Dorelli - Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (1958, Vinyl) | Discogs Es wurde zum ersten Mal auf dem Sanremo-Festival 1958 von Modugno und Johnny Dorelli präsentiert und ging als Siegertitel des Wettstreits hervor. Cosa aspetti? 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. The song was later translated into several languages and recorded by a wide range of performers. 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. , On 31 January 1958, the song was performed for the first time, during the second night of the Festival, by Domenico Modugno and Johnny Dorelli. more »  Both Earl Grant's The End and Cortijo y su combo's El alma de un pueblo albums also included cover versions of the song.  In 1966, it was performed by the 101 Strings Orchestra for the record Italian Hits. A version of the song by David Bowie was featured in 1986's British rock musical film Absolute Beginners. , In 1959, Connie Francis included the song in her album Connie Francis Sings Italian Favorites. 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. It was Dorelli's first appearance at the Festival, and according to his team-partner, Dorelli was so nervous that he had to be punched by Modugno to be persuaded to perform on stage. Preceding the Netherlands' own Corry Brokken with "Heel de wereld". ; and Petula Clark sang it for the album The International Hits, released in 1965. 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. Mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu, Ne reviendra plus jamais, Poi d'improvviso venivo dal vento rapito. The English lyrics were written by Mitchell Parish. Their version topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in April 1990 and reached number 86 in the UK chart.  During his performance, Modugno opened his arms as if he was going to fly, which would contribute to making it the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song. Presentato per la prima volta al Festival di Sanremo 1958 dallo stesso Modugno in coppia con Johnny Dorelli, fu vincitore di quell'edizione e da lì ottenne un successo planetario, fino a diventare una delle canzoni italiane più … cantare... oh, oh, oh, oh!  Following the results obtained in Italy, the song was also released in the United States and in the rest of Europe. Je me peignais les mains. Testo canzone Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu — Johnny Dorelli: Penso che un sogno cosi non ritorni mai pi?  A piano version of the song is also included in 2010's Golden Memories 2 by Iranian composer Fariborz Lachini. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1958 Vinyl release of Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu on Discogs. Non dimenticare di comprare anche una cavalcatura volante! Ascolta senza pubblicità oppure acquista CD e MP3 adesso su Amazon.it. cantare... oh, oh, oh, oh!  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. Johnny Dorelli, the stage name of Giorgio Guidi (born February 20, 1937) is an Italian actor, singer and showman. , While Dorelli's performance had little impact on the audience, Modugno's is now considered to be the event that changed the history of Italian music. 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. 1 Songs from the First 50 Years", "What The Music Biz Was Wrestling With In 1958", "Norwegiancharts.com â Domenico Modugno â Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)", "E' 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' il brano italiano piÃ¹ cantato", "I 45 giri che i conduttori del Notturno Italiano hanno amato di piÃ¹. Brazilian singer Dolores Duran released it as a single and included "Nel blu dipinto di blu" in the album Canta para vocÃª danÃ§ar nÂº 2 (1958). , It was succeeded as Italian entry at the 1959 contest by "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)", also performed by Modugno. , 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". British Popera vocal group G4 opened 2006's album Act Three with a cover of the song and during the same year, Claudio Baglioni included it in his double studio set Quelli degli altri tutti qui, together with other popular Italian songs. Trova Bralla Alanube.  Decades later, Rydell's version was featured on the soundtrack of Richard Wenk's 1986 horror film Vamp. , Italian vocal group Il Volo recorded the song for the album L'amore si muove in 2015. Dean Martin included a half-English version of the song, with lyrics adapted by Mitchell Parish, on his LP This Is Dean Martin!. Check out Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) by Johnny Dorelli on Amazon Music. He is considered the first Italian cantautore. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. , 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. Check out Nel Blu dipinto di Blu (Volare) - Johnny Dorelli Version by Johnny Dorelli on Amazon Music. Nel blu, dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassù. ; ‚In Blau gemaltes Blau‘), nach seinem Refrain auch unter dem Titel Volare (Ital. 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'). Sergio Franchi recorded two compilation albums featuring this song: 1976's Sergio Franchi Sings Volare and 1977's Volare. In February 2010, a cover of the song performed by Italian singer Simona Galeandro won the international competition of the 2010 ViÃ±a del Mar International Song Festival. Domenico Modugno was chosen as the singer. 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.. Watch the video for Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) from Johnny Dorelli's Bella Italia for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists.   Mina re-recorded the song in 2010, for a television advertisement. Composer, Writer: Domenico Modugno Writer: Franco Migliacci Auto-generated by YouTube. Ecco il testo di Nel blu dipinto di blu di Johnny Dorelli tratto da I Successi di Johnny Dorelli su Rockol.  Japanese-Brazilian bossa nova singer Lisa Ono also sang "Nel blu dipinto di blu" in her 2002's album Questa bossa mia.  Modugno was first to perform that night.  Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne, and Ray Brown's The Poll Winners Ride Again! , In 2011, a rock version of the song was included in Gianna Nannini's Io e Te.   Scopri Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu di Johnny Dorelli su Amazon Music.  Emma's cover reached number 70 on the Italian Singles Chart. 2:19 PREVIEW Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare) - Sanremo Version. He had vivid dreams, and when he woke up, he looked at the Chagall paintings (reproductions) on the wall. Descrizione I cieli ti stanno chiamando! “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu”, noto anche come “Volare”, è un brano musicale del 1958 scritto da Franco Migliacci e Domenico Modugno e da quest'ultimo originariamente interpretato. Penso che un sogno cosi 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 In 1958, the song participated in the selection process for the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, held in 1958.  It was also performed by Sanjeev Bhaskar in the film Anita and Me. As of February 2013, according to RAI's estimates, the single had sold 800,000 copies in its domestic market. (1958) includes an instrumental version of the song. E’ stata presentata – vincendo quella edizione – per la prima volta al Festival di Sanremo del 1958 dallo stesso Modugno e da Johnny Dorelli. In 1985, the Italian supergroup MusicaItalia released a cover version for the song as a charity single for Ethiopian famine relief. E continuo a volare felice piÃ¹ in alto del sole ed ancora piÃ¹ su, mentre il mondo pian piano scompare negli occhi tuoi blu, la tua voce Ã¨ una musica dolce che suona per me... volare... oh, oh!