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Zecchino d'Oro - Metti la canottiera View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Italians have a reputation for stressing out about catching a cold or a chill. Thus parents will oblige their kids to wear an undershirt when they go out, like it or not.

Zecchino d'Oro - Il coccodrillo come fa? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This song about the sounds animals make was a prize winner at the Zecchino d'Oro, a festival featuring children's songs. When it comes to crocodiles, there are things known about them, but not how they go.

Loredana Bertè - Il mare d'inverno View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This song is full of images of what the seaside is like in the winter and how alone one can feel.

Massimo Ranieri - Perdere l'amore

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Massimo Ranieri has never stopped being popular in Italy. Here he sings a song about a man who thought he had found love, but then lost it.

Marco Mengoni - Muhammad Ali

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Marco Mengoni was greatly influenced by Muhammad Ali, by his stand on religious and racial freedom, as well as by his physical and mental courage in the ring. This song makes the connection.

Loretta Goggi - Maledetta primavera

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

La primavera (the spring) is traditionally the season for falling in love, but things don't always work out for the best. This famous song curses the spring in 8 rhythmic syllables: Maledetta primavera (damned spring).

Lorenzo Jovanotti - Oh, Vita! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

This is Italian singer-songwriter Jovanotti's ode to life, in the characteristic hip hop style he is known for. The video was shot in Rome in the places where Jovanotti grew up.

Zero Assoluto - Per Dimenticare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This song is one guy's RSVP to a wedding invitation from his ex-girlfriend. He feels he should explain why he is not going to attend. The refrain uses the tricky verb dimenticare (to forget) in three different ways, first as an infinitive: dimenticare, then with a direct object pronoun attached to it: dimenticarti (to forget you), and finally, as a reflexive verb (to forget) with its pronoun attached: dimenticarmi di te (to forget you).

Lucio Dalla e Francesco De Gregori - 4 marzo 1943

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Lucio Dalla and Francesco De Gregori perform the song that was originally titled “Gesù Bambino” [Christ Child] but was changed to Dalla's date of birth after censure from the Sanremo music festival.

Måneskin - Torna a casa

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Italy

Måneskin is a band with four musicians who began playing together as students at the J.F. Kennedy High School in Rome. Their participation on X Factor brought about their phenomenal success. The band's name Måneskin means moonshine in Danish, and was a word that Victoria de Angelis, the bassist, knew from her Danish ancestry.

Canzoni per bambini - Tarzan lo fa View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This is a song by Nino Manfredi and is about a boy who believes he's Tarzan. Being a parent isn't easy.

Domenico Modugno - Meraviglioso View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Modugno sings a song written by Riccardo Pazzaglia, which quite closely resembles the current interest in gratitude or blessings journals.

Canzoni per bambini - Carletto View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Corrado, a popular host, launched the song on Italian TV and it was also sold as a single. It was so successful that a sequel, “Sei contento papà?” [Are You Happy, Dad?] was created.

Domenico Modugno - Vecchio frac View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

This beautiful ballad was inspired by Raimondo Lanza di Trabia, an aristocrat known for his electrifying personality and for his romantic relationships (Rita Hayworth and Susanna Agnelli among them). At the age of thirty-nine, he threw himself from a hotel window in Rome.

Zero Assoluto - Svegliarsi la Mattina View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The pop band Zero Assoluto [Absolute Zero] is made up of two Rome musicians, Thomas De Gasperi and Matteo Maffucci. They have frequently performed at the annual Sanremo Festival.

Patty Pravo - Ragazzo triste View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The Venetian artist covers “But You're Mine” by Sonny & Cher. Its Italian lyrics, which are entirely different from those of Sonny & Cher, were written by Gianni Boncompagni.

Le Vibrazioni - Vieni da me View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This song by the Milanese band is about trying to keep a romantic relationship going. It has had huge success in Italy.

Zecchino d'Oro - Quarantaquattro gatti View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

A song about cats that helps Italian school children remember that 6 x 7 = 42.

Toto Cutugno - L'italiano

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

L'Italiano (The Italian) was recorded by Toto Cutugno in 1983 and presented at the 33rd Sanremo Festival, where it didn't win. That didn't stop it from becoming a top hit and one of Italy's best-loved songs.

Canzoni per bambini - Papaveri e papere View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

This post-WWII song tells of a romance between a duckling and a poppy. It is a children's ditty with lots of word play but also has political undertones.

Laura Pausini - Tra te e il mare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Laura Pausini, in concert, sings a song about the wrenching difficulties of a long-distance relationship. The music and lyrics were written by Biagio Antonacci.

Domenico Modugno - Volare View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

Modugno appears in this vintage clip on the Ed Sullivan Show and sings what is probably the most popular Italian song ever. Franco Migliacci, the songwriter, was inspired to write the song by the paintings of Marc Chagall.

Annalisa - Il Mondo Prima Di Te View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The amazing landscapes in this video were filmed on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands off of Africa.

Morandi Ruggeri Tozzi - Si può dare di più (Video Ufficiale)

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Italy

The video is filmed in Rome and shows some of the best-loved fountains and monuments.

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