True Track 12: “Volare” by Domenico Modugno

This Italian song is the first non-English song to have received a Grammy award in 1959. This song is written by both composer Franco Migliacci and performer Domenico Modugno. The Italian word Volare means “To Fly” in English. Indeed, the music makes you feel like you are floating, light, and happy.The lyrics are catchy, and I found myself humming the tune for about two days.

This song has been remade countless times by great musicians such as Dean Martin, Pavarotti, and Louis Armstrong. Here’s a video of a remake that is radically different from the original,performed by Gypsy Kings, which highlights this song’s versatility:

Have a lighthearted day!


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