Two major innovations occurred in the 1960s in music and youth fashions. First, the expansions of the music market. Second, the fact that these expansions were mainly for young people. Many musical trends reflect the cultural changes of those years. This period is represented by many famous Italian songs.
Here are 10 of the most popular Italian songs from the 60es
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The popularity of “beach songs”, which were also popularized by mass tourism, began in the 1960s. These songs were often associated with new dances for youth, or at least one new every year. The 60s singer-songwriters were a completely different world. They were intellectuals before singers and took inspiration from jazz, French music and existentialist philosophy. They advocated alternative values and styles. Songs deplored the hypocrisy and conformism of bourgeois society. They also touched on more intimate topics. This article contains a list of the most popular Italian songs from this decade.
1. La guerra di Piero
The famous song “La Guerra di Piero” is from the 1960s. Fabrizio De Andre’ is the author of some the most beautiful Italian songs ever written. This song is about war’s contradiction. The perspective is that of a soldier.
There are two voices to the story: the protagonist and the narrator. Externally speaking in third person, the narrator sometimes exhorts the protagonist. Like a poem, the song speaks about the contradiction between life and death.
2. ll Mondo
Jimmy Fontana wrote the song “Il mondo”, which is one of his most beloved songs. Fontana composed the song in 1965. The song’s lyrics express the cyclical nature life. It doesn’t matter what happens.
Every action we take and every feeling we have has an impact on the rest of our lives. The world will continue to turn and move forward if we can stop suffering or loving. It was a huge success in Europe and reached the top of the charts.
3. Sapore di Sale
“Sapore di Sale” (Taste Of Salt) is about forbidden love. It’s complicated by society’s constraints and differences of age and views. Gino Paoli tried to commit suicide after the song was played on all radio stations in 1963.
It is almost a sign of the end to the love story between Paoli Sandrelli and Stefania Sandrelli. However, it did succeed and has since been voted one of the greatest Italian songs.
4. Il ballo del mattone
This is one of the most popular Italian songs of 1963. It was also a hit at bars and on beaches thanks to the jukeboxes. Rita Pavone spoke of flirts and not love that would lead to marriage. “Il Ballo del Mattone” (the brick dance) was one example of a new way to live a relationship.
She asked her partner to not be “jealous and furious” if she danced with others the twist or the rock.
The brick meant to dance on was holding on tight, and only one brick could be used.
5. Ma che freddo fa
In 1969, Nada participated for the first time in Sanremo Festival. Even though her song “Ma che freddo fa” didn’t win, it was the hit of the year. It is about the end to love. Life becomes empty and void. This sentimental cold persists until she falls in love.
6. Una rotonda sul mare
“Una Rotunda sul Mare” is a song that Fred Bongusto, an Italian singer, sang in 1964. It was also a popular hit at the time. It was the soundtrack to many summers of love for several generations. It is actually on the lake, not the sea. The exact location is that of Hotel Lido in Passignano, Trasimeno lake.
7. Mi ritorni in mente
It was one of the most popular songs of 1969. Lucio Battisti recounts the story about the woman he loved and the moment when it was too late. He recalls his lover, but the thought is distorted by the memory that the girl asked him about the other man who was dancing next to them.
8. Lisa dagli occhi blu
This 1969 song was sung by Mario Tessuto. It was the single that sold the most in 1969, and it is one of the most popular 60s Italian songs. It created a party atmosphere at home, with the first dances, lights out and the kisses. This is what led to its great success. The mysterious Lisa, who is the main character of the song, can be seen in the background.
9. I Watussi
Edoardo Vianello was 25 when he wrote and sang “I Watussi” his first time. I Watussi, like other songs written by Roman singer-songwriters, is one of the most significant songs from the sixties in Italy. The song is funny and catchy. In May 2010, it was certified by Guinness Book of World Records as having been played ten thousands times.
10. La coppia piu bella del mondo
Celentano made the song on a waltz which seems to be against 1967’s musical trends. However, Celentano has always allowed rock to coexist with traditional rhythms. The song’s premise is that marriage is like a vacation. You create new games to extend your vacation. You must also be committed. You must be committed to living forever with the person you love, even during difficult times.
The 60s’ most popular Italian songs are compiled here
The 1960s were a golden era: post-war recovery and technological boom. Today, certain songs are a symbol of their optimism. Some of these songs are timeless and have become well-known far beyond national borders.