For my Music Monday click on the links for two versions of the popular song Volare!
Domenico Modugno should have won the Eurovision song contest for Italy in 1958 with the first ever rendition of this song that has become a cult classic. That year it was won by France with the unmemorable “Dors, mon amour”. Italy stopped taking part in the Eurovision song contest.
Volare! chorus i Italian and English:
Volare, oh oh… Flying, oh oh…
Cantare, ohohoho… Singing, ohohoho…
Nel blu degli occhi tuoi blu In the blue of your blue eyes
Felice di stare quaggiù Happy to be down here
There have been too many cover versions of Volare! to mention, but my favourite has to be by Dean Martin. A more recent cover is by the Song-a-Minute-Man Ted McDermott with his carpool karaoke version with his son Simon. 80 year-old Ted, who used to be a Butlins red-coat in England, suffers with dementia. He remembers all the words to so many songs which keeps him in company with others, and their carpool posts on YouTube have gone viral. Now Ted has a contract with Abby Road to record his voice. This is not his song of his playlist – but I love it – it really makes me happy.