Italy always gave tough competition to powerhouses of music, America and Britain. Italian music is a vivid blend of melody, rock, home grown styles and several other genres. Culturally Italy has always been known for its beautiful places, rich heritage and marvelous fashion.
Music added special flavor to Italian charm. Music of Italy has kept on reinventing itself with the passage of time. 1960s represented songs of youth. Famous songs of that era were Sapore di Sale, Abbronzatissima!, Volare, Fatti mandare dalla mamma a prendere il latte, Azzurro etc. Stars of that period were; Rita Pavone, Mina, Gianni Morandi, Adriano Celentano among others.
1970s and subsequent eras belonged to melodious songs sung by great artists like Luigi Tenco, Gino Paoli, Sergio Endrigo and Bruno Lauzi. Emergence of rock and its unbridled popularity gave other music genres a run for their money.
Famous Italian rock singers and bands include, PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), I Nomadi, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Eduardo Bennato,Vasco Rossi, Ligabue and Zucchero. Italian light music is also remarkable because of its unique styles and quality singers.
Different adopted style models include French- cabaret, light jazz, Neapolitan music, folk songs, violin music, vocal romantic songs and folk songs. Other outstanding contributors in the world of Italian music are; Paolo Conte, Pino Daniele, Angelo Branduardi, Rap singer Jovanotti, Pavarotti, Lucio Dalla and Boccelli.
Directory of Italian Music, songs, mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Italian songs, new releases, free Italian mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Italian music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some of these listed music sites or companies may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s.
mamalisa.com/world/italy– browse a collection of Children’s songs from Italy.
Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs from around the world.
tricolore.net/culture/music – Offers Italian music CD’s for sale.
Italian love songs – Listing of popular Italian Music and song sites.
deliciousitaly– One of the first hints that Spring is on the way is the Festival of Songs at Sanremo. Learn about this popular song festival.