Thursday, February 24, 2011

Andrea Bocelli's Top Five Favorite Love Songs

I recently came across a blog posted by The Miami Herald in its Entertainment Blog.  The article listed Andrea Bocelli's top five favorite love songs of all times.  Since the last blog I posted was about the top 20 loves songs written since 1960, I thought the list would be of  interest to my readers. According to Miami Herald these were the top five with comments from Bocelli:

1. E lucevan le stelle: "The tenor aria from Act III of Puccini's Tosca, the haunting song of the doomed Mario Cavaradossi, about to face the firing squad and able to think of the "sweet kisses and languid caresses" of Floria Tosca.  The song "sings the passion and despair of a man who loses, together with his life, also the woman he loves."

2. Strangers in the Night by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and  Eddie Snyder.  Made famous in 1966 by Frank Sinatra.

3. Donna non vidi mai: "Also by Puccini, from Act I of Manon Lescaut. The Chevalier de Grieux has just seen Manon and fallen hopelessly in love. "I have never seen such a women" he sings.

4.Core 'ngrato: "A much-beloved Neapolitan song written by Salvatore Cardillo for the celebrated tenor Enrico Caruso who sings "Ungrateful heart, you have stolen my life".

5.Un amore cosi grande: A contemporary Italian pop song, written in 1976 by Guido Ferilli. "A love so great, it warms us inside and outside".

1 comment:

  1. hi bob ..i finally got a real computer..gifted to me by my son who is here from california.. what a gift. iam at the apple store... going thru my info so i wanted you to know... i am now with the times...

    just had the one yr. service for my son on June 10.
    hope to see you all soon.. ciao Nancy Schmid


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