We’re already over a month into winter and still have a few cold months to go. Curious about which songs are super popular in Italy right now? Then read on about what’s playing on the radio like crazy here, which songs are being bought and watched or listened to online on repeat. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather that makes people more nostalgic or crave the known, but in winter 2019, the old-timers are definitely dominating in the charts. And the few songs that involve newer voices still tend to have a softer note to them – with one notable exception.
Vasco Rossi is arguable one of the most popular Italian singers ever. His Facebook page has over 4 million likes! He published his first song in 1977 and has since published 30 full albums. A few years ago, he broke the world record of hosting the biggest (ticketed) concert ever with 225,173 tickets sold in Modena (close to his home town Zocca). I had already mentioned his newest hit La Verità in my Fall 2018 music hit list, because the video was already a hit before the single was even released. Ever since, it’s been dominating the radio playlists.
If anybody can compete with Vasco Rossi in terms of popularity in Italy, it might be Luciano Ligabue. He’s also from close to Modena and has also set a record of his own by hosting the biggest non-free event for a single artist in Europe with an audience of around 180,000 in 2005. His 21 albums (with 11 million sold copies) are indicative of his long career in music. This winter he is on the radio again and again with his new song Luci d’America. It’s a real earworm song.
Given that Cesare Cremonini is not even 40 years old yet…. can he even be called an old-timer? Maybe not. But he sure is popular in Italy and has already had a long career. He is originally from Bologna (not too far from the above two giants!) and first found success in the late 90ies with the Italian pop group Lunapop. His success as a solo artist has definitely topped that though. He’s won many awards for his singles and has even started appearing in some Italian films (like Il Cuore Grande Delle Ragazze). This winter his hit Possibili Scenari is pretty high in the charts and can be heard often on the radio. It is a song on an album that is actually a re-release of an album from the previous year – with only piano and voice this time around.
È sempre bello
Italian singer and rapper Coez (his real name is Silvano Albanese) has only released four albums in his rather short career so far. His latest album (Faccio un casino) came out in 2017 and eached double platinum status in Italy. Right now he is the charts with his newest single È sempre bello. The video for the song was shot in Brighton in England. Check it out below.
Hola (I Say)
Marco Mengoni is orginally from a small town close to Rome. He first rose to fame after winning Italy’s X Factor in 2009. Since then he’s competed in San Remo multiple times and even won in 2013. He has also won numerous other awards including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act; he is the first Italian to ever win this award. Right now he is in the charts with his English/Italian ear worm Hola (I Say) feat. Tom Walker. It’s pretty catchy!
Stamm Fort by Luchè feat. Sfera Ebbasta is in the official FIMI charts this week – first week in the charts and on first place right away. What a feat! Luchè is an Italian rapper from Naples. He has been active as a solo artist and as part of various groups since the late 90ies. His latest song
Stamm Fort is a collaboration with Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta and has been seen on YouTube almost 1,5 million times since its release.
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