Addio, addio

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Italy "Addio, addio"
Eurovision Song Contest 1962 entry
Country Italy
Artist(s) Claudio Villa
Language Italian
Composer(s) Domenico Modugno
Lyricist(s) Franco Migliacci
Conductor Cinico Angelini
Finals performance
Final result 9th
Final points 3
Appearance chronology
◄ "Al di là" (1961)   
"Uno per tutte" (1963) ►

"Addio, addio" (English translation: "Goodbye, Goodbye") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in Italian by Claudio Villa.

With music by Domenico Modugno and lyrics by Franco Migliacci (the same duo had collaborated on Modugno's previous entry Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)), the song is a ballad, in which Villa attempts to deal with the end of a relationship. He sings that "Our love has become salt like sea water/Our parched lips don't have words any longer", but clings to the hope that "It isn't true that our love has ended", indeed even as he farewells his former lover for the last time he sings "we love each other and that we're breaking up".

The song was performed sixteenth on the night (following Luxembourg's Camillo Felgen with "Petit bonhomme" and preceding Monaco's François Deguelt with "Dis rien"). At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 9th in a field of 16. The comparatively high place for a low-scoring song is partly explained by the fact that four entries at this Contest failed to record a point.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1963 Contest by Emilio Pericoli with "Uno per tutte".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1962) Peak
position
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[1] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Music Week - Hits of the World. 31 March 1962. p. 15. Retrieved 30 August 2012.