Domani 21/04.09

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"Domani 21/04.09"
Single by Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo
Released 6 May 2009
Format CD single, music download, airplay
Recorded 21 April 2009; Officine Meccaniche Recording Studios, Milan, Italy
Genre Pop
Length 6:12
Label Sugar Music
Writer(s) Mauro Pagani
Producer(s) Mauro Pagani, Marco Sorrentino

"Domani 21/04.09" is a charity single released by the supergroup Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo in 2009. The project supported the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake. The song is a cover of Mauro Pagani's "Domani", included in his 2003's album with the same title.

It received it first radio play on 6 May 2009 at 3.32, exactly one month after the L'Aquila eartquake.[1] After peaking at number one on the Italian Singles Chart for 12 consecutive weeks, it became the best-selling single of the year in the country, receiving the multiple-platinum certification by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.

Background and recording[edit]

Jovanotti had the idea of starting a project in support of the reconstruction of L'Aquila.

On 6 April 2009, an earthquake occurred in the region of Abruzzo, in central Italy, causing the death of more than 300 people.[2] Wanting to support the reconstruction of the city, Italian singer Jovanotti decided to call his colleague and friend Giuliano Sangiorgi, leader of the band Negramaro.[3] Sangiorgi later declared:

"We were thinking of what we could do, because for the first time the scenes broadcast by televisions didn't look distant, but extremely close to us and painful. In the beginning, we were thinking of a concert, but it looked to be something too 'joyous' in front of such a tragedy. Therefore, we thought we could record a song, calling Mauro [Pagani] as the producer, in order to avoid doing things too close to the disaster."[4]

A few minutes later, Mauro Pagani was contacted and accepted to collaborate to the project.[5] During the following days, the number of involved artists grew up to 56 different acts.[1] Other artists, including Ivano Fossati, Fiorella Mannoia,[6] and Subsonica,[4] had to decline the invitation because they could not reach the remaining acts in Milan during the recording session of the song, which was decided to be held in one single place, the Officine Meccaniche Recording Studio in Milan, during one single day, 21 April 2009.[6][7]

According to Jovanotti and Sangiorgi, the atmosphere during the recoring process was "joyous and creative as if we were in a group of students. It looked like a demonstration. An historic day, or better, a dreamlike day."[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

During the week ending on 14 May 2009, the song debuted at number one on the Italian Singles Chart,[8] later holding the top spot for 12 consecutive weeks.[9] During the week of 9 August 2009, the single fell to number two, behind "When Love Takes Over" by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.[10] It left the top twenty in mid-September 2009, after 18 consecutive weeks on the chart.[9] According to the charts compiled by Nielsen for the Federation of the Italian Music Industry, "Domani 21/04.09" was the best selling digital single of 2009 in Italy.[11] The single was also certified multi-platinum for domestic downloads exceeding 60,000 units.[12] In April 2010, it was announced that the single had sold 450,000 physical copies and 74,000 digital copies in Italy.[13]

On 17 May 2009, the song also entered at number two on the Italian Music Control Airplay Chart, compiled by Nielsen, behind Gianna Nannini's "Attimo".[14] During its second week, the song fell to number five,[15] and it held the fifth spot in the week of 31 May 2009 too.[16] On 7 June 2009, the song left the airplay top 5.[17]

Tracklisting[edit]

  • CD Single
  1. "Domani 21/04.09" – 6:12
  2. "Domani 21/04.09" (Instrumental) – 6:12
  • Download
  1. "Domani 21/04.09" – 6:12

Personnel[edit]

Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo[18][19]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Italy 6 May 2012[21] Airplay Sugar Music
8 May 2012[3] Digital download
15 May 2012[3] CD single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stefano Mannucci (6 May 2009). "Un canto per l'Abruzzo. Tra i promotori Jovanotti e Mauro Pagani". Il Tempo (in Italian). Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ John Hooper (28 April 2009). "Pope visits Italian village hit hardest by earthquake". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Rita Celi (5 May 2009). "La musica italiana per l'Abruzzo 56 artisti cantano per ricostruire". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Domani 21/04.09 per l'Abruzzo, Giuliano (Negramaro): Un gesto naturale" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Domani 21/04.09. Artisti uniti per l’Abruzzo" (in Italian). Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (Italy). Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Domani 21/04.09 per l'Abruzzo, Mauro Pagani: Mai visto tanto entusiasmo" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo: La Biografia" (in Italian). MTV Italy. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 08/05/2009 al 14/05/2009 - Top digital download FIMI-Nielsen Soundscan International" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Italian Charts - Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo - Domani 21 Aprile 2009 (song)". Italiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 03/08/2009 al 09/08/2009 - Top digital download FIMI-Nielsen Soundscan International" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Tiziano Ferro, il cd più venduto del 2009" (in Italian). 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "Awards 2010" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Quasi 1,2 milioni di euro raccolti grazie al brano Domani 21.04.09" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 22 April 2010. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Music Control: Gianna Nannini in testa, exploit di Domani" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Music Control: Gianna Nannini sempre in testa, sale Gary Go" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Music Control: Gianna Nannini sempre in testa, sale ancora Gary Go" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 31 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  17. ^ "Music Control: Gary Go in testa, tornano gli U2. Fuori la Nannini e Domani" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  18. ^ "Domani 21.04.2009, Artisti uniti per l'abruzzo" (in Italian). Wuz.it. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Musica: 1 mln di euro in Abruzzo con brani Domai, il più venduto del 2009" (in Italian). Adnkronos. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  20. ^ a b Credits adapted from "Domani 21/04.09" line notes.
  21. ^ Paolo Giordano (6 May 2009). "Jovanotti guida i 56 artisti per l' Abruzzo". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 46. 

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