"L'Italiano (Lasciatemi Cantare)" (commonly known as "L'Italiano") is an Italianpop song by Toto Cutugno released 1983. It was his biggest international hit and is his best-known composition. The song was forgotten during the 1990s and was re-birthed when Toto Cutugno performed it live at a charity concert in Rome commemorating Italy's victory at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, creating a new wave of popularity for this song.Lara Scandar, an Egyptian singer, released an Arabic version, "Taalou Ghannou Maaya (تعالوا غنّوا معايا)", on her album "About A Girl". On the year Cutugno released his hit, Kari Tapio, a Finnish singer recorded a Finnish cover with the title "Olen suomalainen", published on an album with the same name. Also, this song was copied by Indian music duo Sanjeev-Darshan for the movie "Mann".