Se piangi, se ridi

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Italy "Se piangi, se ridi"
Eurovision Song Contest 1965 entry
Country Italy
Artist(s) Roberto Satti
As Bobby Solo
Language Italian
Composer(s) Gianni Marchetti, Roberto Satti
Lyricist(s) Mogol, Roberto Satti
Conductor Gianni Ferrio
Finals performance
Final result 5th
Final points 15
Appearance chronology
◄ "Non ho l'età" (1964)   
"Dio, come ti amo" (1966) ►

"Se piangi, se ridi" (English: If you cry, if you laugh) is a song written by Gianni Marchetti, Roberto Satti and Mogol.[1] The song was first performed during the 15th Sanremo Music Festival, in January 1965, when Italian singer Bobby Solo and American folk band The New Christy Minstrels performed two different versions of the song, winning the competition.[2]

The song was also chosen as the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, performed in Italian by Bobby Solo. The song was performed thirteenth on the night, following Portugal's Simone de Oliveira with "Sol de inverno" and preceding Denmark's Birgit Brüel with "For din skyld". At the close of voting, it had received 15 points, placing 5th in a field of 18.

The song is a love ballad, with Solo telling his lover that he feels the same way she does because of the closeness of their relationship. As he expresses it in the lyrics, "Always remember: what you do/You'll see it again in my face".

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1966 Contest by Domenico Modugno with "Dio, come ti amo".

There is a song by band Deerhoof of the same name.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 2
France (SNEP)[4] 39
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[5] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Fest Lures Brightest European Stars". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 13 March 1965. p. 14. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Il podio di Sanremo". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). 30 January 1965. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bobby Solo – Se piangi, se riti" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  4. ^ "Tout les Titres par Artiste - S" (in French). Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2012.  Select Bobby SOLO from the menu, then press OK.
  5. ^ "Singoli - I Numeri Uno (1959-2006) - parte 1: 1959-1970" (in Italian). It-Charts.150m.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.