Strani amori

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"Strani amori"
Single by Laura Pausini
from the album Laura
B-side "Amores extraños" (Spanish version)
Released February 1994
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 4:17
Label CGD
Writer(s) Angelo Valsiglio, Roberto Buti, Cheops, Marco Marati and Francesco Tanini
Producer(s) Marco Marati[1]
Laura Pausini singles chronology
"Perché non torna più"
(1993)
"Strani amori"
(1994)
"Gente"
(1994)
Music video
"Strani amori" on YouTube

"Strani amori" (English: Strange loves) is a song by Italian singer Laura Pausini, released in February 1994 as the first single from her second studio album, Laura.

Written by Angelo Valsiglio, Roberto Buti, Cheope, Marco Marati and Francesco Tanini, the song was first performed by Laura Pausini during the 44th Sanremo Music Festival in February 1994, where it placed third in a field of twenty, behind Aleandro Baldi's "Passerà" and Giorgio Faletti's "Signor tenente".[2]

The song was later translated in Spanish and included in Pausini's self-titled compilation album, released in 1994 for the Hispanic market. This version of the song, titled "Amores extraños", peaked at number one on the Billboard Latin Pop Songs chart.

Both "Strani amori" and "Amores extraños" were re-recorded for Pausini's 2001 compilation album The Best of Laura Pausini: E ritorno da te / Lo mejor de Laura Pausini - Volveré junto a ti[3] and for her 2013 compilation album 20 - The Greatest Hits / 20 - Grandes Éxitos.[4]

Cover version[edit]

After its release, in 1994, Brazilian singer Renato Russo recorded a cover version of the song for his album Equilíbrio distante. Years after Russo's death, in 2010, Laura re-recorded the song and mixed it with the old original Russo cover version, in the posthumous release Renato Russo: Duetos.

In 1994, Puerto Rican singer Olga Tañón included a cover of "Amores extraños" on her album Siente el amor....[5] In 1995, the song was also recorded by Rubby Perez for his self-titled album.[6] His version of the song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart.[7]

Track listings[edit]

CD Single - Germany (CGD – 4509 95574 2)[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Strani amori"   Angelo Valsiglio, Roberto Buti, Cheope, Marco Marati, Francesco Tanini 4:10
2. "Strani amori" (Instrumental) Angelo Valsiglio, Roberto Buti, Cheope, Marco Marati, Francesco Tanini 4:10

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura Pausini - Strani amori" (in Italian). Discografia Nazionale della Canzone Italiana. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Maria Pia Fusco (27 February 1994). "Vincono Baldi e Bocelli". la Repubblica (in Italian). p. 28. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Mariano Prunes. "Laura Pausini - The Best of Laura Pausini: E Ritorno Da Te". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ laurapausini.com
  5. ^ "Siente el Amor - Olga Tañón". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rubby Perez [BMG] - Rubby Perez". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Chart Search Results - Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay 1995-04-08". Billboard.biz. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Laura Pausini - Strani Amori". Discogs. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Laura Pausini – Strani amori" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Laura Pausini – Strani amori" (in French). Les classement single.
  11. ^ "Hits of the World - Italy". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 26 March 1994. p. 56. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Top40 week 19 van 1994 (07-05-1994)" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Laura Pausini – Strani amori" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  14. ^ "Laura Pausini Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Laura Pausini.
  15. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Laura Pausini.
  16. ^ "Jaaroverzichten 1994 - Singles" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "1995 Hot Latin Pop Tracks". Billboard. Billboard.biz. Retrieved 22 September 2012.