Ti amo

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"Ti amo"
Single by Umberto Tozzi
from the album È nell'aria...ti amo
B-side "Dimentica, dimentica" (original version), "Ti amo" (duet version)
Released 1977 (original version)
2002 (duet version)
Format 7" single (1977), CD single (2002)
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 4:10 (original), 3:56 (duet)
Label CBS, Warner Music
Writer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi
Producer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo (rien que des mots)"
"Toi, tù"

"Ti amo" is a 1977 song recorded by Italian singer Umberto Tozzi from the album È nell'aria...ti amo. It achieved success at the time, becoming a hit in many European countries, including Sweden and Switzerland where it topped the charts. A Spanish version was released as "Te Amo", and had a good success in Spain and Latin America. Within the German-speaking countries a German version by Howard Carpendale also received a great success in 1977, peaking at number two in Germany and number ten in Austria.[1] In 2002, the song was overdubbed as duet with singer Lena Ka under the title "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", with Italian and French lyrics. This version was a success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), reaching the top three. At the time, the original version was re-released and achieved a moderate success in France. As of August 2014, the duet version is the 46th best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 393,000 units sold.[2] A French version of this song was recorded by Dalida in 1977. An English version was also recorded by Laura Branigan in 1984, which, most notably, was a hit in Australia (reaching #2). It should not be confused with the Gina G song of the same name from 1997.

Track listings[edit]

  • 1977 version
7" single
  1. "Ti amo" — 4:07
  2. "Dimentica, dimentica" — 4:10
  • 2002 version
CD single
  1. "Ti amo (Rien que des mots)" — 3:56
  2. "Ti amo" (by Umberto Tozzi) — 4:05

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Magic Fly" by Space
Swiss number-one single
17 September 1977 – 29 October 1977 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ballade pour Adeline" by Richard Clayderman
Preceded by
"2-4-6-8 Motorway" by Tom Robinson Band
Swedish number-one single
24 February 1978 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"It's a Heartache" by Bonnie Tyler

Laura Branigan version[edit]

"Ti amo"
12" single cover
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
B-side "Satisfaction"
Released 1984
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop
Length 4:14
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi; Diane Warren (English lyrics)
Producer(s) Jack White, Robbie Buchanan
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
"Ti Amo"

In 1984, American pop/rock star Laura Branigan remade the song with English lyrics, and released it as a single from her album Self Control. The song was a minor hit in the United States but was a hit in many other countries, notably Canada and Australia where it reached #5 and #2, respectively. Laura would perform Ti Amo with Umberto Tozzi for a live Italian television show where Umberto played guitar.

Formats and track listings[edit]


Chart (1984) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 2
Canadian Singles Chart 5
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[11] 49
UK Singles Chart[12] 100
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[13] 55
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[13] 22


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  2. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 6 (50-41)". Chartsinfrance. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ti amo", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  4. ^ "Toutes les Chansons N° 1 des Années 70" (in French). Infodisc.fr. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The best-selling singles of 1977 in Italy". HitParadeItalia (it). Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
    2. Ti amo - Umberto Tozzi [#1]
  6. ^ a b c "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  7. ^ 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  8. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  9. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  10. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  11. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, New Zealand Singles Chart". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 14 Décember 2009.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "Laura Branigan's singles, Billboard charts". Billboard. Retrieved 14 December 2009.