"Ti amo" is a 1977 song recorded by ItaliansingerUmberto 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. 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. 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.
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.