Tutta la vita

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Tutta la vita"
Viaggi Organizzati - Lucio Dalla.jpg
"Tutta la vita" cover
Song by Lucio Dalla
Released 1984
Format Promo single
Recorded 1983
Genre Pop
Length 5:02
Label BMG Italy
Writer Lucio Dalla
Producer Mauro Malavasi

"Tutta la vita" ("All Life Long") is a song written and first performed by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla. It was released in 1984 as the first single from his studio album Viaggi Organizzati, produced by Mauro Malavasi.[1] This song is about a man searching for freedom all his life, trying not to fall in love, only to have a good time. For the Spanish-language market, two cover versions were released, and both peaked at number-one in the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, the first by Cuban singer Franco and another by Mexican performer Emmanuel, spending three weeks each at the top position, being the first time (and only) in the Hot Latin Tracks chart history that two versions of the same song succeeded one another at the top.[2][3] To date, it is uncertain who released the first cover version of the single.

Franco version[edit]

"Toda La Vida"
Single by Franco
from the album Yo Canto
Released 1986
Format Promo single
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop
Length 3:55
Label Peerless
Writer(s) Lucio Dalla
Franco singles chronology
"Toda La Vida"
(1986)
"María"
(1987)

Franco's version of "Toda La Vida" was included on his first album titled Yo Canto (I Sing). According to his official website he released the first version of "Toda La Vida", peaking at number-one in United States, for three weeks, and in México for 30 weeks, selling in both countries and in the rest of Latin America one million copies. The music video for the single was directed by Rodrigo García.[4] This version spent 22 weeks in the American charts. It replaced Juan Gabriel's "Yo No Sé Qué Me Pasó" at the top of the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart, being succeeded by another version of the same song, by Mexican singer Emmanuel. This version ranked at number 32 in the recap made by VH1 Latin America for the 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's in Spanish.[5]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Toda La Vida - 3:55
  2. Toda La Vida (Extended remix) - 7:53
  3. Toda La Vida (Parts I and II) - 7:50

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[6] 1

Emmanuel version[edit]

"Toda La Vida"
Single by Emmanuel
from the album Desnudo
Released 1986
Format Airplay, Promo single
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop
Length 4:50
Label RCA
Writer(s) Lucio Dalla, Luis Gómez Escolar (spanish adaptation)
Producer(s) Juan Carlos Calderón
Emmanuel singles chronology
"Toda La Vida"
(1986)
"Es Mi Mujer"
(1987)

"Toda La Vida" was released as the first single from Emmanuel's studio album Desnudo (released in United States as Solo). Luis Gómez Escolar did the Spanish adaptation of the original track written by Lucio Dalla.[7] According to the Mexican TV host Gloria Calzada, the first VJ of that country, as the host of Video Éxitos, the first television show about music videos, which aired between 1984 to 1986 on Televisa), this version was the first Spanish adaptation of the single. Emmanuel told her that he was the first one to discover Lucio Dalla's music in the 80's. This version, along with Franco's, ranked at number 32 in the recap made by VH1 Latin America for the 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's in Spanish.[5] "Toda La Vida" is a staple in every live performance by Emmanuel, and he is often recognized as his signature song.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Latin Tracks[8] 1

Other cover versions[edit]

  • In 1987, Canadian pianist and vocalist Cos Natola wrote and produced an entirely original English version of the song which was subsequently released as a single by RCA Records in Canada. Its flip-side was a Natola composition entitled "Being Free" (the Epilogue from the Cos Natola album entitled "The Immigrant").
  • Also In 1987, Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John recorded a second English version of the song and included it on her album The Rumour, and additionally was used as the opening number to Olivia's musical tour of Australia titled Olivia Down Under.[9]
  • In 2008, Mexican singer Edith Márquez included another Spanish version of the song on her album Pasiones de Cabaret.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viaggi Organizzati". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Toda La Vida - Franco - Week of October 11, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1986-10-11. Retrieved 2009-04-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Toda La Vida - Emmanuel - Week of October 18, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1986-10-18. Retrieved 2009-04-11. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Franco - Trayectoria". Francotodalavida.com. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  5. ^ a b "Las 100 Canciones Más Grandiosas de los 80's en Español". Taringa! (in Spanish). Interactive Advertising Bureau. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Toda La Vida - Franco - Week of December 06, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1986-12-06. Retrieved 2009-03-31. [dead link]
  7. ^ "En Gira". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  8. ^ "Toda La Vida - Emmanuel - Week of October 4, 1986". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1986-10-04. Retrieved 2009-04-02. [dead link]
  9. ^ "The Rumour". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  10. ^ "Pasiones de Cabaret". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

External links[edit]