A far l'amore comincia tu

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"Forte forte forte / A far l'amore comincia tu"
A far l'amore comincia tu - single.jpg
Single by Raffaella Carrà
from the album Forte forte forte
A-side"Forte forte forte"
B-side"A far l'amore comincia tu"
Released1976 (1976)
Format7" vinyl single (45 RPM)
LabelCGD (Italy)
Songwriter(s)Daniele Pace, Franco Bracardi
Music videos
"A far l'amore comincia tu" (1977, TopPop, alternate version)
"A far l'amore comincia tu" (1977, TopPop)
on YouTube

"A far l'amore comincia tu" ("To make love, your move first") is a song by Italian singer Raffaella Carrà. It was originally released in 1976 on a single as the B-side to "Forte forte forte". (In some editions/countries "A far l'amore comincia tu" was the A-side).

The song became a big national and international hit (translated into several languages including Spanish, German, French and English).

Other language versions and covers[edit]

The song "A far l'amore comincia tu" was recorded by Raffaella Carrà in Spanish as "En el amor todo es empezar", in German as "Liebelei", in French as "Puisque tu l'aimes dis le lui", and in English as "Do It, Do It Again". "Do It, Do It Again" was Carrà's only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9.[1]

In 1977, German singer Tony Holiday covered the song, retitled "Tanze Samba mit Mir" ("Dance the Samba With Me"). The song quickly became a hit in both Germany and Austria, peaking at No. 4 on the German music charts[2] and reaching the Top 20 on the Austrian music charts.[3]

"A far l'amore comincia tu" has also been covered in Turkish by a Turkish popstar Ajda Pekkan as "Sakın Ha" in 1977.

In 2008 a video of a performance of "Do It, Do It Again" appeared in the Doctor Who episode Midnight.

Rafaella Carrà also worked with Bob Sinclar on the single "Far l'Amore" which was released on YouTube on 17 March 2011. The song charted in different European countries.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" single "Forte forte forte" (Italy, 1976)

A. "Forte forte forte"
B. "A far l'amore comincia tu"
(Daniele PaceBracardi)
CGD 4236
CBS Sugar S.p.A.[4][5]

7" single (Canada, 1976)

A. "A far l'amore comincia tu (2:42)
B. "Forte forte forte (3:32)
Columbia C4 8148
Manufactured by CBS Disques Canada Ltée[6]

7" single "Raffaella Carrà canta en español "Fuerte fuerte fuerte" (Spain, 1976)

A. "Fuerte fuerte fuerte" ("Forte forte forte") (2:40) [in Spanish]
B. "En el amor todo es empezar" ("A far l'amore comincia tu") (3:40) [in Spanish]
CBS 4670
Discos CBS, S.A., Madrid[7][8]

7" single "Liebelei" (Germany, 1977)

A. "Liebelei" (2:40)
B. "Forte forte forte" (3:40) [in German]
CBS S 5543[9]

7" single "Do It, Do It Again" (Germany, 1978)

A. "Do It, Do It Again" (2:40) (englische Originalaufnahme von "Liebelei (A Far L'Amore Comincia Tu)" [in English]
B. "A Far L'amore Comincia Tu"(2:40)
CBS 6094, CBS S 6094
CBS Schallplatten GmbH[10][11]

7" single "Puisque tu l'aimes dis-le lui / A far l'amore comincia tu" (France, 1978)

A. "Puisque tu l'aimes dis-le lui" (2:40) (Vers. "A far l'amore comincia tu") [in French]
B. "A far l'amore comincia tu" (2:40)
CBS 4771
CBS Inc.[12]

7" single "A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)" (Germany)
7" single "A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei) / Puisque tu l'aimes dis-le lui" (Netherlands)

A. "A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)" (2:40)
B. "Puisque tu l'aimes dis-le lui" 2:40 [in French]
CBS 4771, CBS S 4771[13][14]


"A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)"[edit]

Chart (1977–1978) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 1
Germany[14] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 3


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 95. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Universität Würzburg
  3. ^ Austrian Charts
  4. ^ "Raffaella Carrà - Forte Forte Forte (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  5. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Raffaella Carrà - Forte forte forte".
  6. ^ "Raffaella Carrà - A Far L'amore Comincia Tu (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  7. ^ "Raffaella Carrà - Canta En Español (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  8. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Raffaella Carrà - Fuerte fuerte fuerte".
  9. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Raffaella Carrà - Liebelei".
  10. ^ "Raffaella Carrà - Do It, Do It Again (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  11. ^ "spanishcharts.com - Raffaella Carrà - Do It, Do It Again".
  12. ^ "Raffaella Carra* - Puisque Tu L'aimes Dis-Le Lui - A Far L'Amore Comicia Tu (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  13. ^ "Raffaella Carrà - A Far L'Amore Comincia Tu (Liebelei) (Vinyl) at Discogs".
  14. ^ a b "spanishcharts.com - Raffaella Carrà - A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)".
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Raffaella Carrà – A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Raffaella Carrà – A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Raffaella Carrà – A far l'amore comincia tu (Liebelei)". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved October 20, 2017.

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