Amarsi un po'

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"Amarsi un po'"
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Single by Lucio Battisti
from the album 'Io tu noi tutti'
B-side"Sì, viaggiare"
ReleasedMarch 1977
Format45 rpm single
GenrePop
Length3:50
LabelNumero Uno
Songwriter(s)Lucio Battisti and Mogol,
Lucio Battisti singles chronology
"Ancora tu"
(1976)
"Amarsi un po'"
(1977)
"Una donna per amico"
(1978)
Audio sample

"Amarsi un po'" is a song composed by Lucio Battisti and Mogol, and performed by Lucio Battisti. It was released as a single in March 1977, with "Sì, viaggiare" as B-side.[1] The single peaked at first place ten weeks on the Italian hit parade[2][3] and was the most sold single of the year in Italy.[4] The same year Battisti released an English version of the single for international markets, with the two songs renamed "To Feel in Love" and "Keep on Cruising" and with lyrics by Peter Powell. They were included in the album Images.[3]

"Amarsi un po'" was covered by several artists, notably Mina, Ornella Vanoni, Nek. It also named a film, Amarsi un po' (1984), directed by Carlo Vanzina and starred by Claudio Amendola and Tahnee Welch.[5] In 2017 the song named an episode in the second season of the web series Master of None, which includes the song in the soundtrack;[6] the song became «a touchstone for the whole season»[7] and the episode was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single
  1. "Amarsi un po'" (Lucio Battisti, Mogol) – 5:07
  2. "Sì, viaggiare" (Lucio Battisti, Mogol) – 4:10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258.
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.
  3. ^ a b Gianfranco Salvatore. L'arcobaleno: storia vera di Lucio Battisti vissuta da Mogol e dagli altri che c'eranoo. Giunti Editore, 2000. ISBN 8809018052.
  4. ^ "I singoli più venduti del 1977". Hit PArade Italia. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  5. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 2000. ISBN 8877424230.
  6. ^ "'Master of none', la serie che fa scoprire la musica italiana agli americani: nella colonna sonora anche Battisti, Mina, Morricone e Vianello" (in Italian). Rockol. 15 June 2017.
  7. ^ Mark Savage (18 June 2017). "Master of None: Music supervisor Zach Cowie shares his soundtrack secrets". BBC.
  8. ^ Bill Desowitz (21 July 2017). "Why 'Master of None' Leads New Music Supervisor Emmy Race". IndieWire.