Calipso (song)

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"Calipso"
Calipso Charlie Charles.jpg
Single by Charlie Charles and Dardust featuring Sfera Ebbasta, Mahmood and Fabri Fibra
Released26 April 2019 (2019-04-26)
FormatDigital download
Length3:10
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)
  • Davide Petrella
  • Dardust
  • Fabri Fibra
  • Mahmood
  • Sfera Ebbasta
  • Charlie Charles
Producer(s)
  • Charlie Charles
  • Dardust
Charlie Charles singles chronology
"Peace & Love"
(2018)
"Calipso"
(2019)
"Barrio"
(2019)
Dardust singles chronology
"Sublime"
(2018)
"Calipso"
(2019)
"Barrio"
(2019)
Sfera Ebbasta singles chronology
"Mademoiselle"
(2019)
"Calipso"
(2019)
Mahmood singles chronology
"Soldi"
(2019)
"Calipso"
(2019)
"Barrio"
(2019)
Fabri Fibra singles chronology
"Torcida"
(2019)
"Calipso"
(2019)
Music video
"Calipso" on YouTube

"Calipso" is a song by Charlie Charles and Dardust featuring vocals from Sfera Ebbasta, Mahmood and Fabri Fibra. It was released on 26 April 2019 by Island Records.[1] The song peaked at number 1 on the Italian Singles Chart.[2]

Background and composition[edit]

The song was written by Davide Petrella, Dardust, Fabri Fibra, Mahmood, Sfera Ebbasta and Charlie Charles.[3] Its release was preceded by a series of teasers through Charlie Charles' social network accounts. Its title and featured artists were announced on 23 April 2019, three days before its release.[4]

Charlie Charles described "Calipso" as "a metaphor to tell how easy it is to let yourself be tempted by the wrong roads when you are a kid which starts from the suburbs, and how easy it is to negatively judge who comes from nothing".[5]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Calipso", directed by Attilio Cusani, premiered on 15 May 2019 via Charlie Charles' YouTube channel.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[7] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[8] 4× Platinum 200,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Italy 26 April 2019[1] Digital download Island
14 June 2019[9] 7-inch Limited Edition Universal Music Italia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calipso (feat. Sfera Ebbasta, Mahmood & Fabri Fibra) - Single di Charlie Charles". Apple Music. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 18" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ Credits adapted from Spotify.
  4. ^ "Calipso: il nuovo singolo di Charlie Charles con Dardust, Fabri Fibra, Mahmood e Sfera Ebbasta". Rolling Stone (in Italian). 23 April 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ Mary Adorno (16 May 2019). "Calipso, il video del singolo di Charlie Charles con Mahmood è molto summer vibes (ma non solo)". Cosmopolitan (in Italian). Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  6. ^ "È uscito il video di "Calipso" con Fabri Fibra, Mahmood e Sfera Ebbasta". MTV (in Italian). 15 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Charlie Charles with Dardust / Sfera Ebbasta / Mahmood / Fabri Fibra – Calipso". Top Digital Download. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Italian single certifications – Charlie Charles – Calipso" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 28 October 2019. Select "2019" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Calipso" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  9. ^ "Calipso (Vinile 45 giri colore Giallo, Autografato e Numerato) (Esclusiva Amazon.it)" (in Italian). Amazon. Retrieved 25 May 2019.