Dio, come ti amo

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Italy "Dio, come ti amo"
Eurovision Song Contest 1966 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Conductor
Angelo Giacomazzi
Finals performance
Final result
17th
Final points
0
Appearance chronology
◄ "Se piangi, se ridi" (1965)   
"Non andare più lontano" (1967) ►

"Dio, come ti amo" (English translation: "God, How I Love You") was performed first time as duo by Domenico Modugno and Gigliola Cinquetti in San Remo Festival, 1966. Later it was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in Italian by Domenico Modugno.

The song is a ballad, in which Modugno tells his lover how he feels about her. He expresses his amazement at the depth of his own feelings, with the title phrase being used frequently.

The song was performed fourteenth on the night (following Monaco's Téréza with Bien plus fort and preceding France's Dominique Walter with Chez nous). At the close of voting, it had received the dreaded nul points (zero), for the first and also the only time in Italian Eurovision history, placing 17th (equal last) in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1967 Contest by Claudio Villa with "Non andare più lontano".

Recordings[edit]

Sergio Franchi recorded an English/Italian version of this song [titled "Oh How Much I Love You" (Dio, come ti amo!")] in 1967 on his RCA Victor album From Sergio - With Love.[1]

Shirley Bassey recorded a version of the song titled "Dio, come ti amo (Oh God How Much I Love You)" for her 1991 album Keep the Music Playing.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1965) Peak
position
Italy (Musica e Dischi)[2] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com Sergio Franchi
  2. ^ "Singoli - I Numeri Uno (1959-2006) - parte 1: 1959-1970" (in Italian). It-Charts.150m.com. Retrieved 21 August 2012.