Il mio amore unico

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"Il mio amore unico"
Dolcenera - Il mio amore unico (cover).jpg
Single by Dolcenera
from the album Dolcenera nel paese delle meraviglie
Released 18 February 2009 (2009-02-18) (Italy)
Format Digital download
Recorded Sonoria Recording Plant (Prato, Italy)
Genre Pop, Pop rock
Length 3:59
Label Sony Music, Columbia
Songwriter(s) Dolcenera, Saverio Lanza, Gian Piero Ameli, Oscar Avogadro
Producer(s) Dolcenera, Roberto Vernetti
Dolcenera singles chronology
"Piove (Condizione dell'anima)"
(2007)
"Il mio amore unico"
(2009)
"La più bella canzone d'amore che c'è"
(2009)
"Piove (Condizione dell'anima)"
(2007)
"Il mio amore unico"
(2009)
"La più bella canzone d'amore che c'è"
(2009)
Music video
"Il mio amore unico" on YouTube

"Il mio amore unico" (English: My only love) is a song by Italian singer Dolcenera, released in 2009 as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Dolcenera nel paese delle meraviglie. The song competed in the Sanremo Music Festival 2009, being eliminated in the semi-final of the show. Despite this, it became a radio hit and a commercial success in Italy, peaking at number five on the Italian Singles Chart.

On 23 July 2009, the song received the Lunezia Award for Sanremo, for its "musical-literary value".[1]

Background[edit]

The song, produced by Dolcenera and Roberto Vernetti,[2] was written by Dolcenera herself, together with Saverio Lanza, Gian Piero Ameli and Oscar Avogadro.[3] Its lyrics are about a three-way love affair, in which a woman lives a "totalizing love" with a man, who is also involved with another woman.[4]

Sanremo Music Festival[edit]

On 22 December 2008, it was announced that the song was chosen among the 104 submitted entries[5] as one of the sixteen participants in the 59th Sanremo Music Festival.[6][7] Dolcenera sang it for the first time on 17 February 2009, when she was the first singer in the "Big Artists" section to perform during the opening night of the contest.[8] After being admitted to the second night, Dolcenera performed it again on the following day, when she was announced as one of the artists competing in the semi-final of the contest.[9] During the semi-final, held on 20 February 2009, Dolcenera performed the song in a duet with Italian singer Syria, but she was eliminated from the competition.[10][11]

Reception[edit]

The single debuted and peaked at number five on the Italian Top Digital Download Chart, compiled by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[12] After holding the fifth spot during its second week, the song completed a ten weeks long chart run in the Italian top twenty,[13] later ranking 40th on the 2009 year-end chart released by FIMI.[14]The song has sold 35.000 copies in Italy.[15]

Five weeks after its release, the song also reached the first spot in the Italian airplay chart compiled by Music Control,[16] holding it for three consecutive weeks.[17][18]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Gaetano Morbioli.[19]

Usage in media and other versions[edit]

The song was featured on the soundtrack of Federico Moccia's film Amore 14, released in 2009.[20]

On 22 June 2009, Dolcenera performed the song live during the mega-concert Amiche per l'Abruzzo, organized by Laura Pausini in order to raise funds for the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake. The performance was also included in the DVD recorded during the concert,[21][22] released on 22 June 2010.[23]

In 2009, a remix version of the song was released in the United Kingdom. Remixed by Milan-based DJs Reset!, the new version of the song was titled "Il mio amore unico - Reset! Sconvolgermi".[24] During the same year, Mexican singer Alejandra Guzmán recorded a Spanish-language cover of the song, titled "Único (Il mio amore unico)" and included in her album Único.[25]

Charts[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[13] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
Italy (FIMI)[14] 40

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Gorini (16 July 2009). "Al via il 23, 25 e 26 Luglio il Premio Lunezia 2009" (in Italian). Musicalnews.com. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dolcenera - Dolcenera nel paese delle meraviglie". Rockol.it. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Sanremo, l'elenco degli autori, degli editori e degli interpreti del Festival" (in Italian). Italian Society of Authors and Publishers. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Andrea Conti (11 February 2009). "Entrate nel mio mondo fiabesco". TGCOM (in Italian). Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sanremo, ecco i sedici sfidanti". TGCOM (in Italian). 22 December 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Rita Celi (22 December 2008). "Sanremo, da Albano a Zanicchi, ecco il cast del festival di Bonolis". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sanremo 2009: ecco artisti e canzoni in gara". Rockol.it. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Sanremo 2009: la scaletta della prima serata" (in Italian). Rockol.it. 17 February 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Gianluca Capaldo (19 February 2009). "Sanremo 2009 - Seconda serata. In nome della caciara..." (in Italian). Nonsolocinema.com. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  10. ^ Gianluca Capaldo (21 February 2009). "Sanremo 2009 - Quarta serata - Tra le conigliette pornosoft vince la semplice Sincerità di Arisa" (in Italian). Nonsolocinema.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sanremo, la quarta serata" (in Italian). Excite.it. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Classifica settimanale dal 20/02/2009 al 26/02/2009 - Top digital download FIMI-Nielsen Soundscan International" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Italian Charts - Dolcenera - Il mio amore unico (song)". Italiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Classifiche annuali dei cd, dvd, compilation più venduti e digital download più scaricati online nel 2009" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. 19 January 2010. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012.  Download the attached zip archive by clicking Scarica l'allegato, then open the file CLASSIFICA 2009 ANNUALE pers.XLS.
  15. ^ http://angolodellamicizia.forumfree.it/m/?t=55002818
  16. ^ Antonio Mustara (28 March 2009). "Airplay radiofonico: la rivincita di Dolcenera, prima in classifica con «Il mio amore unico»". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). 
  17. ^ Antonio Mustara (3 April 2009). "Airplay radiofonico: Dolcenera sempre in testa, cinque donne nei primi cinque posti". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  18. ^ Antonio Mustara (15 April 2009). "Classifiche musicali: Renato Zero il più venduto, Dolcenera la più trasmessa". TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (in Italian). 
  19. ^ "Dolcenera è il nostro amore unico!" (in Italian). 1 April 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  20. ^ "Amore 14 - la colonna sonora" (in Italian). Mediaset. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  21. ^ "Amiche per l'Abruzzo - 2 DVD Box" (in Italian). ItalianMusicStore.com. Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "Amiche per l’Abruzzo, presentazione del DVD" (in Italian). Notizie.it. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  23. ^ "Amiche per l'Abruzzo in dvd". TGCOM (in Italian). 21 April 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  24. ^ "Reset! - Releases". Wearereset.com. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  25. ^ Jon O'Brien. "Único - Alejandra Guzmán". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 March 2012.