Io che amo solo te

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"Io che amo solo te"
Io che amo solo te 45 giri.jpg
Single by Sergio Endrigo
from the album 'Sergio Endrigo'
B-side"Vecchia Balera"
Released1962
GenrePop
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Sergio Endrigo
Sergio Endrigo singles chronology
"Ave Maria"
(1962)
"Io che amo solo te"
(1962)
"Se le cose stanno così"
(1963)

"Io che amo solo te" (Italian pronunciation: [ˈiːo ke ˈaːmo ˈsoːlo ˈte]; i.e. "I who love only you") is a song composed and performed by Sergio Endrigo and arranged by Luis Bacalov. One of Endrigo's major hits, the song was released in the summer of 1962 but became a success only at the end of year,[1] eventually peaking at the second place on the Italian hit parade[2] and selling over 650,000 copies.[3]

According to Endrigo, the song was inspired by his love for a secretary and both music and lyrics were composed in about twenty minutes.[4] A hymn to pure love and to absolute fidelity, in 1974 the song was used by the "Vote Yes" Committee for the Italian divorce referendum.[3]

The song was later covered by several artists, including Mina, Ornella Vanoni, Gianna Nannini, Rita Pavone, Massimo Ranieri, Nicola Di Bari, Franco Simone, Marco Mengoni, Claudio Baglioni, Fiorella Mannoia and Fabio Concato. It also named a 2015 film, Io che amo solo te, where the song was covered by Alessandra Amoroso.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single – PM45 - 3098
  1. "Io che amo solo te" (Sergio Endrigo)
  2. "Vecchia Balera" (Sergio Endrigo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrico Deregibus (8 October 2010). Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 978-8809756250.
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori (1989). Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.
  3. ^ a b Sergio Dragone (3 December 2015). Tu chiamale, se vuoi, poesie: Antologia dei versi più belli della canzone italiana. Lampi di stampa, 2015. ISBN 978-8848815932.
  4. ^ Massimo Cotto (2011). Il grande libro del rock (e non solo). Rizzoli, 2011. ISBN 978-8817048507.
  5. ^ "Alessandra Amoroso canta "Io Che Amo Solo Te"". MTV. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)