L'Edera (song)

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"L'Edera"
Single by Nilla Pizzi
from the album La vita è un paradiso di bugie
Released1958
Songwriter(s)Saverio Seracini
Music video
"L'Edera" by Nilla Pizzi on YouTube
"L'Edera"
Single by Claudio Villa
Released1958
Songwriter(s)Saverio Seracini
Music video
"L'Edera" by Claudio Villa on YouTube
"Constantly (L'Edera)"
Single by Cliff Richard
Released24 April 1964 (1964-04-24)[1]
Format7-inch single
Recorded17 November 1963 (1963-11-17)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Michael Julien (English lyrics)
Saverio Seracini (music)
Producer(s)Norrie Paramor
Cliff Richard singles chronology
"I'm the Lonely One"
(1964)
"Constantly (L'Edera)"
(1964)
"On the Beach"
(1964)
Music video
"Constantly" on YouTube

"L'edera" is an Italian language song, written by Vincenzo D'Acquisto and Saverio Seracini. The song premiered at the 8th Sanremo Music Festival in 1958, being performed by Nilla Pizzi and Tonina Torrielli, with separate performances, and placing second in the competition, behind "Nel blu dipinto di blu", by Domenico Modugno and Johnny Dorelli.[2] "L'edera" was later recorded by several artists, including Claudio Villa.

"Constantly (L'Edera)"[edit]

In 1964, the Italian song was revived by Cliff Richard in an English language song with music based on L'Edera. The single, a non-album release officially titled "Constantly (L'Edera)" is more commonly known as just "Constantly". The music is still credited to Saverio Seracini, who composed the music for "l'Edera". The English lyrics to the song were written for Cliff Richard by Michael Julien. The recording was arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramor.

The British single reached No.  4 in the UK Singles Chart and was an international hit charting in Australia (No. 6), Ireland (No. 8), New Zealand (No. 3), Norway (No. 4) and Sweden (No. 10).

In some markets, "Constantly" appeared as a B-side to another Cliff Richard single "True True Lovin'". In Hong Kong, this configuration reached at least number 6.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 4
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 6
Australia (Music Maker, Sydney)[6] 3
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 9
Denmark (Tracklisten)[8][9] 4
Finland (IFPI Finland)[10] 19
Holland (Platennieuws)[11] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 8
Malaysia (Radio Malaysia)[13] 1
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[14] 3
Norway (VG-lista)[15] 4
Philippines[16] 7
South Africa[6] 1
Spain (Promusicae)[17] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constantly". www.cliffrichardsongs.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  2. ^ "L'edera" (in Italian). GalleriaDellaCanzone.it. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (20 June 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 34. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book 1940–1969. Turramurra, New South Wales: Australian Chart Book Pty. ISBN 0-646-44439-5.
  6. ^ a b Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (12 September 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 30. ISSN 0006-2510.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cliff Richard & the Shadows – Constantly" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  8. ^ "Denmark Singles Chart – Constantly". danskehitlister.dk. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  9. ^ Denmark was only included intermittently in the "Hits of the World" section of Billboard. The highest position of "Constantly" in the included weeks was number 6. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (22 August 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 34. ISSN 0006-2510.
  10. ^ Lassila, Juha (1990). Mitä Suomi soittaa?: Hittilistat 1954–87 (in Finnish). Jyväskylän yliopisto. ISBN 978-951-680-321-3.
  11. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (18 July 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 27. ISSN 0006-2510.
  12. ^ The Official Charts in Ireland began on October 4, 1962. Chart positions before that are taken from the "Evening Herald Chart", a Top Ten singles chart published by the Irish daily newspaper the Evening Herald between February 1959 and December 1962. "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  13. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (29 August 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 26. ISSN 0006-2510.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cliff Richard – Constantly" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  15. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Cliff Richard – Constantly". VG-lista.
  16. ^ The Philippines was only included intermittently in the "Hits of the World" section of Billboard. The highest position of "Constantly" in the included weeks was number 7. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (24 October 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 44. ISSN 0006-2510.
  17. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (31 October 1964). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 36. ISSN 0006-2510.
  18. ^ Johansson, Carl-Owe (1980). Rock Around the Clock: Saturday Night Fever 1955–1978. Vara, Sweden: Dominique Muzic-Club.