Limpido

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"Limpido"
Laura Pausini and Kylie Minogue - Limpido.png
Single by Laura Pausini and Kylie Minogue
from the album 20 - The Greatest Hits
Released10 September 2013 (2013-09-10)
FormatDigital download
GenrePop
Length3:27
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Laura Pausini singles chronology
"Celeste"
(2012)
"Limpido"
(2013)
"Se non te"
(2013)
Kylie Minogue singles chronology
"Flower"
(2012)
"Limpido"
(2013)
"Into the Blue"
(2014)
Music videos
"Limpido"
"Limpio"
on YouTube

"Limpido" (English: "Clear", "Clean") is a song recorded by Italian singer Laura Pausini and Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Written by Pausini and Virginio Simonelli, it was released on 10 September 2013 as the lead single from Pausini's greatest-hits album 20 – The Greatest Hits. It has received a nomination for World's Best Song and best music video at the 2013 World Music Awards.[1] The single peaked at number one on the Italian Top Digital Downloads chart, and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[2]

This duet was recorded and released in three versions: Italian-English, Spanish-English, and Spanish (titled "Limpio"). Also, Pausini has released solo versions of the song, In Italian, Spanish, and English. The English version is titled "Radiant". "Limpio" marks the second time Minogue recorded and released a song in Spanish, the first one being 2010's "Los Amores".

Lyrics[edit]

The song's lyrics bring within them a very optimistic message. The first sentence of the song ("Forse noi non siamo fatti per cambiare, forse noi non cambieremo mai", in English: "Maybe we weren't made for changing, and maybe we will never change any more") represents a change in Pausini's writing, showing her public that she has grown as a woman and a singer while always faithful to herself.

"Letting go, no more fighting, time will show you what you mean to me. Letting go, free my instincts. From the darkness I will re-emerge Limpio, llimpio…"

Release[edit]

The single was released on digital formats, and it's included on 20 - The Greatest Hits & 20 - Grandes Éxitos. It was announced at the site Amazon.com on 9 September 2013, with a release date scheduled to the day after. Lyric videos for all versions of the song were posted on Pausini's official YouTube channel on 9 September 2013.

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in September 2013 in Rome, Italy and was officially released on 6 October 2013. The video starts with Pausini wearing a bejeweled veil and long eyelashes. She lifts the veil and the song intercuts with scenes of Pausini in a white suit singing and playing guitar, Minogue in a black lace dress, Pausini submerged in water save for her face, Minogue and Pausini submerged in glitter covered water save for their faces, and an African dancer wearing rope braids dancing on a sandy surface. The video ends with a shot of Minogue and Pausini together in the water.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Limpido" (Italian-English version) (with Kylie Minogue)
  2. "Limpido" (solo Italian version)
  3. "Limpio" (Spanish version) (with Kylie Minogue)
  • Maxi Version-LP (limited edition) [cd-maxi]
  1. "Limpio" (Spanglish version) (with Kylie Minogue)
  2. "Limpio" (solo Spanish version)

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide September 10, 2013 Digital download Warner Music
Italy[10] Contemporary hit radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Pausini: Limpido in nomination ai World Music Awards
  2. ^ "Italian single certifications – Laura Pausini – Limpido" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 22 November 2013. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Limpido" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Laura Pausini & Kylie Minogue – Limpido" (in French). Ultratip.
  4. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Laura Pausini & Kylie Minogue – Limpido". Top Digital Download.
  5. ^ "TOP 50 - Lista de Radio Musical - Semana 40: Del 28-09-2013 al 04-10-2013" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 1 November 2013.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Laura Pausini - CHART HISTORY". Billboard. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Laura Pausini & Kylie Minogue – Limpido". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "CLASSIFICHE ANNUALI 2013 TOP OF THE MUSIC BY FIMI GfK" (in Italian). FIMI. January 9, 2014. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Italian single certifications – Laura Pausini – Limpido (with Kylie Minogue)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "2013" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Limpido (with Kylie Minogue)" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  10. ^ http://radioairplay.fm/radio-date/LAURA-PAUSINI--Limpido-(feat.-Kylie-Minogue)-41186-10-09-2013[permanent dead link]