Raggio di luna

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Italy "Raggio di luna"
Matia Bazar - Raggio di luna.jpg
Eurovision Song Contest 1979 entry
Carlo Marrale,
Antonella Ruggiero,
Giancarlo Golzi,
Piero Cassano,
Aldo Stellita
Carlo Marrale,
Piero Cassano,
Antonella Ruggiero
Giancarlo Golzi,
Salvatore Stellita
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Questo amore" (1978)   
"Non so che darei" (1980) ►

"Raggio di luna" ("Moon beam") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in Italian by Matia Bazar.

The song is a love song, with the lead singer explaining to his lover that something as simple as a moon beam can simplify their relationship and make any experience enjoyable.

The song was performed second on the night, following Portugal's Manuela Bravo with "Sobe, sobe, balão sobe" and preceding Denmark's Tommy Seebach with "Disco Tango". At the close of voting, it had received 27 points, placing 15th in a field of 19. "Raggio di luna" was the very first Eurovision entry to have no orchestral accompaniment nor a conductor.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1980 contest by Alan Sorrenti with "Non so che darei".