Righeira

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Righeira
Origin Turin, Italy
Genres
Years active 1983–1992, 1999–2016
Labels
Associated acts La Bionda
Members Stefano "Michael" Rota
Stefano "Johnson" Righi

Righeira is an Italo disco duo, formed in Turin, Italy in 1981 and consisting of Stefano Rota and Stefano Righi. The duo became famous in continental Europe for their 1983 single "Vamos A La Playa" (Let's Go to the Beach), written in Spanish by brothers Carmelo and Michelangelo of La Bionda fame.[1] The track reached No. 53 in the UK Singles Chart.[2]

A year later in 1984, it was followed up by the single "No Tengo Dinero" (I Don't Have Money), which was accompanied with an animated video directed by Pierluigi de Mas (it).[3][4] Both singles were successful in the record charts. "L'estate Sta Finendo" (The Summer Is Ending), was released in 1985 and hit No. 2 in Italy, but failed to peak the charts in other countries.[5] The song has since found popularity as a reworked football chant at several clubs throughout the world, such as at Liverpool F.C. where it is known as "Allez Allez Allez."[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1983 - Righeira (A&M Records)
  • 1986 - Bambini Forever (CGD)
  • 1992 - Uno, Zero, Centomila (RCA)
  • 2007 - Mondovisione (Saifam)

Compilations[edit]

  • 1985 - Righeira '83-'85 (CGD)
  • 2002 - Greatest Hits (D.V More Record) [Release: Mr. Music]
  • 2002 - The Best (D.V More Record)

Singles[edit]

  • 1980 - "Bianca Surf"/"Photoni" (Italian Records) [Solo: Johnson Righeira]
  • 1981 - "Bianca Surf"/"Photoni" (VIP) [Solo: Johnson Righeira]
  • 1983 - "Vamos A La Playa" (A&M Records)
  • 1983 - "No Tengo Dinero" (CGD)
  • 1984 - "Tanzen Mit Righeira" (CGD)
  • 1984 - "Hey Mama" (CGD)
  • 1985 - "L'estate Sta Finendo"/"Prima Dell'estate" (CGD)
  • 1986 - "Innamoratissimo"/"Gli Parlerò Di te" (CGD)
  • 1986 - "Italians A Go-Go"/"3-D" (CGD)
  • 1986 - "Bambini Forever"/"Arruinado" (CGD)
  • 1987 - "Oasi in Citta" (CGD)
  • 1988 - "Compañero" (CGD)
  • 1989 - "Garageamos"/"Adalas Omaet" (EMI Records)
  • 1990 - "Ferragosto"/"Dimmi Di No" (Bravo Records)
  • 2001 - "Vamos A La Playa 2001" (Saifam)
  • 2007 - "La Musica Electronica" (Saifam)

Music Videos[edit]

  • 1983 - "Vamos A La Playa" (Official Video)
  • 1983 - "Luciano Serra Pilota" (Official Video)
  • 1984 - "No Tengo Dinero" (Official Video) [Demas New Production SAS]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Italian) Righeira - Samigo.it
  2. ^ Roberts (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 463. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Burrocacao, Demented (4 April 2017). "Johnson Righeira, futurista". Noisey (in Italian). Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Serenellini, Mario (10 May 2005). "Addio De Mas maestro di animazione il ricordo - la Repubblica.it". Archivio - la Repubblica.it (in Italian). Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "SINGOLI – I NUMERI UNO (1959–2006) (parte 3: 1980–1990)" (in Italian). It-charts.150m.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Smith, Rory (23 May 2018). "How an Italian Disco Hit Became Liverpool's Champions League Anthem". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 May 2018. 

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