Ti amo

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"Ti amo"
Ti amo (rien que des mots).jpg
Single by Umberto Tozzi
from the album È nell'aria...ti amo
B-side "Dimentica, dimentica" (original version), "Ti amo" (duet version)
Released 1977 (original version)
2002 (duet version)
Format 7" single (1977), CD single (2002)
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop
Length 4:10 (original), 3:56 (duet)
Label CBS, Warner Music
Writer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi
Producer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo (rien que des mots)"
(2002)
"Toi, tù"
(2003)

"Ti amo" (pronounced [ti ˈaːmo]; Italian for "I love you") is a 1977 song recorded by Italian singer Umberto Tozzi from the album È nell'aria...ti amo. It achieved success at the time, becoming a hit in many European countries, including Sweden and Switzerland where it topped the charts. A Spanish version was released as "Te Amo", and had a good success in Spain and Latin America. Within the German-speaking countries a German version by Howard Carpendale also received a great success in 1977, peaking at number two in Germany and number ten in Austria.[1] In 2002, the song was overdubbed as duet with singer Lena Ka under the title "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", with Italian and French lyrics. This version was a success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), reaching the top three. At the time, the original version was re-released and achieved a moderate success in France. As of August 2014, it is the 52nd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 393,000 units sold.[2] A French version of this song was recorded by Dalida in 1977. An English version was also recorded by Laura Branigan in 1984, which, most notably, was a hit in Australia (reaching #2). It should not be confused with the Gina G song of the same name from 1997. In 2011, Sergio Dalma took a Spanish-language version of the song to the Top 10 in Spain.

Track listings[edit]

  • 1977 version
7" single
  1. "Ti amo" — 4:07
  2. "Dimentica, dimentica" — 4:10
  • 2002 version
CD single
  1. "Ti amo (Rien que des mots)" — 3:56
  2. "Ti amo" (by Umberto Tozzi) — 4:05

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Magic Fly" by Space
Swiss number-one single
17 September 1977 – 29 October 1977 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ballade pour Adeline" by Richard Clayderman
Preceded by
"2-4-6-8 Motorway" by Tom Robinson Band
Swedish number-one single
24 February 1978 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"It's a Heartache" by Bonnie Tyler

Laura Branigan version[edit]

"Ti Amo"
Laura Branigan - Ti Amo.png
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
Released 1984
Format
Recorded 1984
Genre
Length 4:18
Label Atlantic
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
(1984)
"Ti Amo"
(1984)
"Satisfaction"
(1984)

In 1984, American pop/rock star Laura Branigan remade the song with English lyrics written by Diane Warren, and released it as a single from her third album Self Control. While the song was only a minor hit in the United States, it was a bigger hit in many other countries, notably Australia and Canada where it reached #2 and #5, respectively. Laura would later perform her version of "Ti Amo" with Umberto Tozzi for a live Italian television show where Umberto played guitar.

Track listings[edit]

7" single[11]
No. Title Length
1. "Ti Amo" 4:18
2. "Satisfaction" 3:56
12" single[12]
No. Title Length
1. "Ti Amo" 4:18
2. "Satisfaction" 3:56
3. "I'm Not the Only One" 3:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 2
Canadian Singles Chart 5
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[13] 49
UK Singles Chart[14] 100
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[15] 55
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[15] 22

Sergio Dalma version[edit]

"Te Amo"
Te-Amo-Sergio.jpg
iTunes cover
Single by Sergio Dalma
from the album Via Dalma II
Released 2011
Format digital single
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Length 4:12
Label Warner Music
Writer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi, Oscar Gomez, Carlos Toro Montoro
Producer(s) Claudio Guidetti
Sergio Dalma singles chronology
"El Mundo"
(2011)
"Te Amo"
(2011)
"Yo No Te Pido La Luna"
(2012)

In 2011, popular Spanish singer Sergio Dalma included a version of the song on Via Dalma II, his second collection of Italian songs performed in Spanish. Issued as the second single from the disc, "Te Amo" rose to No. 10 on the official chart released by Productores de Música de España and spent 14 weeks on the chart. [16] The iTunes edition of the single featured a duet version with Argentine-Spanish singer Chenoa as well as the original album version. The single was promoted with a black-and-white video clip in which Dalma performs the song dressed in a suit while interacting with an actress.

The song's parent album spent five weeks at No. 1 in Spain, achieving quadruple platinum status after spending 49 weeks on the chart.[17]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Spanish Singles Chart 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Ti amo" by Howard Carpendale, Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). austriancharts. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Top 100 des singles les plus vendus du millénaire en France, épisode 5 (60-51)". Chartsinfrance. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Ti amo", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  4. ^ "Toutes les Chansons N° 1 des Années 70" (in French). Infodisc.fr. 2 June 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "The best-selling singles of 1977 in Italy". HitParadeItalia (it). Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
    2. Ti amo - Umberto Tozzi [#1]
  6. ^ a b c "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  7. ^ 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  8. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  9. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  10. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  11. ^ "Laura Branigan - Ti Amo (Vinyl/ 7") at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Laura Branigan - Ti Amo (Vinyl, 12") at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, New Zealand Singles Chart". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 14 Décember 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "Laura Branigan's singles, Billboard charts". Billboard. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com". Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Sergio Dalma – Via Dalma II (album)". promusica.es.