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)
Released1977 (original version)
2002 (duet version)
Format7" single (1977), CD single (2002)
Recorded1977
GenrePop
Length4:10 (original), 3:56 (duet)
LabelCBS, Warner Music
Songwriter(s)Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi
Producer(s)Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo"
(1977)
"Toi, tù"
(2003)
Music video
"Ti amo" (audio) on YouTube

"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]

Laura Branigan version[edit]

"Ti Amo"
Laura Branigan - Ti Amo.png
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
B-side
Released1984
Format
Recorded1984
GenrePop
Length4:18
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
(1984)
"Ti Amo"
(1984)
"Satisfaction"
(1984)

In 1984, American singer Laura Branigan covered "Ti Amo" for her third studio album, Self Control, with English lyrics written by Diane Warren. Her version was released as the album's third single, and was particularly successful in Australia and Canada, where it reached numbers two and five, respectively. Branigan 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.TitleLength
1."Ti Amo"4:18
2."Satisfaction"3:56
12" single[12]
No.TitleLength
1."Ti Amo"4:18
2."Satisfaction"3:56
3."I'm Not the Only One"3:22

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1984–85) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[13] 2
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[14] 5
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[15] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[16] 49
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 100
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 55
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[19] 22
Chart (1992) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[20] 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[21] 74

Sergio Dalma version[edit]

"Te Amo"
Te-Amo-Sergio.jpg
iTunes cover
Single by Sergio Dalma
from the album Via Dalma II
Released2011
Formatdigital single
Recorded2011
GenrePop
Length4:12
LabelWarner Music
Songwriter(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. [22] 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.[23]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Spanish Singles Chart 10

References[edit]

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  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. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. 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 Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  9. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  10. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com Archived 2012-02-23 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  11. ^ "Laura Branigan ]] Ti Amo (Vinyl/ 7")". Discogs. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Laura Branigan – Ti Amo (Vinyl, 12")". Discogs. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Australian Top 50 – Week Ending 10th March, 1985". Australian Record Industry Association. Retrieved October 22, 2018 – via Imgur.
  14. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9664." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Top RPM Adult Contemporary: Issue 9644." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Charts.nz – Laura Branigan – Ti amo". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Laura Branigan Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Laura Branigan Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  20. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  21. ^ "RPM's Top 100 Singles of 1985". RPM. Vol. 43 no. 16. December 28, 1985. ISSN 0315-5994. Retrieved October 22, 2018 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com". Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  23. ^ "Sergio Dalma – Via Dalma II (album)". promusica.es.