Let a Boy Cry Gala
Song Title: Let a Boy Cry
Date of release: January 1997
Description: ” Let a Boy Cry ” is by Gala ( Gala Rizzatto ), the Italian pop singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. She was named after Salvador Dalí and Paul Eluard’s wife Gala . Paul Eluard ( Eugène Émile Paul Grindel ) was a French poet and one of the founders of the surrealist movement. Salvador Dalí ( Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Púbol ) was the Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
Gala Rizzatto left her native Italy at the age of 17 to attend art school in Boston, Massachusetts. After moving to New York in 1993 she graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts. Gala made a name for herself as a photographer capturing the New York underground’s artists and clubbers.
In addition to her music career, Gala is still an active and passionate photographer, she showcases much of her work on her official website.
The song was written by Filippo Andrea Carmeni, Gala Rizzatto and Maurizio Molella. Filippo Andrea Carmeni is an Italian producer and songwriter, he has worked with many artists including Debbie Patterson, Molella and Selena.
Maurizio Molella is an Italian DJ and producer based in Milan, he has worked remixing many european dance tracks and compilation Albums.
” Let a Boy Cry ” was produced by Filippo Andrea Carmeni and Maurizio Molella and recorded at Planet Studio in Milano, Italy. Released in January 1997 by record labels ZYX , the German record label and Polygram ( Universal Music Publishing Group ) the song was taken as the second single from Gala’s debut Album Come into My Life.
With her music being popular in clubs across the World, the dance music artist has sold in excess of 6 Million records. Many of her tracks reached the top ten in charts throughout Europe, South America, Russia and the Middle East. DJ’s still spin her tracks in clubs across the globe.
Gala was voted Best Female Performer of the Year by Italian magazine Musica e Dischi in 1996 and in July 1997 Gala won the Italian Dance Award for best pop/dance artist of the year. She was also voted Best Foreign Artist of the year at Midem in Cannes, France.
In the same year Gala was nominated for Best Dance Act along with Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers at the Mobo Awards in the United Kingdom. Between 1995 and 1998 Gala appeared on many TV shows like Top Of The Pops music show aired on the BBC in the UK, Taratata, Les Année Tubes and Hit Machine on Canal M6 in France and MTV in Germany.
” Let a Boy Cry ” entered the UK chart on the 6th of December 1997 and reached a peak of number 11. The song spent 1 week in the top twenty and a total of 8 weeks on the UK chart.
Elsewhere in Europe it charted reaching Number One in France and Belgium. In France it was awarded Platinum for certified sales of 500,000 with physical sales of 497,000.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 11
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Israel Official ( Top-30 ) 1, Switzerland 23, France 1, Netherlands 11, Belgium 1, Ireland 17
Official Website: Galasound.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/galasound
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Gala