” Ti amo ” ( I love you in English ) is by Umberto Tozzi and Anastacia. Umberto Tozzi is considered by many to be one of Italy’s biggest music stars. Born on the 4th of March 1952 in Turin, Italy, he has sold over eighty million records worldwide.
The song, a remake of his 1977 hit single, was released on the 10th of March 2017 under the record label Momy Records.
The pop-rock ballad was written by Umberto Tozzi, who also produced and Giancarlo Bigazzi.
The original release of the single topped the singles charts in Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. In peaked at number three in Austria and Norway with the highest chart position of four in Belgium and Germany.
” Ti amo ” ft Anastacia, appears on the album, Forty Years of Ti Amo, which has been released to celebrate forty years of the song’s success.
The album also features live recordings and two unreleased tracks, ” Tu per semper tu ” written by Umberto Tozzi and ” Le parole sono niente ” written by Eros Ramazzotti, Claudio Guidetti, Kaballà and Francesco Bianconi.
For this version, Umberto Tozzi collaborated with Anastacia, the American singer-songwriter. With a mezzo-soprano voice, she is an award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist.
The accompanying music video for ” Ti amo ” was directed by Mauro Russo, the Italian film and music video director.
The video was filmed in 2017 on location at the Villa Borromeo in Cassano D’Adda, near Milan, Italy. The neoclassical villa, designed by Giuseppe Piermarini, is now a major tourist attraction and film location.
The video features Umberto Tozzi and Anastacia with dancers Simone Baroni and Maori Shinmura.
” Ti amo ” has been covered by other recording artists. In 1984, Laura Branigan released her version which peaked at number fifty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. It featured on her 1984 Platinum-certified album, Self Control.
Spanish singer Sergio Dalma had a number ten hit on the Spanish Singles Chart in 2011. The single appeared on his album Via Dalma II, the sequel to his 6x Platinum album, Via Dalma.
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