Partly because I know how much everyone loves this time of year and mostly because I want to procrastinate on my Italian final (KILL ME), I’ve decided to compile this week’s playlist consisting entirely of Italian songs in the hopes that I will develop the ability for fluency through osmosis. Maybe if I blast Pavarotti enough times I’ll actually know how to conjugate subjunctive verbs? And perhaps if I listen to “Viva Garibaldi” I will have actually understood the entire Risorgimento revolution? PLEASE?
Appropriately enough, this weekend marks the 2,766th birthday of the founding of Rome. In that vein, I present you with this week’s pickings. From opera to europop, and from jazz to film scores: here are ten of the best songs to dance, cry, and sing off-key to while you pop some champagne (because you’re legal here, whoo-hoo) and toast Rommulus and Remus.
Those gosh darned Italians. They don’t look a day over 2,765.
Listen to the playlist in full HERE and don’t forget to check back next week for more music!
In Via Veneto- La Dolce Vita
Bella Ciao- Yves Montand
Via Con Me- Paolo Conte
Ave Maria- Luciano Pavarotti
Hello!- Cesare Cremonini ft. Malika Ayane
Studentessa Universitaria– Simone Cristicchi
Guarda Che Luna- Fred Buscaglione
The Godfather Waltz- Nino Rota, The Godfather Original Soundtrack
E Lucevan Le Stele- Placido Domingo
La Vita E Bella- La Vita e Bella: Original Soundtrack