A new song and/or video every day for a year.

Posts tagged ‘Neapolitan’

Funiculì, Funiculà

The song  was composed in 1880 to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius. 

Here it is sung by the Three Tenors.

Mario Lanza’s version:

Andre Bocelli also sings the song.


Tarantella Napoletana

The Tarantella is an Italian folk dance that has several different regional dances lumped together as one.

Here I am playing the music for the Neapolitan version.

This version is performed by the Linguini Brothers.

We Speak No Americano

Renato Carosone recorded the original song Pa-Pa Amerikano in 1956.

Yolanda Be Cool and Dcup recorded the song in 2009.

Susan Clearing and Peter Harding used the song for their Irish Hand Dance.

O Sole Mio

O Sole Mio is a Neapolitan song written in 1898.

The great tenor, Enrico Caruso recorded this version in 1916.

The Three Tenors consisting of Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras recorded the song together several times. All three were  avid soccer fans and they held concerts together during the  World Cup in Rome (1990),  Los Angeles(1994),  Paris (1998) and Yokohama (2002).

This teenage trio of tenors performed during an Italian musical variety show.  They later became known as Il Volo.

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