Italian Love Song

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"Italian Love Song"
Single by Tina Arena
from the album Greatest Hits 1994-2004
Released5 November 2004 (2004-11-05)(Australia)
RecordedApril 2004 at Falcon Valley, Italy
Genre Pop
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Tina Arena, Francesco De Benedittis, Davide Esposito, Paul Manners
Producer(s) Paul Manners
Tina Arena singles chronology
"Never (Past Tense)"
"Italian Love Song"
"Aimer jusqu'à l'impossible"

"Italian Love Song" is a pop song written by Tina Arena, Francesco De Benedittis, Davide Esposito and Paul Manners, produced by Manners for Arena's sixth album Greatest Hits 1994-2004 (2004). The song was released as a single in Australia on 5 November 2004 but failed to make a major impact on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart peaking at number thirty-three and spending two weeks in the top fifty. [1]


Included on the single is "Take Me Apart" which is the only other new track featured on her greatest hits album and a previously unreleased remix of "Dare You to Be Happy", a single from her album Just Me (2001). The song also features a music video clip shot by Australian director Anthony Rose in a small fishing village in Southern France.


In the inside cover of her 2004 greatest hits album, Arena states:

Italians are a breed unto themselves: humorous, passionate and wildly romantic. This song was written in the hills of Emilia Romagna region, the land of Fellini, in May 2004. It was written in the springtime by Italians with a beautiful sense of melody and metaphor... need I say more.

Track listing

  1. "Italian Love Song" 3:51
  2. "Take Me Apart" (Fiona Kernaghan) 4:02
  3. "Dare You to Be Happy" (remix) (Arena, Peter-John Vettese) 4:34


Chart (2004)Peak
ARIA Singles Chart [1] 33
ARIA Australian Artist Chart [2] 8

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  1. 1 2 Australian Singles Chart - chart run. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  2. ARIA Charts. Retrieved 30 August 2010