Ti Amo (Gina G song)

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"Ti Amo"
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Single by Gina G
from the album Fresh!
Released26 May, 1997 (UK)
Recorded1996
Genre
Length2:52
Label Eternal
Songwriter(s)
  • Gina G
  • Mark Taylor
  • Paul Barry
Producer(s) Metro
Gina G singles chronology
"Fresh!"
(1997)
"Ti Amo"
(1997)
"Gimme Some Love"
(1997)
Music video
"Ti Amo" on YouTube

"Ti Amo" is a 1997 song recorded by Australian singer Gina G. It was released as the fourth single from her debut album, Fresh! . The song was written by her with Mark Taylor and Paul Barry. It was a number-one hit in Romania and peaked at number 11 in the United Kingdom. Gina G performed the song on the British music chart television programme Top of the Pops . [1]

Contents

Critical reception

The song received positive reviews. Larry Flick from Billboard wrote, ""Ti Amo" has already scored as a huge hit in Europe and has been getting active play there since last summer—playing at every disco, on every car stereo, and in every home. It's been blasting many away by its exquisite dance beat and Gina G.'s sweetly tuneful voice. The nostalgic lyrics magnetically urge many listeners to long for one more "lazy summer day in the sun." The wonderfully rhythmic drums, melancholic guitars, and background chorus (emphasized by the use of both Italian and English) make "Ti Amo" a pleasure to listen to. It's a single with the potential to blow away the U.S. market." [2] Pop Rescue said "it feels almost like it tries to nod back to Madonna’s La Isla Bonita", adding it as "a nice summery song". [3]

Chart performance

"Ti Amo" was a major hit on several charts, peaking at number-one in Romania. In the United Kingdom, it was Gina's first release to miss the Top 10, entering at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, on June 1, 1997. [4] The single spent five weeks in the UK Top 75. In Scotland, it was a Top 10 hit, peaking at number 9. On the Eurochart Hot 100, the song reached its highest position as number 47. Outside Europe, "Ti Amo" was a big hit in Israel, peaking at number 8. It did also chart in Australia, where it reached number 113.

Music video

The music video of "Ti Amo" was directed by Swedish director Matt Broadley. [5]

In the video Gina G. plays an unhappy woman who are being watched by her mafia man and his men. She is locked up in her room, sitting in front of the mirror. She manages to run away and rides on a white horse to her secret lover. Her man are following her, but loses sight of her. We see Gina G. meeting her hot latino lover. They dance tango by a burning fire. They embrace each other. An old man have seen her ride by his house, but when the mafia man and his men asks if he has seen her, the old man is pretending he has not seen her. At the end of the video we see Gina G. leaving her lover, riding home. And when her man and his men comes home again, she is lying on her bed in her room.

Track listings

UK: CD maxi (WEA0107CD1)

  1. "Ti Amo" (Metro Radio Version) (2:52)
  2. "Ti Amo" (Metro Extended Mix) (4:21)
  3. "Ti Amo" (Bayside Boys Club Mix) (5:34)
  4. "Ti Amo" (Metro's 'Summer Of Love' Club Mix) (5:51)
  5. "Ti Amo" (Basstown Vocal Club Mix) (5:18)
  6. "Ti Amo" (Basstown Euro Flamenco Mix) (3:31)
  7. "Ti Amo" (Handbaggers Mix) (7:22)

UK: CD maxi (WEA107CD2)

  1. "Ti Amo" (Trouser Enthusiasts' Schoolboy Crush Mix) (10:05)
  2. "Ti Amo" (Phat 'N' Phunky Club Mix) (9:04)
  3. "Ti Amo" (Red Hand Gang Dub) (7:20)
  4. "Ti Amo" (Andy And The Lamboy Mastermix) (6:41)
  5. "Ti Amo" (Bluehead Special Mix) (6:40)

Other versions:

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1997)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts) [6] 113
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) [7] 14
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) [8] 47
Israel (Israel Top-30)8
Romania (Romanian Top 100) [9] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company) [10] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)11

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