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"Ti amo"
Ti amo (rien que des mots).jpg
2002 CD cover with Umberto Tozzi and Lena Ka
Single by Umberto Tozzi
from the album È nell'aria...ti amo
B-side "Dimentica, dimentica" (original version), "Ti amo" (duet version)
Released1977 (original version)
2002 (duet version)
Recorded1977
Genre Pop
Length4:10(original), 3:56 (duet)
Label CBS, Warner Music
Songwriter(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi
Producer(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo"
(1977)
"Toi, tù"
(2003)
Music video
"Ti amo" (audio) on YouTube

"Ti amo" (pronounced  [ti ˈaːmo] ; Italian for "I love you") is a 1977 song recorded by Italian singer Umberto Tozzi from the album È nell'aria...ti amo. It achieved success at the time, becoming a hit in many European countries, including Sweden and Switzerland where it topped the charts. The duet version featured Monica Bellucci for the film Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra , [1] and the English versions "I Love You (Ti Amo)" [2] and "You and I (Ti Amo)" [3] were also released. A Spanish version was released as "Te Amo", and had a good success in Spain and Latin America. Within the German-speaking countries a German version by Howard Carpendale also received a great success in 1977, peaking at number two in Germany and number ten in Austria. [4] In 2002, the song was overdubbed as duet with singer Lena Ka under the title "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", with Italian and French lyrics. This version was a success in France and Belgium (Wallonia), reaching the top three. At the time, the original version was re-released and achieved a moderate success in France. As of August 2014, it is the 52nd best-selling single of the 21st century in France, with 393,000 units sold. [5] A French version of this song was recorded by Dalida in 1977. An English version was also recorded by Laura Branigan in 1984, which, most notably, was a hit in Australia (reaching #2). It should not be confused with the Gina G song of the same name from 1997. In 2011, Sergio Dalma took a Spanish-language version of the song to the Top 10 in Spain. In 2017, to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the song, Tozzi released an Italian-English version and music video featuring Anastacia. [6] [7]

Contents

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Ti amo" – 4:07
  2. "Dimentica, dimentica" – 4:10
Spain 7" single
  1. "Te amo" (Bigazzi/Tozzi/Spanish lyrics by Carlos Toro & Oscar Gómez) – 4:06
  2. "Olvidate olvidate" – 4:15
UK 7" single
  1. "I Love You (Ti Amo)" (Bigazzi/Tozzi/English lyrics by Fred Jay) – 3:59
  2. "Dimentica, Dimentica" – 4:10
UK 7" single
  1. "Ti Amo" (Italian version) – 4:08
  2. "Ti Amo" (English version) (Bigazzi/Tozzi/English lyrics by Fred Jay) – 4:08
German CD single
  1. "You and I (Ti Amo)" (Bigazzi/Tozzi/English lyrics by Betsy Cook) – 4:15
  2. "Ti Amo" – 4:12
  3. "Donna Amante Mia" – 4:55
France CD single
  1. "Ti amo (Rien que des mots)" (Bigazzi/Tozzi/French lyrics by Bruno Berrebi) – 3:56
  2. "Ti amo" – 4:05
Digital single
  1. "Ti amo" (Bigazzi/Tozzi/English lyrics by Diane Warren) – 4:36

Charts and sales

In media

In episode 1 of season 4 of the Netflix Money Heist television series, the song is sung by one of the protagonists, Berlin, at his wedding. [16]

Laura Branigan version

"Ti Amo"
Laura Branigan - Ti Amo.png
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
B-side
Released1984
Recorded1984
Genre Pop
Length4:18
Label Atlantic
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
(1984)
"Ti Amo"
(1984)
"Satisfaction"
(1984)

In 1984, American singer Laura Branigan covered "Ti Amo" for her third studio album, Self Control , with English lyrics written by Diane Warren. Her version was released as the album's third single, and was particularly successful in Australia and Canada, where it reached numbers two and five, respectively. Branigan would later perform her version of "Ti Amo" with Umberto Tozzi for a live Italian television show where Umberto played guitar.

Track listings

7" single [17]
No.TitleLength
1."Ti Amo"4:18
2."Satisfaction"3:56
12" single [18]
No.TitleLength
1."Ti Amo"4:18
2."Satisfaction"3:56
3."I'm Not the Only One"3:22

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (1984–85)Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report) [19] 2
Canada Top Singles ( RPM ) [20] 5
Canada Adult Contemporary ( RPM ) [21] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ) [22] 49
UK Singles (OCC) [23] 100
US Billboard Hot 100 [24] 55
US Adult Contemporary ( Billboard ) [25] 22
Chart (1992)Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) [26] 18

Year-end charts

Chart (1985)Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM) [27] 74

Sergio Dalma version

"Te Amo"
Te-Amo-Sergio.jpg
iTunes cover
Single by Sergio Dalma
from the album Via Dalma II
Released2011
Recorded2011
Genre Pop
Length4:12
Label Warner Music
Songwriter(s) Giancarlo Bigazzi, Umberto Tozzi, Oscar Gomez, Carlos Toro Montoro
Producer(s) Claudio Guidetti
Sergio Dalma singles chronology
"El Mundo"
(2011)
"Te Amo"
(2011)
"Yo No Te Pido La Luna"
(2012)

In 2011, popular Spanish singer Sergio Dalma included a version of the song on Via Dalma II, his second collection of Italian songs performed in Spanish. Issued as the second single from the disc, "Te Amo" rose to No. 10 on the official chart released by Productores de Música de España and spent 14 weeks on the chart. [28] The iTunes edition of the single featured a duet version with Argentine-Spanish singer Chenoa as well as the original album version. The single was promoted with a black-and-white video clip in which Dalma performs the song dressed in a suit while interacting with an actress.

The song's parent album spent five weeks at No. 1 in Spain, achieving quadruple platinum status after spending 49 weeks on the chart. [29]

Charts

Chart (2011)Peak
position
Spanish Singles Chart10

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