Sep. 13th, 2013: "Nel blu dipinto di blu" (English: In the Sky, Painted Blue), popularly known as "Volare" (to fly), is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno, released as a single in February 1958. It was the first Grammy winner for Record of the Year & Song of the Year in 1958. The song was later translated in several languages & recorded by a wide range of performers (the one in my head was Dean Martin)
▶ "Volare" (to fly), is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, released back in 1958. The song was an international. It was a cover hit for Dean Martin and covered by many others. This outstanding version is by the Gipsy Kings.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Volare - Engelbert's version of the song made famous by the likes of Al Martino and Dean Martin, Written by Migiacci/ Modugno/ Parish, Recorded over the years by many many singers, Always a great dance song, Engelbert's version was Produced by Gustavo Borner - Engelbert, and his Daughter Louis Dorsey, Arranged by Eddie Tobin - Engelbert and Kenne Cramer. Released in 2003 - YouTube
Right up there with the versions by Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Rydell's version of 'Sway' from 1961 continues to be a fan fav version of this classic song. Rydell would resurrect it in 1976 making a hit with his disco version of this same tune. Here's his original 1961 hit with 'Sway.' It was a surprise hit as the 'B' side to his #1 hit 'Volare'' on the 'A' side.