Ti amo

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"Ti amo"
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)
Format7" single (1977)
CD single (2002)
Recorded1977
GenrePop
Length4:07 (original version)
3:56 (duet version)
LabelCBS, Warner Music
Writer(s)Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi
ProducerGiancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo (rien que des mots)"
(2002)
"Toi, tù"
(2003)
 
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"Ti amo"
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)
Format7" single (1977)
CD single (2002)
Recorded1977
GenrePop
Length4:07 (original version)
3:56 (duet version)
LabelCBS, Warner Music
Writer(s)Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi
ProducerGiancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi singles chronology
"Ti amo (rien que des mots)"
(2002)
"Toi, tù"
(2003)

"Ti amo" 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. 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.[1] 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. 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.

Contents

Track listings

7" single
  1. "Ti amo" — 4:07
  2. "Dimentica, dimentica" — 4:10
CD single
  1. "Ti amo (Rien que des mots)" — 3:56
  2. "Ti amo" (by Umberto Tozzi) — 4:05

Certifications and sales

CountryCertificationDateSales certified
Belgium[2]Platinum19 October 200250,000
France[3]Platinum27 November 2002500,000

Charts

Original version

Chart (1977)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart25
Austrian Singles Chart[4]3
Dutch Mega Top 100[4]15
German Singles Chart[4]4
Italian Singles Chart1
Norwegian Singles Chart[4]3
Swedish Singles Chart[4]1
Swiss Singles Chart[4]1
Chart (2002)Peak
position
French SNEP Singles Chart[4]39

Duet version

Chart (2002)Peak
position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[5]2
French SNEP Singles Chart[5]3
Swiss Singles Chart[5]10
End of year chart (2002)Position
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[6]4
French Singles Chart[7]7
Preceded by
"Magic Fly" by Space
Swiss number-one single
17 September 1977 – 29 October 1977 (6 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Ballade pour Adeline" by Richard Clayderman
Preceded by
"2-4-6-8 Motorway" by Tom Robinson Band
Swedish number-one single
24 February 1978 (2 weeks)
Succeeded by
"It's a Heartache" by Bonnie Tyler

Laura Branigan version

"Ti amo"

12" single cover
Single by Laura Branigan
from the album Self Control
B-side"Satisfaction"
Released1984
Format7" single, 12" single
Recorded1984
GenrePop
Length4:16
LabelAtlantic
Writer(s)Giancarlo Bigazzi
Umberto Tozzi
ProducerJack White, Robbie Buchanan
Laura Branigan singles chronology
"The Lucky One"
(1984)
"Ti Amo"
(1984)
"Spanish Eddie
(1985)

In 1984, American pop/rock star Laura Branigan remade the song with English lyrics, and released it as a single from her album Self Control. The song was a minor hit in the United States but was a hit in many other countries, notably Canada and Australia where it reached #5 and #2, respectively.

Chart (1984)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart2
Canadian Singles Chart5
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[8]49
UK Singles Chart[9]100
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10]55
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[10]22

References

  1. ^ ""Ti amo" by Howard Carpendale, Austrian Singles Chart" (in German). austriancharts. http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Howard+Carpendale&titel=Ti+amo&cat=s. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Belgian certifications Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  3. ^ French certifications Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Ti amo", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  5. ^ a b c "Ti amo (rien que des mots)", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  6. ^ 2002 Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart Ultratop.be (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  7. ^ 2002 French Singles Chart Disqueenfrance.com (Retrieved 10 January 2009)
  8. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, New Zealand Singles Chart". Charts.org.nz. http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Laura+Branigan&titel=Ti+amo&cat=s. Retrieved 14 Décember 2009. 
  9. ^ ""Ti amo" by Laura Branigan, UK Singles Chart". Chartstats. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=12121. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "Laura Branigan's singles, Billboard charts". Billboard. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p3765. Retrieved 14 December 2009.