"Maledetta Primavera" (pronounced [maleˈdɛtta primaˈveːra]; Italian for "Damned Springtime") is a song written by Paolo Cassella and Gaetano Savio and performed by Italian singer Loretta Goggi in 1981, at the 31st edition of Festival di San Remo. The song didn't win the Festival, making it only to the second place, however, it became a hit in Italy, and later covers became a hit in several other languages around the world.
|Single by Loretta Goggi|
|from the album Il mio prossimo amore|
|Length||4:10 (Album Version)|
|Songwriter(s)||Paolo Cassella |
In Latin America, Mexican singer Yuri included a cover, "La maldita primavera", in her 1981 album Llena de dulzura, topping the single chart in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Venezuela and Costa Rica. The album itself sold more than 2.6 million copies, more than 360.000 in Mexico alone. Another Mexican singer, Yuridia, recorded this in her 2005 album La Voz de un Ángel. In 2012, Dominican singer Yiyo Sarante made a cover of "La Maldita Primavera" in salsa.
Finnish singer Paula Koivuniemi published the Finnish version "Aikuinen nainen" in 1982. It became a major success in her country and she has performed it at live concerts ever since. In Germany, Caterina Valente sang the cover "Das kommt nie wieder". In Belgium, Dana Winner sang the Dutch version "Vrij als een vogel". Maja Blagdan sang the Croatian version "Zaboravi". In the Czech Republic, Petra Janů sang a popular cover called "Moje malá premiéra". In Slovenia, Tinkara Kovač sang the Slovenian cover version "Vigred s snegom me odeva".
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||9|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||8|
|Italy (Musica e dischi)||1|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||2|
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- "Musicline.de – Loretta Goggi Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
- "Singoli - I Numeri Uno (1956-2006) - parte 3: 1980-1990" (in Italian). It-Charts.com. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
- "Swisscharts.com – Loretta Goggi – Maledetta primavera". Swiss Singles Chart.