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"Zingara" (Italian for Gypsy woman) is a song composed by Enrico Riccardi and Luigi Albertelli. The song won the nineteenth edition of the Sanremo Music Festival 1969, with a double performance by Bobby Solo and Iva Zanicchi.[1] The Solo's version peaked at first place for two weeks on the Italian hit parade.[2]

"Zingara"
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Single by Bobby Solo
from the album 'Il Meglio Di Bobby Solo'
B-side"Piccola ragazza triste"
ReleasedFebruary 1969
Format45 rpm single
GenrePop
LabelRicordi
Songwriter(s)Enrico Riccardi and Luigi Albertelli
Bobby Solo singles chronology
"Amore mi manchi"
(1969)
"Zingara"
(1969)
"Domenica d'agosto"
(1969)

The song also named a musicarello film with the same name, directed by Mariano Laurenti and starred by the same Bobby Solo and by Loretta Goggi.[3]

Track listingEdit

Bobby Solo VersionEdit

7" single – SRL 10-527
  1. "Zingara" (Enrico Riccardi, Luigi Albertelli)
  2. "Piccola ragazza triste" (Cesare Gigli, Gianni Sanjust, Capuano, Bobby Solo)

Iva Zanicchi VersionEdit

7" single – REN NP 16327
  1. "Zingara" (Enrico Riccardi, Luigi Albertelli)
  2. "Io Sogno" (Salvatore Vinciguerra)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291.
  2. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.
  3. ^ Roberto Poppi, Mario Pecorari. Dizionario del cinema italiano. I film. Gremese Editore, 2007. ISBN 8884405033.