Song of the Day #4,007: ‘Gloria’ – Umberto Tozzi


As you read this, my family is embarking on a two-week trip to Italy and the Greek Isles. In my customary fashion, I will slip the blog into vacation mode during the week, while Random Weekends will proceed unchanged.

This week I will present five Italian songs, and next week I will present five songs from the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, a modern classic set on a fictional Greek island.

First up is ‘Gloria,’ a 1979 hit by Italian singer Umberto Tozzi that went on to become an even bigger hit in the U.S. for Laura Branigan.

I never knew the origins of this song, so as I embark on my Italian holiday eager to learn more about the country and its people, I thought this would be a fitting kick-off.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,007: ‘Gloria’ – Umberto Tozzi

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I too had no idea the American version was a cover from an Italian song. Meanwhile, what exactly is going on in this high quality, high concept video?😀 I feel like those guys may have been the models upon which Mario Kart characters were based.🤣

    Anyway, hope you all are having a great time in Italy.

  2. Peg says:

    Have a wonderful time ❤️

  3. willedare says:

    Thank you for the ongoing education in pop music that your blog provides your readers/listeners. Have a great and inspiring trip with your family.

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