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Music by Franco Migliacci

Originally Performed by Domenico Modugno

"Nel blu, dipinto di blu" (Italian pronunciation: "In the blue [sky] [as I was] painted blue" or "In the blue-painted blue [sky]"), popularly known as "Volare", is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, it was released as a single on 1 February 1958.

Winning the eighth Sanremo Music Festival, the song was chosen as the Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958, where it won third place out of ten songs in total. The combined sales of all the versions of the song exceed 22 million copies worldwide, making it one of the most popular Eurovision songs of all time and the most successful Sanremo Music Festival song ever.

It spent five non-consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in August and September 1958 and was Billboard's number-one single for the year. Modugno's recording subsequently became the first Grammy winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards in 1959. The song was later translated into several languages and it was recorded by a wide range of performers.

    Release Date: 1958
1959 - Grammy Winner - Song Of The Year

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The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack : Solo : Songbook : 884088548407 : 1617803642 : 00307209

The Rat Pack : The Very Best of the Rat Pack

Here are vocal/piano arrangements of all 18 tunes from this greatest hits CD.

Songlist: Ain't That A Kick In The Head, The Birth Of The Blues, Come Fly With Me, EEE-O-Eleven, Everybody Loves Somebody, I Get A Kick Out of You, I'm Gonna Live Till I Die, I've Got You Under My Skin, A Lot Of Livin' To Do, Luck Be A Lady, Me And My Shadow, Ring-A-Ding Ding, Sam's Song, Too Close For Comfort, Volare, Who's Got The Action, Witchcraft, You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You

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Voicing: Solo | 4012b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me : Solo : Songbook : 888680050283 : 1941566278 : 00142699

Various Arrangers : Come Fly with Me

Example vocals and separate background tracks on CD are provided in this collection of 9 big band standards voiced for men.

Songlist: There'll Be Some Changes Made, God Bless the Child, How High the Moon, Why Don't You Do Right!, Come Fly with Me, I Apologize, Volare, Candy Man, The Way She Makes Me Feel

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Voicing: Solo | 4146b | Songbook | $24.95 | With Piano

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