I figure, while we’re making new categories, let’s really go for it--besides shopping, which I inaugurated on Sunday, I also noticed that something else was sadly absent: la musica!
So, in case you’re wondering what we’re listening to in Rome right now, I’ve hand-picked a couple of my favorites for you:
1. Luca Carboni: Malinconia from the album Le Band Si Sciolgono
2. Ligabue: Cosa Vuoi Che Sia from the album Nome e Cognome
Listen here: #5
Oh, how I heart Ligabue—his voice is … sigh. Or, as they would say here: molto sexy. Listen. If you know Ligabue or know someone who knows someone who knows him, please—all I'm asking is that you put me in touch.
3. Cesare Cremonini: Deve Essere Così from the album 1+8+24
4. Tiziano Ferro: Ed Ero Contentissimo from the album Nessuno è Solo
Listen here: #3
5. Zucchero: Occhi from the album Fly
Listen here: #3 (And Finny will remember song #1 from her recent visit. When it was on the radio I thought he was singing “Ba bo ba ba bo” then Ale helpfully pointed out that it was actually the words “Bacco perbacco” Oops!)
6. Neffa: Cambierà from the album Alla Fine Della Notte
Listen here: #7
I have to admit that I am partial to male Italian singers. The only female Italian singer I really like is Carmen Consoli. (Offical website Listen to tracks.) I don’t like Elisa, Georgia, Laura Pausini, or even Mina (I know, that’s a sin but I’m sorry, she’s just not my fave. I'll make an exception for that one song where she sings "parole, parole, parole..." but only because it was in my favorite Italian movie). I like Gianna Nannini, but just sometimes. (Offical website. Listen to tracks.) Are there any other women singers I need to know about? Who are your favorites in Italian music? Help me out here!