, author: Ermakova M.

Music-medicine: 5 main hits of Toto Cutugno

The singer, who was called the symbol of Italian music, died on August 22 at the age of 81.

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The sad news came today from Italy - the popular singer Toto Cutugno has died. Along with another charismatic Italian - Adriano Celentano - Cutugno became the personification of music and art.

“I really like what I do. When I go up on stage, all my thoughts and problems immediately disappear. Music is medicine for me. Without it, I could not live,” the singer admitted.

Many of his compositions have gained popularity outside his native country, they are sung all over the world. Let's recall some of them.


Perhaps it was this song that was especially fond of the inhabitants of the USSR, and later Russia. She was presented by the performer at the Sanremo Music Festival, where she took fifth place. However, the subsequent popularity of the composition proved that all kinds of ratings, contests and voting are not always able to show the scale of popular recognition.


Toto Cutugno composed this song together with Adriano Celentano and it was for him - the latter then got too carried away by cinema, which caused his musical career to decline. It needed a hit. And he was born, then becoming part of Cutugno's album "L'italiano".


The song premiered at the opening of the Sanremo Festival in 1984. This time the romantic composition performed by Toto Cutugno took second place in the competition. The people fell in love with the song so much that a single of the same name was released during the festival.

Solo Noi

Another song about love - there are many of them in Cutugno's repertoire. The heroes of this composition are two lovers who do not notice anything and no one around except each other. "Only us" - this is how the name is translated into Russian.

Il treno va

The song, when listening to which it becomes obvious that life goes on, no matter what. "The train goes, goes through fears and deceptions ...", the artist sings. And with his voice, the path through any life obstacles becomes a little easier and safer.