Wednesday, January 13, 2016

David Bowie in Italian

In honor of David Bowie's death on January 10, I'm loading this Italian version of Space oddity, called Ragazzo solo, ragazza sola (Lonely boy, lonely girl).

The lyrics are by none other than Mogol, one of the most successful modern Italian songwriters. The version came out shortly after the original but has a completely different theme (love). David has a marked accent, like most people who speak a foreign language, but he makes an effort to pronounce his r's correctly.

 Even more amusingly, David recorded a version of the classic Volare in 1986.