Domenico Modugno was chosen as the singer. A French version of the song, titled "Dans le Bleu du Ciel Bleu", was featured on Dalida's Les Gitans.  Both Earl Grant's The End and Cortijo y su combo's El alma de un pueblo albums also included cover versions of the song.  The band covered "I've Got No Strings" for the 1991 Disney video and compilation album Simply Mad About the Mouse. Deana Martin recorded "Volare" in 2009. Brazilian singer Dolores Duran released it as a single and included "Nel blu dipinto di blu" in the album Canta para você dançar nº 2 (1958). Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).  In 1966, it was performed by the 101 Strings Orchestra for the record Italian Hits. Some of the individual members of the band have put out their own albums. , As a response, Modugno sued De Marco for defamation, and in July 1958 De Marco was convicted by the Milan court of justice. In 2005, a concert was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. The duet was later featured on the extended play De Avô para Neta, released in October 2020.  Despite this, it became one of the most successful songs ever performed in Eurovision Song Contest history. During the event, "Nel blu dipinto di blu" was ranked second on the list of the "all time favourite songs of the Eurovision Song Contest," behind ABBA's "Waterloo".  , The song was also translated in several languages, including French, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, and Portuguese. I think that a dream like that will never return; I painted my hands and my face blue, then was suddenly swept up by the wind and started to fly in the infinite sky. , In 2011, a rock version of the song was included in Gianna Nannini's Io e Te.   The song later completed a run of five non-consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, selling 2 million copies in the United States during 1958 and becoming Billboard's Song of the Year. ", "Nel blu di Modugno, l'Italia si mise a cantare", "Sanremo 1958 – Storia e storie del Festival", "Sanremo – 50 Anni di Storia: 1958 – Nel blu dipinto di blu", "Con Parole Mie – Puntata storica – 1 febbraio 1958.  Emma's cover reached number 70 on the Italian Singles Chart. . Gipsy Kings, born in France but brought up within Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to a worldwide audience.  It was also performed by Sanjeev Bhaskar in the film Anita and Me.   In 2008, a new version was recorded by Gianni Morandi for the album Ancora… grazie a tutti.  It would also mark a change in the way of performing, as Italian singers were used to standing with their arms on their chest, without moving on the stage.. Sing Great Country Favorites, Happiness – Connie Francis On Broadway Today, Connie Francis Sings the Songs of Les Reed, When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart), Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Nel_blu,_dipinto_di_blu_(song)&oldid=989704752, Billboard Hot Latin Songs number-one singles, Songs involved in plagiarism controversies, Articles with dead external links from July 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Pages using multiple image with auto scaled images, Articles with too many examples from March 2018, Wikipedia articles with style issues from March 2018, Articles with Italian-language sources (it), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Connie Francis Sings "Second Hand Love" And Other Hits, The Very Best Of Connie Francis (Connie's 15 Biggest Hits! As of 2015, only founding members Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo remain in the current Gipsy Kings lineup; current tour promotional notices bill them as "The Gipsy Kings (featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo)", This article is about the musical group. Following its first place victory at the Sanremo Music Festival, the song was chosen to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, which took place on 12 March in Hilversum, Netherlands. , Immediately after the release of "Nel blu dipinto di blu", Antonio De Marco accused Domenico Modugno and lyricist Franco Migliacci of plagiarising his 1956 song "Il castello dei sogni".