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LF Content Team | Updated on 02 March 2023
Learning Italian with Pop is a great way to learn Italian! Learning with music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. So music and song lyrics are a great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Italian!
Below are 6 Pop song recommendations to get you started learning Italian! We have full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs recommended below, so check out all of our resources. We hope you enjoy learning Italian with Pop!
1 Due Vite (Two Lives) - Marco Mengoni
2 Torna a casa (Come back home) - Måneskin
3 Voglio ballare con te (I want to dance with you) - Baby K
4 Grande amore (Great Love) - Il Volo
5 Caruso - Lucio Dalla
6 L'italiano (Italian) - Toto Cutugno
1. Due Vite (Two Lives)
Marco Mengoni
Siamo i soli svegli in tutto l'universo
E non conosco ancora bene il tuo deserto
Forse è in un posto del mio cuore dove il sole è sempre spento
Dove a volte ti perdo, ma se voglio ti prendo
We're the only ones awake in the whole universe
And I don't know still your desert well
Maybe it's in a place in my heart where the sun is always off
Where sometimes I lose you, but if I want I catch you
The song "Due Vite" by Marco Mengoni is about two people who feel alone in the universe, but find solace in each other. The lyrics express their struggles with life's challenges, but also celebrate their connection and the moments they share together. The chorus repeats the phrase "che giri fanno due vite" (what twists two lives take), emphasizing the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of cherishing the present.
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2. Torna a casa (Come back home)
Cammino per la mia città ed il vento soffia forte
Mi son lasciato tutto indietro e il sole all'orizzonte
Vedo le case da lontano, hanno chiuso le porte
Ma per fortuna ho la sua mano e le sue guance rosse
I walk around my city and the wind blows hard
I left everything behind and the sun on the horizon
I see the houses from afar, they've closed the doors
But luckily I have her hand and her red cheeks
In "Torna a casa" by Måneskin, the narrator reflects on his journey from a place of darkness and despair to one of hope and redemption. He is accompanied by a woman who has helped him to overcome his struggles and find his way back home. The song is a plea for her to come back home with him, as he is afraid of being alone and losing her. The narrator reflects on the power of love and how it can help us to overcome our fears and find our way back home.
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3. Voglio ballare con te (I want to dance with you)
Baby K, Dvicio
Faccio un tuffo sotto il sole
Fa già un caldo che si muore
Questa estate non si dorme
Me la bevo come un cocktail
I do a dive under the sun
It's already a heat that kills
This summer we don't sleep
I drink it like a cocktail
In the song "Voglio ballare con te" by Baby K, the artist invites the listener to join her in a summer of fun and freedom, where the days are long and the nights are short. She encourages the listener to take a plunge under the sun, to forget their worries and take in the rhythm of the music. She invites them to take the stars and leave the rest behind, to dance until the sun rises and the colors of the dawn change. She wants to dance with them, to leave everything behind and just enjoy the moment until the sun rises.
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4. Grande amore (Great Love)
Il Volo
Chiudo gli occhi e penso a lei
Il profumo dolce della pelle sua
È una voce dentro che mi sta portando
Dove nasce il sole
I close my eyes and think of her
The sweet scent of her skin
It's a voice inside that is carrying me
Where the sun is born
The song "Grande Amore" by Il Volo is about a deep and passionate love that the singer feels for someone. The lyrics describe the intensity of the emotions the singer experiences, with vivid images of the person they love, such as the sweet scent of their skin and the sound of their voice. The singer declares their love openly and passionately, proclaiming that it is the only thing they feel. The lyrics express the fear of losing this love, and the desire for the other person to stay with them forever. The singer believes that this person is their soulmate, and that they will never love anyone else. The song ends with a declaration of eternal love and devotion.
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5. Caruso
Lucio Dalla
Qui dove il mare luccica
E tira forte il vento
Su una vecchia terrazza
Davanti al golfo di surriento
Here where the sea shines
And the wind blows hard
On an old terrace
In front of the Gulf of Sorrento
Caruso by Lucio Dalla is a song about a man who embraces a girl after she has been crying, and then begins to sing about the power of love and how it can make us feel alive. The song follows the man's journey as he reflects on his life, from the lights of the sea to the nights in America, and ultimately finds solace in the power of love. He sings of how love can make us feel alive, and how it can make us forget our troubles and make life seem small. In the end, he finds peace in the power of love and continues to sing.
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6. L'italiano (Italian)
Toto Cutugno
Lasciatemi cantare
Con la chitarra in mano
Lasciatemi cantare
Sono un italiano
Let me sing
With the guitar in hand
Let me sing
I'm an Italian
In the song "L'italiano" by Toto Cutugno, the singer expresses his pride in being an Italian. He celebrates the culture of Italy, from the food to the fashion, and the people, from the president to the artists. He also expresses his love for his homeland, Italy, and its people, Maria, with a sense of nostalgia. He asks to be allowed to sing with his guitar in hand, and to be allowed to sing a song slowly, as he is proud to be an Italian.
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