Top Italian American Pop Hits

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| July-August 2003


Domenico Modugno: "Volare" (1958). He beat Dino to this masterpiece.

Dean Martin: "On an Evening in Roma" (1959). The eternal city sounds like so much fun you?ll want to book a seat on the next Alitalia flight.

Enrico Caruso: "Vesta La Giubba" (1904). This Leoncavallo aria was an international hit for the New York?based opera star in 1904 and again in 1907.

Louis Prima: "Just a Gigolo/I Ain?t Got Nobody" (1956). The Papa of Italian American pop, Prima helped put Vegas on the musical map.

Dean Martin: "That?s Amore" (1953). The former Dino Crocetti of Steubenville, Ohio, scores again.

Rosemary Clooney: "Mambo Italiano" (1954). What a great country this is! An Irish lass from Cincinnati can do a Latin tune like this and qualify as an honorary Italian American.