If there's a queen, among the Neapolitan songs, this is the one. Of course this is my personal classification, based on my likings and the feelings these songs recall in me, and the list doesn’t mean that one is better than the other or that the songs not included here are less well made. The song is about two lovers in a hollyhockgarden, she’s sleeping nicely and he is fought between kissing her and risking waking her up or not, and while he contemplates her beauty also doubts and thoughts of jealousy cross his mind. There isn't a Neapolitan song that's not, among other things, very romantic, but there is one song in particular that speaks of love by the sea, under the stars, with two hearts beating as one. Totò dedicated it to a woman of great charm but cold and indifferent, deceiving and opportunist, who broke his heart betraying his trust. The song has known a huge fortune to the point that, according to a famous anecdote, even the emperor William II was in love with it, to the point that he wanted it played while he was in Piazza del Plebiscito, during his official visit in the city of Naples. The protagonist of the verses, written by the great poet Salvatore di Giacomo, is a young man who earns his living by selling nursing brooches from house to house. See you soon on this blog! Written in 1885, it's about two lovers destined to stay away for some time. Fall in love with Naples ... With Neapolitan songs, is possible? Here are five different interpretations of love, according to Neapolitan song. Written in 1885, it's about two lovers destined to stay away for some time. Over the years, thanks to its verses so real and poignant, the song has been 'adopted' by all those who suffer for love. Many years after its release it was revealed that the woman the song is named after is Diana, Totò's wife from from which the actor has divorced . Neapolitan love but at a distance - Era de Maggio Perhaps this one is a little less famous than another song about the same theme, 'O surdato' nnammurato, but no less moving. Some of these songs are known worldwide. The poet was in love with the girl and he was sure that by courting her he would be able to win against her perpetual reluctance. Info, luggage storage, maps, useful numbers... Accedi gratis alle principali attrazioni di Napoli ed ottieni sconti nelle migliori attività. My fourth favourite is Reginella (literally, ‘little queen’), written in 1917 by Libero Bovio (lyrics) and Gaetano Lama (music). I would like to hear from you. Here are my favourite top four. I find it very sweet and romantic, that’s what I love about it. Its fame literally reached the sky when Yuri Gagarin intoned a few notes while floating in the Space. I hope you guys enjoyed listening to the song; do you have any favourite Neapolitan song? Speak Italian with Arianna 20 – Parts of the day and meals. Naples, love and music have always shared an unbreakable link. Of this song I like the music and the nostalgia and the melancholy it transmits. Singed also by legend like Roberto Murolo and Luciano Pavarotti. In the second position is Anema e core (literally, ‘soul and heart’), written in 1950 by Salve d’ Esposito (music) and Tito Manlio (lyrics). Unfortunately their story doesn't have a happy ending. The Brigida named in the song really existed, it was the beautiful but grumpy cashier of a bar where Capaldo used to go . Scopri cosa fare a Napoli, dove dormire e i migliori posti dove mangiare.Visit Naples vi aiuterà a pianificare il vostro viaggio a Napoli dandovi informazioni utili e consigli su come visitare Napoli nel miglior modo possibile. From Elvis to Pope John Paul II everybody sung it. Naples has a very old musical tradition, with songs about all you can feel in love: nostalgia for a lost love, melancholy for a love you can’t have for one reason or the other, the romance of fresh love, passion or desire for the person you love (or you would like to love), jealousy about the person you’re in love with, regrets for the person you’ve hurt, and so on. Today I decided to write about something I love: Neapolitan songs. And my winner is…Era de Maggio (literally, ‘It was in May’)! The first part is about two lovers saying goodbye in a garden in May with the promise of finding each other again, and the second part is about them meeting again after an year in the same garden and in the same month. Yes, this is definitively my favourite, I love the music, I love the words, I love the mood of this song. The song is about a man seeing by chance his old love in a main street in Naples (Via Toledo), speaking in a French accent with some other women and wearing classy clothes, but he remembers the time they were together and all they cared about was their love, which sometimes still comes back to both of them. It was written in 1885 by the poet Salvatore di Giacomo (lyrics) and Mario Pasquale Costa (music). Of this song I like the music and the nostalgia and the melancholy it transmits. How weird that the song that more than anything else represents Naples in the world wasn't actually born there. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1957 Vinyl release of Neapolitan Love Songs on Discogs. The song is about a man seeing by chance his old love in a main street in Naples (Via Toledo), speaking in a French accent with some other women and wearing classy clothes, but he remembers the time they were together and all they cared about was their love, which sometimes still comes back to both of them.