Gente di Mare

Today’s song, Gente di Mare (“people of the sea”) dates from 1987 when it was performed by Umberto Tozzi and Raff as the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. It contrasts the life of the “people of the plains” and the “people of the city” who don’t have the freedom of the “people of the sea”. In case you wanted to know… It didn’t win the contest that year – Johnny Logan’s Hold Me Now was the 1987 runaway winner –  but did become a top 10 hit in most of continental Europe.

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