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miércoles, 19 de marzo de 2014

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me ~ Una Ora Senza Te ~ Anastasia Lee -

Songs Background History
~"Io che non vivo (senza te)" - "I, who can't live (without you)" - was introduced at the 1965 Sanremo Festival by Pino Donaggio - who'd co-written the song with Vito Pallavicini - and his team partner Jody Miller: the song took seventh place at Sanremo and as recorded by Donaggio reached #1 in Italy in March 1965. "Io che non vivo (senza te)" would also be prominently featured on the soundtrack of the Luchino Visconti film "Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa" (aka "Sandra") starring Claudia Cardinale which was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival that September.

Dusty Springfield, who participated at the 1965 Sanremo Festival, was in the audience when Donaggio and Miller performed "Io che non vivo (senza te)" and despite having no awareness of the lyrics' meaning the song moved Springfield to tears. Springfield obtained an acetate recording of Donaggio's song but allowed a year to go by before actively pursuing the idea of recording an English version.

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" is a 1966 hit recorded by English singer Dusty Springfield which proved to be her career record reaching #1 UK and #4 US: the song subsequently charted in the UK via remakes by Elvis Presley (#9/ 1971), Guys 'n' Dolls (#5/ 1976) and Denise Welch (#23/ 1995) with Presley's version also reaching #11 US in 1970.

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