L'arca di Noè (song)

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"L'arca di Noè"
L'arca di Noè (song).jpg
Single by Sergio Endrigo
B-side "Dall'America"
Released 1970
Format 45 rpm single
Genre Pop
Label Fonit Cetra
Songwriter(s) Sergio Endrigo
Producer(s) Sergio Bardotti
Sergio Endrigo singles chronology
"Una breve stagione"
(1969)
"L'arca di Noè"
(1970)
"Oriente"
(1970)
"Una breve stagione"
(1969)
"L'arca di Noè"
(1970)
"Oriente"
(1970)

"L'arca di Noè" is a 1970 song composed by Sergio Endrigo. The song premiered at the 20th edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, with a double performance by Endrigo and Iva Zanicchi, and placed at the third place.[1][2]

"L'arca di Noè" was a commercial success, ranking third on the Italian hit parade and becoming a lasting classic. It was also praised by critics, with the Corriere della Sera musical critic Vincenzo Buonassisi describing it as "the only Sanremo Festival song which tried to say something new, to touch open issues for the consciousness of the people of today".[2]

The main tune derived from Sedi, Mara, na kamen studencu! (Sidi Mara) (Aloha ʻOe!)

A Spanish adaptation of the song, "El Arca de Noé", was recorded by Jimmy Fontana and peaked at the first place on the Argentine hit parade.[3] An English adaptation, titled "When Love Comes Round Again" and performed by Ken Dodd, ranked #19 in the U.K. Singles chart.[4]

Track listing[edit]

7" single – SP 1423
  1. "L'arca di Noè" (Sergio Endrigo)
  2. "Dall'America" (Sergio Bardotti, Sergio Endrigo)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Italy[5] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eddy Anselmi. Festival di Sanremo: almanacco illustrato della canzone italiana. Panini Comics, 2009. ISBN 8863462291. 
  2. ^ a b Dario Salvatori. "L'arca di Noè". Dizionario delle canzoni italiane. Elle U, 2001. ISBN 8888169016. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Hits of the World". Billboard. 23 May 1970. 
  4. ^ "Ken Dodd". The Official Charts. The Official UK Charts Co. c. 2010. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989. ISBN 8876054391.