The Latin Fury! Song Spotlight Series takes a closer look at the songs that are part of the show.
This song spotlight is on “Volare”, which is also featured on the new Latin Fury! EP, “Rojo”.
“Volare” was brought to the forefront in 1958 by Domenico Modugno, an Italian singer who entered it as part of that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It later became the biggest single of the year on the Billboard charts, where it spent five weeks at #1.
The song was conceived by Franco Migliacci, who awoke from a dream and was inspired to write the ballad after spotting a pair of Marc Chagall’s paintings nearby. Modugno later joined him and they completed it together. The rest is history. The timeless quality of the song has made it a cover favourite – with iconic artists like Dean Martin, David Bowie, Barry White among those who have recorded their own versions.
“Volare” has a mix of passion and vibrance and musical variety that has made it a staple of the Latin Fury! setlist at every show.
Here’s a live video of “Volare” from the Latin Fury! PBS Special.
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