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Il Treno Va -Toto Cutugno

Enjoy the beautiful video of Rome set to the marvellous song “Il Treno Va” composed and sung by Toto Cutugno and remember the old saying “when in Rome Do as the Romans do

Salvatore “Toto” Cutugno  is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician and was born in Fosdinovo, Tuscany on July 7, 1943. Shortly after his birth the family moved to La Spezia on the beautiful Tuscan Riviera.

His musical career began as a drummer, but he later formed a band that performed his own songs. He also co-wrote Dalida’s “Laissez moi danser” (“Voglio l’anima”), which became a Platinum record shortly after its release.

In 1976 Cutugno participated for the first time in the San Remo Music Festival coming up with 3rd place with his band Albatros with the song, Volo 504. He then won in 1980 with the song “Solo noi”, and subsequently finished second in six editions: in 1984 with the song “Serenata” (“Serenade”), in 1987 with “Figli” (“Sons” or “Children”), in 1988 with “Emozioni” (“Emotions”), in 1989 with the song “Le mamme” (“The Mamas”), in 1990 with Ray Charles with the song “Gli amori” (“Loves”, but entitled “Good Love Gone Bad” in Charles’ version) and in 2005 with Annalisa Minetti with the song “Come noi nessuno al mondo” (“No One Else in the World Like Us”). Toto Cutugno participated in the festival a total of 13 times.

He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1990 with his own composition “Insieme: 1992” (“Together: 1992”), a ballad which celebrated European political integration. Along with Gigliola Cinquetti, Italy’s only other Eurovision winner from 1964, he presented the 1991 contest, which was staged in Rome as a result of his victory. Cutugno may be best known for his worldwide hit song, “L’Italiano (The Italian)”, which was on his hit CD, “I Grandi Successi”.


Albatros (1976)
Come ieri, come oggi, come sempre (1978)
La mia musica (1981)
L’italiano (1983)
Azzura malinconia (1986)
Voglio l’anima (1987)
Innamorata, innamorato, innamorati (1987)
Mediterraneo (1987)
Toto Cutugno (1990)
Insieme 1992 (1990)
Non è facile essere uomini (1992)
Voglio andare a vivere in campagna (1995)
Canzoni nascoste (1997)
Il treno va (2002)
Cantando (2004)
Come noi nessuno al mondo (2005)
Un falco chiuso in gabbia (2008)
I Miei Sanremo (2010)

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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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