"1,2,3 Red Light" (Sal and Bobbi Trimachi) [1919 Fruitgum Company],

"42nd Street" (Harry Warren) [film: 42nd Street]

"All Through the Night" [Cyndi Lauper],

"American Pie", (Don McLean) [Don McLean],

"And When I Die" (Laura Nyro) [Peter, Paul and Mary; Blood, Sweat & Tears],

"Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" ,(James Rado, Gerome Ragni) [musical Hair],

"Arrevederci Roma" (Renato Rascel, Pietro Garinei, Sandro Giovannini) [Mario Lanza, others], 

"At Last" (Harry Warren) [Glenn Miller; Etta James; others], "

Baby Don't Go" (Sonny Bono) [Sonny & Cher],

"Bad Bad Leroy Brown" (Jim Croce) [Jim Croce],

"Bang Bang, My Baby Shot Me Down" (Sonny Bono) [Sonny & Cher],

"The Beat Goes On" (Sonny Bono) [Sonny & Cher],

"A Beautiful Morning" (Felix Cavaiere, Eddie Brigati) [The Young Rascals],

"Beep Beep" (Carl Cicchetti) [The Playmates],

"Big Girls Don't Cry" (Bob Gaudio) [The Four Seasons],

"Blaze of Glory" (Jon Bon Jovi) [film Young Guns II],

"Blinded by the Light" (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen; Manfred Mann's Earth Band],

"Blister in the Sun," (Gordon Gano) [Violent Femmes], 

"Borderline,"  [Madonna],

"Born in the U.S.A," (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen];

"Born to Run," (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen];

"Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons; Bay City Ro0llers],

"Can't Help Falling in Love" (Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore) [Elvis Presley],

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" (Bob Gaudio) [Frankie Valli],

"Cara Mia" (Mantovani) [David Whitfield, Jay and the Americans],

"Chattanooga Choo Choo" (Harry Warren) [Glenn Miller; others],

"Cover Me" (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen],

"Crimson and Clover" (Peter Lucia, Jr) [Tommy James and the Shondells],

"Crystal Blue Persuasion" (Mike Vale) [Tommy James and the Shondells],

"Dancing in the Dark" (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen],

"Dawn (Go Away)" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons],

"December 1963: Oh What a Night" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons],

"Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose) [Larry Clinton, Artie Shaw],

"Fallin" (Alicia Keys) [Alicia Keys],

"Funiculi Funicula" (Luigi Denza, Peppino Turco)

"A Girl Like You" (Felix Cavaiere, Eddie Brigati) [The Young Rascals]

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (Robert Hazard) [Cyndi Lauper],

"Gloria" (Umberto Tozzi & Giancarlo Bigazzi) [Laura Branigan],

"Glory Days" (Bruce Springsteen) [Bruce Springsteen],

"The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" (Harry Warren) [film: "Gold Diggers of 1933],

"Good Lovin'" [The Young Rascals],

"Green Tambourine" (Paul Leka) [Lemon Pipers],

"Groovin' (Felix Cavaiere, Eddie Brigati) [The Young Rascals],

"The Heart of Rock and Roll" (Johnny Colla) [Huey Lewis & the News],

"How Can I Be Sure" (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) [The Young Rascals],

"I Got You Babe" (Sonny Bono) [Sonny & Cher],

"I Had the Craziest Dream" (Harry Warren) [Harry James, The Skylarks, others],

"I Only Have Eyes For You" (Harry Warren) [The Flamingos, Art Garfunkel, others],

"If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) [Alicia Keys],

"If You Wanna Be Happy" (Carmella Guida, Frank Guida) [Jimmy Soul],

 "If This Is It" (Johnny Colla) [ Huey Lewis and the News],

"Into the Groove" (Madonna) [Madonna],

"Innamorata" (Harry Warren) [ Dean Martin],

"Jeepers Creepers" (Harry Warren) [film: Going Places; others],

"Laugh at Me" (Sonny Bono) [Sonny Bono],

"Laugh Laugh" [The Beau Brummels]

"Lightning Strikes" (Lou Christie) [Lou Christie],

"Like a Prayer" (Madonna) [Madonna], 

"Like a Virgin" [Madonna],

"Lipstick on Your Collar" [Connie Francis],

"Little Star" (Vito Picone and Arthur Venosa) [The Elegants],

"Lullaby of Broadway" ( Harry Warren) [Wini Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, others],

"Mama"  (Cesare Andrea Bixio) [Connie Francis, others],

"Mama"  (Umberto Tozzi & Giancarlo Bigazzi) [Laura Branigan],

"Memories Are Made of This"  [Dean Martin, Gale Storm, others],

"The More I See You"  (Harry Warren) [Chris Montez; others],

"Na Na Hey Hey, Kiss Him Goodbye"  (Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo)  [Steam; Bananarama],

"Needles and Pins"  (Sonny Bono)  [Jackie De Shannon, The Searchers, others],

"Never My Love"  (Donald and Richard Addrisi)  [The Association],

"Palisades Park"  [Freddy Cannon],

"Papa Don't Preach"  (Madonna)  [Madonna],

"People Got To Be Free"  (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati)  [The Young Rascals],

"Poker Face"  (Stefani Germanotta)  [Lady Gaga],

"Poor Side of Town"  (Johnny Rivers)  [Johnny Rivers],

"The Prayer" (Alberto Testa, Tony Renis) [Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion],

"Quando Quando Quando" (Tony Renis, Alberto Testa) [Engelbert Hunperdinck, Bobby Curtola, others],

"Rag Doll"  (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons],

"Runaround Sue"  (Dion DiMucci, Ernie Maresca)  [Dion],

"Secret Agent Man"  [Johnny Rivers],

"Self Control"  (Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo, Raffaele Riefoli). [Raf, Laura Branigan],

"She Bop" (Cyndi Lauper)  [Cyndi Lauper],

"Sherry" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons],

"Short Shorts" (Bob Gaudio) [Royal Teens],

"Silence is Golden" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons; The Tremeloes],

"Sleep Walk" (Santo & Johnny Farina) [Santo & Johnnhy; others],

"Stoned Soul Picnic" (Laura Nyro) [5th Dimension; others],

"The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons; Walker Brothers],

"Sweet Cherry Wine" (Richard Grasso) [Tommy James and the Shondells],

"Take Good Care of My Baby" [Bobby Vee],

"That's Amore" (Harry Warren) [Dean Martin; others],

"Ti Amo" (Giancarlo Bigazzi and Umberto Tozzi) [Laura Branigan],

"Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper) [Cyndi Lauper],

"Time in a Bottle" (Jim Croce) [Jim Croce],

"Two Faces Have I" (Lou Christie) [Lou Christie],

"Vogue" (Madonna) [Madonna],

"Volare" (Franco Migliacci, Domenico Modugno) [Domenico Modugno; others],

"Walk Away Renee",(Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone) [Left Banke; Four Tops],

"Walk Like a Man" (Bob Gaudio) [Four Seasons; Divine],

"The Wanderer" (Ernie Maresca) [Dion; others],

Whip It" (Gerald Casale) [Devo],

"You Better Run" (Felix Cavaiere, Eddie Brigati) [The Young Rascals],

"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" (Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio) [Dusty Springfield],

"You Must have Been A Beautiful Baby" (Harry Warren) [film: Hard to Get; others],


Operas: "Aida," "The Barber of Seville," "Cavalleria Rusticana," "Don Giovanni," "I Pagliacci," "La Boheme,"

"La Traviata," "Madame Butterfly," "Marriage of Figaro," "Otello," "Rigoletto," "Tosca," " William Tell"




Italians and Italian Americans 

have contributed a great deal to music


Whether it's big band, standards, show tunes, rock and roll, doo wop, alternative, heavy metal, dance, hip hop, classical or opera, 

we have impacted every aspect of our musical entertainment,

by writing or recording the songs we love to listen to.


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These songs have either been written, co-written
or recorded by Italians or Italian-Americans

Names in Parentheses (  ) indicate artists who wrote the song,

Names in Brackets [  ] indicate artists who recorded the song,

If there are multiple songwriters for songs, only Italian writer is listed.