..... Beyond 'O Sole Mio'
Italian singers / Italian music in brief
Popular Italian singer Elisa
Some Americans seem to equate Italian music with O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula.Meaning no disrespect to these great songs, Italy has a popular music tradition that provides strong competition to popular and rock music from other countries such as the United States and England.
I would divide Italian popular music into four different categories (that overlap to some extent).
- Melodic music
- Italian Rock
- Singer-songwriters (Known as "cantautori" )
- Their own styles