Edoardo Vianello

Edoardo Vianello (born 24 June 1938) is an Italian singer, composer and actor. He's considered one of the most popular Italian singers of the Sixties.[1]

Edoardo Vianello
Born (1938-06-24) 24 June 1938
OccupationSinger, composer, actor
Years active1956 - present


Born in Rome, Vianello started his career in 1956.[2] His first successes came in 1961, with "Il capello" ("Hair") and "Pinne fucile ed occhiali" ("Fins, spear, and goggles"),[2] which both charted up to the 2nd position in the Italian Hit Parade.[3]

Vianello had several successes in the 1960s, such as "Guarda come dondolo" ("Watch as I swing"), "Abbronzatissima" ("Very Tanned"), "O mio signore" ("Oh my Lord") which topped the charts, and "I Watussi" which went up to 3rd.[3].[2] After a less successful period, he re-launched his career in the 1970s, founding the duo Vianella with his wife Wilma Goich.[2] Their main hit of the period was "Semo gente de borgata" ("We're people from a small town") that reached #7.[3] In the late 1970s, he reprised his solo career.

As of 2006, songs of Vianello were included in the soundtracks of 64 films[4] while the Italian rights-collecting agency SIAE estimates sales of over 50 million Vianello records worldwide.[5]


  1. Marcello Giannotti. L'enciclopedia di Sanremo. Gremese Editore, 2005.
  2. Dizionario Completo Della: Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore. ISBN 88-09-75625-8.
  3. Dario Salvatori. Storia dell'Hit Parade. Gramese, 1989.
  4. Stefano Micocci (January 2006). "Cinquanta, ma non li dimostra". VivaVerdi (1). pp. 33–36.
  5. Michele Bugliari (1 November 2010). "Edoardo Vianello si racconta a Venezia: formidabili quei miei anni". Il Mattino. Retrieved 27 February 2012.

Further reading

  • Enzo Giannelli. Edoardo Vianello. Il Re Mida dell'estate. Armando Curcio Editore, 2009. ISBN 8895695070.
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