When the theme of the cartoon enters the song hit parade

Once upon a time, cartoon themes entered the hit parade charts and moved to the disco slope. And it wasn’t a children’s game

It is not easy to get a ranking of the best selling cartoon themes Only because there is no official information related to the release of 45. In addition, the pieces are often included in thematic collections that are repeated from time to time in different decades from the 70’s to the present day. So ranking can be done based on information only Cartoon short word durability At the Italian Hit Parade. And it was considered, therefore, the highest position occupied in the top 10 for the year of the initials in the ’70s and’ 80s. Attention! We are not necessarily talking about the most “beautiful” or favorite short words, but of course those who have maintained the highest position in the top ten. And you will discover something beautiful!

First position in the standings: Remy

“Remy” was the theme song for the Japanese anime “Remy and His Adventures”, inspired by Malott’s French novel “Without a Family”. Both the cartoon and the theme song were a real success: between 1978 and 1979, Remy was there. 19 weeks In standing, touch the first position 6 times. The text was written by Luigi Albertelli with music by Vince Tempera. The interpreter of the piece is Vince Tempera’s chorus and Gian Paolo Daldelo’s solo vocals (Cetra 1979 edition).

Second position: Maya bee

Ape Maia’s short form was ranked in the 1980s 18 weeks, Also touch the first position. The series actually had four acronyms: Maya the Bee Goss (opening theme), Maya the Bee in Concert (closing theme), the flip that appears next to the B of the first theme, and “Ape Ape Maya”. The text was written by Danilo Cot, with music by Marcelo Maroucci. The interpreter of the piece is Katia Savijero (Adjioni Cetra 1980).

Third place: Heidi

Heidi is one of the most popular cartoons, the short form of Italy has brought popularity to her interpreter: Elizabeth Viviani. “Heidi” was in the top ten in 1978 16 weeks, Reached third place as its best finishing. The text for the Italian version was written by Franco Migliachi in music by Christian Brun (RCA 1978 edition).

Fourth position: brought with red hair

Another theme song for another cartoon inspired by a novel. This time around, however, the success of Theme Song is due to its famous “cover”.The rivers of Babylon“Of Bonnie M.. Precisely for this already good ear and catchy sound, the red hair theme is left on the chart. 14 weeks In the turn of 1980 and 1981, also reached the first position. The text of the Italian version of the cartoon was written by Luigi Albertelli in an arrangement by Stefan Klinghamar. The cast was “The Red-haired Boys”, or Chorus of Venus Tempera (CBS 1980 edition).

Fifth position: Atlas Ufo Robot

This is the first “version” of the 1978 well-known Japanese cartoon “Ufo Robot”. It was in the rankings exactly the same year 13 weeks, Ranked 4th as the best placement. Due to its popularity and the success of maintenance over the years, it may be worthy of the first position and is still considered the “theme” of the cartoon. The text was written by Luigi Albertelli and the musical adaptations were made by Vince Tempera and Ares Tavolaji. The cast includes Alberto Tadini, soloist, and Vince Tempera’s chorus (Edgioni Cetra 1978).

Sixth place: Lady Oscar

The title of the well-known animated series was “Lady Oscar”, a unique title that was interpreted by the Knights of the King. In 1982, the release date in Italy, it remained in the rankings 14 weeksBut in the top ten, “only” has reached the seventh position The cartoon was repeated several times in Italy and was replaced by the original themeA sword for Lady OscarStarring Christina D’Avena. The success achieved in the first opening, however, was not equal. The text and music were edited and arranged by Franco Zara (RCA 1982 edition).

Seventh position: Captain Harlock

The space pirate entered the hearts of boys in the late 70’s. Published in 1978, the theme was on the charts 10 weeks And ranked second as the highest position in the standings. There were two series of cartoons, but both Italy kept the same theme. Writing about the music and style of Vince Tempera by Luigi Albertelli. Alberto Tadini and Paula Orlandi (Cetra 1979 edition) were the only vocal interpreters for “La Banda dei Bucanieri” (or always the Vince Tempera Chorus).

8th position: Grandizer

The second edition of the Atlas Ufo Robot series was released in 1979. “Grandizer” was the closing theme of each episode that replaced “Meteor“,” UFO Robot “single closing and back theme. It was also a success … worldwide. In 1979,” Grendizer “was on the stand. 9 weeks, And in the top ten it reached the highest position in 4th place. The Italian text is written by Luigi Albertelli with music and format by Massimo Luca and Vince Tempera. The interpreter is Alberto Tadini (Edizioni Cetra 1978).

Ninth position: Smurfs song

The cartoon theme song for “Smurfs” was one of the first to peek into the stands in the mid-80s. “The Song of the Smurfs” – sung by Christina D’Avena – remained on the charts in 1983. 8 weeks And reached 6th place as the best result. It was a good result considering the competition from that time. More than the copies sold, Smurfs has entered the rankings and above all for related merchandising (dolls, stickers, radio play). The adaptation of the text in Italian is to the music of Alessandra Valerie Manera Victor Segel (Edgioni Five 1982).

Tenth position: Kiss me Licia

Cartoon theme closes the ranking of the best placement of the song, the 1985 abbreviation “Kiss Me Lisia”. It was one of the last cartoons to hit the charts in the mid-80s. His position in the standings was “just”. 4 weeks Reached 7th place as the top position in the top ten, alternating between 1985 and 1986. It was dropped from the Sanremo song collection released that year to be expelled for sure by then-Rocky Eros Ramazzotti.

The theme song is famously sung by Cristina D’Avena, written by Alessandra Valerie Manera, and composed by Giordano Bruno Martelli (five 1985 editions).

When the theme songs of cartoons come out of the charts

Cartoon theme songs with Italian teen afternoons are worth mentioning. In a historical era where music – of any kind – could be defined as “progressive” and expansive: the hedonistic 80s. Since the mid-1980s, cartoon themes have probably disappeared from the official charts (also because the parameters have changed), but not from the heart of the audience: from Lupine to Dietern 3, from Polon to Creamy, from Ochi de Cat to the Knights of the Zodiac, The Great Magistrate , Loom, Cybernella, Bia, Candy Candy, Holly and Benji, Mila and Shiro, Memol, Ken Warrior, Dragon Ball. No one would be wrong not to mention them all. However, the other two abbreviations require a special mention, one for the success of “The Tiger Man” in the anime and the other for “Mystery” or urban legend, if you prefer that Piero Pelu, the singer of initials, long wanted Jig robotPerformed by instead Roberto Fogu.

The Outsider: Tiger Man

“And the Tiger man that fights against evil,” he sang Ricardo Zara On text and music adapted into Italian by Knights of the King. It is one of the most representative cartoons of an era where the battle between good and evil in the world was played with a balance of nuclear threat, which has become irrationally relevant in today’s news. Naoto Date is a wrestler who hides behind a Tiger Man mask with the sole aim of fighting “Tigers Lair”, a rogue criminal organization that trains wrestlers in an inhumane way to win illegal fights with very high turnover. On the border of James Bond and Robin Hood, Tiger Man is a hero for the kids of the generation.

Jig Robot and Roberto Fogu

Another historical theme is a historical cartoon Jig robotAn equally iconic story that thrilled the anime producers so much – the success they created. Shin Jig Steel RobotReboot of more than 40 metal giants.

The theme song for Italy was sung Roberto Fogu (Born in Rome on 27 August 1936 and died in Copenhagen on 19 January 1995). The manager of pianist and singer, Don Marino Barreto Jr., he worked year after year as a musician in Rye. At one point in his career he decided to devote himself to writing and explaining cartoon themes. His most famous are “Steel Jig Robot” and “Cave son Ryu

It has been believed for years that the Jig Robot theme song was sung by the LitFiber leader, Piero Pelu Due to a certain similarity in vocal timbre. It was enough to know the truth and read the single credit to make two personal accounts. It is worth noting that Piero Pelu himself paid homage to Roberto Fogu in 2008 by editing the version of his still-Jig Robot album.Phenomena

If enemy civilization comes from the past, we will all be with you because you, you jig

(Source: Hit Parade Italy)

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