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Somos Novios


Armando Manzanero Andrea Bocelli Cris...




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I have always loved this song and knew it as It's Impossible .It was actually written in Spanish by Armando Manzanero and called Somos Novios. In 1970, his song Somos Novios was translated into English by Sid Wayne, composer for Elvis Presley. The English version, "It's Impossible", was performed by Perry Como and was nominated for a Grammy. This success was marred by the verdict of an American court, which ruled against Manzanero, who was accused of plagiarism and forced to return all the royalties he gained from "It's Impossible". This was a great blow for Manzanero, who had composed the song "Somos Novios" twenty years before and who was himself the victim of plagiarism by a composer (not Sid Wayne). Today, it's acknowledged that Manzanero was indeed the composer of this song and that he was wrongfully accused. It has been sung as a duet bu Andrea Bocelli and Cristina Aguilera and it is simply beautiful. Catch it on youtube, you won't be disappointed.


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sicireLEVEL 77

Comment by sicireGOLD

Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something. PLATO

Very interesting details about this song. I love it, too...have heard the Perry Como version on a PBS special about him recently...and it stuck in my Nice to hear it in Spanish.....Enjoyed it!! and have enjoyed all your interesting entries this journey...Have a wonderful Christmas. See you next time.....


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FinnPeterLEVEL 106

Comment by FinnPeterGOLD

Very nice Ray- Clapping!
I sure enjoyed my listen - Smooth vocals in English/Spanish!
WTG on this great song - Bravo!
Interesting story for sure -Great job mi Amigo!
Go Team Jimmy - Feliz Navidad y Saludos , Pedro!


Comment by daddybearGOLD

Very good the best I ever hear WTG keep it up and have a Merry Christmas tak care Norman

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Comment by MillenniaPATRON

God bless us all in these times of trials! Stay safe n well folks xoxo <3

WTG! ya got in by the skin of ya teeth lol … AWESOME sing m/f love it! Hit the button! God bless n stay safe n warm
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful New Year!