O' Sole Mio
Showing recordings 1-10 of 47 that were created in 2011 for the song "O' Sole Mio" by Italian Love Songs. The recordings are sorted by date. Click the year links to view recordings for a different year or the page links further down to view more recordings for the currently selected year.
In The Style Of Italian Love Songs
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In 1915, Charles W. Harrison recorded the first English translation of "'O sole mio." In 1921, William E. Booth-Clibborn wrote lyrics for a hymn using the music, titled "Down from His Glory." In 1949 U.S. singer Tony Martin recorded "There's No Tomorrow," which used the melody of "'O sole mio." About ten years later, while stationed in Germany with the U.S. Army, Elvis Presley heard the recording and put to tape a private version of the song. Upon his discharge, he requested that new lyrics be written especially for him, a job that was undertaken by the songwriting duo of Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold, with a demo by David Hill. The rewritten version was titled "It's Now or Never" and was a worldwide hit for Presley. In 1998, Christopher Lee and Rhapsody of Fire recorded an English-Italian version. I love this song....