Sunday, August 1, 2021

Italy - Måneskin - Zitti E Buoni

Congratulazioni Måneskin! Congratulazioni Italia!
Måneskin are the winners of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest
1st place with 524 pts

Veni, Rocki , Vici: Måneskin are the winners of the 71st  Sanremo Festival with the song Zitti E Buoni (Shut up and be good). The band have confirmed they'll do Eurovision and it is Zitti E Buoni for Rotterdam.
The song is written by the band themselves: Damiano David, Victoria De Angelis, Thomas Raggi and Ethan Torchio.
Work on Zitti E Buoni already started in 2016 when it was a ballad but they left it on the shelf for a while before turning it into the rock song we know now.

The Sanremo journey was not a run race for Måneskin. On the first night the demoscopic jury (made up by music fans voting from home) only had it 7th and they ended only 15th after all the songs (on two nights) were judged.
They did better with the press jury (4th night) ending 2nd, moving them up to 5th in the overall list.
The final night they ended 2nd with the televoters resulting in a place in the three-song superfinal.
Up against Eurovision stars Ermal Meta and Francesca Michelin with Fedez, they won the press jury and televote in this last but were 3rd with the demoscopic jury.

Single version image


Zitti E Buoni
 was released as a digital single on March 3. It can also be found on the Sanremo compilation 2CD (see below).

The Eurovision version, a mere ten seconds shorter, was released on March 16.
It also has a tiny lyric change to keep it family friendly. (Non sa di che cazzo parla changed into Non sa di che cosa parla)

Teatro d’Ira Vol.I
The original version is also included on the new Måneskin album Teatro d’Ira Vol.I out on Sony since March 19. (CD: Sony 194398 72892)
The album is released on CD, LP and limited edition orange transparent vinyl LP exclusive to Amazon.it.
A purple vinyl LP , a lime transparent one and a transparent violet edition were released on April 16.
A new edition of the CD with exclusive booklet was released on 2-7
The CD will be released in Japan on October 13. This will include one or more bonus tracks.

And if you want more vinyl, their previous albums have also been re-released on LP.
Il Ballo Della Vita (2018) is out on blue vinyl. (originally on red vinyl and picture disc).
Mini album Chosen (2017) is out on transparent blue vinyl. (originally also on Red vinyl)

Versions
Zitti e Buoni - Eurovision version
- digital release 16-3, Rotterdam 2CD
Zitti e Buoni - original version (explicit)
- Sanremo 2CD, album Teatro d’Ira Vol.I (LP/CD), digital single 3-3
Zitti e Buoni - karaoke (= instrumental) of ESC version
- karaoke/instrumental on the official karaoke album (digital)

If Måneskin isn't loud enough for you a metal coverversion by Melodicka Bros ft all kinds of people was released on March 17 (digital).

Charts
The chart adventures of Måneskin are remarkable. Not only does the Eurovision winner do well in several countries, other songs chart as well. I Wanna Be Your Slave, a song (in English) from the Teatro album has overtaken Zitti E Buoni in some countries and may well turn out to be an even bigger hit.
Beggin' the Four Seasons/Madcon cover from the 2017 Chosen album scores in even more charts getting to #1 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but also charting in Canada, U.S.A, India, Australia and New Zealand.
All three Måneskin albums also find their way to the top of international charts. 

Italy top 100 (FIMI): 14, 2*, 3, 3, 4, 6, 11, 8, 15, 22, 19, 24, 2, 2, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 23, 25, 23, 29, 33, 38, 40, 48, 52, 58, 70, 58, 56, 59, 59, 55, 62, 72, 78
- *Måneskin were held off the #1 spot by Sanremo runners up Francesca Michelin with Fedez.
- Zitti e Buoni reached 4 x Platinum in Italy
Switzerland top 100: 57, - re-entry: 2, 3, 6, 12, 15, 18, 26, 28, 32, 43, 55, 63, 73, 78, 93, -
Netherlands singles top 100: 1, 2, 2, 4, 4, 12, 17, 33, 45, 54, 72, 78, 94, -
Netherlands Top 40: 24, 19, 21, 27, 35, -
Sweden top 100 (Topplistan): 1, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 16, 17, 25, 32, 36, 45, 61, 81, -
U.K. top 100 (OCC): 17, 25, 41, 57, 51, 54, 67, 69, 95, -
Ireland top 100 (IRMA): 14, 12, 25, 32, 31, 36, 39, 44, 65, -
Norway top 40 (VG lista): 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 9, 14, 20, 31, 39, -
Germany top 100 (ODC): 9, 11, 23, 35, 37, 43, 51, 58, 62, 84, 99, -
Finland top 20 (IFPI): 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 13, 15, 15, 15, 19, -
France top 200 (SNEP): 116, 107, 141, 176, -, 147, -
Austria top 75: 3, 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 18, 20, 26, 33, 38, 48, 61, -
Spain top 100: 16, 17, 35, 54, 63, 80, 99, -
Portugal top 200: 7, 4, 10, 21, 29, 39, 50, 60, 64, 76, 108, 112, 126, 139, 181, -
Belgium (Flanders Ultratop) top 50: 9, 2, 2, 4, 2, 6, 16, 21, 28, 30, 29, 30, 31, 40, 46, -
Belgium (Wallonia Ultratop) top 50: 43, 50, -
Denmark top 40 (Tracklisten) 18, 20, -

Links and sources
Måneskin Website Facebook



Eurovision version image

Sanremo 2021
This year's Sanremo festival was held from 2 to 6 March. But with covid trouble overshadowing: The contest went ahead as planned but without a live audience.
A 2CD release is out now (from March 5). It includes all 26 songs of the competition plus the eight finalists of the newcomers section

Most Sanremo 2021 artists have new albums out. See the list below has all the tracks and their CD and LP releases to be expected from March 5 and later. (dates added after the record company)
Five vinyl singles have been spotted so far , also two 12"inch maxi releases and a cassette single

2021 Sanremo entries and their 7"/CD/LP releases
CD1
01. Francesca Michielin e Fedez - Chiamami per nome
  - Michielin CD/LP Feat (Fiori dagli spazi) (Sony 5-3)
  - is a re-issue of Feat (Stato di natura) from 2020
  - also includes Stato Di Natura featuring Måneskin
02. La Rappresentante Di Lista - Amare
  - On CD/LP My Mamma (Woodworm/Sony 5-3)
03. Måneskin - Zitti e buoni
  - CD/LP/LP (clear orange vinyl) Teatro d’Ira Vol.I (Sony 19-3)
  - Lemon yellow, transparent violet and purple vinyls were released on 16-4
  - A new edition CD with exclusive booklet was released on 2-7
04. Madame - Voce  (Updated)
  - Vinyl 7" coloured has acoustic and instrumental version, Amazon.it exclusive released May 5
  - CD/LP (clear vinyl) Madame (UNIM1 19-3)
05. Colapesce Dimartino - Musica leggerissima (Updated)
  - Vinyl single (42 records, 42065s, released in March), 300 copies pressed, handnumbered.
  - CD/2LP I Mortali2 (Sony 19-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 LP I Mortali.
  - Remixes by Giorgio Moroder, Cerrone and others were released in a 2x12" set (Sony).
06. Gaia - Cuore amaro
07. Aiello - Ora
  - CD/LP (Clear yellow vinyl) Meridionale (Sony 12-3)
08. Irama - La genesi del tuo colore
09. Noemi - Glicine
  - CD/LP Metamorfosi (Sony CD 5-3, LP 12-3)
10. Random - Torno a te
  - CD/LP (light blue vinyl) Nuvole (Visory records 2-4)
11. Ermal Meta - Un milione di cose da dirti
  - CD/LP Tribù Urbana (Sony 12-3)
12. Annalisa - Dieci
  - CD Nuda 10 (Warner 12-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 album Nuda
13. Lo Stato Sociale - Combat Pop
  - 2CD / 3LP Attentato alla musica Italiana (UNIM1 CD 12-3, LP 19-3)
14. Fulminacci - Santa Marinella
  - CD/LP/LP (blue vinyl) Tanta care cose (Machiste / Artists First 12-3)
15. Willie Peyote - Mai dire mai (La locura)
  - 7"inch vinyl single (coloured)  (Virgin int. 26-3)
16. Coma_Cose - Fiamme negli occhi (Updated)
  - Cassette single with instrumental in two merchandise packs (Fake Asian records)
  - CD/LP (red vinyl) Nostralgia (Asian Fake 16-4)
  - LP comes with Virtual Fan Experience (whatever that is)
17. Fasma GG - Parlami

CD 2
01. Francesco Renga - Quando trovo te
02. Max Gazzè e La Trifluoperazina Monstery Band - Il farmacista (Updated)
  - CD/LP La matimatica dei rami (UNIM1 9-4), comes in black, clear and Marble vinyl.
03. Malika Ayane - Ti piaci così (Updated)
  - CD/LP/LP white vinyl Malifesto (UNIM1White vinyl  26-3, CD and black LP later)
04. Bugo - E invece sì (Updated)
  - Vinyl single with karaoke (Mescal, date unknown)
  - CD Bugo Bugatti Christian (Mescal 5-3) - is a re-issue of 2020 album Bugo Christian Bugatti
  - also includes Sincero ft. Morgan (Sanremo 2020)
05. Arisa - Potevi fare di più
06. Ghemon - Momento perfetto
  - CD/LP/LP (red vinyl) E Vissero Feriti e Contenti (Carosello 5-3)
07. Gio Evan - Arnica
  - 2LP Mareducato (UNIM1 12-3)
08. eXtraliscio feat. Davide Toffolo (Tre allegri ragazzi morti) - Bianca luce nera
  - eXtraliscio 2CD/2LP È Bello perdersi (Betty Wrong/Sony 5-3)
09. Orietta Berti - Quando ti sei innamorato
  - 7"inch vinyl single (Gapp Music 5-3)
  - CD/2LP La mia vita e' un film (Gapp Music 5-3)
+ Nuove Proposte (The newcomers section)
10. Avincola – Goal!
  - CD Turisti (Leave Music 26-2)
11. Davide Shorty – Regina
  - LP/CD Fusion a metà (The Orchard, digital 5-3, expanded CD 30-4)
12. Dellai – Io sono Luca
13. Elena Faggi – Che ne so
14. Folcast – Scopriti
15. Gaudiano – Polvere da sparo
16. Greta Zuccoli – Ogni cosa sa di te
17. Wrongonyou – Lezioni di volo
  - 12"inch single, also has acoustic version (Carosello, 100 copies made 2-3)
  - The 12"inch also includes a cardboard aeroplane kit.
  - CD Sono Io (Carosello 12-3), also on red/black marbled LP (26-5)


Here's a list of pre Sanremo speculation drama preceding the contest: 
- The organisation is not on schedual to organize a safe event (that didn't stop 1991), even without audience. 
- Gli ABBA's reunion is planned for Sanremo 2021 (I love that one), snubbing Melodifestivalen.
- The whole show could be done from a totally isolated cruiseship (as if preparations for that can be done in time...)
- Postponement until April or May. This would make it outside the Eurovision time limit although rules are made to be broken. Plus: A month or two won't make it any safer.
- Cancellation.
- The government should decide
- A Eurovision entry will be sought outside the Sanremo 2021 realm
- "No Al Festival di Sanremo" campaigns against holding the festival at all because of the virus, deaths, money etc. 
- So, Diodato after all?
- Sanremo shows are too long
- Italy withdraws from Eurovision for another 14 years (I made that one up)

Diodato won 2020's Sanremo Festival with Fai Rumore and was planned for the Rotterdam contest. His page at the original Rotterdam Collection is here.


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