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Published on Aug 13, 2013
"Nel blu dipinto di blu" (English: In the Sky, Painted Blue), popularly known as "Volare" (to fly), is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, it was released as a single on 1 February 1958.
David Robert Jones (born 8 January 1947), known by his stage name David Bowie (/ˈboʊ.i/ BOH-ee), is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor and arranger. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work.
In film: The 1980 comedy film The Hollywood Knights uses the song in a witty version performed by Newbomb Turk (Robert Wuhl) to the delight of a High School Pep Rally audience, albeit with adverse reactions from the sponsoring adults in the scene due to Newbomb's use of flatulence to punctuate between verses. In the movie Absolute Beginners (1986) a radio broadcast a cover of the song performed, in Italian, by David Bowie (who also appeared in the film), though the song was not included on the soundtrack. The song was recorded by singer Vitamin C for The Lizzie McGuire Movie Soundtrack and can also be heard in the film while Lizzie and Paolo are roaming Rome, as well as in I cento passi while the family is arriving to a celebration. Kevin Kline sings an excerpt from this song in the movie A Fish Called Wanda. The film opens and closes Woody Allen's To Rome with Love (2012). In the movie Room in Rome (2010), Natasha begins to sing this sing while in the shower, then Alba joins her, both in the shower and in the singing. The lyrics are particularly relevant to the context.