Saturday, January 29, 2005

Paola & Chiara - Viva El Amor!

Paola and Chiara Iezzi are 2 sisters from Milan, Italy and are one of Italy's biggest music stars. They got their first big break on San Remo, the popular Italian Music Festival, not unlike Eurovision, where they won the Newcomers Award in 1997 with their song "Amici Come Prima" ("Friends Like Before") which catapulted them on the road to stardom. Chiara is the blonde haired sister and was born on 27 February 1973 and her younger sister Paola was born on 30th March 1974.

To date the girls have released 5 albums in Italy: "Ci Chiamano Bambine" (1997), "Giornata Storica" (1998), "Television" (2000), "Festival" (2002) and "Blu" (2004) with a Greatest Hits released in 2005. Their music has ranged from rock to pop, and on their 2000 release "Television" the girls embraced pop and had hits with "Vamos A Bailar (Esta Vida Nueva) and "Viva El Amor!" which despite the title of the tracks being in Spanish, were sung in Italian. However, Spanish language versions of the tracks were also released in Spain, and there was also an English language version of the album released across Europe with the lyrics of "Vamos A Bailar" written by Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp.

"Viva El Amor!" was written by Paola and Chiara themselves, and I have posted the English version for you to enjoy! The girls will be releasing their new album later this year, and is sure to meet with success in Italy once again...