Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, whose film-themed album, Cinema, is out Oct. 23, shared his top movie tracks exclusively with Us Weekly. See his full playlist below to find out which songs reel Us in!
“Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free)” from Gladiator: “It makes a big impact with all the pathos and epic sweep of the film.”
“Maria” from West Side Story: “Leonard Bernstein’s immense talent made a huge impact on the history of the musical.”
“Se” from Cinema Paradiso: “One of the most heartrending love themes in cinema history. An unconventional, beautifully sweet Italian melody.”
“Cheek to Cheek” from Top Hat: “As a boy, I played the Frank Sinatra version of this over and over again.”
Andrea Bocelli performs on stage during iHeartRadio Live Presents Andrea Bocelli in 2013.
Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for iHeartRadio
“Mi Mancherai (I’ll Miss You)” from Il Postino: The Postman: “This song’s expansive melody evokes all the pain of separation, echoing the delicate lyricism and seductive melancholy of the film itself.”
“Be My Love” from The Toast of New Orleans: “This ardent declaration of love’s expansive melody was tailor-made for Mario Lanza’s tenor voice.”
“Por Una Cabeza (By a Head)” from Scent of a Woman: “A powerful melody that speaks of freedom and deluded hopes, passions, and temptations in an existential metaphor.”
“I Just Called to Say I Love You” from The Woman In Red: “Harmonically simple but hard to sing because it’s set high and hovers around the ‘passaggio.’ This song was the soundtrack to many youthful love affairs, blasting out of car stereos!”
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