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Top ten: One-hit wonders from Italy

Top ten: One-hit wonders from Italy
Sabrina Salerno's Boys Boys Boys was a global hit in 1987. Screen grab: YouTube
Italy brought the world musical greats such as Pavarotti and Mina. But others (if you’re old enough to remember them) are probably best forgotten. Here, The Local lists ten of Italy's greatest one-hit wonders - mostly from the 1980s and 90s.

One-hit wonders they may have been but some of the songs went on to become global hits when remade in English, such as Umberto Tozzi’s Gloria, in an era when disco music largely ruled.

You'll probably recognize the songs but how many did you know were from Italy? Watch and listen to the clips in our gallery and tell us if you can think of any more in the comments section below. 

Top ten: One-hit wonders from Italy

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