Discovering new music has never been easier thanks to Spotify. With curated playlists like “Top Songs – Global” and “Top Songs – US”, we can easily plug into what everyone else is listening to. While American artists often dominate these charts, Italian artists enjoy competitive streaming on Spotify, too. Meanwhile, evergreen artists like Andrea Boccelli and Luciano Pavoratti attract millions of monthly listeners on the platform.
In the late 1960s, many young people in Italy were inspired by the counterculture that was growing in the United States and England. Of course, rock music was the counterculture’s soundtrack. It wasn’t long before Italians put their own spin on the genre and created their own rock and roll scene. Some of these bands even gained followers outside of Italy.
To say that Italians have made a rich contribution to the film industry is an understatement. Films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, and My Cousin Vinny have had lasting impacts on American culture and stood the test of time, all thanks to the Italian actors that brought these stories to life.