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Italian Cha Cha Cha Songs

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Cha Cha Cha

Cha Cha Cha

A Collection of

Cha Cha Cha songs in Italian for you to discover old and modern songs, meet Italian celebrities and learn some lyrics to sing along.

Target Audience

For those who do not dance

For those who do not dance Cha Cha Cha

For those who don’t know what Cha Cha Cha is all about

For those who are not musicians

For those who do not speak Italian


For those who are curious

And for everybody else


Why Cha Cha Cha?

When I need a quick picker-upper, a Cha Cha Cha song is my best bet because

Cha Cha Cha Is

What else?



easy to dance to



a quick picker-upper
















Why Italian Songs?

Since Cha Cha Cha is a Latin dance,

The BEST or

Best known Cha Cha Cha songs

Are either in Spanish or English.

Everybody knows that.

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But, I was interested

In something other than


I chose Italian language

Precisely because I don’t understand it

When I listen to songs

In either English or Russian

I cannot help but follow the lyrics

Which I find it utterly


1. Marino Marini "Rosita Cha Cha"

Rosita, baila Cha Cha

Rosita, baila Cha Cha

Long Time Ago

I stumbled upon a very simple and cheerful song “Rosita Cha Cha”. This song is excellent for beginners and wonderful for singing along.

I don’t know about you, but knowing only a few words, I tend to repeat them and I find it relaxing.

I’m sure you can manage:


Rosita Cha Cha Cha



Rosita Cha Cha Cha

Rosita, baila Cha Cha

Rosita Cha Cha Cha in Italian

In Fact

In fact, it’s not repeating words

That is difficult

It’s the other way around

It’s impossible not to repeat them.

What do we like in music?




Anticipation of what comes next

Which we already know

And the most seductive music

Not to say imposing

Is the simplest and sing-alongable


2. Pulcino Pio

Now You Try

Now you try NOT to repeat

Fa… Farò Farò Farò…
Farò Farò Farò,
Farò Farò farò il cha cha cha,

Childish, I know.

Yet, so catchy. Endearing.

Yes, it's not for a dancing competition, but good for practicing steps.

Maybe you even will learn your animals!

3. It's a Little Baby Girl

In a clear morning

with roosters singing

and flowers blooming

It's a little baby girl was born under a cabbage among sprigs of parsley.

Childish, right?

Yet, adults seem to be perfectly happy with this song which you can plainly see in an Italian film "Io bacio, tu baci" (I Kiss, You Kiss). There must be a connection with, mmm, little people being found somewhere under... a cabbage perhaps?

But then again, it's easy to sing and dance to it.

The good thing about mindless repetition - at some point you learn a few Italian words. How does it benefit you? I find delight in being able to to recognize a few words. It feels like an accomplishment. Silly, right?

Now You Try NOT to Repeat:

Patata, patatì, patatina come te.

Bambina piccolina, patatina,
col naso piccolino, patatino,

tu come nelle favole
sei nata sotto un cavolo,
tra ciuffi di prezzemolo
sei nata tu.

4. Renato Corasone "Torero"

Who are you trying to fool?


Who Are You Trying to Fool?

This is a funny song if you understand it – it’s about a young man who imagines himself being a toreador like a Spaniard, but he is laughed at because he is no such thing. He wears a Sombrero like a Mexican, smokes Cuban cigars and has castanets in his sack, castanets that he cannot play. He confuses bolero with Cha Cha Cha and makes questionable fashion choices.

It is funny that I knew the most important word – castanets (nacchere).

It will be very helpful if I go to Italy, right?

It's Hard Not to Sing Along



nun è o vero

Renato Corasone Torero

  • Torero, Renato Carosone
    Torero, Renato Carosone: information about the song and the artist together with the Italian lyrics and its literal translation.

Torero Was a Hit

Silly as it may be, released in 1957 the song Torero was so popular that it was translated in twelve languages. I could only find its English version. I did not like the lyrics. (That's why I'd rather listen to silly songs in other languages).

Because I Cha Cha

The Bull Is So Confused

I don't know, but English confuses me more than Italian.

"The bull is so confused

because I cha cha..."

Well, wouldn’t you be?

Poll #1

5. Cha Cha Italiano

Cha Cha Italiano

Here it's hard to resist a well-known song "Mambo Italiano".

We like the familiar and that's all there is to it whether it's Mambo or Cha Cha Cha.

6. Aurelio Fierro "Carolina Dai"

This is such a simple and seductive song - easy to dance to and easy to sing along if you can repeat a few words.

I have had seven cups of coffee

And I am wide awake

But you always say no

You laugh and play with me like a cat

Come on, Carolina, give me a kiss

And you won’t regret it,

Come on, Carolina, give me a kiss

And you’ll have fun!

Finally you decide

That love is beautiful

And I will not get tired of repeating

Come on, Carolina...

Come on, Carolina, give me a kiss and you will not regret it.

Now You Try (0:20)

Dai, dai, dai, Carolina, dai
dammi un bacio e non ti pentirai!
Dai, dai, dai, Carolina, dai
dammi un bacio e ti divertirai!

Tu, tu, tu, dispettosa sei,
ridi giochi con tutti i sogni miei...
Tu, tu, tu, la gattina fai...
mi lusinghi e non mi baci mai.

7. Stupido Cha Cha Cha

Stupido Cha Cha Cha - Try Not to Steal Their Moves

8. Maestro Dell'Amore -

Maestro Dell'Amore -

This is a cute song, where I can only make my best guesses.

Call me,

Look for me,

Look at me,

Take me...

If you like

It is funny that I can repeat some words and combinations, but I cannot understand the whole thing. That makes the process much more amusing. Had I understood the song, I would not have liked it.

By the way, you don’t need a partner to dance Cha Cha Cha - line dancing is perfectly fine. I, however, prefer having one. (A good one at that!) Someone who can qualify as a Maestro of Love?

Poll #2

9. "Limonata Cha Cha Cha"

Guini Russo "Limonata Cha Cha Cha"

Sitting by the sea, trying not to think about you

Sitting by the sea, trying not to think about you

Lemonade, African Soda

As far as repetition goes this much I can manage:

"Cha cha cha della limonata"

Cha cha cha della limonata
Cha cha cha seduti in riva al mar
Cha cha cha della limonata
Cha cha cha seduti in riva al mar

Abbattimento morale
Adesso provo per te
Stasera mi manca l'Africa
Mi guardo intorno e non ce n'è

Una gazzosa africana
Io sto bevendo perché
Mi sento strana e nostalgica
E me ne vado a Santa Fe

Successo, trionfo e fortuna
Le carte hanno detto per me
Mi sembra di star sulla luna
Non voglio pensare più a te

and Orangeade

Sitting by the sea

Drinking lemonade

With a touch of moral depression

Trying not to think about him

Feeling strange and nostalgic

Missing drinks from Africa

Such as an African Soda

And Orangeade

Even though

Cards foretell

Success, triumph and fortune

It will all end with

Cha Cha Cha

[My very loose adaptation of lyrics.]

You know that “adaptation” is

an euphemism for “taking liberties”, don’t you?

10. Pedrito Cha Cha Cha

(Music: Cavalli-Sciara-Guidi)

They Call Me Pedro

Everybody calls me Pedro

I'm the King of Love

I'm a great lover

I am a heartthrob

I'm a great dancer

That's what men tend to say,

don't they?

But it sounds better in Italian.

Videoclip with lyrics

Tutti mi chiamano Pedro

Tutti mi chiamano Pedro, pedro
io sono il re dell'amor

Quando arrivo in balera pedro
tutte le donne sono qua

Sono un gran ballerino, pedro
il cha cha cha lo so far

So che qualcuna mi ama, pedro
io sono fatto così
Io questa sera qui, pieno di amore sai
Non vedo l'ora di ballare sempre insieme a voi

Sono un grande amatore, pedro
la mia passione si sa
Come io schiocco le dita, pedro
tutte le donne da me

11. "La Mezzaluna"

Adriano Celentano "La Mezzaluna" ("Half-Moon")

11. Adriano Celentano "La Mezzaluna"


The Half Moon

The half moon is shining in the sky, singing just for us.

It's so romantic! It’s fantastic!

It is looking at us and smiling

Because it sees you kissing me

The half moon is winking at us from above

And it doesn't want to go down.

It likes to watch silently

Drawing two hearts out of the stars.