Mambo Italiano

Mambo Italiano by Rosemary Clooney was a UK number 1 hit on Friday, January 14, 1955 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Mambo Italiano" was written by the songwriter Bob Merrill and first performed by Rosemary Clooney. Merrill, a lyricist, screenwriter, and theatrical composer, was more of a fixture of stage than radio, with a long string of Broadway hits to his credit including Funny Girl, Carnival!, and Breakfast at Tiffany's. Allegedly, Bob Merrill literally scribbled the song on a napkin while dining at an Italian restaurant and phoned it in over the pay phone, humming the tune and everything. He was on deadline. Performers to cover this song include Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Renato Carosone. Clooney sang this in the same mock Italian accent as in her 1951 #1 "Come-On-A My House."

Mambo Italiano FAQs

Who sang Mambo Italiano?

Mambo Italiano was performed by Rosemary Clooney

What year did Mambo Italiano get to the UK number 1 spot?

Mambo Italiano first became a UK number 1 on Friday, January 14, 1955

How long was Mambo Italiano at number 1 in the UK?

Mambo Italiano spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.