Michéal Castaldo to Release Toglimi il Respiro (Take My Breath Away)—An Italian Rendition of the Top Gun Love Theme Song—on the First Day of Its 30th Year

Mar 22, 2015 824

Michéal Castaldo will officially release a digital single of Toglimi il Respiro (Take My Breath Away) on Vital Records on March 3, which is first day of the love song's 30th year.

The arrangement is by Michéal Castaldo and Stein Berg Svendsen, who also produced it for Majestic Castle Music Productions, New York, NY. Recorded and performed by Castaldo, the digital single will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, and other digital music stores everywhere.

Castaldo, an Italian tenor who sings in the style of Andrea Bocelli, is honoring the song because it's the theme song of so many people in love. Toglimi il Respiro, the Italian version of Take My Breath Away, was written by Giorgio Moroder and Tom Whitlock. Moroder is an award-winning Italian-born singer, songwriter, record producer who has written many hits for Donna Summer as well as songs for David Bowie, Blondie, and others.

Take My Breath Away is the love song from the film Top Gun (1986), starring Tom Cruise. It was recorded by Berlin and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1986. Take My Breath Away peaked at number one in 1986 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also topped the charts in Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, and Belgium.

The original Italian version of the song was recorded by Cristiano Malgioglio in 1987. Other notable artists that have covered this song are Jessica Simpson in 2004 and the British Classical Crossover vocal group Blake in 2007.

For more info about the recording and the artist/co-producer, Michéal Castaldo, go to www.michealCastaldo.com.

Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/noukn4q

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/micheal-castaldo/id367910625

YouTube live performance link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML_RWzLsCsI

YouTube lyric video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDmOpGca1R4

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