The song “That’s Amore” is sung by Dean Martin. It is a 1953 song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Jack Brooks. Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, and comedian of Italian descent. Martin was among the most famous and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, nicknamed “The King of Cool.
Martin gained his career breakthrough together with comedian Jerry Lewis, billed as Martin & Lewis, in 1946. In 1956, Martin pursued a solo career as a performer and actor. In 1965, Martin was the host of the television variety program The Dean Martin Show, which centered on Martin’s singing and comedic talents.
Martin performed in concert stages, nightclubs, audio recordings and appeared in 85 film and television productions throughout his career. His best-known songs include “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?”, “Sway,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “Memories Are Made of This,” “That’s Amore,” “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You,” and “Volare.”
Birth Name: Dean Martin
Date of Birth: June 7, 1917
Place of Birth: Steubenville, Ohio, U.S
Age: 78 years
Occupation: Singer, actor, comedian
Active Years: 1932-1988
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Background and Composition of the song
Firstly, this song appeared in the soundtrack of The Caddy, the Martin and Lewis comedy film, on August 10, 1953. Lewis directed Warren and Brooks to write songs for Martin to sing. Lewis paid them $30,000 secretly, hoping that one would be a hit for Martin. The music is performed mainly by Martin in the film, with Lewis joining in and then the other characters in the scene.
Quick points of the song
Song – That’s Amore
Singer– Dean Martin
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Written By – Harry Warren and Jack Brooks
Released Date – 7 November 1953
Music critic Joe Queenan has narrated the song as “A charming if goofy, mimicry of popular Neapolitan organ-grinder music.” He observed, “That’s Amore was one of many songs from the early ’50s that helped restore Italy’s image as a land of romance and magic that had somehow been seduced from its lively moorings by the gloomy fascist Benito Mussolini.