Fango (song)

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Single by Jovanotti featuring Ben Harper
from the album Safari
Released6 December 2007
Producer(s)Michele Canova
Jovanotti singles chronology
"Falla girare"
"A te"
Music video
"Fango" – Version 1 on YouTube
Music video
"Fango" – Version 2 on YouTube

"Fango" is a song written by Jovanotti, Riccardo Onori and Michael Franti, recorded by Jovanotti himself for his eleventh studio album Safari, and produced by Michele Canova.[1] The song, which features American recording artist Ben Harper playing bass, was released as the album's lead single in December 2007. The song received the first Mogol Award, voted by popular lyricist Mogol with three additional experts and aimed at recognizing the best lyrics of the year in Italian pop music.[2]

Commercial performance[]

Immediately after its release, the song entered the Italian FIMI Top Digital Downloads chart, debuting at number 4 during the 50th week of 2007.[3] During the second week, the song reached its peak at number three.[4] However, until January 2008, FIMI considered the physical singles chart as the official one in Italy,[5] and "Fango" was released as a digital download only. Starting from January 2008, when the Top Digital Download became the primary singles chart in Italy, the song spent thirteen additional weeks on the chart's top 20, reaching number 4 in the week of 17 January 2008.[6] According to Musica e Dischi, the single sold 55,000 digital copies in Italy in 2008.[7]

"Fango" also became a radio hit, topping the Music Control chart, compiled by Nielsen and ranking the most aired songs in Italian radio stations.[8]


Chart (2007) Peak
Italy (FIMI)[6] 4

Release history[]

Region Date Format
Italy[9] 6 December 2007 Mainstream airplay
7 December 2007 Digital download


  1. ^ "Che musica fa Jovanotti? Buona musica". 10 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Prima edizione del Premio Mogol: vince Jovanotti con Fango" (in Italian). 12 May 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Top Singoli - Classifica settimanale WK 50 (dal 2007-12-10 al 2007-12-16)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Top Singoli - Classifica settimanale WK 51 (dal 2007-12-17 al 2007-12-23)" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ Andrea Laffranchi (3 January 2008). "Una rivoluzione nella musica Addio alla hit dei cd singoli". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Archived from the original on 11 September 2012.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b "Italian Charts - Jovanott con Ben Harper - Fango (song)". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Le cifre di vendita – 2008" (PDF). Musica e dischi (in Italian). February 2009. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Music Control: Jovanotti in testa, ma Ligabue torna alla carica" (in Italian). 10 February 2008. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Fango, il primo singolo di Safari, il nuovo attesissimo album di Lorenzo Jovanotti" (in Italian). 4 December 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
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