During the 1960s and 70s, Italian popular music changed by incorporating Latin American and Anglo musical traditions, especially Brazilian bossa nova and American and British rock and roll. The same period saw diversification in the cinema of Italy, and Cinecittà films included complex scores by composers including Ennio Morricone, Armando Trovaioli and Piero Umiliani. The film music remained popular in the 70s, and then underwent a revival in the 1990s.
Beginning in the 1980s, pop grew more heterogeneous and more in line with international sounds. Italian "House music" band "Black Box" first single "Ride on Time" was an international hit, making Top 10 in many countries and No. 1 in the UK, the UK's best-selling single of 1989. Zucchero is a leading Italian rock musician along with Luciano Ligabue and Vasco Rossi. Jovanotti is a widely popular singer mixing elements of dance music with Italian popular music and rap. Other prominent rock bands include Litfiba.
In the 2000s Dance music group DB Boulevard with vocalist Moony, charted at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart In 2001, their song "Point of View". The video accompanying of the song featured a computer animated cardboard woman, driving a cardboard car, through a cardboard city. The song earned DB Boulevard the distinction of being the first Italian music group to be nominated in the MTV Europe Music Awards.
|01||Pazzo Di Lei||Biagio Antonacci||04:16|
|02||You Can Trust In Me||Hotel Saint George||03:03|
|04||In Assenza Di Te||Laura Pausini||04:28|
|05||Time to Rock||Gabry Ponte||04:29|