We here at WiwiBloggs have been awful forgetful lately. So much so that we forgot to review Marco Mengoni’s “Pronto a Correre”, which means ‘Ready to Run’.
I’m sure some people will be ready to run at Marco. This masterpiece already has six million views on Youtube—not bad for a Eurovision artist.
The song was recorded by Mark Owen, and he gave the original version to Marco, who translated the lyrics into Italian.
The music video is great. It shows Marco and a colourful cast of characters—including a pregnant woman and an 82 year old woman—running around the track at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in Verona. According to Mr Mengoni, the video is meant to capture a cycle of life.
The experience of a common growth, the growth of all of those people who live their lives running, as well as those who prefer not to move, or they would like to run but they can’t do it. The video wants to bring a message for all of those who live and consider their worst experiences as a gift to improve themselves.
Reminds me a bit of the UK in Eurovision, although they’re not really working on improving themselves…
The song has been a huge hit in Italy, charting at Number 7.
So what do you think of it? Will Marco steal your heart (again)? You can listen to this single, and many others of Marco Mengoni on his album, #prontoacorrere