Two weeks ago Måneskin won Sanremo 2021 and accepted Italy’s ticket to Eurovision 2021. Now the Italian rock band has released their second album, Teatro d’ira – Vol. I. They have also seen their winning Sanremo single “Zitti e buoni” enter the Billboard Global Chart.

The album has just eight tracks — but as the name suggests, this is only volume one of a larger work. Teatro d’ira opens with the group’s in-your-face Sanremo winning track “Zitti e buoni”. It’s the full version, not the Eurovision edit.

There are two English tracks on the album amid the Italian. “I Wanna Be Your Slave” is an exploration of the many facets of sex and sexuality. Lead singer Damiano sings “I wanna be your slave / I wanna be your master / I wanna make your heart beat / Run like rollercoasters” — and the ride just gets wilder.

 

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The other English track, “For You Love” is a declaration of unbridled sexual desire.  We’re going to quote the nice lyric “I wanna hold you in my arms tonight” because that’s about as tame as it gets.

Another album highlight is the rock ballad “Coraline”. It tells the story of Coraline who is “taking the pain of others / and then taking it inside her”. The band deliver the emotion of the song, with the melody having a Mediterranean echo.

The album closes with “Vent’anni” (“Twenty years”). In this thoughtful track, the group explore their own youth and face their fears as they contemplate their future. Damiano sings, “And I’m already asking forgiveness for the mistakes I’ve made / But the road is harder when you’re aiming for the sky”

All up, it’s a solid effort from Måneskin, showing off the depths and breadth of their talents as they get ready to take their rock to Eurovision and the world.

Måneskin and Sanremo acts make the Billboard Global Chart

The impact of Sanremo is being felt on a global scale. Måneskin and three other Sanremo acts have made the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart — the first time Italian language songs have made the chart.

The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart is based on overall streams and download sales of singles, and focuses on all territories outside the United States.

At No.100 in the chart is Sanremo runners-up Francesca Michielin and Fedez with “Chiamami Per Nome”. Måneskin follow closely behind at No.106 with their Sanremo winning song “Zitti e buoni”.  At No.120 is Colapesce and Mimartino‘s “Musica Leggerissima”. Madame rounds out the Italian quattro with her song “Voce” at No.146.

What do you think of Måneskin’s new album? Will more Eurovision acts end up in the Billboard Global Chart? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Aerin
Aerin
7 months ago

I don’t know how much value/credibility Billboard still have left… Last year a Chinese singer/actor released a song that entered on Guinness World Records as the most sold single in 24 hours ever, and the most sold single of all times Globally few months after release, surpassing Ed Sheeran with Shape of You by a long shot. But Billboard never featured him in any of their charts because, meh Chinese.
I’m wondering how much did Sony paid to have them featured on the chart after only so little streams.

Cbl
Cbl
7 months ago
Reply to  Aerin

Envy all over the Place

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
7 months ago

Im soooo rooting for them! #ROME2022

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

This is an accomplished rock album with strong diversity, I really enjoy it. Having two songs in English was interesting, I hadn’t realized how smutty the lyrics are (perhaps they are the same in Italian?). I like smutty, it somehow makes the emotion more raw and genuine than what you often get in a Eurovision sphere. I couldn’t tell if the pseudo-cockney accent in I Wanna Be Your Slave was deliberate or not? It is actually quite realistic and I suppose it is them paying homage to their own idols and influencers? Overall, a very accomplished set of songs, and… Read more »

Gippa
Gippa
7 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

No, the smutty lyrics are only for the English songs… probably the same sentences in Italian for Italian listeners would have sounded incredibly strange and too direct, but in English, they just sound edgy. LOL

Honesty
Honesty
7 months ago

Wow! This album is gold! Definitely worth listening to. I absolutely love LA PAURA DEL BUIO, ZITTI E BUONI, CORALINE, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE and FOR YOU LOVE.
I’m so happy i discovered this band thanks to Eurovision!

Ende
Ende
7 months ago

ESC 2021 WINNER !

Anhel
Anhel
7 months ago

Zitti e buoni is still my favorite, but I also loved Vent’anni and La paura del buio

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
7 months ago

Where are the people that say Sanremo entries are trash this year? Show thyself.

Rashad
Rashad
7 months ago

Italy isn’t good this year, just yelling.

Rashad
Rashad
7 months ago

Overrated.

Nora
Nora
7 months ago

I loved every single song and can’t decide which is my favorite

Iron95
Iron95
7 months ago

Maneskin are the first ones of this year ESC to be in Billboard chart even before the contest! I’m so proud of them! This album is pure art!

nycforever
nycforever
7 months ago

Seems like in 2019, Italy will be again the most globally commercially successful entry

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

OMG.. I love I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE

BeepBoop
BeepBoop
7 months ago

I loved the album! Coraline is definitely my favourite song ^^

Nikki
Nikki
7 months ago

Only someone from a Catholic country would do a song like In Nome del Padre.

No complains, I love the song. It’s just gives me the Catholic School Rebel Hymn vibe.

I went to a Catholic School, I know how they work.

Velvet
Velvet
7 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Lmao they’re not even catholic, and the song has no religious meaning whatsoever. Moreover italy sure has vatican city in it but the number of atheists is increasing a lot, especially with the younger generation, or at worst most people will say: “i believe but i don’t go to church” which is a translation to: “my parents grew me to be christian but going to church is annoying and i don’t even care about christianity in general cause it’s boring”. Italy is a catholic place, i agree, but only for 40+ people. Having the pope in italy is also quite… Read more »

Aerin
Aerin
7 months ago
Reply to  Velvet

Correct. I’m Italian, I’m an atheist, my husband and my daughter are also atheists. Most of the atheists though are on the north side of the country.

Ava
Ava
5 months ago
Reply to  Velvet

Wait, but are all members of Maneskin atheists? Cause for example Damiano and Vica wear crosses…

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

with 11.1 million streams and 3.5k digital sales, we should say ! yes italy yes global <3

Euromess
Euromess
7 months ago

I read somewhere that Måneskin will feature in a song by The Struts and tour with them. The great thing about Italy is that they always offer us solid musical projects, with bright future. This is their strength and why they always end up so sigh. I believe this band can have an international exposure, that’s why I consider their chances of winning Eurovision concrete.