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Raffaella” is Varry Brava’s entry for Benidorm Fest. It’s a tribute to the late Raffaella Carrà, a legend in both Spain and Italy, whose music was an ode to liberation and acceptance of all people, regardless of their sexuality.

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Benidorm Fest: Varry Brava “Raffaella”

Fun, shameless, hedonistic and open to everyone — these words best characterize the group Varry Brava. And yes! Their competing song does indeed refer to the one and only Raffaella Carrà, their spiritual muse for a song drenched in joy. As they tell RTVE, they wanted to make a Eurovision song that’s powerful, full of energy and emotion. However, the process didn’t actually start with Raffaella as their main focus.

“We began the composition by paying tribute to our favourite authors and interpreters Manuel Alejandro, Julio Iglesias and Raphael,” they say. “As the song progressed, the spirit of Raffaella crossed us like a shooting star on the road and we simply let ourselves be carried away by her drive and influence.”

What do the “Raffaella” lyrics mean?

“Raffaella” is a pained love story for the singer: his lover has forgotten all about him. The title doesn’t refer to his wayward romantic interest, but instead to the late singer, whose songs are playing loudly when he leaves the bar. 

During the song, the band includes several of Carrà’s song titles: “What you really like and find funny about love is to begin.” They use all of them to explain how he was feeling sad about her making fun of him. Now, with Raffaella on the loudspeakers, he’s feeling like a star and is ready to give his all on the dancefloor. It’s a new beginning driven by love, laughter and light. 

“Raffaella” lyrics – Varry Brava (Benidorm Fest 2022)

Written and composed by: Óscar Ferrer, Aarön Sáez, Vicente Illescas

Spanish text

Realmente soy un tonto
Un estúpido en el fondo
Que otra noche vuelve a ver cómo te vas
(Pa-pa-para-pa-pada-pa)
Yo te amaba ciegamente
Me olvidaste de repente
Porque a ti lo que te gusta
Y te divierte en el amor
Es empezar

Y hasta el final
Yo te hice caso
Fui un perro con un lazo
Pero hoy todo cambiará
Y seré una estrella
Y cierra el antro y subo al coche
Prendo radio y en la noche
Suena a tope una de Raffaella

Vuela, sobre la disco
Vuela, dame un mordisco
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Me dice
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Qué dices
Vuela, y en un momento
Vuela, le grita al viento
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Te quiero
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Torero

Vuela, sobre la disco
Vuela, dame un mordisco
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Me dice
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Qué dices
Vuela, y en un momento
Vuela, le grita al viento
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Te quiero
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)


Okey, okey
Es complicado
Entender lo que ha pasado
Me hizo sombra en la alfombra
Su recuerdo grande y claro
Se peinó un poco el flequillo
Y me deslumbró su brillo
Me he quedo anonadado
Al verla bajar del auto

Vuela, sobre la disco
Vuela, dame un mordisco
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Me dice
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Qué dices
Vuela, y en un momento
Vuela, le grita al viento
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Te quiero
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Torero

Vuela, sobre la disco
Dame un mordisco
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Me dice
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Qué dices
Vuela, y en un momento
Vuela, le grita al viento
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Te quiero
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Torero


Le grita al viento
Vuela (Oh-oh)
Suena a tope una de Raffaella
Vuela
Suena a tope una de Raffaella

English translation

Really, I am silly
Deep down, a stupid man
Who sees how you leave another night
(Pa-pa-para-pa-pada-pa)
I loved you blindly
You forgot me suddenly
Because what you like
And what you find funny about love
Is the beginning

And until the end
I believed in you
I was a dog with a bow
But everything will change today
And I’ll be a star
And the joint closes and I jump on the car
I turn the radio on and in the night
One of Raffaella’s songs sounds loud

Fly, over the disco
Fly, bite me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
She tells me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
“What are you saying?”
Fly, and in just one moment
Fly, she screams to the wind
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
I love you
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Torero

Fly, over the disco
Fly, bite me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
She tells me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
“What are you saying?”
Fly, and in just one moment
She screams to the wind
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
I love you
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)


Okay, okay
It’s complicated
To understand what happened
Her great and clear memory
Overshadowed me in the carpet
She brushed her fringe a little bit
And her spark dazzled me
I was left speechless
When I saw her leaving the car

Fly, over the disco
Fly, bite me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
She tells me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
“What are you saying?”
Fly, and in just one moment
Fly, she screams to the wind
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
I love you
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
Torero

Fly, over the disco
Fly, bite me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
She tells me
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
“What are you saying?”
Fly, and in just one moment
She screams to the wind
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)
I love you
(Pa-pa-pa-pada)

Torero

She screams to the wind
Fly (Oh-oh)
One of Raffaella’s songs sounds loud
Fly
One of Raffaella’s songs sounds loud

Is “Raffaella” your favourite Benidorm Fest entry? Should Varry Brava sing at Eurovision 2022? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

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draco
draco
3 months ago

I feel like ‘leash’ would be a more accurate translation of ‘lazo’ in this context.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

So much positive vibes. I’m enjoying them a lot. Should be top 5 at very least. And the lyrics are quite playful and, definitely, you can tell they loved Raffaella. Also the mixed is very interesting.

Wouldn’t mind at all to see them winning.

Addie
Addie
4 months ago

This song definitely deserves an article of it’s own. The minute I heard this song, I fell in love with it. One of the best party songs ever from Spain, yet it has a touch of melancholy. Even better that it’s about Rafaella Carra. I don’t think Varry Brava are gonna win, but I’m gonna keep my fingers crossed! But I do know for sure that it will score well with the juries.

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

one of my favorites in the lineup, and a strong contender that every italian would surely appreciate

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago

Great song, My number 2-4 (nothing beats terra)

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Competition-wise I think Spain has better options, but I honestly loved this track right away. It’s so warm, unpretentious and fun. And it feels to me like a sincere tribute to Raffaella.

Last edited 4 months ago by Sabrina
steve
steve
4 months ago

Raffaella, we miss you, I miss you. Love for you.

Mary M.
Mary M.
4 months ago

Raffaella <3

raylee
raylee
4 months ago

Rest In Peace Raffaella we miss you