I Cigni Di Balaka

Album: Le Piu Canzoni (1987)
  • songfacts ®
  • This song, which can be translated as "The Swans Of Balaka", was written by the Italian crooner Al Bano; it was recorded by the man and his wife Romina Power (the daughter of the American actor Tyrone Power), in 1987.
    Although a fairly non-descript duet, it attracted a certain amount of publicity when Bano brought a legal action against Michael Jackson, claiming the American had ripped it off for his song "Will You Be There?" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?

The 10 Bands Most Like Spinal TapSong Writing

Based on criteria like girlfriend tension, stage mishaps and drummer turnover, these are the 10 bands most like Spinal Tap.

Phil Hurtt ("I'll Be Around")Songwriter Interviews

Phil was a songwriter, producer and voice behind many Philadelphia soul classics. When disco hit, he got an interesting project: The Village People.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Petula ClarkSongwriter Interviews

Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.