The song was the first ever UK #1 single to be sung predominantly in Italian. The previous chart-topper to feature chorus in anything other than English was Las Ketchup's "The Ketchup Song
," whose lyrics were a mixture of Spanish and gibberish English.
Co-incidentally, the last dance track produced in Australia that reached #1 in UK also contained a sample of an Italian song. Madison Avenue's 1999 chart-topper, "Don't Call Me Baby
," sampled the bass line from "Ma Quale Idea" by Italian disco artist Pino D'Angio.