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Making a playlist for the long flight from the US to Barcelona in honor of our Viking cruise to Spain-France-Monaco-Italy-Greece-Croatia-Italy. Here's what I have so far. Any additional suggestions? Any songs from Monaco?


Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin)


Tormenta de Fuego (Ruben Romero & Lydia Torea)

Quizas Quizas Quizas (Luis Robisco)

Por una Cabeza (from Scent of Woman soundtrack)

Besame Mucho (Andre Bocelli)


La Vie En Rose (Madeleine Peyroux)

Thank Heaven for Little Girls (Maurice Chevalier from Gigi)

Flambee Montalbanese (Madeleine Peyroux & Willaism Galison)


That's Amore (Dean Martin)

Con Te Partiro (Andre Bocelli)

'O Sole Mio (Il Volo)


Ta Pedia Tour Piera (or Never on a Sunday by Nana Mouskouri)

Misirlou (Dick Dale & the Del-Tones)


Zedam (Gibonni)

Back to ITALY

Mambo Italiano (Bette Midler)

Gabriel's Oboe (Ennio Morricone, Yo-Yo Ma...from The Mission)


What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

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Decided to add Adele's Skyfall as a Monaco song since when I think of the Grand Casino in Monte Carlo, I think of 007!

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For the real flavor of Spain, add some flamenco music to your playlist. You might try music by the Gypsy Kings, which is a kind of rock flamenco blend. I like anything they have done (except their rendition of the Sinatra song "My Way"). Also, you might add the ballads of Julio Iglesias, who was very popular in Spain before he made made it onto the international scene. Spanish opera singer Jose Carreras has some popular songs in his repertoire, such as "Granada". I think it is on the original Three Tenors album.


For France, get an Edith Piaf version of "La Vie en Rose" --because it was Piaf's song.


Also, look for songs from the Eurovision Song Contest. Here's a list of the winning songs over the past half century. There is even one from Monaco and maybe a couple from Greece.

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Apart from ' Waterloo' by Abba I would doubt very much if anyone in Europe recalls any of the winning Eurovision songs. The evening is good fun but the songs are generally dire!

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Belles of Paris by the Beach Boys

The Hunchback of Notre Dame soundtrack

Le temps des cathédrales (Notre-Dame de Paris)

Les Miserables soundtrack

Moulin Rouge soundtrack

My Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder

Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack

Paris (Ooh La La) by Grace and The Nocturnals



Go the Distance (Hercules)

Mamma Mia Soundtrack



Americano by Lady Gaga

Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)

Funiculi, Funicula by Andrea Bocelli

In Napoli by Dean Martin

Love Theme (The Godfather)

The Man Who Plays the Mandolino by Dean Martin

On an Evening in Roma

Pompeii by Bastille

Quando, Quando, Quando

Three Coins in The Fountain

Volare by Dean Martin

When In Rome by Billy Joel




Castle in Spain (Babes in Toyland)

Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night

The Rain in Spain (My Fair Lady)

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