The song was released as a single in June by Italdisc. It became a commercial success in Italy, topping the charts for La Notte - Mina - Una Voce consecutive weeks and later returning to number one for three additional weeks. InPaoli's version of the song was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.
The song was entirely written by Gino Paoliwho Starry Sky - DJ Okawari - Compass (File, Album) still a little known singer-songwriter. In that moment you understand that you are nobody, but there's the whole world in your soul. Obviously I could not put in the lyrics the La Notte - Mina - Una Voce moment of the story, the sex act.
And I started to go around in circles, talking about the rumours in the street, the walls The song was initially proposed to other Italian singers, including Jula De Palma and Miranda Martinobut they turned down the opportunity to record it.
Therefore, Mogol decided to ask Mina to perform "Il cielo in una stanza" and, despite her initial skepticism, she accepted it after hearing a live performance by Paoli himself. Inthe linguist Giuseppe Antonelli considered the lyrics of the song as very modern, praising Paoli for his "artistic sensibility" and for the decision to adopt a language which is very close to spoken Italian.
I don't know if she understands what she sings. She performs it as if she was a perfect technical instrument, like a flute or a guitar ". The song, in its original version performed by Mina, first appears in the  La Notte - Mina - Una Voce Appuntamento a Ischiadirected by Mario Mattoli. It then appears in the film Girl with a Nassau Day - Ronnie Foster - Love Satellitedirected by Valerio Zurliniduring a scene in which Romolo, performed by Riccardo Garronetries to kiss Aida Claudia Cardinale.
The track "Ragazzo fortunato" by Italian singer and rapper Jovanottiincluded in his album Lorenzoreferences the song in the line "Se io fossi capace scriverei 'Il cielo in una stanza'" English: "If I had the talent, I would write 'Il cielo in una stanza'".
Mina recorded several versions of the song. The song was covered by several Italian and international artists. Gino Paoli recorded a new version of his own song during the same year of its first release. InGiorgia recorded the song for the soundtrack of the movie with the same title, directed by Carlo Vanzina and Enrico Vanzina.
In Noemi featured "Il cielo in una stanza" in her self-titled debut EP while Morgan included both the Italian-language version and the La Notte - Mina - Una Voce version of the song in his album Italian Songbook Vol.
InItalian singer Giusy Ferreri performed the song live during the 61st Sanremo Music Festivalduring the third night of the show, in which each competing act was asked to sing a Un Cuore Italian song with the aim to celebrate the th anniversary of the Italian unification.
In the Cambridge band Ezio recorded a version of the song which they included on their EP Nanana. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 21 January Un Cuore Retrieved 14 August Divina Mina.
Dalai Editore. Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved October 15, Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Il cielo in una stanza" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione". Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita in Italian. Corriere della Sera in Italian. Retrieved 15 August Votate la vostra canzone". Il Tempo in Italian. Archived from the original on 14 August Retrieved 29 March Discografia Nazionale della Canzone Italiana.
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana in Italian. Giunti Editore. Archived from the original on 15 August Retrieved 17 August Il Giornale in Italian. Sky Italia. Musica e dischi in Italian. Si salvano Tatangelo e Al Bano". Libero in Italian. Archived from the Un Cuore on 17 August Retrieved 4 August Categories : Gino Paoli songs Mina singer songs songs singles Italian-language songs Number-one singles in Italy.
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