And now the second one, another huge cross-European hit (except for Sweden and Norway, strangely - though its parent album have charted in the former, and of course the song bombed in the UK despite being released there). But its performer, Paul Mazzolini aka Gazebo, also co-wrote "Dolce Vita" with Giombini - so, I imagine , it has still been a win-win situation
"I Like Chopin" also crossed the Iron Curtain (unlike "Dolce Vita", it seems) and is still a radio staple in Russia. I remember it being played here and there almost on daily basis during my youth (1990s), and Gazebo is very fondly remembered despite his almost flash in the pan status - one huge selling album with the hits everyone remember, and then only occasional sparks on interest here and there (mostly in Southern Europe). That's due to record companybeing unsure of his long term perspective as a pop singer and wanting to move him in a more dancey, Italo disco field, whereas the guy had his eyes on Transatlantic market. He still performs and records to this days, but admittedly nothing as interesting as his earlier days - where he and Giombini created an interesting and very fresh for its time blend of Europop, synth and dance music. His debut album is recommended.