Raffaele Riefoli, better known as RAF, is an Italian singer and songwriter. To whom we owe one of the most emblematic titles of the 80s, in particular for having ignited all the dance floors of the time, namely "Self Control", single released in 1984. Piece which will be taken up with as much success by Laura Branigan the same year. Artist mainly known for this title, he will also participate in Eurovision in 1987 in duet with Umberto Tozzi where they will finish in a very honorable 3rd position. Discography (among others ...) :
• Self Control 1984
• I don't want to lose you 1985
• Change your mind 1985
• Hard 1986
• London town 1987
• Gente di mare 1987
• Inevitabile follia 1988
• Svegliarsi un anno fa 1988
• Ti Pretendo 1989
• Interminatamente 1991
• Oggi un dio non ho 1991
• Senza respiro 1991
• Siamo soli nell'immenso vuoto che c'è 1991
• Anche tu 1991
• Il battito animale 1993
• Due 1993
• Stai con me 1994
• Un grande salto 1996
• La danza della pioggia 1999
1984 ... the intergalactic hit that will reveal him. In the first title, he simply signs here one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade. A HUGE title which makes him enter One shot in the musical legend of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1985 ... a quality suite that cannot compete with the previous road roller as the bar is high ...
1985 ... a title that went somewhat unnoticed but which deserved recognition far superior to what it was
1986 ... a trendy sound and a style that is not less, everything to please what. Unfortunately, some titles will go completely under the radars. Including this ...
1987 ... the years go by without the melodic quality weakening by an Iota. Talented boy, there's nothing to say !
1987 ... a fantastic Dream Team version duo which will finish in a very nice 3rd place. Well done gentlemen !
1988 ... back to basics with this magnificent ballad this time in Italian fashion and especially in Italian language. MA-GIC simply !
1988 ... in the same vein. After the mega Dance hits, RAF is refocusing on the Intimist register in which it is not bad either ... to say the least !
1989 ... the end of the decade which once again combines in intimate mode. A field he explores and re-explores and re-explores. To our greatest delight !
1989 ... his 2nd biggest hit. He once again confirms its status as "heavyweight" of the Italian music scene of the 80s. HU-GE !
1991 ... change of decade and still as effective on ballads, it's a constant with him !
1991 ... listen to that, decidedly, the Italians are really among the best romantic ballads
1991 ... a BIG year 1991 with a plethora of titles and quality on all floors. Admittedly, he hardly leaves the intimate domain but who would be angry with him !
1991 ... a return to Dance mode which feels good. He excels in the Intimist domain but too much Intimist kills the Intimist. A little rhythm does not kill, on the contrary ...
1991 ... when 2 of the biggest sizes of the moment on the Italian side push the song together, the result is necessarily up to par. The proof !
1993 ... almost a decade at the top, Made in Italia of very high quality. A longevity that he owes only to himself, or more precisely to an undeniable artist talent !
1993 ... his last notorious hit of the 90s. During this decade, there will be quantity but the quality will fluctuate quite a bit between each song. This one will therefore be one of the good surprises !
1994 ... a knowledge in the intimate domain which crosses the years and especially the decades with obvious ease. He delivers here a new title of any beauty which shows once again all the extent of his talent in this field
1996 ... even if success is increasingly limited, what he continues to offer us is far from uninteresting. New proof with this title !
1999 ... the 1980s saw it literally explode on the international scene, the 1990s unfortunately saw it gradually disappear from radars. Tough law of the trade as they say. But the adventure is far from over
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