This playlist goes with my story Desi (The Greyhounds of Sorrento #1).
Like the story, it’s a little bit funny, cute and very romantic. There’s lots of Italian flavor with Innamorata, which is the song Julia hears when she first encounters the mystery man. Raffaella Carra reminds me of an early Madonna. She’s usually quite the saucy temptress (for the 70s), but in this video she shows a more romantic side.
Then there’s a very spunky rendition of Mambo Italiano sung by Bette Midler.
Aside from being a great song, it fits with the story because Julia returns to Italy after a long time away. And she finds certain things a bit strange, like magical greyhounds running around. Talk about culture shock.
There are hundreds of versions of this classic song, but my favorite cover of I Put a Spell on You by Bet. e & Stef conveys a sense of the sorcery and the romance!
If you’re into house music… there’s a song called Greyhound, so I had to put it in.
I Still Believe, because sometimes believing in love can be the hardest thing to do, especially for my heroine who is so logical.
And of course, because the heroine is a scientist, “She Blinded me with Science.”